The Waxahachie City Council will look at several infrastructure projects at its Monday night meeting. Council members will consider an engineering contract with Kimley-Horn and Associates for the first phase of improvements at the city’s wastewater treatment plant.
Director of Utilities David Bailey stated that when the city expanded the wastewater plant 10 years ago, it increased capacity to treat wastewater. The proposed upgrades would allow the plant to better treat biosolids better in preparation to property disposed of at the landfill in Alvarado. These enhancements have a cost of about $12.5 - $13 million.
Bailey is also presenting to award a bid for a six-inch water line to be relocated from Interstate Highway 35E and Farm-to-Market Road 66 near Compton Road and I-35E. The line would be upgraded to a 12-inch pipe.
Bailey stated this relocation is because of the improvements that the Texas Department of Transportation is doing on I-35E. The current location of the water line is in conflict with the work they are doing to the storm drainage system in that area. The cost of the project will be relocated by TxDOT.
Following the regular agenda, the council will convene into executive session to seek legal advice from City Attorney Robert Brown on a proposed homeless action plan and discussion about the value or transfer of real property.
In other business the council,
• Will present a proclamation naming Nov. 6-10 as municipal court week.
• Will name an honorary councilmember.
• Will present a proclamation naming November as national hospice and palliative care month.
• Will hear the 2017 annual report from Sims Library.
• Will host a public hearing on a request from Chris Maddox from the Cowboy Church of Ellis County for a zoning change from a commercial zoning district to a planned development located at 2374 W. U.S. Highway 287 Bypass.
• Will host a public hearing on a request from Ronnell Hambric for a specific use permit to allow a convenience store use with a central area-zoning district. The store is to be located at 110 E. Franklin.
• Will host a public hearing on a request from Reginald Coulsell for a zoning change from a planned development 23 single family one zoning to a planned development single family one with a concept plan. The site of the zoning change is to be located north of Hunter Pass on FM 877.
• Will host a public hearing on a request from Brad Yates for a replat and to close a section of an alley.
• Will host a public hearing on a request from Chris Acker for a zoning change from light industrial one zoning to a planned development general retail with a concept plan located at 2181 N. U.S. Highway 77.
• Will host a public hearing on a request from Acker on a replat of one lot to create two lots.
• Will consider a request from Leah Ball with Keller Williams for replat of four lots located in the Emerald Forest subdivision, which is in the city’s extraterritorial jurisdiction.
• Will consider a request from Jeff Crannell with Crannell Engineering for a preliminary plat of phase two of the Camden park subdivision. This phase will contain 91 lots and will be located in the city’s ETJ.
• Will consider a landscape plan for phase two of the Camden park subdivision.
• Will consider a preliminary plat of lot one in the Garden Valley addition subdivision.
• Will consider a landscape plan for the Garden Valley subdivision.
The council meeting will take place at 7 p.m. on Monday in the council chambers at city hall located at 401 S. Rogers St. in Waxahachie.
Before the regular meeting, a workshop will be held at 5 p.m. in the council conference room at city hall. Council members will discuss a revision to the city’s sign ordinance and improvements to the Grove and Cole Creek sewer line.
A briefing session will then be held at 6 p.m. in the city council conference where items scheduled for the regular meeting will be discussed.