Tonight: Tomball city council to decide on tax rate, new food park and sidewalks

October 1, 2018

The Tomball city council will meet on Monday to decide on the tax rate, a new food truck court and plans to award a contract to continue building sidewalks.

The tax rate for 2018 is expected to remain the same as during 2017 at 34 cents per $100 valuation of a property.

The council will vote to allocate 11 cents of the tax rate to fund operation and maintenance projects and use the remaining 23 cents to pay off the city’s debts.

The council will vote to adopt the tax rate during the first reading tonight and will vote to adopt it on second reading during its next meeting on Monday, October 15.

In 2017, Tomball opened its first food truck park, 403 Eats, in downtown.

An application for a conditional use permit to open a second food truck court — located between Hirschfield Road and Alice Road along Texas Highway 249 — will also be decided by the council at tonight’s meeting.

Greg Breaux applied for the permit to build a new food truck court on a 3.39 acre property.

In a letter submitted to the council, Breaux said he intended to include a children’s play area, dog park and turf field.

“This business will be a Family-oriented business with a variation of food choices,” he wrote.

The council will also vote to award a $262,600 contract to Houston-based construction company Greenscapes Six to connect sidewalks in an ongoing project to make the city more pedestrian-friendly.

The new sidewalks are expected to be built along Commerce St., Walnut St., Market St., Theis Lane and Lawrence St.

The council will meet tonight at 6 p.m. at 401 Market St.


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