Council Position 1 Candidates

  1. Don Hollowell
  2. Donald c. Matter

Don HollowellDon Hollowell - Council Position 1 Candidate

  • 1965 to 1970 Chemical Engineer Department of Defense
  • 1970 to 1982 Engineering Director at several Engineering Companies
  • 1987 to 1989 President & Director Village Place Homeowners Association
  • 1991 to 2012 Lakeside Estates Association Director & President with various positions
  • 1982 to 2020 Lakeside Industries Engineering Inspection & Environmental Control
  • 2020 to 2021 Nassau Bay Homes Association Trustee & Secretary/Treasurer
  • Texas Licensed Professional Engineer

The stormwater drain system and stormwater pumping stations need more upgrades and improvements. We must move the stormwater out of the city faster when we have big water events. The sewer line system including the lift stations must be improved. The wastewater processing plant must be expanded to handle the big water events to help prevent raw sewage overflow into the neighborhoods. All of the pumping and lift stations should have multiple backup generators and be tested on a regular basis in case of the inevitable power failures.  

The Economic Development Corporation should be attracting high-end businesses into Nassau Bay. The city does not need any more gas stations, fast food restaurants (maybe a Whataburger would be ok), or little convenience stores, etc. We need a first-class restaurant (like a Tommy’s or Perry’s) and perhaps an upscale grocery store (like Wholefoods or Trader Joe's etc.).

In order to attract the high-end businesses into our city, we need to improve our infrastructure with bigger and better public works. The city is top-heavy at the administration level. Any savings in that area should be used in Public Works.

My engineering and management background would help the city accomplish the infrastructure improvements that are needed to keep Nassau Bay more viable for the future.

Smaller but important things that I could also accomplish for the citizens of Nassau Bay would be:

  1. Better and safer surfaces for the children’s playgrounds
  2. More food trucks at the Street Eatz party
  3. Safer surfaces at the Space Park splash pad
  4. A better permitting process with more competent inspections
  5. Fewer foolish legal expenditures like from the past years for unsound reasons.

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