Howard Payne University can use the city-owned basketball floor at the Brownwood Coliseum as a trade-in on a new floor, Brownwood City Council members agreed Tuesday.

Council members approved a resolution that declares the existing floor and storage carts, which the city owns, as surplus property.

HPU is in the process of purchasing a new floor from Connor Sports Flooring, council members wee told. HPU is also purchasing new storage carts.

The existing floor is at least 43 years old, as it was a used floor when it was installed when the coliseum opened, council members were told.

Connor Sports will accept the floor as a $5,000 trade-in toward the new floor.

In other business, council members:

Approved an ordinance on second and third readings increase landfill disposal charges from $30 to $34 per ton and landfill disposal with hauling charges from $40 to $44 per ton. Approved an ordinance on second and third readings establishing “right turn only lane” on the northeast bound right lane of Coggin Avenue, from U.S. Highway 377 South to Shaw Drive. Approved an ordinance on second and third readings to change the name of Technology Drive to George M. Shelton Drive. Received a petition to close an alley adjacent to the 1300 block of Main and the 300 block of Lipscomb and called for a public hearing. Approved on first reading an ordinance to change the zoning at 2400 Austin Ave. from R-1 (Single Family Residential District) to C-1 (Local Business District) to accommodate a duplex residence.