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Shenandoah City Council News & Notes: Sept. 26

September 30, 2018

The Shenandoah City Council met for a regular meeting on Wednesday approved a reallocation of Convention and Visitors Bureau funds to further expand the city’s commercial appeal, and moved forward on a proposed old-fashioned filling station complete with pump attendants.

Records clerk changes OK’d

The City Council unanimously approved a pair of ordinances that appointed newly-hired records clerk Ashley Brown as the official records management officer for the city of Shenandoah. Wednesday’s approved ordinances shifted the position from a responsibility of the city secretary to the sole responsibility of the records clerk.

Gas station to sell alcohol

A zoning alcohol permit was approved for an upcoming Texaco Station along Interstate 45. The station will feature a coffee shop and full-service gas pump.

City shifts funds for travel advertising

The City Council voted to reallocate Hotel Occupancy Tax funds from the Convention and Visitor’s Bureau to advertising on travel websites. The $39,000, formerly assigned to three CVB projects that did not pan out, staff said, would be better served in advertising on Expedia.com, Hotels.com and Travelocity.com instead of traditional print advertising.

City addresses Entergy rates

The city council unanimously approved an announced settlement with Entergy Texas. Rather than have a steep rise in kilowatt-hour pricing this year and declines in the next four years, City Attorney William Ferebee said, the hike will be virtually flat over the next four years.

The city of Shenandoah, along with several other small cities in Montgomery County, denied the electricity provider’s rate increase in June, setting off a settlement process.

mrincon@chron.com

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