The Tomball City Council approved two measures that will speed up efforts to get city services to the proposed Raleigh Creek subdivision, during the regular council meeting held June 17.
After honoring the state champion Tomball Cougar baseball team with a reception and mayor's proclamation, the council got down to business.
Up first were requests from LS Development for city assistance in condemning a property in the midst of foreclosure, so the right of way can be purchased for city utilities to extend to Raleigh Creek.
City Manager George Shackelford said that it amounts to a 20-foot section at the front of the one-half acre property that is needed.
(LS Development) would pay for it," Shackelford said, noting that the condemnation process would help speed the process up.
Council member Preston Dodson agreed.
"First you have to get the bank's attention," Dodson said.
Council passed the measure unanimously, while also approving an added measure that would allow a bordering property to be hooked up to city water without being annexed, because water lines need to go through there.
Also on the agenda was an item to award a contract to fix part of the roof at the community center and a canopy roof at the public works building.
"Replacement of the community center Section A roof will eliminate future leaks and will enable public works to proceed with budgeted interior maintenance, which include flooring and painting," said Tomball Public Works Director David Kauffman.
Council agreed unanimously to award the contract to Diversified Roofing in the amount of $57,122.
Council also agreed to support two events in the city. They include the 41st annual Tomball Night, which is hosted by the Greater Tomball Area Chamber of Commerce and will be held Aug. 2 and the annual Tomball German Christmas Market, which is hosted by the Tomball Sister City Organization and will run from Dec. 13 through Dec. 15 this year.