The Wharton City Council is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, July 27 via Zoom to discuss COVID-19-related measures, including an extension of a disaster declaration signed on March 16, as well as consideration to approve proposed coronavirus relief fund expenditures using the CARES Act funding.

Other agenda items to be considered Monday include:

  • City of Wharton financial report for June 2020.
  • Request from Michael Ricarte for a front property line setback variance of 20 feet from the required 25-foot setback and a side property line setback variance of 1 foot from the required 5-foot setback for the construction of a carport.
  • Request from the Wharton County Recovery Team on behalf of Mamie Hayes for a front property line setback variance of 4 feet from the required 25-foot setback and a side property line setback variance of 4 feet from the required 15-foot setback for the construction of a medically necessary accessible ramp.
  • Request from Jenna Blinn with Bleyl Engineering for a variance as it pertains to review comments received on the height and width of the on-site detention berm and height of freeboard for the Berkeley Eye Center, 1602 Fulton Street.
  • Request by Ron Sanders, executive director of the Wharton Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture, for city assistance by approving the following for the Party Under to the Bridge to be held Thursday, Oct. 15:
    1. Closing traffic from 4-8 p.m. at a portion of Colorado Street from Dinosaur Park to underneath the southbound lane of Business 59.
    2. Closing traffic from 4-8 p.m. at the U-shaped access road from the south side of the Dinosaur parking lot to Colorado Street.
    3. Traffic control as needed.
    4. Access to electrical power in as close proximity as possible to the entrance of the park at Colorado Street.
    5. Trash cans and, if possible, clean-up assistance.
    6. Labor and logistics to pick up, set up and return retained tables and chairs form the Simply Devine Event Center.
    7. Allow open containers within the confines of the event area coordinated with the Wharton Police Department.
  • A resolution of the Wharton City Council approving a one-year extension for the City of Wharton bank depository services.
  • A resolution of the Wharton City Council designating authorized signatories for contractual documents and documents for requesting funds pertaining to the Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery Program (CDBG-DR) contract number 20-066-005-C034.
  • A resolution approving an architectural services agreement between the city and Stern & Bucek Architects for the Guffey Park Pavillion Improvement Project.
  • A resolution declaring certain City of Wharton properties as surplus properties and to place said properties for sale.
  • FM 1301 extension advance funding agreement and Memorandum of Understanding (MOU):
    1. A resolution authorizing the new advanced funding agreement to a category 11 project (construct new location roadway) on the system — generally described as constructing the extension of FM 1301 from Texas 60 to U.S. 59 in Wharton — between the city and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT).
    2. A resolution approving a Memorandum of Understanding with TxDOT for the new advanced funding agreement to a category 11 project on the system between the city and TxDOT and authorizing the mayor of the City of Wharton to execute the agreement.
  • Pay request from Aftermath Structural Repair LL for the emergency repairs to the Santa Fe drainage channel outfall.
  • A resolution of the Wharton City Council approving the purchase of human resource management software through BambooHR for contactless human resource management.
  • Update of City of Wharton grant programs.
  • Update of city ongoing projects.
  • Appointments and resignations to the city boards, commissions and committees.
  • City council boards, commissions and committee reports.

Finally, city council may adjourn into executive session to discuss the city manager’s evaluation. Any action taken will be conducted in open session.

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Prior to the regularly-scheduled meeting of the Wharton City Council, the finance and parks and recreation committees will meet at 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., respectively.

If you would like to address the council or committees during the public comments portion of the meeting, submit an email before 3 p.m. Monday, July 27 to pfavors@cityofwharton.com and provide your name, address, telephone number and the agenda item on which you wish to speak.

Join the meeting via Zoom with the meeting ID: 947 8228 8990 and password 754137 or dial in by phone by calling (346) 248-7799 (Houston) or toll-free at (888) 853-5257.


To view Monday’s agendas or past minutes, visit the City of Wharton website.

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