By Karolyn Gephart
At the recent Council meeting December 14, Pearland Council heard input and discussion on parameters and desired outcomes for a customer input Ad Hoc Committee to provide the City Council with additional input regarding utility billing process and system review being completed by Raftelis Consulting Group.
This item was placed on the agenda at the request of Mayor Kevin Cole. The consensus of Council was to move forward with this group, so selection of individuals who would participate in this ad hoc group would occur in January.
Members hope to see committee members from across the community.
Council also authorized the City Manager to enter into an agreement with CenterPoint Energy for the upgrade of existing streetlights to Light Emitting Diode (LED) fixtures. Any new lights that would go in afterward would be the LED lights.
Council awarded a construction services contract for the Transite Pipe Water Line Replacement Project to G&A Boring, in the estimated amount of $880,033.
The second and final reading of Ordinance No. 200M-207 was read. This ordinance concerned changing the classification of certain property for approval of amendments to the Southern Trails Planned Development District, a master plan district comprised of a single family residential development and three non-residential outparcels to allow restaurant uses with drive thru service within 285 feet of Broadway. The ordinance was unanimously approved.
Gary Moore was recognized for his accomplishments in time served on Council and the accomplishments he made. Mayor Cole and all Council thanked him for his service.