Victoria County Commissioners discuss future plans for farmer’s market, animal control – Victoria Advocate
The Victoria Farmers’ Market is one step better to offering a 2nd market day after Victoria Region Commissioners accepted extending the marketplace’s lease to consist of Wednesdays throughout Monday’s Court meeting.
“Our subscription has actually expanded a lot. The amount of food that we have has expanded a lot. We think our suppliers can support this. We think we have actually got the customer base to support it as well,” stated Meredith Byrd, the market manager.The market has added 15 new participants this year, said Byrd, bringing the overall variety of tiny farmers as well as vendors included with the marketplace to 53. And also she anticipates the market will continue expanding this year.”We’re appropriate on the cusp of our following large produce season, sort of our second springtime, “said Byrd.”Seasonal fresh fruit and vegetables is without a doubt our biggest draw. “The market will currently need to receive approval from the City of
Victoria before it can begin offering a 2nd market day, however Byrd said they tentatively plan to begin their Wednesday market on Oct. 20. Commissioners also went over the current state of a recommended project
to make use of American Rescue Strategy Act funding to build a long-term pavilion structure for the farmers’ market.While a conference was held regarding a month back and a steering board comprised of some of the farmers
‘market vendors was developed, the project hasn’t been able to make too much progression due to questions that stay over exactly how the government stimulus cash can be invested.”The task absolutely(has the )support of Commissioners Court,” stated Commissioner Clint Ives.
However questions stay over whether a ground up building and construction like the structure would certainly be an allowed use of the funds or if the structure would certainly require to be somehow literally connected to the Dr. Pattie Dodson Public Health Center.Barbara Hybner as well as Annie Fojtik attended Commissioners Court again Monday to voice their concerns as well as concepts for the Victoria Region Animal Control.
Both women consulted with Commissioner Kevin Janak Friday to discuss their suggestions partnering with neighborhood not-for-profit saves, fundraising for animal control as well as relabeling the department. “We are definitely dealing with it. I believe it’s a favorable. We’re able to discuss to them what we can and can not do, and they’re able to offer the animals a voice,”stated Janak.
He stated he would be meeting with David Gonzales, Victoria Region public health and wellness supervisor, this week to talk about some of the suggestions and also obtain advice from him concerning what is possible. “If a person were to ask me just how far along are we on this, I would claim we’re going to take baby steps with this,”he claimed.”Only since we do not want to delve into something that we believed we had actually every little thing covered as well as we didn’t.”Pet cat covers Victoria’s city and area federal government. Concerns, suggestions, or ideas? Let me recognize [email protected] or( 361)580-6511