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coldspringcitySJNT staff

COLDSPRING — The Coldspring City Council discussed its efforts to clean up the city and its focus on safety at its Oct. 9 meeting.

Mayor John Benestante said that the city’s recent passage of a food truck ordinance has been a wakeup call for vendors and city leaders.

“This is being done for people’s safety and having people do business the right way,” he said. “The real test will be Christmas on the Square.”

Everything that has to do with food trucks is posted on city’s website, Benestante said. All requests can be done online, and once done, the vendor will be in system and it won’t be necessary to go through whole process each time.

One-time licenses typically run $25.

In a related matter, the council approved closing portions of Highway 150 and FM 1514 for Christmas on the Square activities, with the proviso that the city is provided a copy of an event insurance policy.

In other business, the council:

•approved adding the youth ballfields on to city’s insurance by adding $600,000 of coverage;

•discussed city ordinances regarding nuisances and several problem properties;

•discussed enforcement of the off-premises signs ordinance and will begin notifying persons deemed in violation;

•discussed the approval of a sign application for G.W. Wrecker Service;

•approved hiring Christina McGee to serve as municipal judges; and

•authorized Benestante to negotiate with Inframark for services at the city’s water and wastewater facilities, and if necessary, advertise for a new operator.

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