1. Regular city commission meeting to be held Oct. 16
City commissioners will meet for a regularly scheduled meeting 4:30 p.m. Monday at the City Hall Annex. Items on the agenda include holding a public hearing on the proposed annexation on the site for Fire Station No. 2 and appointing board members to the Building and Standard Commission. 600 Morton St., Richmond.
2. Public hearing on LCISD 2017 bond scheduled for Oct. 16
Lamar Consolidated ISD will hold a public hearing 6 p.m. Monday at the George Ranch High School Auditorium to discuss the district’s $445 million bond package. In addition to a presentation, a question and answer session will take place. 8181 FM 762, Richmond.
3. LCISD School Board meeting to be held Oct. 19
LCISD’s board of trustees will meet for its regularly scheduled school board meeting 7 p.m. Thursday Oct. 19 at the district’s administration building. Agendas are usually posted a few days prior to the meeting and can be found online.
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4. Early voting starts next Monday, Oct. 23
Richmond voters will decide on two major bonds, Fort Bend County’s $218 million mobility bond and Lamar Consolidated ISD’s 445 million bond. The county’s mobility bond consists of 63 projects across four precincts. One of the projects that concerns Richmond is the Ransom Road project, which would transition Ransom’s three-lane roadway into a four-lane roadway.
LCISD’s bond would fund construction of five new schools and help make interior and exterior improvements to all existing schools. The average home in the district worth $231,000 would potentially see an estimated tax increase of $98 annual after all bonds have been issued, according to the district.
Find more information on early voting centers and polling locations here.
5. Richmond’s Share the Warmth program open for donations
Richmond’s annual Share the Warmth program runs through Oct. 31. The community-wide program is accepting donations of blankets, socks and coats Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at drop locations.
Drop locations include City Hall at 402 Morton St., the City Hall Annex at 600 Morton St., the Central Fire Station at 200 Houston St., the Police Department at 600 Preston St., First Baptist Church of Richmond at 502 South 5th St., Calvary Episcopal Church of Richmond at 806 Thompsons Road and St. Johns United Methodist Church at 400 Jackson St.
6. City-wide cleanup campaign ends this Saturday
In partnership with Republic Services, the city’s curbside fall cleanup campaign will allow for collection pickup throughout Richmond.
Construction or storm-related debris, electronics, household hazardous waste, tires, paint and bleach will not be collected, among other items. For a complete list of unacceptable items and a map of the cleanup areas, click here.
Items must be placed at curbside by 7 a.m. the day of the cleanup. Collection will take place Oct. 21 for residents of the Del Webb subdivision and the rest of the city.
7. Freeman Town Park officially opens
The opening of Freeman Town Park was commemorated with a ribbon cutting Oct. 7. The park is a project the city has worked on for the last several years in an effort to provide a community space for Freeman Town neighbors. Freeman Town Park is the sixth park to be added to the city’s parks plan.
“The people in Freeman Town have wanted that park for a number of years, and it’s only been recently that the land was donated for that reason so that we could build the park finally and I am just very happy about it,” Moore said. “I am happy for them and I am happy for the city of Richmond.”