Gainesville Daily Register


July 13, 2013

Council could approve GEDC incentive

— Staff report

Tuesday’s regular Gainesville City Council meeting may include approval of the Gainesville Economic Development Corporation (GEDC) funding incentive to North Central Texas College (NCTC).

The meeting is set for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the city’s municipal building. During the July 2 meeting, council approved the first reading of the GEDC’s adoption of industrial training equipment for NCTC as an economic development project. This consisted of a funding incentive in the amount of $150,000. The incentive is a matching grant with the NCTC for purchase of training equipment for machining and industrial mechanics programs.

During the July 2 meeting, GEDC Executive Director Kent Sharp said the funding for elaborated industrial programs at NCTC will boost the local workforce by helping create students who are trained for welding, industrial and machining careers in the area.

Also on Tuesday’s agenda:

• Public Services Director Ron Sellman will deliver a report on the city’s drinking water quality during 2012.

• Council will consider a resolution authorizing expenditures for the city’s solid waste division for purchase of one J & H MFG steel demolition end dump trailer.

• Council will conduct a public hearing regarding a petition filed by A & P Convenience Stores, Inc. to annex 3.79 acres of land to the city of Gainesville.

• Council will consider passing an ordinance granting the petition filed by A & P Convenience Stores, Inc. to annex 3.79 acres of land to the city and declaring that said 3.79 acres shall hereafter be a part of the city.

• Council will consider a resolution authorizing City Manager Barry Sullivan for and on behalf of the City of Gainesville, to execute an agreement with Kimley-Horn and Associates for implementation of Individual Project Order 2013-1 — construction phase services for bid packages E and F — of the city’s Street and Utility Maintenance Program (SUMP).


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