By Tony Farkas
TRINITY — July 3, a Saturday, will be the day for Trinity’s Fourth of July celebration.
The Trinity City Council approved the Saturday date at its regular meeting on Thursday.
Based on Mayor Wayne Huffman’s recommendation, the council agreed that should weather cancel the show, it will be done the following Saturday, July 10.
The council also approved expenditures recommended by the Trinity Economic and Industrial Development Corp., part of which will benefit the holiday display.
TEIDC President Neal Smith said the board approved the payment of $9,300 for the fireworks display.
Additionally, TEIDC will pay the city’s match portion of $75,000 for a grant that will allow the city to install sidewalks on city streets.
Smith also told council members that the industrial park it purchased last year has billboards, which should be paying some sort of lease to the city. However, he is not aware of any such payments made as of yet.
In other business, the city:
•turned in signed contracts with the Trinity River Authority, to ensure the city’s water supply for about 30 years. In addition, Glendale and Trinity Rural municipalities have expressed interest in buying water from Trinity, and contracts will be available at the next meeting; and
•Set May 1 as the date for the city election.