Centerville council takes steps toward new park

Officials gave their OK for a planned new city park logo and for development of a park site plan.

Kate Hogan, Centerville’s director of marketing and economic development, presented and got unanimous approval Tuesday for a newly designed blue, green and grey Center Park at Centerville logo from the City Council on Tuesday.

She said the logo will be part of the city’s branding for the park and part of overall plans for a redeveloped Centerville town center. The park will be at the corner of North Houston Lake Boulevard and Church Street.

Mike Brumfield, Centerville director of operations, asked council members to approve a funding source for the next phase of the park’s development: engineering and site plan development.

The council approved spending $35,000 from undesignated general fund monies. Following the unanimous vote which moves the park one more step toward construction — and then to being in use by residents — Councilman Randall Wright shouted a hardy, “ ’Bout time.”

Also in conjunction with the park, Brumfield got approval to spend $8,250 for asbestos removal and demolition of a house on a lot the city recently bought. The property would increase access from North Houston Lake Boulevard to park property parallel to North Houston Lake Boulevard but for the most part is behind other lots along the street.

In other business during the council’s Tuesday meeting, Capt. Charles Hadden promoted two Centerville police officers to the rank of sergeant. Hadden is leading the department while it is without a chief.

Hadden said Michael Moriarty was promoted from investigator to sergeant investigator. Moriarty has been with the department for fourteen months after 10 years with the Warner Robins Police Department, Hadden said.

John Trementham was promoted from patrol officer to patrol sergeant, Hadden said. Trementham has been with the department for nine months after 14 years with the Macon department.