The Sherman City Council will consider approving and adopting the Grayson County Thoroughfare Plan during its meeting Monday at 5 p.m. in the council chambers of City Hall, 220 W. Mulberry St.
Before considering the ordinance that would incorporate the Thoroughfare Plan into city regulations for approval, the council will hold a public hearing on the matter that will give local citizens the chance to voice any concerns they may have about the issue. Sherman-Denison Metropolitan Planning Organization Executive Director Clay Barnett led a presentation on the proposed countywide thoroughfare plan before the council during its March 19 meeting. City staff is recommending the council approve the plan.
The council will also hold a public hearing on establishing new speed zones on certain parts of U.S. Highway 82 within the Sherman city limits. The request for the new speed zones came from the Texas Department of Transportation and would replace a previous ordinance approved by the council at its February 2013 meeting.
The emergency repair of the Luella 2 Woodbine Well, at an estimated cost of $250,000, will also be considered by the council. The well is one of the city’s main suppliers of the ground water supply zone and helps meet production demands.
A resolution that would allow the city to accept the conveyance of a 100-foot-wide strip of land for a proposed walking trail will also be considered. The property’s owner, SSCGC Holdings LLC, and the city believe the proposed walking rail would be a benefit to Sherman citizens and the surrounding areas.
The council will also consider approving a resolution to enter into a master interlocal purchasing agreement through the North Texas Share Program with the North Central Texas Council of Governments. The program would allow Sherman to realize competitively bid pricing for actuarial services.
Tourism/Main Street Manager Sarah McRae will give the council an update on the city’s Hot Summer Nights and Lights on the Lake programs. The free summer concert series is set to begin June 7.
A resolution approving the master agreement and engagement letter between Sherman and Gabriel Roeder Smith & Company for city benefits will also be considered.
Near the end of the meeting, the council will go into a closed, executive session to consult with the city attorney and deliberate on economic development negotiations. The council will return to open session to take any actions deemed necessary on items discussed during the executive session.