3 things to know from the Montgomery City Council Meeting, Feb. 28

Montgomery City Council discussed several topics during last night’s regular meeting, Feb. 28. All council members were present with the exception of Council Member Jon Bickford, who was absent.

Here are a few highlights from the council’s agenda:

1. The council unanimously adopted an ordinance cancelling the city’s general election in May.

Positions 1, 3 and 5, held by Council Members Jon Bickford, T.J. Wilkerson and Dave McCorquodale, respectively, are up for reelection in the city’s general election on May 6. However, as of the deadline to file as a candidate all three positions remain unopposed, therefore dismissing the need for the city to hold an election.

The ordinance passed cancels the May 6 election and all three council members up for reelection will automatically return to office for another term.

2. Public hearing held and scheduled for land annexation.

A public hearing was held regarding the proposed annexation of a 14.5 acre tract of land to the west of the future Pizza Shack location on Hwy. 105, upon which two commercial buildings will be constructed. No one voiced concerns during the public hearing at the start of council’s meeting and council unanimously agreed to hold another at the March 24 meeting at 6 p.m.

3. Council unanimously tabled Longview Greens Miniature Golfing variance request.

A variance request was made by Jason Long, owner of Longview Greens Miniature Golfing, to allow for a temporary gravel parking surface at the future business for about 6 months until the business can afford to pave the parking lot. Unsure if this request falls into the jurisdiction of the city council, after much debate the council decided to table the decision until more research could be done.

This tabling could potentially delay the construction of Longview Greens Miniature Golfing.

To view the entire agenda for the Feb. 28 Montgomery City Council meeting, visit www.montgomerytexas.gov.
By Hannah Zedaker

Editor, Spring/Klein & Lake Houston/Humble/Kingwood

Hannah joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. In March 2019, she transitioned to editor of the Spring/Klein edition and later became the editor of both the Spring/Klein and Lake Houston/Humble/Kingwood editions in June 2021. Hannah covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Hannah served as associate editor of The Houstonian, interned with Community Impact Newspaper and spent time writing for the Sam Houston State University College of Fine Arts and Mass Communication and The Huntsville Item.



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