City News Briefs

February 16, 2018
City releases Annual Report

The 2017-2018 edition of the City's Annual Report is now available.  You can access the report online, or get a printed copy at City Hall.  The report summarizes the City’s finances and recaps major projects and activities on a department-by-department basis. The report also contains information on various projects and objectives for the months ahead. 

Work on Northwest Highway elevated Water Tank underway

Crews have begun repairing and repainting the elevated water storage tank on Northwest Highway.  This effort will involve work in the interior and on the exterior of the bowl.  The pedestal of the tank will not be repainted. 

The work will be performed by Blastco Texas, Inc. Weather permitting, the anticipated completion date is the end of May.  

In mid-February, Blastco will begin installing scaffolding and placing a shroud around the entire tank to enclose the work area. During construction, there will be temporary fencing around the site for security and resident safety.  Sandblasting work will at times be noisy.  Unless Saturday work is authorized to complete the project on schedule, all site work will take place Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
This work is not expected to influence water pressure or supply. 

February 2018 UPdate

Catch up on City items of interest, department-by-department.  UPdate is a new online publication that is distributed mid-month.  Read the February 2018 version of UPdate.

Concrete pours and steel at UP Elementary School site

Concrete pours for the second and third floors of the main building are being completed.  Brick installation is scheduled to begin in mid-February. 

During the delivery of concrete to the site, personnel will stage trucks on Lovers Lane in the existing head-in parking areas, so traffic impact should be minimal.  Trucks will come to and exit the site on Lovers Lane.  Flagmen will be assisting the trucks at all times.  This activity is generally scheduled to take place from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.    

Renovations underway at the Holmes Aquatic Center

Construction is well underway on a new building that will feature an updated concessions area, family-style restrooms, meeting rooms and improvements to the children's sprayground pump equipment.  Construction of the new building is scheduled to be complete in time for the 2018 pool season.  A timetable for the redesign of the existing west building has not been finalized.

Curtis Park's tennis courts, play areas and other amenities will remain open throughout the project.