By George Slaughter
City Administrator Byron Hebert said the money will be put into the city’s financial reserves. The city had to go into its financial reserves and spend unbudgeted money last year when dealing with Hurricane Harvey.
The first of the two checks, for Category B emergency protective services, is for $487,698. City Finance Director Becky Wilkins described this as personnel costs, including overtime, incurred during the response to the hurricane.
The other check, for repairing damages to Water Plant No. 4, is for $15,310.
Wilkins said the checks cover two of approximately 11 projects for which the city will be receiving reimbursements.
In other action Monday, the council:
- Passed an ordinance to allow Parkway Fellowship to use the property at 5819 10th St., Suite A, for religious purposes. The property is in a commercial district.
- Passed an ordinance to allow the Church at Cane Island to use the property at 5315 Highway Blvd. for religious purposes. The property is in a commercial district.
- Passed an ordinance to allow the Hispanic Pentecostal Missionary Church to use the property at 653 Pin Oak Road, Suite A-7, for religious purposes. The property is in a commercial district.
- Presented a certificate of achievement for excellence in financial reporting for the comprehensive annual financial report for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2017.
- Observed and recorded the annual Moody’s Investors Service Rating Aa2, as of November 1. “Katy has a very good credit position,” the report overview reads. “Its Aa2 rating slightly exceeds the median rating of Aa3 for cities nationwide. The notable credit factors include a robust financial position, a light debt burden and a small pension liability. The credit position also reflects a strong wealth and income and profile and a sizable tax base.”
- Reviewed the fiscal year 2017-2018 fourth quarter investment report, bank statement, and check register through September 30.
- Approved meeting minutes for the September 24, October 8, October 22, and October 26 council meetings.
- Approved an event request for the City of Katy Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, which is set for 6:30 p.m. Thursday at City Hall. Certain downtown streets will be closed from 3-10 p.m. for this event.
- Approved a $690 dues payment to the Harris County Mayors’ & Councils’ Association.
- Approved final plats for West Ten Vigavi, Phase 2, and Cane Island Section 39, both in Waller County.
- Adopted a resolution authorizing the mayor to sign a service agreement with Motorola Solutions, Inc., for yearly maintenance of fire station alerting systems.
- Adopted a resolution authorizing the mayor to sign a medical director services agreement with Mark L. Being, M.D.
- Adopted a resolution authorizing the mayor to sign a proposal with Langford Engineering Services, Inc., for the professional engineering services of Waller County Improvement District No. 2 Water Plant and Remote Water Well No. 1.
- Adopted a resolution authorizing the mayor to sign a $25,918 change order for Pine Forest subdivision drainage improvements and authorizing the source of funds.
- Adopted a resolution authorizing the mayor to sign a street right-of-way license agreement with Parkside-Stratford/I-10, Ltd., for a monument sign in the median at Cane Island Pkwy. South/Highway 90.
- Passed an ordinance to add emeritus positions for the Keep Katy Beautiful Board of Directors.
- Passed an ordinance to appoint Gregory Christmann as the alternate on the city’s planning and zoning commission.
- Passed an ordinance to grant a petition of Rise Development Katy, LLC, for annexation of 190 acres of land in Waller County into the Harris-Waller County’s Municipal Utilities District No. 3 within the City of Katy.