The Bryan City Council held their meeting on Monday, October 17th at 6:00 p.m. The meeting began with the Pledge of Allegiance before council moved to approve the minutes from the October 4th council meeting.
The hearing of public concerns took place next with Steven Cox speaking first.
Mr. Cox stated that the previous time he was there he had asked what the thinking was in regard to the repaving of the parking lot on Walnut Street.
He also stated that he did not receive an answer and that he would appreciate one at the end of his time.
He also stated that, it is his understanding, the idea is to get a right-of-way for a street to join Huntington Drive and the Courts Complex from the South.
“There are no vacant lots anywhere except the second down on the East side from 34,” said Mr. Cox. He continued with, “Who’s property are they going to go through to get in to make it a two-way street?”
“The fact that they would have to put in a temporary road, you’d have to get the easements etc.”
The engineer then came up to answer Mr. Cox’s questions. “There’s no plan right now to take a new right-of-way and go through a farmer’s field,” said City Engineer Brian Wieland.
Mr. Cox also asked about the city’s financial reports and asked about having parts of them discussed during the meeting for people to hear.
Council then moved to approve the clerks treasurer’s report as well as the following ordinances.
Ordinance 47-2022 providing for annual appropriations for the City of Bryan for the fiscal year ending December 31st, 2022 and declaring an emergency.
Ordinance 48-2022 providing for the transfer of funds for the City of Bryan, for the month ending October 31st, 2022.
Ordinance 49-2022 providing for annual appropriations for the City of Bryan, for the fiscal year ending December 31st, 2022 and declaring an emergency.
Ordinance 50-2022 authorizing the mayor to enter into a contract with S&S Directional Boring LTD for the project known as “Western Bryan Sanitary Sewer Replacement.”
Ordinance 51-2022 to authorize the mayor to enter into a memorandum of understanding agreement with the Bryan City Schools to provide security for Bryan City Schools.
Ordinance 52-2022 to authorize the Bryan Police Department to apply for a local community grant from Walmart for Police Department equipment.
A building permit for Midwest Community Federal Credit Union was then heard.
The company is remodeling the former PNC Bank building on North Main Street. Items were then discussed by city officials and council members.
With no other items to discus, the meeting was adjourned for the evening.