Brownwood City Council members will consider ratifying the sale of the former Weakley-Watson Sporting Goods building on Fisk Street to the Brownwood Municipal Development District when they meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday.
    Directors with the development district (BMDD) emerged from an executive session Dec. 19 and approved the purchase of the building, contingent on a deal being worked out with the Blagg family. The Blaggs are the building’s current owners and the previous owners of Weakley-Watson True Value Hardware.
    Guy Andrews, executive director of the BMDD, said after the BMDD’s Dec. 19 meeting it was not certain what the BMDD will do with the building. Several scenarios related to downtown development are possible, Andrews said. The building might eventually be demolished, but there are no immediate plans to do so, he said.
    Possible scenarios include using the area behind the building for additional parking for the Brownwood Coliseum, Andrews said. The property is located next to an overflow parking area that already exists and has room for 45 parking spaces.
    That area could also be used for parking in the event that the Brownwood Hotel is ever renovated and becomes occupied, Andrews said.
    It is also possible the BMDD will lease the building to a tenant until it decides on a plan, he said.
    Without disclosing details, Andrews said there is “a lot of momentum” related to downtown development which “we anticipate will continue.”
The Blagg family sold its sporting goods business to David Furry in 2014, and Furry relocated the business to Early.
    In other business Tuesday, council members will:
    • Consider ratifying BMDD action to award Building Improvement Incentives for the law offices of Todd Steele, not to exceed $15,593, and Echo Wireless District, not to exceed $18,377.
    • Consider waiving the water base fee on 33 accounts retroactive to the December 2017 billing for Trafalgar Construction for Indian Creek Townhomes, still under construction.
    • Consider giving final approval to adopting the 2017 National Electrical Code and the 2015 International Codes in building, residential, property maintenance, mechanical, fuel gas, existing building, energy conservation, plumbing and fire codes, and amending a section of the plumbing code.
    • Consider giving final approval changing the street name of Crockett Drive to Burnett Drive from the intersection of Streckett to the intersection of Morris Shepard.
    • Consider declaring playground equipment and a boat trailer as surplus property.
    • Consider authoring the police department to apply for a rifle-resistant body armor grant project from the state.
    • Consider authorizing the mayor to sign a one-year lease agreement with Heritage Helicopter Services for a lease space a the Burkett Hangar at the airport.
    • Consider authorizing the mayor to sign an agreement with AR Consultants for an archeological survey at Riverside Park for erosion control on the Pecan Bayou, at a cost not to exceed $8,000.