The municipal council of Jourdanton holds a joint meeting

Pleasanton Express Staff

Jourdanton City Council held a joint meeting with the Planning and Zoning Commission at their May 16 council meeting. Legal counsel Dan Santee addressed the council and read the ordinances policies that were in each council member’s file. Although no action could be taken, members of council as well as members of the planning and zoning committee were invited to share their comments.

The updated Manufactured Homes Ordinance suggested scrapping the Special Use Permit (SUP) process and assigning new homes to a Manufactured Homes District (MH). Additionally, the MH District currently requires a minimum lot size of 100 feet by 150 feet. Since many of the existing lots are 50 feet by 150 feet, council members agreed that they would limit the number of people by requiring a minimum lot size instead of allowing both options. Mayor Robert “Doc” Williams asked council to provide feedback to City Clerk Debbie Molina. Ordinances will be discussed later.

Debbie Frazer of Armstrong Vaughn & Associates presented the audit report to the board. In general fund revenues, the City of Jourdanton brought in $3,366,031, or $117,585 more than expected ($3,248,446). For public safety, the city had spent $322,670 over budget for a total of $1,129,417. The original budget did not include the new Jourdanton Volunteer Fire Department fire truck. For the streets, the city had spent a total of $211,488. The amount they budgeted for the item was $242,633.

The city has entered into a contract for an advanced metering project (AMI) in the amount of $233,475 after a motion was made by council member Karen Pesek and seconded by council member Chester Gonzales.

The next regular meeting will be held on June 6 at Jourdanton Town Hall.

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