Two Brownwood firefighters will be presented with the department’s Distinguished Service Medal — the second-highest award for firefighters — for rescuing a woman from a smoke-filled house in Bangs.

Mayor Bert Massey will present the awards to firefighters Shannon Stone and Jody Horton at Tuesday’s Brownwood City Council meeting.

Fire Chief Del Albright will read a citation that gives details of the firefighters’ actions around 1 a.m. on Sept. 29. He said Brownwood firefighters were dispatched to assist the Bangs Volunteer Fire Department on a report of a house fire with someone trapped inside.

There were no flames, but the house was filled with smoke from beans left on a hot stove, Albright said. He said Stone and Horton found a 70-year-old woman on the floor of her bedroom, semi-conscious from smoke inhalation.

The firefighters carried her outside, where she was given oxygen and taken by Guardian EMS to Brownwood Regional Medical Center. She was hospitalized for a few days, Albright said.

He said the Distinguished Service Award is given to firefighters for saving a life under adverse conditions.

The council meets at 9 a.m. at City Hall.

The entire agenda follows:

1. Call to order

2. Invocation

3. Items to be withdrawn

4. Introduction, announcements and recognitions

A. Presentation of proclamation declaring Fridays as Red Shirt Days in remembrance of our military troops.

B. Mayor Massey to present Distinguished Service Medal Awards to Brownwood firefighters Horton and Stone with Fire Chief Albright reading the recognition regarding same.

5. Citizen presentations — To comply with provisions of the Open Meetings Act, the City Council may not deliberate on items presented under this agenda item. The citizen may request, or the council direct, the subject matter be formally placed on the next regular council agenda. All presentations may be subject to time limitations.

6. Approval of minutes

Regular meeting — Oct. 9 2007.

Facilities tour — Oct. 17, 2007

7. Claims and accounts

8. Requests and presentations

A. Presentation: Harris Broadband update — Philip Harris.

B. Request authorization for staff to prepare and submit seven project applications for the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.

C. Approval of city’s Hazard Mitigation Action Plan through the Texas Colorado River Floodplain Coalition and authorization for the designated signatories for the city to execute same.

D. Request the abandonment of a water line easement in exchange for McCulley Street Extension and right-of-way and utility easement — Walgreen's Brownwood.

9. Public hearings

A. Public hearing on the requested closure of the 500 block of East Anderson, being a 50-foot-wide portion of East Anderson located in Outlot 188. Council may further consider an ordinance on first reading regarding same.

10. Orders and resolutions

A. Consider a resolution granting a requested variance to the city’s curb and gutter requirements — Charles Coffey.

11. Agreements and contracts

A. Approval of change order 2 on the 14th Street and Stephen F. Austin project — project BWD03354.

B. Approval of a resolution accepting the 14th Street and Stephen F. Austin project as complete.

C. Authorization on mayor’s signature on a guaranty agreement by and between the Brownwood Economic Development Corp. and the City of Brownwood.

12. Appointments

A. Ratification of Ratification of mayoral appointment of a councilman to replace Ed McMillian on the Animal Shelter Building Committee.

13. Bids

A. Council to consider rejecting bids received for the construction of the Animal Shelter Building; direct staff to revise plans and specifications through Value Engineering; hold a pre-bid conference; and re-advertise for bids.

14. Reports

A. Budgetary control report for year ended 9-3-07 — Walter Middleton, finance director.

B. Investment report for the third quarter ending Sept. 30, 2007 — Walter Middleton, finance director.

C. General reports.