EARLY In an effort to collect thousands of dollars in unpaid court fines and fees, the Early City Council will consider retaining private counsel when it meets this evening. If approved, the private attorney/agency will provide services for the collection of unpaid fines and fees, as well as any associated costs. The council will consider a resolution which will impose additional fees for collection costs associated to unpaid fees.

The council will also consider a recommendation from the planning and zoning commission for the final plat approval of a single-family residential development, Bluebonnet Acres on Bluebonnet Drive.

In other business:

Mayor Robert Mangrum will read a proclamation related to National Work Zone Awareness Week.

City administrator Tony Aaron will provide a report regarding the current sanitation schedule and the beautification commission.

Discuss and consider pursuing a Transportation Alternative Program (TAP) grant from the Texas Department of Transportation for a sidewalk project that will connect existing apartments and residential areas to school, employment, shopping, recreation and public transportation.

Discuss and consider establishing a parks and recreation committee and appointing a representative of the city to serve on the board.

Rick Phelps is news director at KOXE.