- Conroe Convention and Visitors Bureau Tourism Advisory Council bylaws updated
Council approved new bylaws for the Conroe Convention and Visitor's Bureau. The bylaws were evaluated after Director Shannon Overby could not find a copy of existing bylaws after taking over the position in October. Term limits for the council were set at a maximum of two three-year terms.
2. Conroe Aquatic Center education pool naming
Conroe council members named the education pool at the Conroe Aquatic Center the Cherie Angier pool. Angier has been an employee of the department for about 30 years and 9 months, and is retiring in February.
3. Investigation request deferred
A request from Conroe City Council to the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigations to investigate the origin and creation of the San Jacinto River Authority Groundwater Reduction Plan was deferred. Council Member Duane Ham, who proposed the request, said city officials need more time to evaluate the request.
4. Property tax abatement approved
Conroe City Council approved a property tax abatement agreement with FedEX Freight, Inc. and Scannel Properties. FedEX Freight is building a 78,000 square foot distribution center, and will employ about 96 full-time employees and additional part-time employees. The company is investing about $18 million. The abatement agreement would last for eight years.
5. Contract for new traffic signal awarded
City Council approved a $253,146 contract with Third Coast Services for a traffic signal installation project at the intersection of FM 1488 and Grace Crossing.