On Aug. 12, the Humble City Council met to approve proposed changes to the local fire code for new buildings and structures. These changes are being made and deemed necessary for the interest of public health, safety and the general welfare of citizens, according to City Manager Jason Stuebe.

The new ordinances will cover automatic sprinkler systems in new buildings and structures. More specifically, approved fire apparatus access roads shall now be provided for every facility, building, or portion of a building constructed going forward or moved within the jurisdiction.

Stuebe stated, “By making this change requested by James Nykaza, fire marshal, we are allowing the department to gain more access points by hose to extinguish a fire. Any delays in these critical times could mean a total loss of building or occupancy. I recommend approval."

The amendment was approved as recommended by all members of council.

The council approved continued sponsorship for conservation education efforts for the 2021-2022 school year via Interlocal Agreement of the Water Conservation Program brought on by the Harris-Galveston Subsidence District. Previous sponsorship made programs like WaterWise available to 25,000 students in the Harris and Galveston county schools.

Several plats of land were approved, including the Charles Street Stadium and Humble Visa Replat No. 1.

Community announcements were read beginning with Music on Main. This event takes place every second Friday of the month and features live music and food trucks. For past photos and vendors, see Facebook at facebook.com/livemusiconmain/. This is a lively event that is fun for the whole family.

On Aug. 28, the Beatles Tribute band, The Fab 5, will be performing at the Charles Bender Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m. See humblepac.com/events/thefab5/ for tickets while they last.

On Sept. 11, The Charles Bender will also host the Tribute to George Strait with Derek Spence at 7 p.m. For tickets or information, see humblepac.com/events/tribute-to-george-strait-with-derek-spence.

The annual Harris County Precinct 4 Opry will be held at the Civic Center Aug. 13 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for kids. For more information, see apps.hcp4.net/med/Event/Detail/5478.

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