CITY COUNCIL MEETING BRIEFS
Financial Report reviewed
A presentation on the city's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2013, was given to council by Danny Strunc of Yeldell, Wilson & Company, the firm engaged to produce the report. The firm issued an “unqualified” or “clean” report on the city's financial condition
Parks Department praised
Ralph Gonzalez thanked Parks and Recreation Department for the use of Bunert Park for a four county Tea Party rally held on Saturday, April 12.
Downtown ordinance change tabled
Council members discussed amending the city ordinance regarding boarded up windows and doors in downtown buildings to specify which windows (ground level or all windows) would be affected and a time limit for boarded up windows and doors, but tabled any action pending further study.
Fencing change OK'd
A change in the recently amended fencing requirements that will allow panel fencing on property that is zoned Light Industrial or Heavy Industrial (except where it is next to residential use property) was approved.
Fees moved from ordinances
In what was called a 'housekeeping' move, ordinances regulating carnivals and circuses, and recycling yard permits, were changed to move fee amounts to the Municipal Fee section of the city's codes.
Old Tax Zones rescinded
Outdated ordinances regarding expired Tax Reinvestment Zones were rescinded by council action, and going forward new zones will not be included in ordinance form.
Lighting bid awarded
Mitchell Electric was awarded a contract for $195,000 to install lighting at four baseball fields at the city's new baseball complex off North 45th Street. Funding for the project is being provided by the Navarro Community Foundation.
Revitalization credits granted
Some previously filed applications for Downtown Revitalization District Tax Credits were left off a list of projects that were approved by council on Feb. 24. The three properties were approved and tax credits totaling $1,858.71 were approved. Navarro County commissioners took similar action Monday at their meeting.