New vehicles, water bonds could be approved by council

Port Huron City Council meets tonight in their first regular session meeting of the month. Council will be asked to approve the purchase of five new pickup trucks, two Ford F-150s at a cost of nearly $62,000 each and three new F-250s for $83,000 each. The funds will come form the city’s’ motor vehicles fund and the trucks will be used by the streets division. City Council also expected to remove the spending threshold currently authorized for McMorran Place, allowing management to book entertainment acts without prior approval from the city.

An ordinance to amend the way the city sells water system revenue refunding bonds is also on tonight’s agenda. If approved, new bonds would be issued not to exceed a total of $6.4 million and used to fund improvements to the city’s water system. City Council also expected to make permanent a traffic control order stating that Stone and Harker Streets shall remain a four way stop. An agreement with DTE Energy provide streetlights for the new McNeil Creek Crossing Condominium project on 10th Avenue is also up for approval tonight. Port Huron City Council meets at 7pm at the Municipal Office Center.