PATTISON

Pattison continues community cleanup efforts

Council moves forward with park and street repairs

By R. Hans Miller, News Editor
Posted 6/7/21

Pattison continues to move forward with community cleanup efforts with two completed events in May and a paper shredding event planned for June. Pattison City Council also approved a plan to conduct …

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Pattison continues community cleanup efforts

Council moves forward with park and street repairs

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Pattison continues to move forward with community cleanup efforts with two completed events in May and a paper shredding event planned for June. Pattison City Council also approved a plan to conduct street repairs during its June 1 meeting and to approach Royal ISD for park improvements at the RISD administration building’s playground.

“The city council approved the initial agreement that will be presented to the school board by (RISD Superintendent Rick Kershner) to try and work together in hopes of improving the property around the administrative building so that it might be viewed as kind of an in the city park during non-school hours,” Mayor Joe Garcia said.

The playground equipment at the location is in severe need of maintenance with swing seats torn from sun damage and use or missing from the two swing sets. A jungle gym present at the facility is rusted out and has no sawdust or other soft landing material beneath it and the monkey bars present at the site are very rusty and missing a ladder on one end. A stagecoach playscape is rusted through and has rotten wood where proper seating should be as well.

Council also approved a contract with Sealy Paving for resurfacing of Avenue G with a 2-inch asphalt coating for about four blocks off of FM 259, Garcia said. The agreement also will allow the paving company to repair potholes at different locations throughout the city.

An ordinance regarding nuisance properties was also discussed, Garcia said. The proposed city law would require certain eyesores such as rusted out propane tanks sitting at the intersection of Durkin Road and FM 359 to be removed or put out of view, he said. No decision was made on the ordinance during the meeting.

In line with the community cleanup, a shredding day will be held Saturday, June 12 at the RISD Administration Building from 9 a.m. to noon, City Secretary Lorene Hartfiel said. Area residents can take their sensitive documents to be shredded at the event which is being sponsored by Allegiance Bank’s Brookshire location.

The city’s community cleanup events in May included a trash pickup day near Morton Road and Royal High School on May 15. The city also held a hazardous waste collection day May 22 during which Hartfiel said the city collected about 2,000 tires along with hazardous household items like paint, old fuel, batteries and electronics. About 130 cars came through the event that was held at the Pattison Volunteer Fire Department which was staffed by volunteers and Waller County Jail inmates on a work release for the day.

“We had residents from Pattison, Brookshire, Katy and other areas of Waller County that brought items,” Hartfiel said.

Garcia said a special city council meeting may be held later in June for the council to address grant applications the city has been working on.

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