By Jan White
CROCKETT – In the Crockett City Council meeting held on Monday, Sept. 19, the three council members present voiced their choices for streets in their precinct designated to receive repairs or updates.
During the meeting, City Manager John Angerstein showed the Council a spreadsheet that listed streets in their precincts that qualified and asked their representatives to elect their top choices for those repairs. Each precinct had approximately $40k at its disposal. The spreadsheet showed a breakdown of what types of repairs each street needed and the approximate cost of those repairs.
Precinct 1 Councilman Gene Caldwell selected 8th Street, Redbud, Easy, and Woodland Circle. Precinct 3 Councilman Ernest Jackson picked North Third, Sycamore to Burleson, and Second to Pease and Councilwoman Marquita Beasley chose Curtis Street, Thomas Street, Second to the Dead End and Southwestern.
Angerstein pointed out that these repairs need to be made every few years so that the streets don’t wind up in the same poor condition they were in before.
The Council also voted to approve the request for a zoning change from C2 Commercial to R3 Multiple-family residential for Josh and Ashley Crabtree. The Crabtree’s intent is to transform the property, located at 406 E. Bonham, from an office building to small apartments or “kitchenettes” for short-term rentals such as an Airbnb-type property or long-term rentals.
Other approvals included the City of Crockett’s Hazard Mitigation Plan, which will aid in getting FEMA funding, amendments to the 2022 Fiscal Year Budget, awarding of the bid for Administrative Services for the 2023 Community Development Block Grant program administered by the Texas Department of Agriculture, and the temporary closure of the state Right of Way for the annual Christmas in Crockett celebration.
Also approved was the reappointment of David Tyer and Greg Simon to the Planning and Zoning Commission.
After some discussion, the Council approved the CEIDC’s request to retire the balance of their loan to Prosperity Bank, which amounts to approximately $315,284.