Harker Heights City Council members heard from residents Teck Low and Cecil Mosely on Tuesday regarding parking problems in the 600 block of Llama Trail.
Low reported at least 10 cars are parked around his neighbor’s house every day and only inches from his driveway.
“It is an eyesore and they park right by the T-Junction,” Low said. “My daughter is a new driver and seeing her back out of my driveway to get to school is a burden to me. I’m hoping the City Council can do something about it.”
Police Chief Mike Gentry and City Manager David Mitchell said they are aware of the situation.
Mosely shared with the council about safety and congestion concerns on Llama Trail by saying, “The problem started on one side of the street but now is on both sides and even interferes with the delivery of mail. I hope we can get some assistance with this.”
Mayor Spencer Smith said, “The police and fire chief and the city manager are here tonight and they will meet about what can be done about this.”
Also at Tuesday’s workshop meeting, Sarah Ruiz, housing navigator with the Central Texas Aging and Disability Resource Center, addressed the council concerning the need for affordable, accessible and integrated housing.
Ruiz asked the council for permission to make a formal presentation at a future meeting about resources available to Harker Heights through the center.
Ruiz said she already met with the assistant city manager about setting up a schedule.
In other action, the council appointed Jeff Orlando to fill an unexpired term through 2018 on the Economic Development Corporation Board.
Orlando will replace Bobby Hoxworth, who has moved out of the Harker Heights city limits.
Mayor Pro Tem Hal Schiffman, Mayor Smith, Mike Aycock and City Manager Mitchell were also reappointed to the EDC board.
Also Tuesday, Finance Director Alberta Barrett presented an investment report for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2016-17.
The total amount invested as of Sept. 30 was $22,562,422.75.
“The days to maturity on the total are 81 days by using a short term investment strategy,” Barrett said.
Total investments decreased by $6,209,799.94 from the prior quarter.
“The decreases in the utility, drainage, and debt service funds can be attributed to payments for August debt payments,” Barrett said.
Barrett provided detail of the total investments including the CDARS program — $6,590,662.45, certificates of deposit — $1,998,083.70, checking accounts — $3,238,933.51 and pool accounts — $10,735,023.09.