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Council discusses Point Blank street work

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POINT BLANK — Streets were the main point of discussion at the monthly meeting of the Point Blank City Council on Jan. 10.

Mayor Mark Wood said that it would take $7.5 million to fix every street in the city; however, the city takes in only $134,000 annually, and uses more than half — around $70,000 — for street repairs. 

“We’re trying to do the best we can with what we have,” he said. “Our streets will get fixed when they come up in rotation.”

Wood said that more could be done with federal grants, but congressional gridlock means the city has been waiting 5 years for an infrastructure bill to get passed.

“If it is ever done, it would help a great deal,” he said.

In other business, the council:

• adopted a short-term rental ordinance, and will start with notifying affected property owners and property managers;

• accepted the last fiscal year’s audit findings; and

• renewed all agreements with San Jacinto County for streets, animal control and emergency management services.

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