Town Council meets to discuss balcony use, fitness challenge

By Aubrey Turner
For the Prosper Press
A development along 380 for multi-family units was discussed by the town council during the May 22 meeting.

Town Council meeting met on May 22nd for the second regular meeting of the month. Announcements during the meeting included a reminder for residents to contribute ideas to the Prosper Downtown plan, the Summer Library Reading Program, the Prosper Police and Fire Softball game, and summer camps at Parks and Recreation registration is open.

Mayor Fitness Challenge participants were recognized at the meeting. During the challenge, residents were encouraged to walk or run one hundred miles or bike three hundred miles. Ninety-six participants turned in the fitness log, with a total of 20,572 miles completed. “You all did a tremendous job walking, jogging, and cycling,” Mayor Ray Smith. “Fitness is important to me, and I hope you will continue to exercise. The council and I thank you for participating in the program.” Tim Lynch won the random drawing of participants and will receive a Fitbit from Parks and Recreation.

The month of May 2021 was declared Bike Month. “Creating bicycle safe communities and reducing pollution,” Mayor Smith said. “We also know that bicycling draws people to our town. Thank you to the bicycling community for putting this in gear.”

The town council passed an authorization for the Town Manager to execute an Escrow Agreement with the construction company who is responsible for the improvements on Broadway as it goes into Windmill Hill development. Because of the timing of this construction, this authorization will allow more work to be done before a payment is required.

A development along 380 for multifamily units was discussed by the town council. The developer agreed to install a newer waterline along this area that would benefit the Town of Prosper. The developer will also install a walk and jog trail, a dog park, and landscaping. The town council requested that the developer abide by materials clauses applied to the single family units. More information from the developer is required before a decision can be made. The town council heard a proposal that four receptions would be held on the balconies in the Town Hall. Each reception would be informal and social. The maximum gathering is 48 people. This would allow the town council to build relationships with a variety of groups in Prosper. Each event would cost about $600 for food and supplies. The cost for furniture is about $4500. This balcony area would be only for town hosted events. “This will help us continue that hometown feel,” Council Member Amy Bartley said. “I love this idea and it will be great.”

Town Council meets twice a month on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month. The next meeting is June 8th at 5:45 p.m.