After entering an interlocal agreement with the county, the Paradise City Council Thursday devised a priority and optional list for street repairs.
On the priority list, School House Road and Pecan Street are to receive a new surface, and Bluebonnet, Ash and Hickory streets will be repaired.
Mesquite, Elm and Cedar streets were placed on the optional list.
The council also heard from newly elected Paradise Youth Recreation Association (PYRA) board members Jamie Cook, Misty Thomas, Jodi Messenger and Todd Nelson regarding the entity’s relationship with the city.
According to current ordinance, the city budgets $2,000 for the organization every year, and the organization is expected to pay its monthly electric bill and report to the council every month. PYRA is also responsible for the upkeep of the grounds, which are owned and insured by the city, something members don’t agree with.
“How are we responsible for something we don’t own?” Messenger said.
“I personally would like to see PYRA taken off the agenda,” council member Chris Harris said. “That way they don’t have to report their minutes to us … It would take one item off our agenda every month, and these guys don’t have to come up every month, and we don’t spend 45 minutes bickering.
“They’re not going to do anything to tear the fields up. Their overall goal is to make things better for the future kids.”
Council will review and revise the policy and discuss a leasing option for the park at its next meeting, Thursday, July 19.
In other news, the council set a budget workshop for 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 17.