At the Jan. 27 meeting, Council held a public hearing and approved an amendment to the sign regulations of the zoning ordinance for the Marketplace at Highland Village. The amendment allows First Choice Emergency Room to incorporate their national standard logo of a red cross which is five feet three inches in height.
The sign regulations required walls signs to be three feet in height or less. The 7,205-square-foot building, which will be constructed on pad site west of Applebee’s, was approved at the Jan. 13 meeting.
Council received a presentation on Accountable Policing from Police Chief Doug Reim. The presentation included an in depth look at the hiring and training service philosophy behind the city’s community policing model and the programs and service provided to residents. Commander Schlichter presented the city’s racial profiling report confirming the Police Department’s compliance with state law governing racial profiling. The law requires each law enforcement agency in the state to adopt a written policy on racial profiling and prohibit its practice, as well as submit a report containing the information compiled during the previous calendar year.
The HVTV Update informed of the annual Father & Daughter Dance on Feb. 6 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Lewisville. Tickets can be purchased at hvparks.com or at The Robert & Lee DuVall Center. The HVBA Business Spotlight focused on Bistecca – An Italian Steakhouse. The Update also provided tips from the Highland Village Fire Department on ways to block the flu and informed residents of an upcoming Highland Village animal shelter pet adoption day at Petco on February 7.
The City Council early work session and regular session is available on HVTV (Time Warner 15; Verizon 43) and via the website streaming by clicking HVTV. The meetings are also available for on-demand viewing on the city website.
Laurie Mullens handles public relations for the City of Highland Village.