Nearly two and a half years later, the city of Rosenberg is still dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. At Tuesday’s regular city council meeting, council members will consider an agreement with the Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery Program (CDBG-DR) administered by the Texas General Land Office.

The CDBG-DR Program requires a specific procurement process, including engineering, architectural and surveying services. The city has been allocated $298,611 through the grant.

According to city staff, the funds must be utilized in areas of the city that will predominantly benefit low to moderate income families.

In June, council authorized an application to the CDBG program to elevate electrical controls and equipment at Lift Station No. 9 (2311 Ave. B) and Lift Station No. 10 (1911 Ave. A). The General Land Office has approved the city’s grant application and project to elevate electrical controls and equipment at the lift stations. If approved, a budget amendment to record the CDBG funding will be brought back to council. In other business, Airport Avenue may be reconstructed upon council approval.

The Rosenberg Development Corp. entered an Agreement with Village Crossing in 2018 that includes the extension of Airport Avenue from FM 2218 to U.S. 59 and related water, sanitary sewer, and storm sewer utilities, as part of the improvements. Per the agreement, the RDC must design and construct the improvements to Airport Avenue contingent upon certain requirements being met as of Jan. 11, 2020.

According to city staff, all requirements have been met by the developer. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 2110 Fourth St. Audience members who wish to speak must sign up in advance.

Citizens are given one opportunity to speak per meeting, either in general comments or commenting on a specific agenda item.

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