Pinching pennies was on Navasota City Council’s mind for the first meeting of the New Year. City Manager Brad Stafford reported Suddenlink is instituting a slight fee increase for the city, estimating that should cost you two to four dollars more a month.
But even though it’s a slight increase, Councilman Bernie Gessner, Mayor Bert Miller and Mayor Protem Peter Canny agreed it would be nice for somebody from the company’s office to come to the next council meeting so they could explain the reasoning behind the increase and what residents will be getting in return, as none were there last Monday.
Council also agreed to finance payments so City Work Crews could get a new back-hoe, grapple truck, gas truck and pavement roller. City Finance Director Lance Hall told council that first they’ll need to look into the payment plans, due to the tight budget.
Stafford admitted that the grapple truck isn’t really needed. But, he justified, it would give city work crews more flexibility, and be of better service to residents. And Canney and Miller agreed.
The next Navasota City Council meeting is at 6 Monday Evening January 25th at Navasota City Hall. And Navasota News will be there, just in case you can’t be.