The city of Rosenberg’s strategic plan through 2026 has been revealed.

Within it are the city’s three main goals and objectives to be completed in the next five years.

At the Rosenberg City Council workshop meeting, Assistant City Manager Joyce Vasut presented council with a strategic plan regarding strengths, weaknesses and opportunities for the future.

“Years ago, when we started this process, we identified three main goals for this city,” Vasut explained.

The city’s goals are as follows:

  • Effectively manage the growth that will occur in Rosenberg in the coming years.
  • Enhance Rosenberg’s quality of life for residents, businesses and visitors.
  • Increase the public’s confidence in the city of Rosenberg, its staff and its services.

As an example of managing growth, Vasut noted that the city has secured a long-term sustainable water supply.

Capital improvement projects include multiple road extensions, a sanitary sewer pipe bursting project, and voter-approved county mobility project.

“Looking at your capital improvement projects, there’s some pretty expensive jobs here,” council member Herb Phelan said.

“I went out (Monday) questioning the extension and widening of Benton Road, and it made a believer out of me. That’s probably the most important road improvement that’s on this capital improvement list.”

Vasut credited the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security, or CARES Act, to completing many projects at City Hall.

“We did a little more than normal (this year) and that’s thanks to some of the CARES Act funding,” she told council.

“We installed automatic hands-free doors, we upgraded the restroom facilities with hands-free items. We also re-opened the drive-thru window for customer service.

“Thanks to the CARES Act, we accomplished a whole lot.”

The city of Rosenberg has received $2.1 million of the $134 million in federal CARES Act funds allocated to Fort Bend County.

According to city staff, this information is provided for reference and is the first step in preparing for the 2022 fiscal year budget.

The 2022 fiscal year will begin Oct. 1.

The next council meeting will be held April 6 at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, located at 2110 Fourth St.

Citizens will be allowed to attend council meetings, but seating will be limited and masks will be recommended and encouraged. There will also be mandatory temperature checks.

Email comments to dswint@rosenbergtx.gov.

Meetings can also 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.

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