Despite the increased risk of coronavirus in Fort Bend County, Rosenberg’s Family Fourth Celebration is still scheduled to take place.

At the city’s image committee meeting Monday, committee members will discuss their participation in the annual event.

The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at City Hall, 2110 Fourth St.

In May, Rosenberg City Council members voted to move forward with the Independence Day event.

Parks and Recreation Director Darren McCarthy has suggested the city hold the event sans activities, meaning no food trucks, vendors or activities for kids. This is to help enforce social distancing.

According to McCarthy, the city could limit its liability, ensure not being in conflict with state guidelines for social distancing at the park, and not take any risks with the safety of attendees while still having the fireworks show that is under contract.

Under this plan, residents and visitors could park at the Fort Bend County Fairgrounds to view the fireworks show.

Committee members will also discuss image beautification and renovation awards for the month of July.

The recognized residents, community groups and businesses have worked to beautify their properties through renovation and/or landscaping projects and improvements, city staff noted.

Citizens are invited and encouraged to nominate fellow citizens or local businesses by visiting the city’s website at

The image committee was designed to develop and implement a beautification and cleanup plan of action to improve Rosenberg’s image in order to help attract economic development and new residents.

Committee members promote a cleaner city through projects, education, and alteration of attitudes and to work with other city committees to improve the image of the community.

Joyce Bartos, John Burlingame, Rudy Cuellar, JoAnn McMinn, Marcus Morales, Carolyn Seiler, Delia Villarreal, Sandra Zatopek and Mayor Bill Benton sit on the board.

Citizens will be allowed to attend the meeting, but must first be screened for symptoms associated with COVID-19, including a temperature check; and must wear a protective mask while in the council chambers.

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