Last week during the Anna City Council work session, the council did a briefing on the Texas Department of Transportation’s Green Ribbon Program. This program would allow the city to plant low maintenance landscape at crucial points on the roads. One of the potential spots for the project is FM 455. The city is getting ready to receive bids from different landscaping companies.


Kirby Barrett, a landscape architect, said he is looking forward to the possibility of implementing the TxDOT Green Ribbon Program.


“The city of Anna is poised for some pretty cool stuff,” Barrett said. “It is going to add a whole lot to the city.”


Barrett was also appointed to the Parks Advisory Board by the Anna City Council during the meeting. The panel posed a few questions for Barrett to consider and answer, then unanimously appointed him to the board.


The council also approved two agreements with Collin County for animal control services for the 2017 fiscal year. One agreement was $16,936 for shelter and housing, and the other was $33,837 for services.


Anna Fire Chief Tim Gothard came forward with a proposal for a new ordinance to replace ordinance No. 343-2007, giving the Anna Fire Department the authority to charge for the cost of certain emergency and rescue services within the response area of the Anna Fire Department. This ordinance would not include commercial property owners. This agenda item was approved.


The council also decided on five people to be put on the ballot for the election of the members to the Texas Coalition for Affordable Power board of directors. The candidates come out of Allen, Lewisville, Brownsville, Colleyville and Duncanville.