The Waxahachie City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, at city hall. The council will consider a street closure request for the “Dog Day’s Night,”which will raise funds for the future construction of the city’s dog park.
“Each month on the square as a part of the tree lighting and to generate interest in our tree lights, we are (hosting events) to get people downtown. In March we decided to dedicate this month’s event for the dog park and pet awareness,” Director of Parks and Recreation John Smith said. “It is just going to be a gathering of dog owners around the square to participants in different dog related events. The event is all about fundraising for the dog park.”
Smith said some of the activities and contests that owners and their dogs can participate in are best dressed, dog look alike, best trick, paw reading, paw spa and pictures with Santa and pets.
The event will take place from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, March 16. The parade for dogs and their owners will start at 5 p.m. The event will be carnival style and tickets will be sold for each activity. The streets that will be closed for this event include Franklin Street between Rogers and College Streets, and sections of Main, College and Rogers Streets surrounding the courthouse.
The future park would be located off of the hike and bike trail behind the agriculture barns located on Howard Road. So far around $5,000 in donations has been raised, which puts it about a set closer to funding the $20,000 project. People can make donations for the dog park at the water billing counter at city hall located at 401 S. Rogers St. or at the parks department building located at 401 S. Elm St.
The council will consider awarding a bid for chemicals used by the water and wastewater treatment plants. Councilors will also consider awarding a bid for the wastewater treatment plant effluent filters rehabilitation.
Michael Holmes from Mission 75165 will come before the council to request the use of Getzendaner Park for the citywide Easter Egg Hunt. Kyle Shelton of the American Cancer Society will come before the council to request use of the downtown square for the Relay For Life event on May 11.
The council will also consider:
• a proposed resolution to adopt guidelines and criteria for governing economic development incentives
• a proposed resolution endorsing the state legislative agenda in the utility rate-making process
• a proposed contract with Pearman Oil Company for a Convenience Store with gasoline and diesel
• an ordinance providing for the election to be held Saturday May 11 to elect two city council members
• a resolution approving a joint election agreement with the Waxahachie Independent School District
Following the regular session people attending the meeting will have an opportunity to make petitions and request of the council. City hall is located at 401 S. Rogers in Waxahachie.
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