Tuesday’s Anna City Council meeting was brief with just a few agenda items posted.

Council approved an interlocal agreement with Collin County for the US Highway 75 Utility Relocation Project. Public Works Director Joseph Johnson said TxDOT is planning to reconstruct and widen US 75 from the Outer Loop Road north through the FM 455 exchange. TxDOT requires the relocation of city-owned water lines that will conflict with the project. It is estimated that the cost of the project will be just over $1.8 million, and it is anticipated that approximately 60 percent of that cost, $1.1 million, will be reimbursed to the city by TxDOT after the project is completed.

Since the city has limited financial resources, and given the regional importance of the US 75 expansion program, Collin County is assisting the city with the project by providing funds to the city for the design and construction. Any reimbursement that the city receives from TxDOT would be remitted to Collin County.

Council also approved an engineering task order with Birkhoff, Hendricks and Carter, LLP for the US 75 utility relocation project. Johnson said Anna has approximately 11, 957 feet (2.26 miles) of water lines that will have to be relocated. The engineering task order provides for design, bidding, contract administration services and engineering consulting for a total fee not to exceed $227,650.

A public hearing was held for a special use permit for an animal grooming and boarding facility located at the southwest corner at the intersection of Sam Rayburn Memorial Highway (SH 121) and FM 2862 nearby Tri County Veterinary facility on FM 2862. Following the public hearing council approved the requested special use permit.

Meeting Notes: Absent from this meeting was Mayor Pro-tem Chad Barnes.