Friendswood to reconsider flood maps; Pearland holds hearing on grants: News to follow for Aug. 6-10

Hurricane Harvey brought historical flooding to Pearland and Friendswood, as documented by residents of the area.

Hurricane Harvey brought historical flooding to Pearland and Friendswood, as documented by residents of the area.

Here's a look at the week ahead in Pearland and Friendswood.

City & county

    • Friendswood City Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday at Friendswood City Hall, located at 910 S. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood. The council will revisit a decision to revert to the 1999 flood maps for the Harris County side of the city. Harris County has 2007 maps it produced on its own that aren't recognized by FEMA, and new preliminary maps—not yet approved by the government—are also available. Maps are used to determine the flood risk of a property. There will also be a joint public hearing followed by a meeting of the Friendswood's Planning and Zoning Commission at 7 p.m.

    • Pearland City Council will hold a public hearing at 6 p.m. Aug. 6 to review the city's annual Community Development Block Grant programs. The council will also hold a joint public hearing and joint special meeting with the Planning and Zoning Commission beginning at 6:30 p.m. All meetings will be held at Pearland City Hall, located at 3519 Liberty Drive, Pearland.

    • A special meeting for Friendswood's Employee Benefit Trust will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, located at 910 S. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood.

    • Galveston County Commissioners will have a special meeting at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday at 722 Moody, Galveston. The county commissioners will have a workshop meeting directly following the special meeting at 9:30 a.m. n the commissioners' court workshop room at 722 Moody, Galveston.


Transportation updates

  • The northbound frontage road, northbound connector ramp and northbound exit ramp at Hwy. 288 and Beltway 8 will be closed nightly from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Aug. 3-12.

Business updates

  • Pearland Bicycles opened in Pearland on Aug. 1. The store offers all brands of bicycles, as well as specialized and giant bicycles. Bicycle types include road, mountain, fitness, hybrids, kids and electric. The

    store is located at 9330 Broadway St., Ste. 422, Pearland, next to Wild Pear Running. 281-741-2115.

By Haley Morrison
Haley Morrison came to Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 after graduating from Baylor University. She was promoted to editor in February 2019. Haley primarily covers city government.


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