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  • Friday, November 04, 2016
    Council OKs more housing board members
    Adding two members to the Brenham Housing Authority’s board of directors has been approved by city council members.
     
    The council voted Thursday to boost the BHA board to nine members, at the request of the current board.

    Board chairman Rick Flammer said more members are needed because of an increase in BHA’s project activity.
     
    BHA oversees hundreds of public housing units.
     
    Flammer said the agency has received federal tax credits to rehabilitate dozens of its Northview Circle units and expects to receive approval to build 80 more units.
     
    “Things are moving along,” he told the council. “There’s a lot of work that’s going to have to be done. We’d like to have a lot more ‘horsepower.’”
     
    Expanding to nine members will allow the board to form subcommittees, splitting up oversight responsibilities, Flammer added.
     
    The board plans to recommend that Tee Dippel and Ken Mueller be added as directors.
     
    The council also:
     
    • Approved an agreement with O’Malley Strand Associates for engineering services on rehabilitation of a water tower on Church Street.
     
    • Authorized final payment of $20,515 to R&B Group for its work on rehabilitation of the water treatment plant.
     
    • Noted 10 years of service by Jeana Bellinger, administration; Stacy Hardy, finance department; and Kevin Post, water treatment plant.

    Source: Brenham Banner-Press