CoF talks future projects

In anticipation of August budget discussions, city council members hosted an informal workshop at Sam’s Restaurant last week to discuss upcoming projects. Residents were invited to attend the July 17 meeting although no action could be taken on matters.

Council members talked about various upcoming projects including the automated meter readers. Place 2 Councilman Randy Johnson said he is interested in moving forward with the project. “It would help us to be more efficient.”

The group also discussed the possibility of moving all city offices into the old Windstream building, which currently houses Navarro College, and is for sale for $500,000. Councilmembers recently toured the facilities and Mayor Kenny Hughes said he thinks it’s a “bargain.”

“It’ll be lots more work than just moving in,” added Hughes. “But I think it’s a worthy project.”

Hughes also said the city would have a bond election for this project.

“I think we owe it to our citizens and employees to have a nice city hall and the police department should have a space to talk to suspects,” said Place 3 Councilman Keith Daniels.

Other discussion items included:


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