City Council Updates
Council Meeting -
February 13, 2019
Stagg Bowl Financial Report - Following all the after action meetings with local partners, UMHB and the NCAA, a report on the financial impact of the game was presented. Attendance at the event was 6,816 with a cost of $186,685. The financial impact for the area was estimated between $529,405- $620,853 and for the City of Shenandoah at $223,164-$458,368. Discussion only.
Park and Pathway Plan - Staff was asked to consider locations without parks and locations that will have new residents. Staff produced a map with potential locations for future parks:
  • Location 1 – Cedarwood Reserve (3 acres)
  • Location 2 – Rosewood Reserve (3 acres)
  • Location 3 – Pool Greenspace (2.4 acres)
  • Location 4 – End of Holly Hill (4.3 acres)
  • Location 5 – Open space at Shenandoah Park and David Memorial (1 acre).
A survey will be sent to residents for input before holding a town hall meeting. Discussion only.
City Council Meeting Date Change - The first March meeting, March 13, falls in the middle of spring break. The mayor asked Council to consider rescheduling. Staff will check to see if any public hearings would be impacted by changing the date to March 6. Council voted 4-0 to reschedule the meeting to March 6 pending staff verification of public hearings.
Community Resource Officer Mike Bledsoe knows the importance of blood donations. Some of his blood was on the way to the NICU babies.
Resolution on Tamina Road Median Closure - The Tamina median closure was included in the Transportation Corridor Study. City Council recently approved the median closure and needs to pass the resolution finding that the closure is for public safety. Council voted to approve the resolution closing the Tamina median by a vote of 4-0.
Pool Manager Woody Crosby was one of the first to show up at the Brothers in Blue Blood Drive.
Registration is February 13-26 for returning Sharks and Shenandoah residents. If you are a resident of Shenandoah and NEW to the team, please email us(include your address) to receive a registration link.
Registration will open to everyone February 27 at 8:00 am. Please note our team fills up quickly so early registration is encouraged. If the team is full, add your name to the waitlist and you will be notified as soon as space is available.
Supporting Documents for Agenda Items can be found HERE.
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Contract to Update City Plans - City Council received two bids to update the Integrated Development Code, Comprehensive Plan and Sign Ordinance. The contract was awarded to CKR Law Firm and their bid was $105,000- $115.000. Council voted 4-0 to award the contract to CKR.
Annual Financial Report - BrooksWatson, PLLC, presented the audit of the City’s financial activities for fiscal year 2017-2018.The city received an unmodified opinion, the highest level of assurance. There are no material deficiencies or weaknesses as reported by the auditing firm . Council voted 3-1 to accept the report.
Chief Raymond Shaw knows from both patient and donor sides just how important blood donations are in the case of a traumatic injury.
Tahoe Sale to CISD-   The Conroe Independent School District Police Department agreed to enter into an Interlocal Agreement regarding the purchase of one (1) vehicle from the City of Shenandoah. A 2012 Chevrolet Tahoe was made available for sale in January 2019 for the amount of $16,000. Council approved the interlocal agreement and sale by a vote of 3-0-1.
Approval of Minutes - Council approved the December 12, 2018 minutes by a vote of 4-0.
Ratification of Accounts Payable- Council the January 2019 accounts payable by a vote of 4-0.
City Administrator Comments:
  • SPD has hired a new officer and is currently screening applicants for other positions.
  • Chief Shaw has reported that the city has received $5300 in asset forfeitures and could possibly get a $34,000 asset forfeiture in the near future.
  • The Twin Peaks assault case is going to the Grand Jury.
  • The reforestation project is nearly completion. One large tree remains to be planted at the park; watch for the hole.
  • Arbor Day will be held March 2 at the PW bays. Coffee with Cops will join PW and the Civic Club for the event.
February 1 -March 22: Applications open for the Shenandoah Resident Scholarship
February 15: Last day to place name on ballot, 5 pm deadline
February 19: P&Z Commission, 7 pm
February 23: Last day to withdraw name from ballot, 5 pm deadline
February 27: MDD Meeting, 6 pm
February 27: City Council, 7 pm
TxDOT I-45 PEL Study information is available to interested residents at the TxDOT link.