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Shepherd council to assist local wood chip company

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City Of ShepheardBy Tony Farkas
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SHEPHERD — The Shepherd City Council will assist a wood chip company meet its fire protection needs with the labor to install a fire hydrant.

Council members approved the installation of a 6-inch water line and hydrant for Agri-Tex Wood Shavings Co. at a Dec. 11 meeting.

City Secretary Debra Hagler said the city will attempt the installation in house for the 600-foot project on Industrial Boulevard and determine how much the customer will have to contribute; Agri-Tex has agreed to pay for materials.

Hagler said the insurance firm representing the company, which creates wood chips, has required a nearby fire hydrant.

In other business, the council:

•denied a request for a circus be scheduled Jan. 19-21, 2024, at the Community Center and Shepherd Youth League Parking area. Hagler said members felt a previous event did not generate interest and only created work for the city;

•approved an extension to a sewer line on Shoemaker Road;

•set a public hearing at next month’s meeting on a request by Tammy Russell to purchase an undeveloped portion of Ross Avenue between Fifth and 10 streets;

•tabled a request from Felipe Garza Jr. to clear a portion of Fifth Street between Ross and the railroad line;

•tabled a request from Larry Benton to install a streetlight at Seals and Holcomb streets;

•tabled a upgrade project on all city street light on Byrd Avenue and Highway 150 to LED lights for a cost analysis;

•approved a maintenance agreement with TXDOT;

•adopted a drought contingency plan;

•approved the annual Christmas Party for Dec. 14 with a $4,000 budget;

•approved repairs to the fence at the city storage lot while moving the fence in 5 feet on one side to provide more room; and

•approved an interlocal agreement with San Jacinto County for the construction of a concession stand and restrooms for the Shepherd Youth League. The project will be funded by San Jacinto County.

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