Katy City Council to Vote on Drainage Bonds Monday night

Some of the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey flooding. Courtesy Betsy Geary Proctor

CITY OF KATY (Covering Katy News) – The Katy City Council is expected to authorize selling $9 million in bonds to finance streets, drainage improvements and sewer projects when it meets on Monday night at 6:30. The bonds were approved by voters on May 5.

Voters said yes to three permanent improvement bonds totaling $19.5 million.  They approved spending $4.25 million in street and drainage improvements, $10.25 million on storm sewers and drainage improvements, and $5 million for waterworks and sanitary sewer system upgrades.

A resolution that would authorize American Furniture Warehouse to develop a 29-acre plot near I-10 and Pin Oak road is also on the agenda.

Council members will also vote on a proposal to award sludge hauling and landfill disposal to Sprint Waste Services. The value of the deal is nearly $200,000.

 

Approval of the 2019 No Label Triathlon and the 2019 Happy Half Marathon are also expected. The events need the council’s approval because they will use city streets. The triathlon is scheduled for April 20, 2019, and the Happy Half Marathon will happen on July 20, 2019, if approved by the council.

The council will consider extending the city’s annual membership in the following organizations:

West I-10 Chamber of Commerce: $1,000 | Katy Area Economic Development Council: $15,000 | Waller County Economic Development Partnership $15,000 | Texas Economic Development Council $500 | Greater Houston Partnership: $3,750 (Prorated $5000 annual dues for June – December 2018)

See the meeting agenda below.

 

 

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