By Nate Strauch

By Nate Strauch


Herald Democrat


The Sherman City Council on Monday will hear a proposal by the town’s parks and recreation director to add an off-road hiking and biking trail to Binkley Park, near Sory Elementary School. The park currently includes a sixth-tenths-of-a-mile walking trail and a 28-foot gazebo, along with 30 parking spaces. The effort to add an off-road trail is volunteer-driven, and would not require any city funds, according to staff.


In other business, the Council is expected to enact a pair of ordinances allowing for development around the city. A property at 1305 N. Sam Rayburn Fwy. is being considered for a Just Brakes location, and Silver Creek Oil &Gas is seeking permission to drill an oil well on the 5600 block of Farmington Road. Both proposals have already been approved by the Sherman Planning and Zoning Commission.


The Council will consider a recommendation by city staff to accept a bid in the amount of $822,000 to replace the UV disinfectant equipment at the Post Oak Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant. Trojan Technologies, Inc., a Canadian company with offices in Austin, was the low bidder who met the requirements.


Councilors are expected to approve a request by organizers with the 6th Annual Earth Day Festival to close two streets near the municipal grounds on April 26. If the request is approved, Rusk and Elm streets between Mulberry and Pecan would be closed to through traffic on the day of the event.


The regularly scheduled meeting will be help at Sherman City Hall at 5 p.m. Monday night.