Sherman Police Sgt. Brett Mullen will give the Sherman City Council a briefing on the department’s 17th annual Halloween Fight Fest during their regular meeting at 4 p.m. Monday in the council chambers of City Hall, 220 W. Mulberry St.


The free Halloween event, which is in its 17th year, will again feature a live band, Willie Kickit, and a multitude of participants giving away candy to children trick-or-treating. The event will be held on Oct. 31 from 6-8 p.m. at Lucy Kidd-Key Park on the grounds of the Sherman Municipal Building.


Sherman Police Chief Zachary Flores will also give the council a presentation on the department’s current facility and a proposed remodel of the building. At the direction of the council, the city has looked into the feasibility of building a new department headquarters.


The council will consider a $74,290 change order for the second phase of the Sherman Streetscapes Project. The work will include the installation of 10-foot-wide sidewalks along Houston and Lamar streets from Walnut Street to Throckmorton Street.


A contract for engineering services with Kimley-Horm and Associates Inc. will also be considered for the design of phases 1B and 2A of the planned Washington Street/Taylor Street Project to add a connection of Taylor Street and McGee Street across FM 1417.


A public hearing will be held to consider the closure and abandonment of the right-of-way of Kessler Boulevard between North Woods Street and West Pecan Street. All the homes in that section of the road have been purchased by the city and the road will be removed and the property will be graded to improve its appearance as green space.


The council will also proclaim October as “National Disability Employment Awareness Month.”


Near the end of the meeting, the council will go into a closed executive session to consider the appointment or removal of members of the Sherman Economic Development Corp. board of directors. Following the executive session, the council will return to open session to take any actions deemed necessary.