The Oct. 24 Humble City Council meeting opened with recognition of the Young Men’s Service League (YMSL) of Kingwood. YMSL is a nonprofit group comprised of young men and their mothers.

This group promotes not only philanthropic involvement in the community but also building positive relationships between mother and son. The organization was formed in 2001 in Plano. It was founded by Pam and Julie Rosenberg so that high school-aged children would spend quality time with their mothers to serve and support each other.

“YMSL boasts 7,000 moms and 8,000 young high school men. We are so proud of you and your mothers as you seek to do good for those around you. As a city, we thank you for leading the life you are leading,” said Humble City Mayor Merle Aaron.

Following the recognition, Clinton Wong spoke on local projects, one of which is for the design of the Townsend Senior Apartments. Aaron asked that he re-submit the land use plans. Wong shared the elevation plans and layout for a one-story, 6-unit per building design.

“The materials and construction are as shown in the plans. The sewer and water plans will come after this meeting,” said Wong.

An assembly permit was approved for Humble Methodist Church road closures Oct. 27 from 6-7:30 p.m. for their annual fall activities. The church is located at Avenue G between Main Street and Granberry Street.

In closing, Aaron discussed benefits packets for employees and retirees of the city for 2020.

“There are two plans we are offering to provide a more consumer-driven approach to health care and benefits. We are ensuring we are still offering robust options. Sometimes when there is an increase in cost in one area, it is made up for in another. Overall, there will be a cost reduction to the city,” he said.

Aaron proudly boasted, “The greatest asset to the city is the employees. We want to take care of them beyond their years of service.”

Boardmember David Pierce announced, “Don’t forget that there are several Trunk-or-Treat events around town, but be safe and keep our children safe, too.”

Pierce also informed all attendees that the Humble Police Academy Graduation will take place at the Civic Center Nov. 12.

The next regularly scheduled Humble City Council Meeting is Nov. 8 at 6:30 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chamber located at 114 W. Higgins.

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