Magnolia City Council received an update on the progress of three wells in the works—No. 7, No. 8 and No. 9—from City Engineer Mike Kurzy at its May 9 meeting.

The gist: Wells No. 7 and 8 are under construction, while a hydrogeological report and design plans are being prepared for Well No. 9, Kurzy said.

  • Well No. 7 is anticipated to be completed by the end of the month.
  • Well No. 8 is anticipated to be completed in September or October.
  • Well No. 9 is anticipated to be completed in late fall 2024.

How we got here: The city of Magnolia is under a temporary development moratorium—originally enacted last December and extended in April—due to not having enough water capacity.

Other council actions:

  • City Council unanimously approved an ordinance moving its meetings to 6 p.m. instead of 7 p.m.
  • The site plans for Wendy’s and Wells Fargo, both of which will be located at the Heritage Green development near FM 1488 and Spur 149, were unanimously approved by City Council.

Stay tuned: City Council’s next meeting will take place June 13 at Magnolia City Hall, 18111 Buddy Riley Blvd., Magnolia.