At Tuesday’s regularly scheduled city council meeting a resolution was also approved by the council to enter into contract agreements with H&F Consulting Inc. and Kimley-Horn & Associates for the Water System Modeling Update in Melissa’s Capital Improvement Program.
Bob Helmberger, the city engineer, said the current computer water modeling system was put into place in 2007.
“Since 2007 we’ve added about 2,000 residential houses and approximately 13-14 subdivisions spread out across the city,” he said. “So we’re in a position right now where we need to remodel the system with analytical computer modeling to make sure that we’re still heading in the right direction for the next wave of water system improvements that we anticipate in the next few years.
The council also approved a resolution confirming the city’s support for the development of a 2017 Collin County Bond program. That program will be voted on by Collin County Commissioners later this year and intends to fund the development of a Limited Access Roadway System in the county.
Clarence Daugherty, the director of engineering for Collin County, said the LAR system would initiate the process to start projects on U.S. 380, State Highway 78, the north-south corridor of U.S. 75 and Lake Lavon, and the Outer Loop west of U.S. 75.
Mayor Reed Greer also presented a proclamation designating the week of March 19 – 25 of 2017 as Poison Prevention Week. The proclamation is intended to draw attention to accidental poisonings of children due to harmful household chemicals.
“These products when not used as intended or as directed may be hazards, particularly when children gain access to them,” Greer said reading from the proclamation. “Whereas over the past 55 years the nation has been observing the Poison Prevention Week to call attention to these hazards and how proper handling and disposal of these substances and proper usage of the safety packaging can help eliminate them.”