Domestic Violence Awareness Month recognized at council meeting



From left, Deanna Steinle, Shawnene Heather (Safer Path Outreach Coordinator), Phyllis Bartosh, Susan Phillips, Rhonda Williamson (Safer Path Executive Director) and Mayor Travis Hall. TOM FIRME | PLEASANTON EXPRESS

From left, Deanna Steinle, Shawnene Heather (Safer Path Outreach Coordinator), Phyllis Bartosh, Susan Phillips, Rhonda Williamson (Safer Path Executive Director) and Mayor Travis Hall. TOM FIRME | PLEASANTON EXPRESS

Pleasanton Mayor Travis Hall started the Oct. 4 city council meeting by recognizing local agencies in commemorating Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

He read the proclamation declaring October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

The council approved the re-plats of the Sunnyfield Addition Subdivision and the Karnes Electric Subdivision.

Also, the council approved three temporary street closures, including Crestline between Live Oak Drive and Crestline at Deer Run in the Oak Forest Subdivision from 5 to 9 p.m. on Oct. 31, North Main Street from the 200 to 300 block (along with the side streets) from 5 to 10 p.m. on Dec. 14 and from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Fifth and Sixth Streets between Crockett and Market Streets on Oct. 28 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the annual St. Andrew’s Catholic Church Turkey Dinner.

During the Atascosa County Appraisal District report, Joe Rodriguez said that appraisals have started for 2019, with 10,200 on the list.

During the tax delinquent report, Ronald Rocha noted three tax sales and three tax resales — 12 of which were sold. Collections through August totaled $168,000. Rocha said collections should surpass last year.

From January 2016 to June 2018, Municipal court collections were $99,593, including $82,000 from January to June 2018.

Besides briefing the council with an update on AT&T’s construction of a cell tower this fall with a temporary cell tower on wheels to serve during construction, Pleasan- ton City Manager Johnny Huizar detailed a Texas Department of Transportation meeting about a federal capital improvement program for airports. Pleasanton was approved for capital improvement funds for its airport.

“This is a new program for TxDOT. They have bunched up 13 projects into two groups to save time and allow more projects to get funded,” Huizar said.

For Pleasanton, the grant project has $896,455, of which it contributes $89,645 in matching funds. The project will include marking and rehabbing 4,800 feet of runway and 2,035 feet of taxiway. Since Pleasanton is part of Group 1, it will be among the first airports to be addressed. Huizar said the project will start as the weather warms in the first half of 2019.

A municipal airport hangar lease agreement between the city of Pleasanton and South Texas Weather Modification was approved.

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