News 3 Network: Navasota Examiner 10/09

By: Navasota Examiner
By: Navasota Examiner

City modifies lighting replacement plan
Navasota council members took a big step back from lighting modification options, after they were told replacements would cost $49,327.
O’Malley Engineers began researching softer lighting options, for street lamps around city hall and surrounding streets related to the Downtown Sidewalk Revitalization Program, in January.
The city was then set to install Type A and Type D fixtures from Feb. 11-28.
Council member Geoff Horn made a motion to replace the metal halide lighting with high-pressure sodium for the four lights on the south side of Washington Avenue, at a cost of $1,900, as well as the two lights at the intersection of Farquhar Street and Washington Avenue, for a total of $2,850. The motion passed, 3-2, despite dissenting votes by Mayor Bert Miller and councilmember Grant Holt.

Burn ban lifted
Grimes County Commissioners lifted the burn ban at Tuesday's meeting until further notice.
Precinct 1 Commissioner Miles J.R. Green, who made the motion to lift the burn ban, said people called him every day wanting to burn construction debris and that the ban was holding up progress for the right-of-way clearing that the pipeline is working on.
Pct. 2 Commissioner Randy Krueger seconded the motion, and it was voted that then burn ban be lifted with a 2-1 vote.
Commissioner Barbara Walker cast the sole dissenting vote and Commissioner Pam Finke abstained from voting.

Steak benefit dinner for Lt. Wallace this Friday in Iola
A steak benefit dinner, honoring the family of Lt. Eric Wallace, who was killed in the line of duty, is set for Oct. 11.
Join supporters for dinner and fun family activities on Friday, Oct. 11, at Iola Community Center, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Then enjoy a Texas Friday night football game between rival opponents, Iola Bulldogs and Bremond Tigers at Bulldog Stadium in Iola.

In memoriam wildflower seeds to be planted at
entrance monument in Navasota.

The City of Navasota and the Keep Navasota Beautiful (KNB) Committee are planning their annual “Wildflower Seed Planting” ceremonial event in an effort to continue the beautification of our community.
Donations are being accepted for the purchase of Texas Bluebonnet seed for this project. Residents may purchase a one-pound bag of Texas Bluebonnet seed for only $20, and donate it towards the project, in honor of or in the memory of a loved one. “This is a great opportunity to celebrate a recent birth, a marriage, anniversary, or just to remind someone they are special to you. In addition, an acknowledgment card will be sent to acknowledge the donation made towards the project,” KNB affiliate coordinator Cindy Armatys said.
This year’s event will take place at the US Highway 6 North city entrance monument on Saturday, Oct. 26, at 9 a.m. Navasota residents and interested parties are invited to join in the scattering of wildflowers seeds.
The deadline to make donations for the purchase of seed is Friday, Oct. 11. Order forms are available at city hall, the library and Navasota Center. For further information, contact Armatys at 936-825-6450.
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