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City Council amends mermaid art locations, makes board appointments

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mermaid statues are currently being held inside of a storage unit off of Highway 123
The mermaid statues are currently being held inside of a storage unit off of Highway 123 until placement plans for the project are finalized.
Photo by Lara Dietrich | Special to the Star.

The City Council held their regular meeting Mar. 6 to approve members for different boards and discuss placement of mermaid statues announced in September 2017.

The City Council amended a location change for the mermaid statues. The Blooming Brightly Mermaid statue will be placed at the children’s playscape to create a more imaginative appeal for children. The other mermaid statues will be spread throughout the city and locations around the Square. Council unanimously approved the amendment and said the statues will be out soon.

The City Council discussed a fee waiver proposal for Hays County Public Safety Facility Projects with an estimated value of $400,486. Council Members Scott Gregson and Jane Hughson ad concerns over the waiver and the financial impact it would have on residents. The Council postponed its decision and will revisit it later.

The City Council moved to its next agenda item, which called for the creation of a designated permit area under Section 82.189 of the San Marcos City Code that would allow parking by permit-only on the west side of the 300 Block of North Street between Burleson Street and Hutchison Street. The Council denied the proposal to create a designated parking area on North Street due to concerns over how permits would be implemented and enforced.

The final item on the agenda was the appointing of new members to various Boards and Commissions. The number of individuals the City Council appointed included the following:

Airport Commission – 2 members

Animal Shelter Advisory Committee – 2 members

Arts Commission – 3 members

Cemetery Commission – 4 members

Convention and Visitors Bureau Board – 7 members

Economic Development San Marcos Board – 1 member

Ethics Review Commission – 4 members

Historic Preservation Commission – 4 members

Housing Authority – 3 members

Library Board – 4 members

Main Street Advisory Board – 2 members

Neighborhood Commission – 6 members

Parks and Recreation Board – 4 members

Planning and Zoning Commission – 3 members

San Marcos Youth Commission – 15 members

Senior Citizen Advisory Board – 4 members

Veteran’s Affairs Advisory Committee – 3 members

Zoning Board of Adjustment – 3 members

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