With complaints of slipping and tripping on the newly Streetscaped downtown Navasota fresh on their minds this week, City Council members discussed a creative way to get the city’s pedestrians to look where they’re walking.
City Manager Brad Stafford advised Council, it could paint murals on the areas to draw people’s eyes down to see a drop or step before they found out the hard way. This would not only be cheaper than rebuilding the drops he continued, but could also be another chance to bring art to town, which council liked the sound of, granting him permission to explore the artistic side of safety.
Council also made a surprise move last Monday June 8th, by rushing two readings of the same ordinance pertaining to peddlers and solicitors, on behalf of the city’s marketing person, Corey Johnson.
Stafford explained that sometimes when the city holds events, last minute vendors will show up wanting to take part, and previously the city wasn’t able to get permits to them in time. But, after council gave thumbs up to both readings of the ordinance this week, it won’t be an issue any more.