The Cleburne City Council will consider accepting an anonymous $100,000 donation to be evenly distributed between the Smith History Center project and developing a parking lot at the former Esquire Theater.

City Manager Chester Nolen said he did not know the donor’s name, and it would not be made public at the council meeting.

SHC Project Chair Julie Roberts worked with the individual concerning the donation, Nolen said.

The Esquire Theater parking lot will be used to serve the SHC site and then be used as an ongoing revenue source for the facility by leasing spaces to surrounding businesses, Nolen said.

The council will also consider two requests to create no- parking zones.

Street Superintendent Gary Lackey will ask for no-parking zones to be established on South Caddo Street from the intersection of First Street to Westhill Drive and on West Kilpatrick Street from the intersection of Kilpatrick Court to Nolan Ridge Drive.

Lackey is requesting the no-parking zones because of traffic congestion and pavement breakdown from trucks parking in those areas.

In other action the council will consider:

F Awarding a bid for Texas Community Development Program water system improvements to Texas State Utilities Inc. for $193,527.34.

Purchasing Director Kim Galvin said every year the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development provides federal block grant funds to states, which in turn provide funds for rural cities with populations less than 50,000.

“This program focuses on rural areas with low to moderate incomes and strives to provide basic human needs and sanitary infrastructure,” Galvin said.

The city was awarded a $250,000 grant and had to provide a $35,000 match.

Water system improvements are planned for several streets on the city’s east side.

F Purchasing a new CleTran bus through the Concho Valley Rural Transit District.

F Amending an ordinance concerning model homes.

F Voluntarily annexing 34.02 acres at 3794 Texas 171 North, requested by Frac Tech Services LLC, property owner.

F Creating a heavy industrial district at 3794 Texas 171 North, requested by Frac Tech Services LLC, property owner.

F Zoning 1 acre at 504 W. Vaughn Road as an agriculture district, requested by city staff.

F Rezoning 306 N. Robinson St. from non-retail district to single-family district, requested by Tom Scott.

F Approving the preliminary plat of Cimarron Springs Apartments at East Kilpatrick and Donoho streets.

F Appointing five members to the Historic Preservation Committee.

The council meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at city hall, 10 N. Robinson St. The workshop session begins at 4:30 p.m.



Rob Fraser can be reached at 817-645-2441, ext. 2336, or rfraser@trcle.com.

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