Glen Rose City Council to consider Hollywood & Vine agreement, economic development funding

By Kathryn Jones


The Glen Rose City Council meets Monday evening to discuss 12 items on its agenda, including whether to grant an easement agreement to Hollywood & Vine for five years and spending $15,000 to fund the city’s portion of a city-county economic development job.

The council normally meets on the second Monday of each month, but Veterans Day, Nov. 11, falls on a Sunday this month. The government holiday thus has been moved to Monday, Nov. 12.

Hollywood & Vine’s controversial sign hangs over the easement in question. The council has been discussing for a while what to do with the easement and whether to continue to allow the restaurant to use it for parking and unloading supplies.

Last month the council approved adding economic development duties to the Convention & Visitors Bureau director position held by Billy Huckaby. The city and county are splitting the cost of paying for the addition work.

The council will vote on whether the amend the 2012-2013 budget to create a line item for economic development. The $15,000 would be moved from the sewer capital improvement fund to the general fund if approved.

Other items up for discussion and/or action are a request from the Glen Rose Economic Development Corp. to approve funds for a new observatory deck at the downtown bird sanctuary; a discussion of the upcoming franchise agreement renewal with Charter Communications; and the selection of a new law firm for the city. City Attorney Andrew Lucas will be leaving his post at the end of the year. He is running for county attorney and is unopposed.

The meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. at Town Hall.



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