Bowie City Council moves its meeting to Thursday

The Bowie City Council has once again moved its recently implemented Monday meeting dates to a called session at noon July 12.
A hefty agenda is scheduled including City Manager Bert Cunningham’s first presentation of a budget proposal for 2018-19. As per the city charter the budget presentation must be made in July.
In the past the program has included an overview of revenues and expenses as the council begins to consider anychanges. Certified property values are expected around July 25.
A public hearing on the proposed budget will be set for Aug. 14.
The city may soon be closing on the purchase of the former Legend Bank Motorbank at the corner of Tarrant and Mason Streets. The real estate sales contract will be presented for a council vote.
The purchase was approved in March and includes a $75,000 cash payment and a portion of the city property located at State Highway 59 and Orchard Street. Legend officials have indicated they want to build a storage facility on the back portion of the property.
In new business an agreement with D&S Engineering for a geotechnical investigation of potential solar array sites will be presented. City officials met with several possible developers two weeks ago to tour sites and discuss options. Testing of the sites will have be conducted to determine the best location.
Other topics include an update from Comcell on the installation of fiberoptic lines; update on the hazard mitigation plan for the county launched through Nortex and consider library printing charges for copies and hours of operation.