Kenedy officials consider boosting police presence along Highway 181
by Danay Gilley
Nov 18, 2011 | 1146 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
KENEDY – The Kenedy city council had a full agenda at their regular monthly meeting on Nov. 8.

Council members started the meeting by discussing the possibly increasing police presence along US Highway 181.

Council members also discussed the possible need for more officers to keep up with the growing population.

Next the council heard comments from Roy Freeman about removing the willow trees growing in the Escondido Creek.

The willow trees are growing in the middle of the creek channel that was intended to drain water run off as quickly as possible.

If the trees continue to grow where they are it could cause the drainage to slow down and flood the park.

Next the council heard a presentation from Monte Small on behalf of the Karnes Community Health Center.

Small explained to the council what services are available to the community and explained about cost reduction available for residents who qualify.

Next on the agenda was a presentation by TD Water Resource Management¸ LLC about the purchase of reclaimed water.

The council decided to request proposals for the sale of reclaimed water before entering into a contract.

Council members voted to authorize City Administrator Ford Patton to move forward with site evaluation and selection for new water well.

The city council also voted to authorize Patton to negotiate engineering service for the new well.
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