Webster City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to submit a project application for the extension of the NASA Road 1 Bypass from Interstate Highway 45 to NASA Parkway to the Houston-Galveston Area Council for inclusion in the 2013-2016 Transportation Improvement Plan.
“Certainly, Webster’s NASA Road 1 Bypass Extension has been viewed as a vital corridor project since 2003 when the Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone was created,” Economic Development Specialist and Transportation Liaison Karen Conglianese said. “Further, the NASA Road 1 Bypass Extension is on the City’s Master Thoroughfare Plan. This important corridor would not only provide enhanced mobility east to west but also when combined with Beamer Road and the proposed Landing Boulevard Project in League City, mobility north to south would increase tremendously, as well. In all, the NASA Road 1 Bypass Extension, the Beamer Road Extension and Widening Project, and Landing Boulevard will play a significant role in providing an evacuation route, spurring economic development, and alleviating commuter congestion.”
Conglianese noted that the Beamer extension and widening project is already included as part of the Transportation Improvement Plan.
Preliminary costs for the extension is approximately $10 million, if approved, the Houston-Galveston Area Council would provide 80 percent, or $8 million of the funding for the project.
The city council voted to approve a revised engagement letter with Belt Harris Pechacek, LLP for audit services of the city's finances for FY2012 and FY2013.
The city council voted to reappoint Kaz Hamidian and Bill Coleman to the Zoning Board of Adjustments and Appeals.
The city counicl voted to reappoint Betty Watkins, Noella Lambert and Theodore Brach as regular members and reappoint Maxine Brach as an alternate member on the Parks, Recreation and Beautification Board.
The city council voted to reappoint Keith Tucker and Marlene Eakman-Herbst as regular members and Dr. Tim Hughes as an alternate member of the Planning and Zoning Commission.
The city council voted to reappoint Kenneth Goodwin and appoint Melvin Ellis to an unexpired term on the Building Board of Adjustments and Appeals.
The city council voted to reappoint Tom Wilks, Pat Casinger and Paul Casinger to the Animal Control Board.
The city council voted to appoint Economic Development Director Dr. Betsy Giusto as staff representative and Alexandra Dietrich as council representative on the Bay Area Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors.
All items were approved. All votes were unanimous with all members present. Agenda