Council to see proposed parking ordinance changes
By LYNETTE SOWELL
During this evening’s Copperas Cove city council workshop, the Copperas Cove Police Department will be bringing proposed changes to the city’s parking ordinance for discussion and direction.
The department has had two public meeting to discuss proposed changes to the city’s parking ordinance, where it concerns 72-hour parking, as well as the parking of RVs and trailers on city streets.
The workshop starts at 5 p.m. at the Copperas Cove Economic Development Corporation, at 210 S. 1st St.
Following the workshop, the regular meeting will take place at 6 p.m.
The Five Hills Art Guild is presenting their report of activities and expenses related to the group’s March 25 festival held in City Park, to release payment for eligible expenses. The guild is requesting remaining allocated hotel occupancy tax funds of $3,525.
The subject of the city’s certificate of obligation bonds for the year 2017 are on the agenda this evening, in the form of the council taking action on a resolution to give notice of intent to issue those bonds. The bonds total nearly $10 million, at $9,997,419, with the highest-ticket items to be supported by taxes, to include $1,136,380 for capital outlay projects, $280,000 in library renovations, $1,965,589 in park improvements, and $1,910,000 in transportation improvement projects.
More than $3 million of the CO funding will be spent on water and sewer line replacements and improvements, a UV disinfection system at the northeast wastewater treatment plant, with $743,000 of funding dedicated to the capital outlay plan supported by the solid waste fund. A little more than $200,000 in funding will be supported by the golf course fund.
The fate of the city property off Boys Ranch Road, leased by the Cove Saddle Club, is up for discussion again. At its first meeting of the month of April, the council rejected all offers to purchase the property. There is an executive session on the agenda to consult with the city attorney, as well.
The present location of the city’s utility department at 305 S. Main St. is also up for discussion. At some point, the remaining two city employees for that department will be moved to City Hall and that building will be vacated.
The council is being asked to declare city-owned private property as surplus and properly dispose of the surplus property. The property includes old chair, filing cabinets, desks and more from the former police station and Animal Control. The recommendation is to throw them out via the Solid Waste Department.
There is one public hearing, with action to follow, this evening concerning an amendment to the city’s code of ordinances where it concerns the International Energy Conservation Code.
At the opening of the regular meeting, a time is available for citizens’ forum, during which residents may address the council.