Harker Heights City Council members met Tuesday to consider a rezoning request, a waiver of liens, amending the Utility Fund Budget for Fiscal Year 2017-2018 and set their holiday meeting schedule.

Mayor Spencer Smith also proclaimed the week of Nov. 13-18 as Harker Heights Children’s Book Week.

Chet Jump requested a rezoning change from a one-family dwelling district (R-1) to a rural-one family dwelling (R-1R) for his property at 2237 Apache Drive.

The request would enable Jump to construct an accessory/storage structure that is larger than allowed in an R-1 zoning district. The council approved the request with a 5-0 vote.

A request for waiver of liens on property at 223 E. Valley Road, introduced by Juan Lopez, was tabled for further discussion and will be brought back to the council at a later date.

Council members approved the calendar of meetings for November, December and January, as presented by Assistant City Manager Patty Brunson.

The council will not meet on either Nov. 21 or 28. The council meeting set for Dec. 5 will be canceled due to the city’s annual Employee Recognition Meeting.

The last meeting of 2017 will be a 5 p.m. council meeting held Dec. 12.

The 3 p.m. workshop on Dec. 19 will be canceled in addition to the Dec. 26 council meeting.

On Jan. 2, the 3 p.m. workshop meeting will be canceled.

For the remainder of January, a city council meeting is scheduled on Jan. 9, a workshop is planned on Jan. 16, a council meeting is set for Jan. 23 and a workshop will be held on Jan. 30.

Finance Director Alberta Barrett reported on amending the utility fund budget allowing the city to purchase the additional 0.75 million gallons of water per day from WCID No. 3 through the WCID No. 1 billing.

“The other portion of that is to begin the right-of-way acquisition and engineering for the waste water to serve the Killeen Independent School District and the middle school they are planning to build on Warriors Path,” Barrett said.

What was originally adopted as expenditures in the utility fund was $9,844,300. Expenditures will now be $10,000,500, reducing the utility fund balance by $40,800 and leaving $3.6 million in excess fund balance in the utility fund.

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