The Sherman City Council will give the public the chance to speak on its plan to annex 56.07 acres along Fallon Drive into the city during its meeting Monday.
The 56 acres, which are east of Texoma Parkway near the Midway Industrial Park, would be added to support development projects the Sherman Economic Development Corp. is working to bring to the city. The planned annexation originated with a letter from Midway Warehouses managing partner Oliver McElroy requesting it. The public will have the opportunity to address the council on its plans for the annexation during the first of two public hearings on the matter.
Here are five more things to know about the meeting:
1. Public hearings
The planned annexation will be one of two public hearings — where anyone in attendance is invited to speak on the matter before the council — set for Monday’s meeting. The other public hearing will be on the city’s plans to install stop signs on West Travis Street and Crossroads Boulevard in the Sherman Crossroads development.
2. Butterfield Trail
A resolution of support for the designation of the Butterfield Overland Trail as a national historic trail will also be considered by the council, as will separate resolutions related to the construction of the Southwest Sewer Main No. 2 and construction of the McGee Street extension.
The council is also expected to proclaim April as “Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Month” and April 13 as “Texoma Earth Day” in the city. Under other business, the council will consider a request to close streets for the 11th Annual Earth Day Festival and receive an update on the city’s recycling program.
4. Executive session
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 then reconvene in open session to take any actions deemed necessary on executive session discussions.
5. When and where
The Sherman council meets on the first and third Mondays of every month at 5 p.m. in the council chambers of City Hall, 220 W. Mulberry St. View the meeting’s full agenda at https://www.ci.sherman.tx.us/701/Agendas-and-Minutes.