City Council Meets

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City Council Meets

Published on August 16, 2016 by Larry Crippen

The Huntsville City Council will hold a regular session tonight at six at City Hall. Previous to the meeting, at 4:15 this afternoon, the council will convene in closed session to receive legal advice on claims regarding the Americans and Disabilities Act. They will also hold a work session at 4:45 PM to discuss the Town Creek Drainage Project construction bid.

There will be a public hearing on an ordinance regarding amending Article 7 landscaping and buffers to address trees in rights-of-ways and Article 8 signs to address the applicability of this article to the Extraterritorial Jurisdiction of the City in the Development Code. There will also be public hearings for various areas in regard to changing the Development District Classification.

Tonight’s “Consent Agenda” includes authorizing purchasing storage technology for body camera video for $66,700.

Tonight’s “Statutory Agenda” includes a “First Reading” to consider authorizing the signing of Addendum B for $7,216,000 to the Construction Manager at Risk Agreement with Garney Construction for the Town Creek Drainage Improvement Project. The council will also consider authorizing signing an agreement with Rogers-O’Brien for for Construction Manager At-Risk Services for the Sam Houston Statue Visitor Center and Gift Shop.

Tonight, the council will consider signing an interlocal agreement between the City of Huntsville and TDCJ for water service to the Ellis and Estelle Units. They will also look at possible action on an ordinance calling for a special bond election for November 8th.

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