Brenham City Council had a relatively short agenda today (Thursday).
Council members approved giving notice of issuing Combination Tax and Revenue Certificates of Obligation for the city. The certificates would be for improvements to the water and wastewater utility systems, the Aquatic Center and construction of street and drainage improvements in the 2017-2018 budget.
Notice of the certificates of obligation will be published in the local paper and Gary Kimball, the city’s financial advisor, will secure pricing for them. The certificates are expected to go before council on December 7th for final approval.
Council also approved on the second reading a variance request for three lots in the Heritage Oaks Subdivision. Thielemann Construction is developing the subdivision along Cantey Street and Gun and Rod Road. They are requesting that the setback be reduced from 25 feet to 15 feet on three lots that abut Cantey and Gun and Rod. Council members asked City Engineer Lori Lakatos to look into the right of way width of Gun and Rod Road before the second reading. Lakatos reported back that there was adequate space for the road right of way and that there were no issues with reducing the setback.
Council also issued a proclamation naming October 26th as “Think Pink Thursday” Representatives from the Brenham Clinic and the Brenham Bosom Buddies organization accepted the proclamation and thanked the council for helping raise awareness of breast cancer.
Council also to time to recognize Rhonda Kuehn, Court Administrator for the municipal court. Kuehn was awarded the Texas Court Clerk Association Lorna Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award earlier this month. She was one of only two recipients in the state.