Brownwood City Council members approved two pieces of a puzzle Tuesday related to a proposed development near the traffic “T” that will include a Walgreen’s.
Council members approved a resolution that authorizes the city to pass on $107,943 to TxDOT to install a traffic signal at the intersection of Main Street and the McCulley Street extension. The developer, the OMNI group of Fort Worth, will actually bear the cost of the traffic light and will pay the money to the city, council members were told.
The intersection will be the entrance to the new development.
Council members also awarded a bid for the exchange of city-owned property that will provide right-of-way for the McCulley Street extension. It will provide a parallel route to West Commerce between Romines and North Main.
The council approved an exchange between the city property, at 501 E. Commerce, and Sandy Neal Enterprises, 416 N. Main. The business will pay the city $60,000 for the difference in value between the two properties.
The OMNI group has plans for a development that is expected to bring the Walgreen’s store and an Arby’s restaurant to Brownwood, Interim City Manager and Director of Economic Development James Campbell said earlier.
In other business, council members:
Approved an ordinance on first reading that increases landfill disposal charges from $30 to $34 a ton, and disposal with hauling charges from $40 to $44 a ton. Heard a request from schoolboys Dustin Atkins and Jessie Martinez that the city construct a skateboard park. The two met with later Tuesday with Parks and Recreation Director David Withers.
Withers said there has been interest expressed previously in a skateboard park, which is included as a possible project in the parks Master Plan.
Approved an ordinance on second and third readings establishing a stop sign on Green Street at its intersection with East Chandler Street. Approved an ordinance on first reading establishing a mandatory right turn lane at Shaw and Coggin, requiring northeast bound motorist traveling in the right lane between 21st Street and Shaw Drive to turn right. Approved an ordinance on first reading to change the name of Technology Drive to George M. Shelton Drive. Shelton, who was born in Brownwood in 1877, won the Medal of Honor when he advanced under enemy fire to rescue a wounded soldier during the Philippine Insurrection.