City Council agrees to contract with Scott & White
Sunday, 08 July 2012 by Matthew Girard
Scott & White and the City of Belton cemented their relationship Tuesday night as the Belton City Council approved a contract between the Belton Economic Development Corporation and the Highline Real Estate Group LLC for the purchase of land in the Belton Business Park.
With the council's approval, Scott & White is turning the project over to Highline Real Estate to develop a family clinic and pediatric clinic in the business park.
"We are really pleased that Scott & White has recognized the importance of selecting the business park as a location," City Manager Sam Listi said. "Those facilities will be important anchors in the business park. We are very pleased that they made that decision to make a continued investment in Belton."
In other business, the council approved the extension of an interlocal agreement with the Belton Independent School District for the operation of a career and technical education fire course.
The Belton Fire Department and BISD were interested in continuing its partnership conducting a career and technical education fire course for juniors and seniors at Belton High School. With the approval, the program will continue in the 2012-13 school year, with instruction provided by off-duty Belton firefighters.
Two new Belton police officers were also sworn in during Tuesday's meeting. Officers Ronald Irwin and Joseph Chapa were sworn in by city attorney John Messer and each officer's wife pinned their respective badges to their uniforms.
Irwin is originally from North Carolina and came to the Central Texas Area after spending five years in the U.S. Army. Chapa is a Corpus Christi native and graduated from high school in Victoria.