The new home construction boom in Anna continues as city council at Tuesday’s meeting approved the final plat of the Oak Hollow subdivision Phase 6A. The 34 acres of land located east of Throckmorton Creek and north of Taylor Boulevard will have 112 residential lots and an open space tract dedicated to the city as park land.

Council also approved a preliminary plat for the Camden Parc subdivision on 57 acres of land located east of the DART Line and south of Lindsey lane (CR 376). The future development will include 183 residential lots and one commercial lot. A previous preliminary plat for this property was approved by Council in August, 2006; however it had expired.

An engineering services contract was approved by council with Birkhoff, Hendricks and Carter, LLP for the Hackberry Elevated Storage and Water Main projects. The contract, according to Public Works Director Robert Woods, includes the preparation of specifications, bidding, documents and contract administration for a 750,000 gallon elevated storage tank and water distribution system improvements including 10,500 feet of water mains to support the Hackberry elevated storage tank. The consulting fee is $221,360 with a provision of $85,700 for additional services.

Council passed an ordinance approving the City of Anna personnel policy manual. City Manager Philip Sanders said that for the past year staff has been working on a draft of the updated personnel policy manual which contains guidelines and policies for the city’s employees. The updated policies have been reviewed extensively by the city’s management and city attorney. In order to approve the new manual, Council passed an ordinance repealing all previous ordinances and resolutions pertaining to the previous personnel policy manual.

Council also approved the 2014 Facilities Use Agreement with Anna Youth Sports Association (AYSA). The 2014 agreement, according to Sanders, is nearly identical to the 2013 agreement.

Councilman John Hopewell was appointed to represent Anna on the Texoma Area Paratransit System (TAPS) Public Transit technical Advisory Committee. Since July, 2012 TAPS has been providing public transportation in Collin County, which includes service to Anna residents. As Sanders explained, TAPS will hold quarterly Technical Advisory Committee meetings and each city in Collin County will have one representative attending.