Council set to meet July 13

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Friendswood City Council will look at specifics for a possible dog park at Old City Park vs. original plans at the city’s 1776 Park.

City staff ran into problems with the dog park when they learned that more expensive fencing would be required per FEMA due to the proposed park lying within a flood plain. The 2013 bond project seemed more feasible at Old City Park, many agreed, and staff was tentatively set to bring back a more detailed proposal at the July council meeting, set to begin at 4:30 p.m. Monday, July 13.

The council agreed last month to hold its July meeting on the second Monday instead of the first Monday of the month as meetings are typically held.

During council meetings, staff gives a status update of bond projects approved by voters in 2013. These include not only the dog park but the oft-asked about Lake Friendswood, which the council last month stressed as a front-burner issue due to high public interest.

The latest estimate for the opening of the city park that would include a lake, fishing pier, restrooms and pavilion is spring of 2016. Though the city is anxious to proceed with construction, workers must wait for completion of access roads being built by Friendswood Development Co.

In addition to the July 13 regular meeting, a 7 p.m public hearing is scheduled, and will address a zone change request of about 6 acres on Beamer Road, from industrial to Industrial – Specific Use Permit, to allow Use No. 486: Pipeline Transportation. Public comments may be received both oral and written.

City Council meets at City Hall, 910 S. Friendswood. Agendas are posted 72 hours in advance on the city’s website, www.friendswood.tx.us.

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