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September 28, 2012

City approves agreement with Council of Governments

WEATHERFORD — Weatherford officials approved entering into an agreement with the North Texas Council of Governments for a mitigation plan for the city during Tuesday night’s meeting.

Fire Chief Paul Rust told the council there was no cost to the plan. The NTCOG does all the work after the city supplies the data and the NTCOG develops a plan, which will ultimately identify all hazards in the city and a way to alleviate those hazards, Rust said.

Federal monies are available for those cities that have a plan, Rust said. Quarterly progress reports will be provided to the city by NTCOG according to the agreement. The project is expected to be completed by February 2014.

In other news, the council put out a request for anyone wishing to be part of the Historic Preservation Commission to come forward.

Mayor Pro Tem Craig Swancy said three of the members have left the commission, which has left the commission without a quorum. Swancy said anyone with an interest in the history of Weatherford or the city development can take part.

He said the ideal candidates would live close to the downtown area but it’s not a requirement. Anyone with an interest is urged to contact City Hall.

Council members also approved:

• Awarding the bid for asphalt repairs to A-1 Concrete. The city is expecting $131,750 in repairs which will be paid out of the upcoming fiscal year budget. A-1 Concrete was also awarded the bid for concrete work on sidewalks, driveways approaches, curb and gutters, storm drains and handicap ramps.

• A resolution designating 3.047 acres of the Weatherford Town Center off Tin Top Road as a reinvestment zone. Weatherford Economic Development Authority Executive Director Dennis Clayton said the area must be designated as a reinvestment zone in order to enter into a tax abatement agreement.

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