EARLY - The Early City Council approved a financing agreement with the Texas Water Development Board Tuesday for the construction of an eight-mile pipeline that will bring treated water to the city.

The city applied for $6 million in financing through the water development board.

The pipeline will run from the Brown County Water Improvement District’s water treatment plant to Salt Creek, where it will end in a two-million-gallon ground-level storage tank that will be built. The city will build a second line from the storage tank that will tie in to the city’s line at Early Boulevard.

City Administrator Ken Thomas told council members the water development board recently approved financing for Early and the Zephyr Water Supply Corp., which will also run a line to deliver water from the storage tank to its customers.

In other business, council members:

• Heard a presentation by Community Action Program, which has funds to pay for weatherization of the homes of clients who earn 125 percent or less of the national poverty level.

Federal stimulus funds have increased the amount of money available to the program, council members were told.

Projects in a home approved for the funds include installing insulation, repairing holes and addressing heating and cooling systems.

• Approved an amendment to an ordinance dealing with animals and fowl. The amendment adds sections on prohibited animals and prohibited dangerous and wild and other non-domestic animals.

• Approved an amendment to an ordinance dealing with noise, adding a section on general noise.

• Approved reappointing Lee Haney to a two-year term as municipal judge.

• Approved reappointing Sandra Garcia to a two-year term as deputy municipal court clerk.

• Heard reports from City Administrator Ken Thomas on:

• A request from the school district to install lighting at the tennis courts, which the district leases from the city.

• A youth’s request that he be allowed to paint fire hydrants in the city as an Eagle Scout service project.

• A proposal to pave the 770-foot-long Canal Street.