Friendswood to close all city facilities to the public
The city of Friendswood will close all city facilities to the public. (Community Impact Staff)
Now is the chance to help your local community succeed. Become a Patron by contributing to Community Impact Newspaper and gain daily insight into what's happening in your own backyard. Thank you for reading and supporting community journalism.
Starting the morning of March 26, the city of Friendswood will close all city facilities to the public, according to a press release from the city. This is being done to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, according to the release.
City staff will continue to work and will be able to answer citizen inquiries via phone or email, according to the release.
Utility billing and the Galveston County Tax Office both have drop boxes for payment, according to the release. Community development will have a drop box on the Stevenson Park side of City Hall for permit applications and plans, the release stated.
While the increase is half as much as was given last year, the board could re-address compensation in late fall, which could bring a mid-year supplemental pay for employees depending on the district’s projected fund balance.
While Superintendent John Kelly indicated via email May 17 that a mask mandate will still be in effect indoors this spring and summer, Executive Order GA-36 was issued May 18, prohibiting public schools from employing a mandate after June 4.
FISD projects its enrollment this September will be at 6,090 students, down slightly from the 6,118 that were enrolled in late April. Based on district needs, the board approved 10 new full-time staff positions for 2021-22 on May 10.
Previously, curbside shoppers were charged a $4.95 fee on all orders, but moving forward that fee will be waived on purchases of $35 or more. Orders worth less than $35 will have a $2.95 "small basket surcharge" attached.
Registering to vote will soon be more convenient for Harris County residents with the opening of eight new branch office locations announced by the Harris County Elections Administrator's Office in a news release May 17.