Summary Report for the Oak Ridge North City Council meeting of Monday, July 23, 2018:

Summary Report for the Oak Ridge North City Council meeting of Monday, July 23, 2018:

  1. The following City of Oak Ridge North employees were recognized for years of service:
    1. 25 Years – Police Lieutenant Tom Libby
    2. 25 Years – Police Sergeant Doug Barry
    3. 5 Years – Heather Neeley, Assistant to the City Manager/Economic Development
    4. 5 Years – Joe Sherwin, Director of Public Works/Engineering

 

  1. Terry Woodson with Waste Management presented Council with new information regarding a proposed increase in Waste Management charges to the City for recycling due to changes in the recycling market.  She presented an audit of the City’s recycling product showing a 25% contamination of recycling carts with garbage, and non-recyclable material, as well as amounts collected in other categories.  A $.96 cent increase was originally proposed.  The options presented were to discontinue recycling at a savings of $2.60, or drop glass from the recycling program.  Dropping glass will drop the proposed increase from $.96 to $.89.  There was discussion regarding educating the public about contamination in the recycle bins and about discontinuation of glass by October 1st.  Council voted to approve the $.89 increase.  THERE IS NO INCREASE IN THE GARBAGE RATE TO THE CUSTOMER.  This is an increase to the City that will be absorbed in the current rate.
  2. Director of Public Works Joe Sherwin reported on three maintenance projects that will begin in the City. 
    1. Replacement of a booster pump at the Water Plant #1
    2. Asphalt repairs on Maplewood at Geffert Wright
    3. Drainage culvert on Spring Pines Drive
    4. Assistant to the City Manager (ACM) Heather Neeley reported that the next budget workshop will be Wednesday, July 25th at 6:30 p.m.
    5. John Planchard was named Chairman of the Oak Ridge North Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone #1.
    6. Police Lieutenant Kent Hubbard advised Council that Police Seizure Funds would be used for DNA testing on an old murder case.
    7. City Council approved declaring 27202 Blueberry Hill as a substandard structure and approved expenditures necessary to abate a nuisance at 27202 Blueberry Hill.  A public hearing was set for August 13th at 7 p.m.
    8. City Council approved declaring 27270 Paula Lane as a substandard structure and approved expenditures necessary to abate a nuisance at 27270 Paula Lane.  A public hearing was set for August 13th at 7 p.m.
    9. The City Council accepted a “Excess Collections for 2016 Debt Service and Certification for debt service collection rate for 2017/2018 Report from the Tax Assessor Collector showing 2016 excess debt tax collections are $.0.00.  The anticipated collection rate for 2017/2018 is 100%. 
    10. Council authorized the Mayor to sign a letter of “Possible Non-Renewal to the Texas Multistate Intergovernmental Risk Pool (TMLIRP) regarding Property, Liability and Workers Compensation Coverage.  ACM Heather Neeley reported that the City has a proposal from Traveler’s Insurance that may save the City $20,000 in premiums. 
    11. The City Council approved an Interlocal Development Agreement with Montgomery County, the Oak Ridge North Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone (TIRZ) Board and the Oak Ridge North Development Authority (ORNDA) for the I-45, Woodlands Parkway Overpass and Robinson Road at Patsy intersection.   Both the TIRZ board and the ORNDA board approved the agreement.  The County Commissioner’s Court previously approved the agreement.  The agreement sets out TIRZ funding of City requested improvements to the City side of the Woodlands Parkway Overpass improvement project. 

 

27424 Robinson Road
Oak Ridge North, Texas 77385
Main Line: 281-292-4648
After Hours Answering Service: 281-292-4642
Permits: 832-381-3301
Police (non-emergency): 281-292-4643
Municipal Court: 281-292-8736
Municipal Court Fax: 281-364-7168
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