• The council approved a Parks and Recreation Board recommendation of naming a street in Soldier Spring Park after former major league pitcher James Leslie “Hippo” Vaughn.
Having the street give access to the four little league fields in the north end of the park is a fitting tribute in the eyes of Mayor Pro Tem Craig Swancy.
“This guy pitched to the immortal Babe Ruth and has been named one of the top 30 pitchers of all time,” Swancy said. “Having the street by the little league fields named after him is a great location.”
Felts said Vaughn pitched for such teams as the Washington Senators and Chicago Cubs from 1908-1921 after being born and gone to primary school in Weatherford. He won 20 or more games five times and ended his career with a 178-137 record and a 2,49 ERA.
• Final approval of the city’s new strategic plan was given. Council and city staff worked with consultant Marty Wieder on developing a plan of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats that the city can use to prioritize projects which can help during the budgeting process each year.
• An amendment to the city’s 2002 Comprehensive Plan was approved. A new transportation plan, which will help the city stay on task with road and street improvements through the year 2035.