The Stephenville City Council has a full slate scheduled for tonight’s meeting at City Hall.
“The thing I’m most excited about is getting the plan on the Bosque River Trail Corridor Project presented for council approval," said Mayor Kenny Weldon. "There will be a member from the National Parks Service, Catherine Nichols, who has been leading that effort, and Drew Wells is going to present the plan to the council for adoption.
“We’ve got the second public hearing on the annexation [of 420 acres east of Highway 281 and north of FM 8] and I don’t think there will be a lot of discussion on that,” Weldon continued. "This is the second of two public hearings on the proposal and there was no negative comment from the public in the first hearing.
The council will also make appointments following the recent election.
“We’re also adding the representative to the North Central Texas Council of Governments and I think that’s a position that’s going to bring some visibility so we can start engaging at that level more than we have in the past. I’m glad we’re going to be paying attention to that,” Weldon said.
A contract with Johnson Controls covering advanced water metering infrastructure is also on the agenda.
“This is a great opportunity for us to save the city a significant amount of money long term," Weldon said. "This is an area where we’re excited because there’s the potential for some innovative enhancements to our water system.”
The council will also go into a lengthy executive session to discuss litigation involving three pending lawsuits against the city and a statutory performance bond regarding Prime Construction Company and the building of the city’s new fire station.
The Empire-Tribune will be covering those legal situations in more depth after the meeting and as the stories unfold.
Tonight's meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m.