Shenandoah City Council meeting update for March 27, 2024

By: City of Shenandoah
| Published 04/01/2024


SHENANDOAH, TX – The City of Shenandoah held its most recent meeting on March 27. In attendance were Mayor John Escoto, Mayor Pro Tem Charlie Bradt (Position 4), Mike McLeod (Position 5), Jim Pollard (Position 3), Ted Fletcher (Position 2), and Ron Raymaker (Position 1). The following items were discussed / acted on:

Capital Projects Report – No Council action needed; report only.

Presentation on the Design of the Veterans’ Monument Construction – No Council action; presentation only and discussion.

Awarding the Contract on the Veterans' Memorial Project – Council voted 5-0 to award the contract to Landscape Arts with changes and a contingency fee not to exceed $800,000.

Official Naming of the Vision Park Facility – Council voted 5-0 to establish the name as the Shenandoah Veterans Point at Vision Park.

Change order for the Wastewater Treatment Plant(WWTP) Improvements Project – Contractor JTR has submitted a change order to increase the strength of the new digester structure’s dividing wall. Council voted 5-0 to approve the change order.

Purchasing Policy Manual – Council voted 5-0 to approve the purchasing policy manual.

Party Trailer Naming – Council voted 5-0 to table the naming and ask for resident input for the name.

Replacement Data Backup Solution – Council voted 5-0 to approve the data backup and redundancy solution.

Ratification of Accounts Payable for February – Council voted 5-0 to approve the accounts payable.

Civic Club Updates

  • The Trash Bash was a great success on Saturday.
  • Easter at the Park drew about 300 attendees on a beautiful day. Lots of fun by all in attendance.
  • The Shenandoah Resident Scholarship application process closes March 25 at 5 p.m. So far, five applications have been received.
  • The Montgomery County Safety Expo will be held April 6 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Woodforest Bank Stadium parking lot. Civic Club will handle the hospitality responsibilities for the event, cooking hot dogs and serving attendees.
  • The 50th Anniversary Celebration will be April 13 at the Woodforest Bank Stadium parking lot. The Civic Club will have a table and will be recruiting volunteers, handing out bags and memorabilia during the event.

City Administrator Updates

  • Trash Bash had 157 cars come through the gates filling 3-40 yard bins and 2-30 yard bins. Over 1,600 pounds of shredding was done on site. One sale of scrap metal from the event was sold for $200 and another sale is expected.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:06 p.m.

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