Rice Fest, Triathlon and Drainage top City Council Agenda Monday Night

The former Rice Harvest Festival which will now be called the Rice Festival. Courtesy Katy Area Chamber of Commerce

CITY OF KATY (Covering Katy News) – The Katy City Council’s meets Monday at 6:30 p.m.

The Katy Rice Festival will be a City of Katy event that is largely organized by the Katy Rotary Club in 2018.  The Katy City Council is expected to approve a $78,000 grant from the Convention and Visitors Bureau’s Hotel Occupancy Tax fund to pay for tourism and related advertising associated with the event. The event will be held Oct. 12 through Oct. 14, 2018. Additional details about what is planned this year are expected to be discussed. Among the changes that are likely is a VIP Beer tent that will have craft-draft and bites The entry fee is also expected to be less than in part years.

The council will also consider a $75,000 Hotel Occupancy Tax grant request from the Katy Rotary Club for its annual Triathlon which will be held within the city limits at Cane Island this year. Previously it was held at Firethorne.

Council will also consider a request to close portions of select downtown streets for the Old Fashioned Christmas event on Dec. 1, 2018.

A $4.4 million contract to improve drainage in the Pine Forrest subdivision is also up for a vote by members of the council.

See complete agenda below.


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