Montgomery City Council

Montgomery City Council “We are finally starting to see the growth that we had expected five to eight years ago. We have some things in place to help protect the historic ambience of our downtown area.
—Kirk Jones,
Montgomery Mayor[/caption]

Big decisions made in 2015


Agreements with Kroger
City officials finalized an agreement with Kroger Corp. to bring a Marketplace store to Montgomery. Construction of the store started in early January at the eastern intersection of Lone Star Parkway and Hwy. 105.


Water master plan
Council approved the city’s first water master plan in November. The plan outlines future projects the city can undertake to improve services and accommodate future growth. Plans include new water line construction and water line sizes.


Sign ordinance
In August council approved a sign ordinance intended to limit the amount of sign pollution throughout the city. Signs within the city limits must now have monument-style design and stand no higher than 10 feet. Signs larger than 125 square feet are no longer allowed.



Top issues for 2016


Wastewater master plan
Montgomery is designing its first wastewater master plan this year and will present results to City Council in February. The master plan will show sizing and location of wastewater lines, possible lift stations and treatment plant improvements. The plan is intended to help the city prepare for future growth needs.


Water and sewer rates
City Council will vote on new water and sewer rates in the spring. The new rates will reflect the cost of lift station and other municipal infrastructure improvements throughout the city. Current rates were established about two years ago.


Water projects
The city will undertake improvement projects at Water Well No. 2 and connect two 12-inch water lines near the Buffalo Springs subdivision to improve water pressure throughout the city.



Coverage


Minutes are available on the city website



Terms and compensation


The mayor and council members serve two-year terms with no term limits and without compensation.



Meetings


The council meets at 6 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of the month in City Hall at 101 Old Plantersville Road, Montgomery. 936-597-6434.
www.montgomerytexas.gov