Even after a series of public comments and debate last week, Navasota City Council couldn’t decide on the changes to local brush pick up; one of which involves tying up bundles with bio-degradable string, which Beverley Hadaway complained about on behalf of Bill Sears.
And with no final say on the matter, Mayor Burt Miller declared pick up will stay as is, for now.
Rent is on the rise for the federally-subsidized residents of Navasota’s Allen White Village and they don’t like it. The Housing Authorities’ Karen Larue explained to council these rent increases were mandated by the federal government. But, she continues, if residents can’t afford the market value they will continue to pay 30% of their adjusted income.
And, after listening to US Capital Advisors’ James Gilley, Council decided it would rather risk a change in interest rates on its certificates of obligation rather than refinance, reasoning the savings would not justify the fees.
The next City Council meeting is Monday the 23rd and Navasota News will be there just in case you can’t be.