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City of GoodrichBy Brian Besch
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October’s meeting of the Goodrich City Council detailed holiday celebrations and allowed residents and those wanting to start a business in the area to be heard Thursday at the community center.

A businessman interested in constructing a site to hold 7-10 RVs asked for an update on where the city stands with his proposal. The city has reached out to the engineers to find if Goodrich is capable of bringing in another such site. The concern with council is the impact on the city’s lift stations. A response has yet to return from the engineer, and it is said that the process can take some time.

A couple that will open a new restaurant in Goodrich inquired about an alcohol license. They have purchased the old Hughes Catfish building on Highway 59 and plan to serve Mexican food. The council was concerned about the proximity to churches and schools in the area. According to Texas law, alcohol may not be sold within 1,000 feet of a public school and 300 feet of a church. Approvals will go through the TABC.

A local pastor was also interested in renting out the Goodrich Community Center. The pastor said he has wanted to do something for the community since the center opened. He would like to rent the community center monthly for a Christian, family-oriented event.

The Halloween celebration at Goodrich City Hall will allow people to remain in their vehicles while driving through to collect holiday treats. Those attending can attend on Saturday, Oct. 28, 5-7 p.m.

Details for the Goodrich Market Days and Lighted Christmas Parade are beginning to become finalized. The city has begun contacting sponsors and the band from Houston that leads the parade is again planning to be in attendance. Vendors with food and crafts will be in attendance as always for the event occurring Dec. 2.

ProStar Waste has increased their rates for local waste collection and the city will likely need to do likewise during November’s meeting to cover the costs.

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