2017-02-16 / Viewpoint

City of Chandler

Administrator reviews January
John Taylor,
City Administrator

Editor’s Note: In a continuing effort to keep the citizens of Chandler informed of the operations of the city the City Administrator, John Taylor, is going to begin a monthly article to recap the more significant non-routine happenings of our city government.

The brevity of this report may raise more questions than it answers, as it is not intended to go into detail about any one topic. If you have questions, you can contact John Taylor at (jtaylor@chandlertx.com) or call (903) 849-6853 for more information.

Development

January building permits were issued for:
• Single family house on Hyde Park
• Townhouse development on 4th Street
• Office building at Hwy 31 and 4th Street
• Remodel permit for old Family Dollar for Ultimate Fitness and Tan
• Construction continues on:
• United Methodist Family Life Center
• Neches River Gateway RV Park

Streets / Drainage

• M.A. Wallace Street, by the elementary school, was
made one-way during morning and afternoon school
pick up and drop off times to accommodate traffic
flow changes the school district made at Chandler
Elementary.
• Street base failure repairs were made on Martin St. and
Edgar St.

Utilities

• Installed new lift station by River Park for the future
RV Park development.
• Repaired 4 water leaks one on Sunnyside Dr. and three
in Sportsman’s Paradise.
• Utility Operator position is open and has been posted.
• The failed Water Well #7 development on FM 2010 has
been abandoned and capped.

Parks

• Reworked fencing between Field #4 and new soccer
fields.
• Installed PA system at Winchester Park.
• Removed old paying surface and extended irrigation
system on infield of Baseball Field #5.
• Texas Parks and Wildlife delivered 800 more Rainbow
Trout to Winchester Park Pond. Making our total 1600
for the winter season.
• Irrigation installed in three new soccer fields and grass
planted.

Chandler Sports Association (CSA)

• Registration for the Spring Soccer season was held.
• Registration for softball and baseball continues
through February 19.
• Position remains open for the Winchester Park Concession manager.

Economic Development

City, Economic Development Corporation and Hotel
Developer signed a development agreement for a future
hotel development. With the EDC agreeing to pay $200,000
toward the development and gift the two-acre site to the
developer. In addition, the city agreed to return up to
$300,000 in hotel bed taxes to the hotel operator as they
come in.

Election

Council election sign-ups for the May election are ongoing until February 17.

Ordinance Amendments

City Council requested staff to amend the standards for the construction of accessory structures. This amendment was heard by the planning and zoning commission on February 7 and by City Council on February 14.

Wayfinding Signs

The two city directional signs, paid for by the Chamber of Commerce and EDC, were installed on Hwy. 31. Police • Two new police cars were purchased, one to replace an older vehicle and one to replace a vehicle destroyed by fire. • Patrol Officer David Patterson was promoted to Sergeant and one patrol officer position remains vacant.

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