The Granger City Council met at City Hall on March 8 for at 7 p.m. The following items were discussed throughout the duration of the meeting.


Approval to ban open burning of leaves, branches and other plant materials the entire year, with exceptions of a permit


The city council approved a ban that would be placed on burning one’s leaves, branches, and other plant materials. The ban was suggested to avoid potential smoke hazards and upkeep. During the meeting, an additional exception to the ban was proved if a permit was obtained from the fire department.


“We offer an alternative at no charge,” Mayor, Cathy Fuson said.


The Granger Fire Department will still pick up the outdoor materials every Wednesday and burn in a designated area. The Granger Fire Department has requested that citizens put their leaves, branches, and other plant materials in either an environmental-friendly unit or place items in heavy-duty yard waste bags.


Parks and Recreation Report: Grant accepted for Solar Lights at Centennial Park


Parks and Recreation Coordinator, Jennifer Harned, recently heard back from the Dallas County Foundation regarding a request for a grant. The grant was accepted and Harned says the funds will go towards putting Solar Lights around the path at Centennial Park.


Approval of City of Granger program guide


Parks and Recreation Coordinator, Jennifer Harned, recently created a rough draft of a program centered around the city of Granger. The program includes organizations, events, and information about the community.


The council approved to have Harned go forward with a finalized copy and print job.


“This is awesome, thank you,” Fuson said.


“This is the first time we’ve always done this,” Harned said.


Harned believes the program is necessary for the community and all programs will be mailed to all residents in the community.


“I think it’s good to have everything in one location,” Harned said.


The goal is to get the programs out before registration begins Apr. 1 for organizations and sporting events.