City Council decides on several important issues - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

10/8/09

City Council decides on several important issues in Thursday's meeting

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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - The Lubbock City Council met on Thursday morning and had a full agenda to discuss and vote on.

The council approved a 5-year lease agreement, relocating the Godeke Library branch to the shopping center at the south Loop and Slide. The library will soon move into the space which is currently occupied by Barnes and Noble. The bookstore will open their new location at the South Plains Mall on November 4th.

Council also approved additional work on 34th Street for the movement of a water line from underneath 34th Street to 33rd Street. This will extend the completion time for the project to March of 2010, but substantial completion is expected by December.

Another project creating delays on 34th Street should be finished by late November. Klein tells NewsChannel 11 the reconstruction of 34th Street and University is scheduled to be completed by Thanksgiving. This project is paid for with funds from a 2004 bond election.

Council also approved an oversight committee for a November bond election. Members re-visited the issue after the measure stalled with a three to three vote. Councilman Jim Gilbreath was absent during the first discussion, but his vote tilted the table to "yes" in this morning's meeting. If voters do not approve any projects, a committee would not be formed.

East Lubbock residents will also see improvements. The City Council approved road improvement projects on Martin Luther King Boulevard and 16th Street.

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