From the Mayor’s Desk

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Where has the time gone? Mothers Day, Graduation, summer vacations and growth in Manvel are all at our doorstep! Our Permit Coordinator, Elaine Graham, tells me that since October 2016 she has issued 342 new home permits to date (total value $75,247,219.90) and four commercial permits (total value $2,705,360.00). Our future is here! We have planned, prayed, opened our doors, hung out the welcome sign and are in GO motion. Scott Caan said, “Good things happen when you set your priorities straight.” For the naysayers that thought nothing was happening, please take a back seat and watch our progress.

Congratulations to Pat Miller of AISD for the remarkable presentation he presented to council. AISD has been studying and reviewing the growth patterns, where and when new schools need to be located for future growth. They are staying ahead of the curve and will adjust school boundaries as needed. Education is a gift for our children.

Congratulations to Pomona on their block festivities. They had a fantastic turn out. The visitors were very impressed with the layout and their future plans. This is indeed “Our Woodlands of the South!” The new Pomona Elementary School will open this July. A dog park is also in the planning stage.

Congratulations to Waymakers on their fifth anniversary and two years for their location here in Manvel. This is a dedicated organization that serves special needs in our area. These workers do such an amazing job and need the support of our entire community. Irma and her clients volunteer their services to the Wellness Food Pantry weekly. I volunteer weekly and encourage everyone to support them as well.

Congratulations to Siro Scopel and the Reunion for the Manvel Opry Band and their supporters. The music was toe tapping and reminded you of great memories here in Manvel.

The long awaited Honore’s restaurant is about to have its grand opening around the middle of May. He will feature cajun food and many other delicious items. Please mark your calendar.

The toll road project is finally going to happen. The contract was awarded at Commissioners Court to Pulice Construction for $97,169,719.80 and the start up date is the beginning of June. The Harris County side has been making remarkable progress. Zig Zigler said, “Success occurs when opportunity meets preparation.”

The TxDot median project is 18 miles long and is scheduled to be finished by October of this year. The contractor is generally working from West to East for each item of work. They have generally completed the curbing and are back on the west end working on the landscape pavers and the concrete rip-rap. The next phase is the painting and stripping. We appreciate your patience. Please remember this is a TxDot project.

Thank you for your continued input and support.

God Bless!

Mayor Delores Martin

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