City approves list of streets to be fixed
The Cameron City Council approved a list of city streets to be paved in 2023 during a meeting on Monday night.
The list of streets to be zipped is as follows: Washington from First to Gillis, Main from Washington to Lamar, Larma from Gillis to Main, W. 10th from Austin to Polk, W. 4th from end of W. Main, S. Jefferson from Batte to Santa Fe, Dossett from Austin to Rusk, Austin from Tyson to Batte, Austion Barn Road from 4th to Batte, Spanish Oak from 4th to dead end, W. 11th from Rusk to Madison, W. 10th from Nolan to dead end, Newton from Burleson to College and Morrison from College to Rusk.
The list of streets that are set for overlay are: W 10th from Vogelsang to MLK, Main from W. 4th to Columbus, Austin from Tyson to Main, Lee from 4th to 6th, W. 8th from Austin to MLK, and W. 12th from Austin to MLK.
City Manager Ricky Tow said the paving projects will begin after the city has finished limb clean up from the storm earlier this year. That is projected to be in another 30-45 days.
He said that 3,400 cubic yards of limbs and debris have been picked up in the city so far.
During the meeting the city council also accepted a Film Friendly Texas designation from Governor Greg Abbott’s office.
For more than 50 years, the Texas Film Commission has helped grow local jobs and economies by promoting the Lone Star State as the premier destination for film, television, commercial, animation, visual effects, video game, and extended reality (XR) production.
“Being designated as a Texas Film Friendly Community is a huge step forward for the City of Cameron,” said former Cameron Mayor Connie Anderle. “Our historic city is unique in many areas and has so much to offer the film media industry. We are proud to be a part of advancing positive economic opportunities for Texas and our community. We look forward to working together to increase awareness of our ‘Heart of Texas’ area. This will come with the Texas Film Commission’s activities through motion pictures and commercials.”
In other business the city council also: approved the demolition of sub-standard structures at 1007 S. Burleson and 813 W. 8th; approved a request to hold the March for Jesus on May 27; and heard from resident Clementine Ray about drainage and pot holes on West 12th and 8th Streets.