Roundup: Bellaire funds toilets in Mulberry Park, city council certifies second-round election results

Brian Witt has been certified for position 5 on the Bellaire City Council. (Community impact newspaper staff)

Brian Witt has been officially certified for position 5 on Bellaire City Council, following a board meeting scheduled for December 20.

Witt won the second round of the December 11 elections, with 53.24% of the vote against his opponent, Andrea Ehlers.

Witt joins Winfred Frazier and Ross Gordon as new board members. Both council members won their races – for positions 1 and 3, respectively – in elections held in November. All three board members are new to the board this year.

Council members are elected every four years. In 2024, positions 2, 4 and 6 will be available.

Also at the December 20 meeting, council approved the purchase of a pre-fab toilet at Mulberry Park at a cost of $ 95,879.

Located near Mulberry Lane in Bellaire, the park features baseball diamonds, a picnic area, a playground and a tennis court, among other amenities.

Construction of the new toilets is expected to be completed in early summer 2022.

The official certification was preceded by the announcement that December 20, 2021 would be proclaimed Officer Charlie Hayden Day. The announcement was made in coordination with Stuff the Sleigh, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping children affected by cancer and their families. Four-year-old Charlie Hayden was named the youngest honorary member of the Bellaire Police Department on December 9.

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