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Stockdale council OKs downtown grant
The Stockdale City Council continues efforts to improve the appearance of downtown Stockdale, approving a resolution for the city to participate in a Texas Capital Fund Downtown Revitalization program. Grant funds will help upgrade sidewalks in the downtown area to ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) standards.
Judy Langford of Langford Community Management Services answered questions regarding the Texas Department of Agriculture Texas Capital Fund program during a June 3 public hearing.
Stockdale Mayor Ray Wolff raised concerns about access for customers to businesses in the downtown area when construction begins. Langford said engineers will design a plan to allow customers access at all times. No one from the general public attended the hearing.
After the hearing concluded, the council met in regular session and approved a resolution to submit an application for the downtown revitalization program. The city must provide matching funds of $50,000 for the $150,000 grant, for a total of $200,000. In the application, one area of the downtown business district was designated “blighted.”
Also during the meeting, the council adopted these items to complete the grant application:
•A citizen participation plan, using verbiage from the Texas Department of Agriculture.
•Citizen complaint procedures for citizens and landlords.
In another downtown-related issue, the council approved the closure of various streets during the three-day Stockdale Watermelon Jubilee set for Thursday through Saturday, June 19-21. This will allow for the parade route, a 5K walk/run, and parking.
The council members also discussed possible compensation for the fire chief’s position and continued discussion of law enforcement in Stockdale. See page 6A for more.
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