The City Council of Coldspring met to close out the year 2015 and set the budget in preparation for the 2016 year. The annual audit report was presented by Tom Sellars with a perfect scorecard for the city. The city approved the 2016 budget that will begin on January 1. “Financially the city is sound and in very good shape”, according to City Secretary, Suzanne Boudreaux.
Plans for the upcoming year include continued supporting contributions to the Coldspring Senior Center and the Coldspring Dixie Youth League Ballpark as they have in the past. The city has been able to make steps in supporting organizations that have deemed to be a good partnership.
The City of Coldspring approved the support to the Coldspring Area Business and Merchants Association in the partnership of a billboard on Highway 59. The partnership includes the Coldspring San Jacinto County Chamber of Commerce as well.
The Kingwood Fillies annual Bike Through The Forest will take place on January 23 with the support of both the City of Coldspring and the Coldspring -San Jacinto County Chamber of Commerce.
A request for West Slade Street to be changed to Commercial Avenue was denied The request coming from the 911 Office of San Jacinto County. The name of the street was changed years ago by the City of Coldspring and should have already been acknowledged by the county’s 911 addressing system. The street sign indicates proper signage of West Slade.
Resolutions were passed by the council in regards to federal mandates applying to eligibility of grants and the like, including Resolution #12715 – Civil Rights, Code of Conduct Policy, and a Proclamation designating April as Fair Housing Month.
The City of Coldspring is closing the 2015 year in great shape. “ Looking forward to 2016 and what it brings “, said Boudreaux.