The Brenham City Council is close to naming a new City Manager. The council is expected to go into executive session at their meeting Thursday to discuss for the final time their selection for the position. They may also consider a limited extension to the current city manager’s contract to facilitate the transition. The current city manager, Terry Roberts, is scheduled to retire at the end of January. The three finalists for the position, James Fisher of Forney Texas, Chris Heard of Lebanon Missouri, and Carolyn Miller of Brenham, were interviewed by council members one last time (today) Monday. The vote on their selection is scheduled for open session Thursday.
Also on the agenda for Thursday’s meeting, council will consider changing the zoning of 8 acres adjacent to Tiaden Lane. The requested zoning change to Industrial Use would allow Del Sol Foods to expand from their current location. Council will also consider a Tax Phase-In for Mosier Community Media. The company has recently purchased the old Bode and Tonn building at the corner Main and North Park Street and is remodeling it for their offices.
Council members are also expected to authorize the issuance of Certificates of Obligation relating to the 2017 - 2018 budget. The certificates will be utilized for improvements to the water and wastewater utility systems, the Aquatic Center and construction of street and drainage improvements. Council will also consider adopting the Guidelines for a Downtown Historic District Incentive Grant Program. They are also expected to act on the recommendations for appointments to various City Advisory Boards.
Council members will also have a work session to hear a report from the Hotel Occupancy Tax Board on Reviving Tourism in Brenham and Washington County.
Brenham City Council meets Thursday at 1:00 PM on the second floor of City Hall.