The Bridgeport City Council will consider adopting an ordinance in its meeting Tuesday that would amend the city code to make it easier to operate food trucks within the city limits.
The issue was brought up at the council’s last meeting by Ryder Holley, who took issue with the fact that he had to move his Five Boys Ranch food truck every three hours just to comply with city ordinances.
Another item left over from last week’s meeting, Ken Kilpatrick’s sign ordinance amendment, will be discussed in a public hearing. Kilpatrick is asking the council to allow him to set up a pole sign at 1603 Chico Highway that would exceed the maximum gross surface area permitted.
The council will also:
- hold its first public hearing on the proposed tax rate of $0.5875 per $100 valuation;
- hold a public hearing to adopt the 2014-2015 fiscal year budget;
- hear a presentation on the analysis of racial profiling statistics for police;
- discuss the possibility of closing Bridgeport Municipal Airport during the runway extension project;
- consider purchasing health and dental insurance from Blue Cross Blue Shield, vision insurance from Superior Vision and life insurance from Assurant;
- consider adopting a resolution opposing the proposed rules on natural gas rates being considered by the Railroad Commission;
- discuss the sale of approximately 225 acres in the Grunder and BBB & CRR surveys;
- consider awarding a bid and entering into a contract for water line improvements with the 2013 Texas Community Development Block Grant Project No. 713050; and
- consider approving a lease agreement between the city and Robert Chaney for a haunted house.
The meeting is 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19, in Bridgeport City Hall, 900 Thompson St. It is open to the public.