Mayor Jim Covington will be recognized for his more than two decades of volunteer service in Belton during a reception at the Harris Community Center on Tuesday. Mayor Covington's eight years as mayor represent the longest tenure in Belton's history. The reception begins at 4 p.m.
Some facts about Mayor Covington and his tenure on Belton City Council:
Service on Council/ Boards• Mayor Term: May 2006 – May 2014• Council Term: May 1995 – May 2006• Parks Board Term: July 1992 – May 1995
Accomplishments During Tenure• Nolan Creek Hike/Bike Trail• Harris Community Center and Park• Sparta Fire Station• Renovated City Hall, Finance, Library, Public Works Center• Chisholm Trail Park and Special Needs Baseball Field• Quail Meadows Park• Miller Heights Community Park• Two Splash Pads• Patriot Plaza
Major Street Projects During Tenure• Sparta Road extension (Wal-Mart, HEB)• Central Avenue• Commerce Drive• Avenue D (So. Belton Middle School)• IH 35 widening
Significant Private Projects• Wal-Mart• HEB Plus• CGI• UMHB Projects• HOP• GIN• Grand Avenue Theater• Active Subdivision Platting leading to average 100 single family permits annually• Three Creeks Municipal Utility District: 1500 homes anticipated