September 2018

Here is the Presentation that Councilman Herrington has put together for our upcoming Town Hall Meetings which are scheduled for October 4th at 6:30 PM and October 13th at 11:30 AM.

Ivanhoe Proposed
Road Bond Presentation
9-26-18

We hope that having this available prior to the meetings will answer some of your questions and bring to mind other questions that you may have after seeing it.


BOND ELECTION SCHEDULED FOR NOV 6, 2018.
City of Ivanhoe Council has elected to hold a $2,000,000
Bond Election on November 6th.

The decision was made after much debate but we feel that there is no other way to deal with the situation we have with our roads. The roads are deteriorating noticeably day to day. Our road crew has to continually patch the same areas of our main roads. Every rain brings more pot holes and this is due to the age and condition of the road base.

The plan presented for this election will be much different from the previous plan. The original map had been done prior to Harvey and totally based on economic development. We realized that having heard the concerns of our residents and having experienced Harvey we needed to rethink the plan.

The map that Councilman Herrington has proposed will include main access roads to each area of the city and will provide adequate evacuation routes in the event of hurricanes or other flooding.

We have held two Workshops to discuss the plan and are now scheduling a meeting with a group of experts to make sure that the cost estimate Councilman Herrington has come up with is accurate.

We have scheduled two Town Hall meetings to present the proposal. One is for Thursday, October 4th at 6:30 PM and one for Saturday October 13th at 11:30 AM following the monthly IPOIA meeting. The two dates, one during the week and one on a weekend are intended to serve the most residents possible.

We attempted to live stream the last workshop but were not able to do so (technical difficulty). With the help of Vance Townsend with Ivanhoe Internet, we are hoping to be able to stream both of the Town Hall Meetings.

If you are unable to attend and have questions, feel free to send them to us prior to the meetings so that they can be addressed at the meetings: coicityofivanhoe@gmail.com or coicathybennett@gmail.com. Via text at 409-429-6752.

Our community is facing a huge problem and based on our current income we do not have the funds to address it. Let’s come together and work toward a solution. We are open to input and suggestions.

We hope to see you at the meetings. Your input is important.

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