City approves street closures for CTHM expansion

By Allison Flores

The Cuero Record

 

Cuero City Council voted to continue with efforts made by Robert Oliver and the Chisholm Trail Heritage Museum regarding the closure of a portion of the eastern half of West Courthouse Street running between Esplanade and Terrel Streets. 

At last Monday’s meeting, Council approved the closure with the addition that the road will not be closed to the public until construction begins.

Oliver presented a proposal at August’s city meeting on behalf of the Chisholm Trail Heritage Museum; the expansion of the museum would provide three additional galleries and exhibit spaces for the museum, along with a cafe. The road space between the current CTHM and corner building (West Courthouse Street) would become a park area, connecting the two locations with greenery and walkways. 

Upgrades are coming to Hillside Cemetary thanks to the Hillside Cemetery Maintenance Fund; the City placed out quotes for approximately seven hundred and eighty feet (780’) of fencing on the east side of the Hillside Cemetery was awarded to Ariza Fencing for $2,100. 

Sidewalk repair on the east side of Hillside Cemetery was also approved last Monday and awarded to ABN Construction with the amount not to exceed over $5,000. 

At the October meeting, councilmembers unanimously voted to authorize City Manager Raymie Zella to close the city airport, however, the process has been halted until further notice.

Before heading into an executive session, the council heard a proposal from Zella regarding a potential dog park in the city. 

Both Zella and Mayor Sara Post Meyer have received suggestions from citizens about a dog park.

A grassy area that the city owns near the Boys and Girls Club of DeWitt County (East Courthouse Street) could be fenced off providing a space for dog-owners to let their furry friends get some exercise. 

While no action was taken on this item, the idea is set to come up in future city agendas. 

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