The Sherman City Council will consider the demolition of a pair of houses deemed substandard structures during its meeting Monday at 5 p.m. in the council chambers of City Hall, 220 W. Mulberry St.
The structures at 525 East Carter Street and 1108 East Lamar are the third group of substandard properties to be considered for abatement by the council under the city’s Substandard Structure Code. City staff have been working for nearly two years to get the two properties cleaned up and have notified those with legal interest in the property about Monday’s public hearing.
In a document prepared for the council, city staff said the two structures are “dilapidated and/or unsafe and a nuisance” to their neighborhoods.
The council will also consider approving a drainage agreement with the Sherman Independent School District to discharge storm water runoff from the planned location of the new Sherman High School at the northwest corner of the intersection of O.B. Groner Road and Moore Street.
Sherman’s planned construction of a new athletic complex at Pecan Grove West Park will also be discussed Monday as the council will consider selecting a construction manager-at-risk for the project.
A contract for the engineering design of a four-land divided thoroughfare to be called “Legacy Boulevard” will be considered by the council. The thoroughfare will be off of the U.S. Highway 75 service road south of FM 1417.
The council will also hold nine public hearings on items previously approved by the Sherman Planning & Zoning Commission, including rezoning several properties in the Preston Club neighborhood and a proposed event center at 124 North Walnut Street.
Monday’s agenda also includes two proclamations the council is expected to make. The first will proclaim May as Mental Health Awareness Month and the second will make the week of May 13-19 as Police Week in the city of Sherman.
The council will consider appointments to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board after the terms of two current members expired on Thursday.
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.