Pleasanton Mayor Travis Hall announced, during the May 2 council meeting, that unopposed council members Robert Leonhardt, Kenneth Hernandez and Diana Prasifka will be sworn into office at the next council meeting on May 16 at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Pleasanton Civic Center to accommodate more visitors. Light refreshments will be served and the public
Report: Johnny Huizar reported on the city’s current City Park project. Wells Construction has begun work on the new restrooms and two large pavilions; work continues on the new lower road, cul-desac parking and curbing on the new upper road. AEP continues installation of new primary power and primary transformer. Crews began installing new poles and LED lighting.
The city submitted its match payment to TxDOT Transportation Division for the Bryant Street sidewalk project.
Huizar announced that Chris Whitfield, Project Manager with Lochner Engineering, will host a public meeting at the Pleasanton Municipal Airport on May 13 at the fire station there. He will inform local pilots of the upcoming runway project set to begin in August.
City staff attended the 2019 TxDOT Aviation Conference in Galveston, Huizar stated. The Pleasanton airport had been nominated for Most Improved this year. The award went to the Rockport Airport for the improvements made after Hurricane Harvey. The Pleasanton Municipal Airport did make the cover of the TxDOT Aviation Ramp Grant Program brochure and was handed out to all attending airports at the conference, he stated.
D&D continues work on Live Oak Street and hope to begin hot mix by next week. Water crews are replacing water services on Virginia Street in preparation for the street reconstruction
In response to requests for internet service, Huizar stated that EMC Strategy has reached out to AT&T to check on the status of new fiber infrastructure for areas without high speed internet. Although a meeting date has not been con- firmed, an AT&T Workshop has been set for June 13 at the Civic Center from 8:30 –
Requests: John Metting asked the council to issue Request for Proposals for the following projects: Pipe and Fittings and Boring Services for the Pulliam Drive Water Construction Project; and for general road, sewer and water construction materials. The request was amended to cover all materials for in-house projects and was unanimously approved
Fire Report:by council.
Fire Chief Chuck Garris reported that in April the department made a total of 59 calls and one rescue. The fire marshal conducted 30 inspections of area mobile home parks. The department hosted a high school class for three hours – demonstrating rescue tools and a look at the helicopter on site.
Garris told council the new rescue truck should be delivered by the end of July. Plans are to bring the truck to town in August for the council to inspect.
Council approved minutes of the April 17 special session and approved re-plat of subdivision lots as requested by the city engineer.
Council Comments: J.R. Gallegos, who participated in the Spring Dance hosted by Jamie’s Ranch in McCoy, stated it was well attended, a lot of fun and very rewarding. He suggested it might become an annual 2-day event as there were some on a waiting list.
Robert Earl Wood stated work on the city park is “looking good!”
Britini Van Curan thanked the city and police department staff for the Town Hall Meeting which she stated was wonderful and productive. “It’s good to see the community come together.” she noted.
As there was no further business, Mayor Hall adjourned the meeting