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Posted on: May 10, 2019

Shenandoah City Council Meeting May 8, 2019

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  • Montgomery County Hospital District- The City’s agreement with the Montgomery County Hospital District to lease space in the Public Works building is up for renewal on May 31. They currently house one ambulance and related staff members in that space. Staff proposed an increase in monthly rent from $1000 to $1250 and HCHD agrees. Council voted 5-0 to renew the lease with an increase of the monthly rental to $1250.00/month. 
  • Vision Park Roundabout -  Several residents living at the Reserve at Grogan’s Mill have expressed concerns regarding safety at the Vision Park roundabout. They have requested the City to install a crash barrier at the roundabout to protect their homes and pedestrians who use the sidewalks that surround the roundabout. Discussion only.
  • Emergency Needs Fund - Mayor Wheeler recently learned of a fund established by a police officer out of state to take donations for families in dire emergency situations. The originator of such a fund, Rick Zoerb, has been invited to present information to Council at the May 22 Council meeting. Discussion only.
  • Public Art Program -  Staff has discussed establishing a public arts program to enhance the overall aesthetic of the city, the quality of life for our residents and the visitor experience. We are researching models for art in public places such as The Woodlands where similar programs have been put in place.   Discussion only.
  • P & Z Commission Appointment -  Dean Gristy's Council election leaves his unexpired term as Planning and Zoning Commissioner, Place 5 open. Mayor Wheeler chose Wes Stephens to fill the unexpired term, effective immediately. Mr. Stephens has submitted the necessary application to serve on P&Z. Council approved the appointment of Wes Stephens to fill the unexpired term by a vote of 5-0. 
  • Mobile Food Vendors - Councilmembers Fletcher and Bradt requested that Council review the ordinance regulating mobile food vendors. There are concerns that it is too restrictive, particularly for private events. The current ordinance, O-15-033,  was approved on August 26, 2015. Discussion only.
  • Purchase of 2019 Tahoe for SPD-  Per the vehicle replacement plan, the purchase of this Chevrolet Tahoe 2WD police vehicle will fulfill the third of three scheduled vehicle replacements approved in the 2018 – 2019 budget. Caldwell Country Chevrolet presented the low bid of $32,740.00. Lone Star Equipment pricing for the emergency equipment is $14,057.48. Council voted 5-0 to approve the purchase.
  • Approval of Minutes - Council approved the April 10 and April 24 minutes by a vote of 5-0.
  • City Administrator Update
    • Public Works:  Cleanup has started on the Rosewood reserve area; May 14 is the scheduled leak testing on the Tamina Road leak near Home Depot; CenterPoint is still working on the repair of the recent gas leak on Wellman Road;  Entergy notified us that they would begin tree trimming around their aerial easements before the end of May.
    • Police Department: The Montgomery County Summer  Safety Exhibit will be held June 1 from 9 am - 2 pm at the Woodforest Bank Stadium with cohosts Conroe ISD Police Department; the National Police Officers Memorial Ceremony will be held May 16 at 11 am at the Heritage Place Park in Conroe.
    • General:  The new website was launched Monday and is getting good feedback; John Mayner and Steffani Konzem attended the Chamber Executive Leadership Council where he gave a presentation; Montgomery County has sent a professional service agreement to Bleyl Engineering  for preliminary engineering on the David Memorial Drive extension to TX 242, funded totally by the county; Town Hall meeting May 15 at 7 pm will include results of the park survey and discussion on a community room.
    • Council: Budget request forms are due to the Finance Department by May 20.

Upcoming Events

May 14: Civic Club, 6 pm

May 15: Canvass of Election, 5 pm

May 15: Town Hall Meeting, 7 pm

May 21: P & Z Commission, 7 pm

May 22: Municipal Development District, 6 pm

May 22: City Council, 7 pm

May 27: Memorial Day, city offices closed

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