Kennard council hears speed limit concerns
Houston County Courier
By Jerry Wright
The Kennard City Council held its monthly meeting on Nov. 8. First on the agenda was the recognition of Marques Harrell of Kennard. Harrell asked for a lower speed limit in the area where he lives. Harrell told the mayor and council that he lives on Broadway, south of HWY 7. He stated that the current speed limit sign reads 35 mph and he suggests that it be replaced with a sign that reads 25 mph. Harrell went on to describe the traffic conditions in the area where he lives. Harrell further added that children play in the area and many vehicles pass by exceeding 35 mph. Harrell told the council that he has contacted local law enforcement in regard to the matter several times but no action has been taken. Next was a report from the Kennard Ratcliff Volunteer Fire Department. No member from the department was present. There was much discussion over the matter. The bills presented by the KRVFD were approved. City bills and utilities were also approved with a motion which passed. New business was presented in the form of consideration of the sale of surplus right of way on HWY 7. Council passed a motion which stated the City of Kennard would take no action on the matter. Next was discussion in regard to an outside audit service. The motion that passed basically said that Mayor Stephens would enter into a contractual agreement with an audit firm in Lufkin. Following was a consider-ation of bids submitted for Hurricane Ike Recovery Contract DRS010084. Neil Technical Services out of Houston secured the bid. Mike Deckard, the city administrator, then presented a report. Collections for October and Register Reports were read and approved. Finally, the council heard from Tod English in regard to the utility director’s report. Present were Mayor Jesse Stephens, council members Pete Taylor, G.M. McClinton, Roger Jones and Bobby Calhoun. One council member was not present. Visitors were Jerry Wright and Marques Harrell. Also present were Mike Deckard, Tod English and Rex English.