Budget planning, funding, and annexation on agenda for council
By LYNETTE SOWELL
The Copperas Cove city council will hear a presentation from the city’s budget department about the fiscal year 2018-2019 budget during a 5 p.m. workshop.
During the council’s 6 p.m. regular meeting, the council will vote on the city’s 2018 certificate of obligation bonds totaling a $9.91 million, a combination of supported by tax, water/sewer, solid waste, golf course and court technology funds.
The council is also holding a public hearing and will take action on a petition for annexation of 73.864 acres of land, located east of Big Divide and north of Taylor Creek Elementary School. The property is slated for future single-family home construction.
During tonight’s meeting, the council will hold an executive session during which it will discuss pending litigation and/or settlement offer related to Kempner Water Supply Corporation; property located north of Boys Ranch Road and west of Sikes Drive; and personnel matters to include Interim City Manager Ryan Haverlah, as well as city manager recruitment.
The city council will receive a presentation by interim director of the Copperas Cove Economic Development Corporation for the EDC’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2018-2019.
The council will take a vote on appointing four members to the Keep Copperas Cove Beautiful Commission, appointing one member to a vacancy on the city’s Housing Authority Board, and appointing additional members to the city’s 2018 Charter Review Committee.
The city council members, acting as the city’s Employees Benefit Trust, will convene briefly this evening, to execute agreements for dental coverage for city employees and then reconvene into the regular meeting.
Also related to insurance coverage for the city, the agenda calls for the council selecting a vendor to provide Workers Compensation, Liability, and Property coverage.
Additionally, the council will continue its review and discussion on the update to the city’s Comprehensive Plan with interim city manager Ryan Haverlah.
There is a time of citizens’ forum scheduled at the beginning of the meeting, during which citizens may address the council. Both the workshop and the meeting will be held at the city’s Technology Center, located at 508 S. 2nd St.