The Stephenville Economic Development Authority will meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday in the City Hall Training Room.
Their agenda is a diverse one, including election of board officers.
The meeting will begin with the monthly executive director’s report by John Hubbard, then the board of directors will consider approving up to $5,000 and selecting a date for “Stephenville Day” at the Texas Capitol.
SEDA has been working with State Representative J.D. Sheffield’s office to coordinate the visit that will include SEDA board members, city council members and other interested citizens.
The purpose of the visit is to meet with state officials and various agencies to help the group promote economic development in and around Stephenville.
If approved, the $5,000 will pay for a bus charter, breakfast and lunch for the group on its one-day visit to Austin.
The next item is to consider approving a request by the city for $15,751 for landscaping and maintenance on designated commercial streets.
The streets being considered are:
• Lingleville Rd, & Northwest Loop
• East Road and South Loop
• Graham St. & South Loop
• W. Washington St. & South Loop
Following that discussion and possible action, interim city administrator Wayne McKethan will deliver a report concerning public facilities and arenas in Stephenville.
This has been a hot topic of late in Stephenville following last week’s “Event Center Summit” at TSU, and the impending foreclosure auction of Lone Star Arena on Feb. 7.
After McKethan’s report, SEDA will consider an economic development grant in the amount of $25,000 for infrastructure improvements to Equibrand, which recently relocated to Stephenville and is building a manufacturing plant here
The final SEDA agenda item for the day will be to consider and elect board officers for 2017 and the E-T will report on the election in Friday's edition.