Mission to make Borger beautiful: City of Borger seeks members of the public for the Citizen Committee

Cynthia Reyes
Staff Reporter

In an effort for a city-wide beautification project, the City of Borger is seeking eleven members of the public to join a Citizen Committee to advise the Borger City Council.

“We want representation from people in all the neighborhoods,” Joe Price of the Borger City Council explains. “This is about getting the community together and improving the overall look. Working on the things that will make us proud to live here.”

Borger, once awarded an All American City in 1969, is now perhaps better known by the informal nickname used by some residents: “Dirty B.”

The city has begun to take action to begin the process the improving the city's overall appearance. The city is working to tear down sub-standard, non-habitable structures and is in communication with TxDOT. To further efforts, the city desires input from the public.

Potential committee members responsibilities will include:
collaborating on desired areas for beautification
assist in public education and outreach related to citywide cleanup efforts
work directly with the city staff and council on proactive beautification efforts
attend the committee meetings on a regular basis
assist staff in the prioritization of problem areas
look at potential future beautification projects (landscaping, beautification projects, etc)
assess the current parks, potential park projects, and number of parks in the municipality
assist to taking action on beautification efforts and coordination of community wide service projects

One example of a possible future project is a new welcome sign off of Highway 136. Committee members will have a chance to collaborate on the design and placement.

Applicants must live within the municipal boundary. The deadline for applications is Friday, March 30th at 5 p.m. Applications can be picked up at City Hall in the Planning and Development Department or can be found online at www.borgertx.gov and filled out online by sending it to Deputy City Secretary Katie Harber at kharbor@borgrtx.gov.

There will be a public informational meeting about the committee on Tuesday, March 13th at 6:00 p.m. in the City Council Room of City Hall.