News fromMontgomery County and Shenandoah
Homeless shelter plans advance MONTGOMERYCOUNTY Federal funds will helpMontgomery County purchase and rehabilitate a building The agreement is for up to $495,000 in CDBG funds for the project, and another $1.3 million is coming from a Homeless Emergency Services Grant as part of the CARES Act for building rehabilitation. The building is located at BY VANESSA HOLT
TroyeDunlap formally appointed chief after 23 years on Shenandoah police force
BY ANDREW CHRISTMAN
Dunlap has spoken about his plans for the department as the chief of police, which include expanding training options for ocers, better communication between the department and the public, and creating a citizens academy for outreach opportunities.
SHENANDOAH Shenandoah City Council ocially appointed Troye Dunlap as the Shenandoah chief of police during a Sept. 9 meeting. “I don’t think this was a big surprise. Troye’s been doing such an outstanding job the last several months that this was a pretty easy one on the agenda,” Mayor Ritch Wheeler said. Dunlap has been the acting chief of police since May 1 and was appointed interim chief of police during a May 13 meeting. Dunlap has served on the Shenandoah Police Department for 23 years after joining in 1997 as a reserve ocer. He oversees a sta of 17 patrol ocers, one lieutenant, three sergeants, one detective, one investigator, two community resource ocers, one evidence specialist and one administrative assistant.
that will be used to help shelter homeless families. This project was previously discussed over the summer as commissioners decided how to use Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act funds. On Sept. 22, the Montgomery County Commissioners Court approved a Community Development Block Grant agreement with the nonprot group Family Promise to acquire a facility that will become a shelter for individuals experiencing homelessness and help isolate fami- lies during contagious disease events. The acquisition comes from scal year 2020-21 funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development CDBG program and is a part of the county’s ve-year plan to develop facilities and support social service organizations, accord- ing to agenda materials.
109 Commercial Circle, Conroe, and will include seven bedrooms with a resident manager, according to the meeting agenda. “[Precinct 1 Commissioner] Mike [Meador] has told me so much about what you’re doing, and it’s so impressive. It’s so desperately needed,” Precinct 3 Commissioner James Noack said at the meeting. County Judge Mark Keough was not present at the Sept. 22 meeting.
The Woodlands Township board of directors will meet at 6 p.m. Oct. 22 at 2801
Technology Forest Blvd., The Woodlands. 281-210-2800 www.thewoodlands-tx.gov Shenandoah City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Oct. 14 and 28 at 29955 I-45 N., Shenandoah. 281-298-5522.www.shenandoahtx.us
109 Commercial Circle, Conroe
Oak Ridge North City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Oct. 26 at 27474 Robinson Road, Oak Ridge North. 281-292-4648. www.oakridgenorth.com
THE WOODLANDS EDITION • OCTOBER 2020
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