City Council Approves Incentives for Brownwood Hotel Project

The Brownwood City Council met Tuesday morning, November 23rd, with the last item of business on the agenda being an Executive Session to discuss possible incentives for the Brownwood Hotel project and Event Center legal discussion.

After spending about 45 minutes in closed session, the Council unanimously approved incentives up to $50,000 for the Brownwood Hotel Project.

“The Council just approved waiving some landfill, sanitation and permit fees for the Brownwood Hotel Project. The goal really is for them to start cleaning out the building – debris, old furniture, all the kind of things that are in there,” said Ray Tipton, Executive Director of the Brownwood Municipal Development District.

“This is really the city’s first step to partner with the owners to get the project moving so they can start getting it cleaned up and get the game plan for what the future is going to hold for the new hotel,” Tipton said.

The Council took no action on executive session items which included Event Center legal discussion and Letter of Intent with Landmark Dividend for a lease option for a cell tower lease.

IN THE PHOTO:  Ray Tipton, Executive Director of the Brownwood Municipal Development District, is shown addressing the Brownwood City Council Tuesday morning.  Council members HD Jones and Draco Miller are also shown in the photo.