By Tony Farkas
COLDSPRING — The Coldspring City Council dealt with several grant-related items at its July 10 meeting.
The council delayed approval for General Land Office Resilient Community Program resolutions for more information but discussed a $631,000 mitigation grant for which the city is waiting on a contract.
That money is to be used to extend a sewer line to the city limits on FM 2025.
Additionally, the council discussed using COVID recovery funds for repairs to lift station handle the load from the new line and will soon seek bids.
In other business, the council:
•approved a change order to put air conditioning and air movers in the new concession stand/restroom building at the baseball park at a cost of $40,000;
•modified its parade ordinance to add a Fire Department review for all requests. The council is encouraging early applications for parades;
•discussed nuisance complaints for addresses at 301 Highway 150 and 210 Slade, which should be taken care of by the property owners;
•approved an ordinance to participate in the Texas Municipal Retirement System;
•read a proclamation recognizing the efforts of Coldspring Quilts for Kids;
•discussed a review by the Texas Department of Transportation on speed limits on Highway 150, and will do an additional review near the junior high school; and
•discussed companies posting off-site signage, which must have city approval.