Council Honors Plano East Students and Hears About Trail Markers
February 6, 2018 - After an adjournment and quick gaveling of the regular council meeting into order, a Proclamation for Murphy Foster Care Awareness Week was made. Plano East HOSA (Health Occupation Students of America) members raised $11,350 in hygiene and food items for City House in Plano. City House serves youth, ages from newborns to 21 year olds, through three primary programs. An Emergency Shelter for children with outpatient counseling services, a Transitional Living Program, and a Youth Resource Center. The Emergency Shelter is the only shelter of its kind in Collin County, specializing in keeping sibling groups together. Mayor Bradley presented Plano East Senior High Students, Thomas Dang, Andrew Vu, Margaret Le, and Lauren Truong with the proclamation.
Matt Foster gave an update on the trail marker program for the Maxwell Creek Trail. The markers are there to provide location indicators for users and first responders. The standards are based on Dallas’s White Rock and Katy Trails. Markers were placed on site and recorded in the City’s GIS system. Emergency markers will be marked with information that our 911 system will be able to give to first responders the best information to find people. The parks department designed and produced the markers in-house, saving considerable money, doing good work on behalf of the tax-payer. There will be 18 emergency markers on the Maxwell Creek Trails. Future expansion to other trails will be possible.
Other updates by City Manager Castro was given on boards and commission training, upcoming events like the Feb 17th Daddy Daughter Dance, Feb 24th Rainbow Trout Roundup and Mar 24th Mother Son Extravaganza.
Passed was Resolution Number 18-R-864 adopting the written investment policy for investment of city funds, and designating one or more city employees as investment officers to be responsible for the investment of city funds. This is an annual action the council takes. Karen Montgomery, Finance Director and Mike Castro, City Manager are the listed officers. No changes were made to the policy.
Passed was Resolution Number 18-R-865 authorizing publication of notice of intent to issue certificates of obligation. City staff provided the following in its summary:
A total of $5,545,000 in water and wastewater projects has been identified for funding with the issuance of Certificates of Obligation (CO’s). A list of the proposed projects is attached to this agenda item. The City is required by state law to formally authorize publication of its notice of intent (NOI) to issue CO’s, and to publish the NOI twice. Publication is scheduled for February 15 and 22, 2018. The final ordinance to authorize the issuance of the CO’s is scheduled for March 20, 2018, with closing and delivery of funds occurring approximately thirty days later.