Friday, December 16, 2011
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Monday, November 28, 2011
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
- Zone amendment for property on Lone Star Bend (Live Oak Assisted Living Center) to R-2.
- Variance Request for Lone Star Cowboy Church to allow metal siding on arena.
- Historic District building permit for Rancher's Daughter.
- Minor Plat for Barnes Office Building.
- Discussion on revisions to the Zoning Ordinance.
- Red Light Camera Ordinance and Contract.
- Villas of Mia Lago Final Plat and Variances.
- Acceptance of the Montgomery Community Building from the County.
- Alcoholic Beverage Permit for Kickin' Ash BBQ.
- Approval of MIDC Projects.
- Appointment of a Development Advisory Board for consideration of an Impact Fee.
- Review of the Sign Ordinance.
- Ongoing Capital Projects.
- Wrecker Ordinance.
- Request for City to maintain Memory Park.
Friday, October 7, 2011
Friday, September 23, 2011
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Officer Bellard and I appeared at the Coat of Many Colors Benefit at Lone Star Convention Center on September 16 to demonstrate his skills before dozens of guests. I sent Ofc. Bellard in a few minutes early to give an introduction and allow the City Administrator time to hide his stash before I came in. When I entered the room, there was an overpowering odor of narcotics, but I patiently waited for Ofc. Bellard to allow me to search the room. I knew where the bag was immediately, but I circled the room for a dramatic effect causing an old woman sitting near the mayor to squeal. After sitting near the target, I let Ofc. Bellard play with my ball. Then came the real fun. I helped train Darrell to be a criminal. Unfortunately he was wearing a padded suit so when he threatened me, I was not able to bite him too hard, but I did knock him to the ground and growl a lot. Ofc. Bellard called me to stop, but I wasn't finished training Darrell yet, so Bellard had to pull me by the collar. The old lady squealed again. My work was done so Ofc. Bellard barked at the audience for another few minutes while I sampled the Bar B Que. Thank you to Dr. Michael Hayles and the Coat of Many Colors for all they do in helping people get training for jobs. I did my part by training Ofc. Bellard and Darrell for their jobs as police officers.
BY: KILO, Montgomery Police Dept. K-9 Unit
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Monday, September 12, 2011
In addition to the rate modifications mentioned above, the Council will consider increasing the Groundwater Reduction Program rate from $0.55/1000 gallons to $0.70/1000 gallons to fund the City's participation in a joint Groundwater Reduction Plan in accordance with rules issued by the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District.
After City Council hears the recommendations of the Water Committee, it will direct City staff to prepare an ordinance and set public hearings for adoption of new water rates at its September 27th meeting.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Friday, August 26, 2011
Chief has convened a committee of residents to review a proposal to consider red light traffic cameras at city intersections. This committee is expected to report to city council at an upcoming meeting.
Water Line Extensions: Water lines are being replaced and extended along Mystic, Community Drive, Lawson, and Simonton. Six-inch diameter water lines will replace 1 to 2 inch water lines in the area and resolve localized pressure and capacity issues. This project is being funded by a Community Development Block Grant.
Emergency Generators: New emergency generators are being installed at various pump stations and at city hall. These generators will help the city to continue to provide vital services during times of power outage like we experienced in Hurricane Ike. These projects are being funded by federal disaster mitigation grants. If you have any questions or concerns regarding construction in the city, please call Public Works Director, Ronnie Christian at 597-6434.
Music for the event will include Cody Johnson, John Slaughter, Bri Bagwell, Clayton Gardener, Steven Sweeten Band, and the Jazz Connection. Activities include wine and beer tasting, a variety of foods, and fun events for the whole family.
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Montgomery has a Drought Contingency Plan that has been in place for years. The plan has various stages of water conservation and restrictions that are automatically initiated by water use. For example when the water system reaches 75% of capacity, Stage I - Voluntary Water Restrictions is automatically initiated. Currently, Montgomery is pumping at about 45% of capacity and has not reached the automatic restrictions. However, the City Council has directed staff to initiate Stage I - Voluntary Water Restrictions to conserve water and reduce pumping on the Jasper Aquifer.
Therefore, we ask that residents voluntarily limit irrigation to the hours of 8pm to 10am daily. Also, the City will not be using water to flush water lines during this time. Our goal is to achieve a 5% reduction in water use. Montgomery is also aggressively pursuing water leaks and other water losses to conserve its limited resource. Please report any water leaks or incidents of tampering with fire hydrants to the City.
Finally, Montgomery is closely following developments in the evaluation of the Catahoula aquifer. This is an aquifer that has not been utilized for water in the past and may become an important new water source for the City. Already, we are in a joint groundwater reduction program with April Sound who has just drilled a well into the Catahoula. Montgomery is also investigating the utilization of the Catahoula to provide a reliable water source for the future while complying with the requirements of Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District to reduce pumpage in the Jasper Aquifer.