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Fort Bend County
Sugar Land City Council
by Garrett Bryce
Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Sugar Land City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to support applying for funding through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.

The city is seeking a 75 percent grant to fund a $200,000 project budget, with a local cash match of $50,000. The project includes upgrading the existing Flood Early Warning System to the latest technology that will be compatible with adjacent jurisdictions.

The city council voted unanimously to expand the Animal Advisory Board by 11 members to include a resident of the City of Sugar Land, Greatwood or New Territory.

The board will meet for twice a month for the first three months after it is expanded to discuss planning and design of the new animal shelter.

All other action items were approved by unanimous vote. All members were present. Agenda

During the meeting, the city council received a presentation regarding the FY 2018 Budget and the five-year Capital Improvement Program for 2018-2022.

The proposed budget totals approximately $231 million, with $208.6 million planned for operations and $22.4 million for capital projects.

The city council also held a workshop to discuss the Fort Bend County's proposed mobility bond for the November 2017 election.

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