City Council to Discuss Hodgepodge of Items on Monday

May 8, 2014

A discussion of a “lease agreement” between the city of West University Place and Goode Company Seafood, for the restaurant’s parking lot, is on the agenda of an executive session Monday, May 12 of the West U City Council.

The parking lot is adjacent to the city’s old RecycleExpress, which the city closed in January. The council is not going to discuss the tract of land that used to house the recycling center.

The city has leased a small portion of land, located on Westpark between Dincans and Wakeforest, to the restaurant for several years. That lease is coming up for renewal.

During their regular meeting, the council will consider slight revisions to the city ordinance regulating signs and garbage.

The proposed minor revisions to the sign and garbage ordinances are aimed at helping West U achieve a Silver Certification from Scenic Texas. Scenic Texas is a non-profit organization that promotes visual aesthetics to insure high-quality scenic standards along public roadways and public spaces.

The changes are aimed at ensuring that the sign ordinance is enforceably and easy to understand. The changes to the garbage ordinance are aimed largely at commercially-owned dumpsters at businesses in West U.

The changes would require dumpsters to be “screened” from public view on three sides, with plantings or durable materials.