The Denison City Council is expected to discuss approving a contract with Toole Design Group for designs for the revitalization of Main Street when it meets Monday at 6 p.m. at Denison City Hall.
With the contract, the focus area will be from Rusk Avenue to the railroad tracks in the 100 block of Main Street. In addition to designing roadway, infrastructure and sidewalk improvements, the project will also encompass the adjoining alleyways along Main Street. Earlier this year, the city council approved the issuance of $1 million of debt to finance this phase of design.
Other items that will be considered include:
• proclamations for Mental Health Awareness Month and the Moving Forward, Giving Back Award;
• an ordinance finding the reasonableness of the costs of demolition of the former Central Ward School at 715 W. Sears;
• a zoning change to two-family district with residential infill overlay district for 1004 S. Armstrong;
• an ordinance repealing and restating Section 28.48.A on residential infill districts of the zoning ordinance;
• a proposed amendment to the Denison Development Alliance 2017-2018 fiscal year budget;
• an ordinance repealing ordinance 4832 and approving changes to the Fire Department by reclassifying engineer positions to firefighter positions; and
• amendments to the TIF No. 1 development agreement for the city’s Texoma Health Foundation Park and the reimbursement and development agreement.
In a closed, executive session, the council will discuss pending litigation regarding 715 W. Sears before reconvening in open session to take any necessary action.