The Brenham City Council approved the audit of the city’s 2014 finances at their Thursday meeting.  They also approved the audit of the Washington County Appraisal District.  The council nominated Leslie Boehnemann Jr. from Burton to the Tax Appraisal District Board.  Boehnemann was nominated by all of the Washington County taxing entities, and will now be voted on by the Appraisal District Board.

In other action, the council accepted 2 donations.  The Pegasus Foundation made a donated $25,000 to the Brenham Police Department for training and equipment.  They also donated the same amount to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.  Council also approved a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to the Brenham Library for $5000.  The grant will be used to purchase an Early Literacy Workstation for young patrons, a touch screen monitor for visually impaired users, and a new printer for the library.

The Council also voted to approve 2 new stop signs in the Woodbridge subdivision.  The new signs will be placed on Autumn Rain Dr. at the intersection with Wintersong Dr. making a 4 way stop there.  The signs were requested by the Woodbridge Homeowners Association to try to reduce the speed of vehicles cutting through the neighborhood from Blue Bell Road to Burleson Street.

In executive session, the council discussed an amendment to the Wholesale Power Agreement with the Lower Colorado River Authority.  They also discussed appointing someone as Presiding Judge for the Brenham Municipal Court.  That office was held by, Julian Weisler who died suddenly in February. No action was taken on either item after the executive session.

Catherine Sak - Sharon Brass
Sharon Brass (right) accepts the award for Downtowner of the Year from Texas Downtown Association Executive Director Catherine Sak at the City Council meeting Thursday.


Tammy Jaster pool award
Tammy Jaster (left) and Blue Bell Aquatic Center staff display the awards from the Texas Pool Council to the Brenham City Council Thursday.



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