The Sherman City Council will receive presentations on upcoming programs and projects from the Parks and Recreation Department and the Sherman Police Department during its regular meeting Monday at 5 p.m. in the council chambers of City Hall, 220 W. Mulberry St.


Parks and Recreation Manager Theresa Hutchinson will discuss the implementation of the city’s Parks and Recreation Master Plan as well as the department’s priorities for the current year. During the meeting, the council will also consider a resolution to purchase playground equipment for the city’s Martin Luther King Jr. Park and Rex Cruse Parks. Updates of both of those parks were included in the updated Parks and Recreation Master Plan.


Police Chief Zachary Flores will discuss programs to be implemented by the department, including a chaplain program and the establishment of a new police academy.


Sherman Fire Chief Danny Jones will recognize Jake Jones with Sherman Fire-Rescue’s “Life Saver Award” for his efforts to save his grandmother during a major medical emergency on Oct. 31 last year.


A public hearing will be held on Roff Operating Company’s request for a specific use permit to drill and oil and gas well at 1220 East Peyton Street between Loy Lake Road and Texoma Parkway. A specific use permit for the well was approved by the Planning & Zoning Commission last year and Roff Operating Company recently received a drilling permit from the Texas Railroad Commission.


A resolution will also be considered to cancel the contract with Austin Raymond Construction for the second phase of the city’s Downtown Streetscape Project. The Federal Highway Department informed the city it would not award funding for the project to any bidder other than the lowest bid, so the city is planning to rebid the project in hopes of meeting the federal funding requirements.


The council will also consider the appointment of members of the Keep Sherman Beautiful Commission. The board currently has three vacancies and the city recently received two applications to serve.


Near the end of the meeting, the council will go into a closed, executive session to consult with the city attorney about pending litigation, deliberate regarding economic development negotiations and more. The council will return to open session to take any actions deemed necessary on the executive session items.