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Council continues city improvements




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ST. HEDWIG -- After a public hearing in which no one decided to speak, the St. Hedwig City Council discussed several issues during its regular meeting June 7, themed primarily toward city improvements.

Mayor Pro Tem Dwayne Padalecki advised council members to begin canvassing the area to decide which streets are going to be resurfaced.

“This is the time of year which it can be done,” Padalecki said. “We will have a better idea of exactly which roads are going to be resurfaced by the next council meeting, but it needs to be done in the heat of summer.”

Another agenda item dealing with city improvements was a motion passed which will further the new playground project in the city park.

“A community in the League City area had donated a rather expensive playground to St. Hedwig, due to them building a new one,” Councilman Francisco Arevalo said. “The city paid for it to be moved over here, but it had not been set up yet. So, over Memorial Day, we decided to go ahead and set it up.”

Arevalo’s company, Quality Services Interna-tional, donated the labor necessary to facilitate the installation of the playground equipment.

“We are grateful to Councilman Arevalo for donating the labor to set up the new playground,” Padalecki said.

The council approved a motion to install concrete curbs around the playground and to seek a rubber base for the new play area.

“It’s important for us to give back to the community,” Arevalo said. “That equipment had been there for a while, so I figured I would just donate the labor to get it done for the kids.”

During the meeting, the council also approved:

•To allow riders with the MS 150 Valero Ride to the River bike ride to use city facilities as a break point during the Oct. 13-14 ride.

•To renew the Community Development Block Grant Program cooperative agreement.

•To terminate the Community Infrastructure and Economic Development (CIED) fund program with CPS Energy. St. Hedwig will attempt to use the estimated remaining $33,000 in the fund for electrical-related expenses.
 

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