The Cooper City Council heard an update on the proposed slaughter plant to be built on the west side of Cooper. Azhar Mohammed and Mohammed Ahmed representing Halaway, Inc. along with Ben Jasso representing Triple J Livestock, LLC said that about 7,000-pounds of cattle will be slaughtered each day at the Cooper Plant and the meat will be sold to the Islamic markets in the Dallas area.
Ben Jasso, who has 10 years of plant experience, is working with Halaway, Inc. to get the 10,000 sq. ft. building and two acre site setup as a slaughter operation. The plant will initially employee six people and open by October 1, 2014. Since the Council had approved by slaughter plant several months ago, no action was required.
Approval was given to allow Sanitation Solutions to raise their rates by 1.95 percent which will be absorbed by the City and customers will not see an increase on their bills.
Approval was given to place two “Children at Play” signs on West Beaumont and SW 6th Street. Mayor Stegall surveyed those who live on these streets and reported to the Council 11 out of 13 wanted the signs.
Additionally, Nicki Beeler was reappointed to a two year term on the SURRMA Board.
Departmental and monthly budget reports were heard and bills were approved for payment.
The next Cooper City Council meeting will be on August 11, 2014 at 6 p.m. at City Hall.