By George Slaughter
Students in the Katy Independent School District return to school Wednesday observing new school hours. Monday night, the Katy City Council passed an ordinance to update those times on the school zone traffic signs in the city.
Earlier this year, the Katy Independent School District Board of Trustees voted to change the hours for its schools.
The updated signs will be at the following schools:
- Katy High School, 6331 Highway Blvd., 7:35 a.m.-2:35 p.m.
- Katy Junior High, 5350 Franz Road, 8:45 a. m.-3:55 p.m.
- WoodCreek Junior High, 1801 Wood Creek Bend Lane, 8:45 a.m.-3:55 p.m.
- Bryant Elementary, 29801 Kingsland Blvd., 8:20 a m.-3:40 p.m.
- HutselI Elementary, 5360 Franz Road, 8:20 a.m.-3: 40 p.m.
- Katy Elementary, 5726 George Bush Dr., 8:00 a.m.-3:20 p.m.
- Woodcreek Elementary, 1155 Wood Creek Bend Lane, 8:00 a.m.-3:20 p.m.
In other action, the council:
- Reviewed the bank statement, check register, and FY 2017-2018 Third Quarter Investment Report.
- Accepted drainage, paving, sanitary sewer, and water improvements for The Reserve at Katy.
- Tabled, until the August 27 council meeting, the awarding of a $154,185 bid to Barclay Premier Utility Services of Houston for sewer line replacement. The council tabled the bill after asking city engineer Dave Leyendecker for more information about the firm, which he said has already completed five city public works projects.
- The total project cost is $189,464.
- Awarded a $110,324 bid to LG&G Construction of Houston for Katy city park drainage and sidewalk Improvements. The total project cost is $160,584.
- Adopted a resolution authorizing Brawner and City Administrator Byron Hebert to sign a letter of engagement with WhitleyPenn to audit the city’s financial statements for the fiscal year ending September 30.
- Adopted a resolution authorizing the Harris-Waller Counties Municipal Utility District #3 to issue tax bonds up to $8.4 million.
- Adopted a resolution authorizing the sale or disposal of city property that sustained damage from Hurricane Harvey. Items include a “sample room” storage facility, with chairs, filing cabinets, and miscellaneous office supplies.
- Passed an ordinance updating the city’s code of ordinance regarding the Katy Fire Department. In a memo to the council, Fire Chief Russell Wilson said the old code was out of date regarding the fire department’s existence, jurisdiction, and outlining of authority to act as firefighters. This new code clarifies and updates these details and includes removing the designation “Volunteer Fire Department.”
- Passed an ordinance that amends the employee classification and compensation plan by adding a new classification, executive assistant, and amending the pay range and wage-hour exemption status schedule.
- Adopted a resolution authorizing Brawner to sign an amendment to a memorandum of understanding Between KBH Venture, LLC and Katy Development Authority for the development of a hotel and conference center.