City Council members spent more than three hours discussing a number of items during a workshop and regular meeting Tuesday.
The meeting was in the new technology center building at 508 S. Second St.
Employees Mark Turner and Lela Turner were honored for 10 and 25 years for years of service respectively during the meeting.
The Citizens Fire & Public Safety Volunteers Association were recognized for their donation to the new technology center and for a National Night Out donation.
Mayor Frank Seffrood read a proclamation declaring September as National Preparedness Month.
The City Council authorized fire department representatives designated by the city manager to submit applications for training reimbursement grants throughout the fiscal year 2018 in a total amount not to exceed $12,500 to the Texas A&M Forest Service TIFMAS grant program.
Councilmen also approved more than $2 million for the 2018 capital outlay plan; approved long-range plans for 2018-2022; approved city fee schedules for the 2017-2018 budget; approved the Economic Development Corporation budget of more than $3 million; and gave their blessing to rename the Municipal Civic Center as the Copperas Cove Civic Center.