Jourdanton council getting ready for summer activities

Meeting on May 3, Jourdanton Mayor Robert Williams and city council members worked to get the municipal pool, splash pad and amenities ready for summer fun.

A resolution authorizing City Manager Lamar Schulz to execute a utility easement so AEP can set a pole on the pool side of the drainage channel was discussed. The pole would provide electric power to the Municipal Pool, Splash Pad and associated amenities.

Council approved the resolution by a vote of five to one. Patsy Tymrak- Daughtrey voted against, questioning why it could not be placed underground.

Schulz explained the line cannot go under the channel and must be placed overhead, stating there are no alternatives.

Karen Pesek thanked the city hall staff for giving the council the information ahead of time.

Council discussed paint color on the splash pad “Rain Deck Bucket Tower” and on “Jourdanton” block lettering. Council favored medium blue lettering on the white tower with the word “Jourdanton” in red letters. Mayor Williams noted the lettering needs to be seen from the baseball field, sports complex, etc.

Another meeting with the committee is set for next week.

City Manager Schulz requested approving the use of cement ($2,410.32) rather than asphalt ($4,182.20) requested by D&D Contractors on the driveway portion in the Right of Way at 912 Tamarac St. and 1314 Broadway. Council unanimously approved the request.

In other action, council approved road closures for the Jourdanton VFD BBQ Cook-Off.

The council also approved changing the dates of two regular meetings due to holidays. Council will meet on July 6, 2021, and on Sept.7, 2021.

Council then met in Executive Session with its attorney to seek legal advice regarding contemplated litigation and settlement of claims regarding damage caused by release of water from an elevated storage tank.

Upon reconvening, Mayor Williams stated that no action was necessary. Meeting was then adjourned.

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