The second was the approval of the long-range plan put together during the council’s retreat. The council, as reported in last week’s paper, had a retreat and where they came up with a list of objectives and goals for the community. First on the list is coming up with a waste water treatment and second is a water production distribution system plan. Third is a plan for roads and maintenance and fourth is to develop a business plan for the marina. They also listed storm water drainage and parks plan as high on list. They plan on looking into a unique zip code for MPR and adopt an updated logo.
They authorized the City Manager, City Secretary and Finance Manager as representatives for Texpool for the city, approved the minutes from both a budget workshop and the minutes from last month’s council meeting. They approved a plan for city employees to transfer vacation time between employees and the Economic Development Boards tentative plan for upgrading the entrance signs.
The EDC receives a small portion of the sales tax funds, and those funds are to be used to improve the community. There are currently 20 residents on the committee to design the signs. The plan will then be presented to the council for final approval. Citizen input is being sought out on the project. They will also be looking into building pavilions in various parts of the community.
The MPR Fire Department assisted six boaters last month and dealt with 12 grass fires in the area. There are many boaters coming into the area because Lake Belton has water. Boating traffic is very busy, and the department is urging caution.
The library added 74 books and 12 new members. As the July summer heat continues, it increases the number of calls for assistance. The MPR Police Department responded to 560 calls and made four arrests.