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City Council amends mermaid art locations, makes board appointments


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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