By George Slaughter
In related actions, the council authorized Mayor Bill Hastings sign a revision to a contract with the Texas General Land Office for drainage channel construction in the subdivision. It also authorized Hastings to sign a proposal with Costello Engineering & Surveying, of Houston, for surveying for the reconstructions to and improvement of the existing channel downstream from the subdivision.
A Costello spokesman at the meeting said the company hopes to begin work by February or March, possibly sooner, after a required environmental study is performed. Ward B Council Member Durran Dowdle was encouraged by the project progress.
“Good things are going to happen there,” Dowdle said.
In other action Monday, the council:
- Issued a proclamation observing The Arc of Katy’s 30th Anniversary.
- Issued a proclamation designating Friday as Relay for Life Day.
- Reviewed the city’s Fiscal Year 2020 Monthly Report, bank statement summary, and check register through June 30.
- Approved June 8 and June 22 meeting minutes.
- Approved a $1,000 dues 2020-21 dues payment for the Harris County Mayors’ & Councils’ Association.
- Approved a $6,836.57 10/20 write-off of property taxes for 2020. The “10/20” means personal property after 10 years is uncollectable and real property after 20 years is uncollectable unless a tax suit is filed or a tax deferral is issued.
- Denied, pending corrections, a final plat application for the Griffin Lots subdivision in Harris County.
- Approved a final plat for the Owl Commerce Park subdivision in Waller County.
- Authorized Hastings to accept an amended easement agreement between CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric, LLC, and the city.
- Authorized Hastings to sign an acknowledgment with Change Healthcare Technology Enabled Services, LLC, for enrollment in its payment processing system.
- Passed an ordinance enabling the creation of the Village at the Katy Development District.
- Authorized Hastings to purchase approximately 0.528 acres of land on Patna Drive for $90,000. The purchase money will come from 2018 series bonds. The land will increase the stormwater drainage flow from Riceland Terrace and Village Green.