The Stephenville City Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. today to discuss and possibly act on a variety of city business.
Topping the agenda is a presentation by July Danley, president and CEO of the Stephenville Chamber of Commerce, on the tourism budget and annual report.
Next up will be SEDA Executive Director Dr. John Hubbard, who will request approval for funding an economic development grant to Equibrand, manufacturers of Classic Ropes. The company is finishing up construction of its new Stephenville facility that will employ some 55 people.
The $25,000 grant will go towards infrastructure at the plant.
Following that request and any action by the council, Police Chief Jason King will address the meeting and report on:
• The annual Racial Profiling Report results for 2016
• A request for approval for the department to apply for a Justice Assistance Grant for Forensic and Accident Laser Reconstruction Technology
• Request approval of a resolution allowing the altering of the speed limit on FM 914 lowering the speed limit from 60 mph to 50 mph in the area from Harper’s Mill Road through the Southern city limits of Stephenville as per a recommendation by TxDot.
Wayne McKethan, interim city administrator, will follow up with the following notices:
• Feb. 17 is the last day to file application to run for city council in the May election
• City offices will be closed on President’s Day, Feb. 20
• Registration for baseball and softball is from Feb. 1 - March 17
• Registration for youth volleyball camps is from Feb. 6 - March 17
Other agenda items include:
• Several contracts to be let on the Eastside Sewer Project
• Consideration of approval of the Elk Ridge Phase III Subdivision
• Consideration of contract amendment with Mary Saltarelli for nomination to the National Register of Historic Places.
The meeting will take place in Council Chambers at City Hall.