At the City Council meeting on May 6, the city received a grant in the form of a check for $240,000 from the Office of Rural Community Affairs. ORCA had awarded the Community Development Block Grant to the city for the Blueberry Street Project, Phase II.

The City issued a proclamation declaring May as “Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Month.”

David Die of the Red Knights of Texas, Chapter 1 was on hand to receive the proclamation. In his comments Die stated that the motorcycle awareness signs that had been placed in the city had been removed, possibly by vandalism. He would like to see the signs replaced and offered to work with the city on the replacement of the signs.

City Manager Jerry Jones reported that the water tower at the City Hall location is scheduled to be demolished Thursday, May 8. It will be a one-day demolition scheduled to be done between 7 A.M. and 4 P.M.

The contract for the drainage project portion of the Ferry Drive improvement project was awarded to Simco, Inc. The project will begin in a time period of two weeks to one month.

The first reading of an ordinance to de-annex property located at 6230 and 6262 Roundbunch based on a request by Brad Chatlosh was done by City Attorney Paul Fukuda.

A motion was passed to approve the recommendation by the Planning and Zoning Commission to re-zone the property of Chris and Lisa Durso from Single Family to Commercial.

“I am glad the re-zoning has been done. It has taken a long time but now we will be able to move forward with our project to help the needy and the senior citizens of Bridge City,” Durso said after the meeting concluded.