City Council of Katy

City Updates Its Garbage Collection Policy to Include Yard Waste

Mayor Chuck Brawner presents Fire Chief Russell Wilson a proclamation honoring Wilson's service to the city. Mayor Pro Tem Durran Dowdle applauds on right. (George Slaughter photo)

By George Slaughter The Katy City Council Monday night updated its garbage collection policy to include yard waste pickup twice a month. Under the new policy, the city will pick up yard waste, which includes leaves, grass clippings, small trimmings, and so forth, on the twice-monthly heavy trash days. In a presentation to the council, Kayce Reina, the city’s director of tourism, marketing, and public relations, said that up to 15 bags of yard waste […]

Engineering Firm Makes Flood Prevention Recommendations to City

Mayor Chuck Brawner

By George Slaughter A city-hired engineering firm presented a series of recommendations for future flood prevention Monday night. The firm, Costello, Inc., a Houston-based engineering and surveying company, made its recommendations at the Katy City Council meeting. The recommendations for the city included: Continuing with planned short-term projects to improve local rainfall capacity within the city limits. Working with the Texas Department of Transportation and Union Pacific on possible expansion of the railroad and US […]