Huntsville City Council Meets

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Huntsville City Council Meets

Published on April 16, 2013 by Larry Crippen

The Huntsville City council will have a workshop session at City Hall on Safe Routes to School projects at five this afternoon. It will be followed by a special closed session at 5:30 to receive legal advice on obtaining easements for the water line project on Highway 190.

The Council meets for a regular session at six. Tonight’s “Consent Agenda” includes submission of an application to the Department of Justice Bulletproof Vest program for $6,300 dollars, applying to the National Endowment of Arts for $20,000 dollars in funding, and a resolution in support of a Victims’ Service Coordinator Grant application.

On tonight’s “Statutory Agenda,” the council will discuss a resolution to initiate condemnation for an easement to lay a water line on State Highway 190 East and near Avenue C across two properties. Other discussion items on the agenda include–amending the “Alarm Systems” code of ordinance to provide a penalty, awarding a construction contract for the Main Street Sidewalk project, amending a section of Huntsville’s Employee Policy and Procedures Manual in regard to “Reduction in Force,” the purchase of several items related to computer software from Azteca Systems, the purchase of 96-gallon blue recycling carts for Area 7, and the purchase of various water meters.

Tonight, the council will also have a first reading of an ordinance updating the City Council Rules of Procedure.

City Manager Matt Benoit will file his regular report, and there will be an update on Public Utilities projects.

Councilmembers will also meet in a closed “Executive Session” to discuss economic development, negotiations, and contracts on the Lennon project, and receive legal advice on the these aspects of the project.

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