Two individual donations were made to the City of Whitehouse at the Tuesday, May 22, meeting of the city council. The first donation was $500 specified for the Whitehouse Fire Department and was presented by Gene Keenon. The second donation was presented by Daniel Cleckler.
As his Eagle Scout project, Cleckler refurbished and repainted the Whitehouse sign at the intersection of Highway 110 and F.M. 346, or Main Street. In order to perform the work, Cleckler had raised funds for supplies and had money remaining after completing the job.
“After the execution of the project and after donated funds and donated materials, I have $1,475 I would like to donate to the city,” Cleckler stated.
During the community interest portion of the meeting council member James Wansley noted the student organized Paws in the Park had taken place the Saturday before with 50 dogs present.
“The clinic was going on also and Dr. [Lynn] Foster let me know they did over 250 vaccinations Saturday,” reported Whitehouse Fire Chief Madison Johnson.
A letter to the city council was received by Gollob Morgan Peddy, Certified Public Accountants. The letter was provided in connection with their proposed audit of city financial statements for the year ending September 2018 and included the scope and objective of the audit as well as audit procedures. The council approved the audit to be done by Gollob Morgan Peddy.
Capps-Capco was awarded the contract for Phase 1 of the 2018 city drainage improvements at Amanda Court, Partridge Lane, Gardenview Street and Hillcrest Drive.
Also approved were additional restrictions to the city ordinance regarding freestanding signs. The additions to the sign ordinance include the following:
Freestanding subdivision entry signs shall only be allowed in the absence of subdivision wall signs or plaques.
Any projecting or overhanging portion of a freestanding sing must be a minimum of 10 feet above any walkway and 14 feet above driveways.
Freestanding signs shall be protected by wheel or bumper guards when required by the building official.
The city council may approve nonconforming signs for government entities and schools. As well as civic centers, conference centers, sports complexes, stadiums, auditoriums, or the like.
Items tabled until further review or additional information could be obtained were a contract addendum with Republic Services and approval of sign elevation for Whitehouse ISD.