The Humble City Council presented several recognition awards for the Christmas parade and for Christmas lighting at the Council’s Jan. 12 meeting. The awards were presented by Gwen Willis, chair of the beautification committee and a broker at Key Realtors, Inc. 

The Christmas Parade winners were: Adult Community Organization-Bunco Grands and Lakeway Baptist Church; 

Adult Group-Chuy’s; Children’s Community Organization-Revolution Dance Center; Corporate/Franchise Business-Supercuts; Locally Owned Business-Wee Kare Pediatrics; Motor Vehicle Float-Humble Family Skate Center; School Float-Humble ISD Maintenance; and School Group-Atascocita High School Patriettes.

 The Christmas Lighting winners were: Commercial-1. Your Grad Shop; 2. Abundant Health and Wellness; and 

 3. Green Oaks Tavern. Residential-1. Kyle and Katherine Irvine; 2. Ross Adkins; and 3. Randy Bowman.

Mayor Merle Aaron complimented all of the participants. He said that “everyone did a great job and this was one of the best parades.”

In regular business, two replats were approved, relating to a total of 63.4 acres located on the west side of South Houston Avenue between Rankin Road and Will Clayton Pkwy. The plat is titled Intercontinental Commerce Park and several industrial or commercial buildings are being built there now. Two ordinances were also approved relating to the fire code. One requires automatic sprinklers for commercial buildings of more than 10,000 square feet or more than three stories high and also for buildings more than 2,500 square feet where the occupancy use is for manufacture of upholstered furniture or mattresses.

The second ordinance provides a more detailed definition of open burning to explain what is not allowed. It is unlawful to burn trash, yard waste, timber, leaves or similar substances on any street, alley, lot or premises. An exception is provided for outdoor fireplace heating and outdoor cooking. Restrictions on land clearing were included.

The council also approved a $224,000 contract to complete the buildout of the second floor of the Humble police department.

The last item of business was to approve an expenditure of $14,994 for new top soil to cover the floor of the Humble Civic Center for the Humble Rodeo.

John Crone
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