The Humble City Council unanimously elected Councilman Allan Steagall to be its mayor pro-tempore for the next year at the June 22 council meeting.
Mayor Merle Aaron said, “To begin with, I want to thank you, Norman (Councilman Funderburk) for your service. Every time when I couldn’t make a meeting or do a presentation or other representation I knew I could call on Norman. He was very faithful. I want to thank you for that. You did an outstanding job. You were there when I needed you and I appreciate that.”
Aaron then said, “This year I am going to nominate Allan Steagall as mayor pro-tem for the next year. I need a motion.” City Manager Darrell Boeske made the motion and it was unanimously approved.
In other business the council:
- Amended four City of Humble personnel policies to clarify but not change them. When he made the motion for amendment, Boeske said, “We just have a little cleanup language that was necessary because our attorney said we had it stated wrong so we ask for your approval.”
-Approved the reappointment of Dr. Barbara Reischmann and Dr. Guy Sconzo to serve on the Northeast Hospital Authority Board of Trustees for a term of two years.
- Approved a development plat of Trey Tec, Inc., a subdivision of 2.5468 acres. Boeske explained that this was in conjunction with plans approved in the last council meeting.
- Authorized by a split vote (4 to 2) a variance request from Triple B Construction to perform work related to the 2016 Concrete Pavement Improvement Project between the hours of 4-7 a.m.
Councilman David Pierce asked for a denial of the variance request due to concerns of nearby residents that it was unacceptable to begin at 4 a.m. in the mornings. He asked why it was requested and if the project was behind schedule. The contractor reported it was not behind schedule, but the 4 a.m. start time was better because it was generally cooler in the early morning, which was much better and more efficient when using “quick-setting” concrete. He noted that they have been doing it in the past to get the work done on time with the least overall disruption on previous jobs. Councilmen Pierce and Ray Calfee voted against the variance request.
The council deferred one agenda item, an approval of a final plat of Phoenix Oil, to a later date yet to be determined. Boeske explained that the reason for the delay was because there is an issue with the deed and so forth.
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