Council action prepares for development, stops rate increase

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By KAROLYN GEPHART

The Manvel City Council acted on two ordinances recently related to Yanni Palms, a subdivision proposed by a California developer. The council approved the first of two readings on two tracks of land that would rezone each to single-family residential.

Neighborhood plans include approximately 400 homes, to be located between the western side of the Rodeo Palms subdivision and County Road 48, just south of Rodeo Palms Jr. High School.

The neighborhood would be in MUD 29.

Yanni is the name of the developer’s wife.

In other Council news, Council members acted on a resolution to deny a rate increase for CenterPoint Energy.

At the current time, CenterPoint is asking for $82 million in reimbursements for its transmission costs. Council felt these reimbursements impact electrical consumers in cities such as Manvel and if granted, electricity bills would increase.

Manvel’s resolution calls for the Public Utility Commission to review CenterPoint’s claims and hear the city’s case that the Manvel electric customers should not pay more to reimburse CenterPoint.

Manvel is part of a coalition of Gulf Coast cities that are also challenging CenterPoint’s cost recovery factor.

City employees in Manvel were honored recently by the Alvin-Manvel Chamber of Commerce who recognized the service of employees at the Administrative Professionals Luncheon.

For city residents, the 2018 Brazoria County Hurricane Preparedness Expo is planned for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 23 at the Brazoria County Fairgrounds at 901 S. Downing in Angleton.

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