Portions of an agreement between the City of Brenham and Brannon Industrial Group (BIG) to outsource sanitation operations will come before the Brenham City Council tomorrow (Thursday) for a vote.

After discussing details of the agreement for several months, councilmembers will consider their first vote on the measure. Tomorrow’s council vote only covers the base agreement, general terms and conditions, and the transfer of commercial waste collection and recycling services.

During two work sessions with councilmembers on February 6th and February 13th, city staff outlined the general terms of the contract and explained that the full implementation of the contract would be a stair-step process over several months.  The portions of the agreement covering the transfer of residential waste services and operation of the collection/transfer station will come before the council later this spring.

Monday, the city issued a press release addressing many frequently asked questions pertaining to the agreement, which has become a topic of discussion and debate for many Brenham residents.

Also in session tomorrow, the council will hold work session discussion on the organization and responsibilities of a historic preservation ordinance committee for the city. Earlier this month, a public meeting was held to discuss the ordinance, which would put preservation methods in place to protect historic properties and local landmarks.

The council will then adjourn into executive session to consult with the city attorney and, upon leaving executive session, potentially act upon the development, operation, and possible acquisition of the Barnhill Center at the Historic Simon Theater.

The council will also:

  • Hear the Brenham Police Department’s 2019 annual report and crime analysis, racial profiling report, use of force report, and pursuit report.
  • Consider a resolution providing for support for Trinity Brenham Trails, LP’s submission of an application to the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs requesting 2020 housing tax credits for the Brenham Trails Development.
  • Consider a resolution providing support for Brazos Trace, LLC’s submission of an application to the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs, requesting 2020 competitive 9 percent housing tax credits for the Fairview Terrace Development.
  • Consider confirmation that Fairview Terrace LP, Brazos Trace Brenham, LLC, and the Brenham Housing Authority’s development, Fairview Terrace, located at 700 Eleanor Drive, contributes to concerted revitalization efforts within Brenham city limits.
  • Act on a bid for a project related to the Baker Katz development sanitary sewer improvements.
  • Consider a bid related to the raw water intake repair at Lake Somerville.
  • Consider a mutual release and cancellation agreement between the city and ION Wave Technologies, Inc., concerning the master license and services agreement for electronic bidding and contract management software.
  • Issue second reading of an ordinance amending the official zoning map of the city to change the zoning district from a combination of residential and commercial, research and technology district to a planned development district on approximately 76.9 acres of land east of the intersection of Highway 36 and West Blue Bell Road.
  • Consider a partner location agreement between the city and Tivity Health Services, LLC (Silver Sneakers) related to a fitness partnership at the Blue Bell Aquatic Center.

The council will meet tomorrow afternoon at 1 p.m., at Brenham City Hall.

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