Speed humps are back in the news in Rosenberg.
At the Rosenberg City Council meeting on Tuesday, council members will consider taking action on installing speed humps on Avenue R between Avenue P and Tobola Street.
The meeting is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m.
According to city policy, at least 75 percent of the property owners/residents must be in support of the change in order to proceed with the instillation.
There are 32 residential homes and multi-family residential units located along Avenue R.
Twenty-two of the homes stated they are in support of the speed hump installation, while 10 did not respond, or provide a definitive answer, city staff added.
This equates to approximately 69% of the residents being in support.
If approved, the speed humps will cost the city $3,200.
In other business, council members will consider the donation, delivery and placement of 280 live oak trees donated by Fort Bend County.
Fort Bend County Road and Bridge has agreed to give the city live oaks free of charge for center medians along major thoroughfares.
Council agreed in February that the trees would be planted along Bryan Road, Spacek Road and possibly Town Center Boulevard. City staff explained that while the trees would be free, the city would have to pay for irrigation and other upkeep.
This item has been brought to council multiple times, but council has refused to move forward with the project without quotes on irrigation and maintenance costs for the trees once they are planted.
According to city staff, this project would be scheduled in three phases to allow the county’s contractor time to prepare the trees.
The public works department will excavate and prepare a hole where each tree is to be planted, backfill after planting and install the irrigation system to keep the trees alive.
While public works is preparing the holes, the county’s contractor would be excavating the trees and preparing them for delivery and planting.
The trees will be planted in the following phases:
Bryan Road from FM 2218 to Spacek Road— 135 trees;
Spacek Road from Bryan Road to Reading Road— 80 trees; and
Town Center Boulevard from FM 2218 to Radio Lane— 65 trees.
Any remaining trees would be planted in the city parks.
Citizens will not be allowed to attend council meetings, but can still ask questions via letters, telephone or email.
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Meetings can be watched live on the city’s YouTube Channel “RosenbergTXGov,” on the city’s website at www.rosenbergtx.gov/tv, and on Comcast Channel 16 for residents within the city limits.