City council looking for input for future park upgrades
The Cameron City Council appointed new planning and zoning commission members and approved a special use permit during a meeting Monday night.
They also conducted a public hearing on the city’s Master Park Plan in a special meeting on Tuesday night.
The council appointed Nathan Fuchs, Kyle Nuttall and Clementine Ray to serve on the Planning and Zoning Commission in a unanimous vote.
They also held a public hearing to hear comments from Sonia Perez regarding a special use permit to place an HUD code manufactured home on 311 Ash Avenue.
Perez said the family plans to connect the manufactured home to the house already existing on the property.
Councilwoman Melissa Williams asked if the project due to the precedent of adding a manufactured home to an existing home and what it would mean for the city.
Councilman Maurice Goza advocated for the project as it falls under all regulations and only one person was opposed to it.
The council approved the special use permit.
The City of Cameron also held a public hearing to receive comments on the city’s Parks Master Plan on Tuesday night.
Janet Sheguit with BSP Engineers said the master plan, after approved, will be filed Texas Parks and Wildlife and will help the city to apply for grants that address issues mentioned in the master plan.
Attendees participated in an exercise to vote on what amenities were needed at each park.
A survey was also conducted online to receive input from the public late last year.
Another public hearing will be held on Jan. 14 at 6 p.m. at The Yards of Cameron. Residents who are interested in giving input on future park expansion and addition of amenities to the parks are asked to attend.
City Manager Rhett Parker said there will also be time for residents to stop by city hall and give input on the needed projects.