New Braunfels City Council will swear in Justin Meadows for a second council term and consider the purchase of land for a new police department facility when it meets at 6 p.m. on Monday in council chambers in city hall, 550 Landa Street in New Braunfels.
Public safety comprised the largest portion of the $120 million bond approved by voters on May 4. Proposition 3 designated $50,414,750 for two new fire stations and a police headquarters with a Veterans Memorial, projected to cost $36.3 million.
Council will consider approving the purchase of two land tracts totaling approximately 12 acres in the 3000 block of West San Antonio Street for nearly $1.9 million. It will also approve a resolution declaring the city’s intent to reimburse itself for general fund expenditures of up to $4 million for the land purchase and begin 2019 bond street improvements, which will be repaid after the first bond issuance in August.
Meadows, who won reelection for a second three-year term representing District 2 on May 4, will be sworn in during Monday’s meeting. Council will issue proclamations declaring observances of June as National Safety Month and June 16-22 as Garbage Man Week in the city. Council members will also receive presentations on the city’s recycling program and transit study, and consider approving the creation of a Workforce Housing Taskforce.
Also Monday, council will discuss and consider approving:
• Second and final readings of ordinances amending city codes on revising methods of fishing and prohibiting the release of non-native aquatic species in into any body of water within city limits; installing an all-way stop sign at the intersection of Oak Run Parkway and Westpointe Drive; rezoning and Special Use Permits for a short-term property at 343 E. Mill Street; utility sheds for properties in the 400 block of N. Market Avenue; redefining city industrial zoning designations.
• Issuing solicitation of competitive sealed proposals for the Common Street Project.
• The first reading of an ordinance revising city codes on residential development fees.
• A resolution amending portions of Alves Lane and Farm-to-Market Road 1101 in the city’s regional transportation plan.
• Removals of speed humps on Hunter Road.
• A request for a conditional sign permit for Freiheit Village, located near the northwest intersection of Creekside Crossing and FM 1101.
Monday’s council session will be televised live on Spectrum government access channel 21, AT&T access channel 99, and streamed at the city website, www.nbtexas.org.