Everyone in Fort Bend County knows the first Friday of Fort Bend County Fair is a holiday for students and city employees.

But with the fair canceled this year, will the holiday still be put into effect?

This and more will be discussed at Tuesday’s regular Rosenberg City Council meeting.

Council members will consider revising the Fort Bend County Fair Day Holiday to a personal holiday for this calendar year.

This item has been placed on the consent agenda, meaning it will not be discussed in open meeting.

Fort Bend County Fair Day is a city approved holiday to give employees time to attend the parade and fair with their families since local schools are closed as well on this day.

According to city staff, traffic around the city is generally congested this day and makes it difficult for city employees to get to work and, in some instances, to do their job.

This year, Fort Bend County Fair Day falls on Friday, Sept. 25. Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the parade has also been canceled for 2020.

The employee benefits committee and staff met on Aug. 3, and proposed to make Fort Bend County Fair Day a personal holiday in 2020 for employees and all city facilities will remain open.

City staff noted that employees would be required to use this personal holiday on or before the end of the year.

In other business, council members will hold a public hearing concerning the proposed amendment of land use assumptions, capital improvements plan and the imposition of water and wastewater impact fees.

The ordinance to adopt the amendment Will be included on the Sept. 1 regular council meeting agenda.

The meeting will be held via Zoom teleconference at 6:30 p.m.

Citizens will not be allowed to attend council meetings, but can still ask questions via letters, telephone or email.

Email comments to dswint@rosenbergtx.gov.

City council 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.

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