The Highland Village City Council approved a resolution at their May 13 meeting authorizing a traffic study of Highland Shores Boulevard to be conducted by Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc.
The study will identify street, intersection, bicycle and pedestrian improvements that will aid in improving safety and neighborhood mobility, according to city officials.
The study was prompted by inquiries regarding signage, bike lanes, crosswalks and general safety along Highland Shores Boulevard.
Ceremonial oaths of office were conducted for incoming council members Michelle Schwolert, Patrick Coon, John McGee and Mayor Pat Davis. Council member Charlotte Wilcox was elected Mayor Pro Tem and council member Bill Meek was elected Deputy Mayor Pro Tem.
A presentation was made to outgoing Councilmember Louis Robichaux, IV, who served on council since 2006.
“Known as the ‘budget hawk,’ Louis brought a strong financial background to the council,” said Mayor Pat Davis. “Since my time as Mayor, when we develop the city budget I looked to Louis for his guidance and insight. I appreciate the time and energy he has given to ensure Highland Village operates and plans for the future in a finically efficient manner. I will miss the perspective Louis provided on the council and wish him well,”
During the Council and Mayor announcements, CoServ Charitable Foundation presented the Police Department with a check in the amount of $6,335 for the purchase of a speed trailer. Mayor Davis also recognized Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Month.
Mayor Davis presented the Fire Department with the Heart Safe Community Award. The award, given by the International Association of Fire Chiefs, recognizes fire service-based EMS and other EMS systems with creative approaches to implement and maintain systems to prevent and treat cardiac-related diseases within their communities.
“Residents and visitors to Highland Village can rest assured their emergency medical services are the best in the country. I congratulate the work of our past councils, city staff, Chief Glover and his department for taking the steps to implement the educational programs, training and placement of necessary equipment to provide this level of quality service to our community,” said Mayor Pat Davis.
The Heart Safe Community Award honors departments representing small communities with populations under 100,000 and large communities with populations over 100,000. The award was presented in conjunction with Emergency Medical Services Week.
The HVTV Update informed residents of the upcoming Celebrate Highland Village to be held on June 7, the Movies in the Park scheduled for Friday, May 16 and the HVBA Spotlight featured Megan’s Lifestyle Boutique in The Shops at Highland Village.