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ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT TO COMMISSIONERS SONIA TENNANT ADDRESSES COMMISSIONERS ON UPCOMING LEADERCAST FOR WOMEN

Administrative Assistant to County Commissioners, Sonja Tennant, addressed commissioners at their regular session Monday morning in regard to a Leadercast for Women program coming up November 1st . . . .

Commissioners approved reserving a table of 10 and a table of 8. Ms. Tennant will reconfirm those interested in going this week.

COMMISSIONERS CONSIDER LETTER OF REQUEST FOR A WAIVER FOR A TxDOT MATCH PROJECT

Commissioners continue in their effort to improve road issues in Walker County. Monday, at their regular session, Precinct #4 Commissioner Jimmy D. Henry addressed the court on taking action on a resolution and Letter of Request for Waiver for a TxDOT match project for Four-Notch Road at Boswell Creek . . . .

Commissioners approved.

YARD WASTE PICKUP

The City of Huntsville passes along that residential yard waste collection service is provided two to three times per month on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Wednesday of each month. This is automatic and there is no call-in required. Yard waste is classified as leaves, grass, pine needles, yard clippings and small brush (green waste). The total number of bagged, canned or bundled yard waste is limited to twelve (12) per household per collection day. All yard waste materials must be placed within 2 feet of the street’s edge no later than 6:00 AM on the morning of the scheduled pick-up.

CITY COUNCIL HAS FIRST READING REGARDING PILOT PROGRAM FOR SHARABLE MOBILITY DEVICES

At the last regular session of the Huntsville City Council, councilmembers went through a First Reading discussion of an ordinance to approve a pilot program regulating the operation of sharable mobility devices to be used in Huntsville.

Director of Development Services, Kevin Byal, addressed councilmembers on the agenda item . . . .

It turns out the scooters would be prohibited on the SHSU campus. Vendor, Brad Warner, took time to address the council. The scooters would be accessible through a phone app and limited to designated parking areas to turn them on and off with the app.

Again, this was a First Reading regardIng the pilot program for the sharable mobility devices.

NEW WAVERLY 4TH OF JULY FUNDRAISER FOR COMMUNITY 4-H

Besides having a great July 4th get-together community event, the citizens of New Waverly had a successfull fundraiser. The celebration started off with over 650 residents gathering for a BBQ lunch at St. Joseph’s Hall, followed by both live and silent auctions. New Waverly Firefighters and 4-H Club Members also sold thousands of raffle tickets in the days leading up to the 4th, with all proceeds going to support the 4-H Club. A long list of sponsors, most of whom return year after year, helped 4-H Members and Firefighters raise $43,200 in one day, all of which will go to support the New Waverly Community 4-H Club.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE NOVEMBER 5, 2019 ELECTION

The City of Huntsville will be accepting applications for candidates for the November 5, 2019 election beginning July 20. The last day to file for a position will be at 5 p.m. Monday, August 19.

The Mayor and Council members from Wards 1-4 are up for election in November 2019, with each respective seat serving two-year terms. If you are interested in serving, complete Council Candidate packets are available online at HuntsvilleTX.gov/Elections or in person at 1212 Avenue M.

For more information, call 291-5413.

 

STATE APPROVES FUNDING FOR HUNTSVILLE MUNICIPAL AIRP0RT

TxDOT reports that approximately $1.5 million for Huntsville Municipal Airport was approved by the Texas Transportation Commission at its June meeting.

·        The funds will be used for planned airport improvements, which includes pavement improvements.  A project bid will be completed this summer.  

·        Project costs will be funded through the city of Huntsville and TxDOT’s Aviation Facilities Grant Program, which preserves and improves the state’s general aviation system.

·        This year, TxDOT expects to provide approximately $60 million in funding for planning, constructing and maintaining community airports.

·        Approximately 275 community airports in Texas are eligible for funding.

·        Arrivals and departures from community airports account for more than three million flight hours per year and provide aircraft facilities for agricultural, medical, business and commuter use.

LAND COMMISSIONER BUSH ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF NEW TEXAS VETERANS LAND BOARD WEBSITE

Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush has announced the launch of the new Texas Veterans Land Board (VLB) website. The redesigned website allows the VLB to efficiently and effectively serve Texas Veterans and their families by placing information only a click away.

The redesigned website offers quick access to essential information for Veterans who wish to access benefits offered by the VLB.

To learn more about the VLB, visit https://vlb.texas.gov/.