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Board to vote on contracts for Thornwood Development

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The Germantown Board of Mayor and Aldermen will vote Monday night to approve contracts with the first two businesses in the Thornwood Development at the corner of Germantown and Neshoba Roads.
Board members will vote on project development contracts for Bob Richards Jewelry and a Hampton Inn hotel during their regularly scheduled semi-monthly meeting.
The 5-story hotel will consist of 106 rooms on the east side of Germantown Road.
The 2-story, 5,000-square-foot retail jewelry store will feature 25 parking spaces on the east and south sides of the building.
Approval of the contracts will allow developers to complete construction plans for the actual development of the projects.
• Board members will also vote Monday night to authorize the disbursement of nearly $400,000 to Germantown Schools for the Germantown Municipal Television Station.
The Public, Educational and Governmental Access Channels funding, referred to as PEG, was previously going to the facility at Germantown High School.
At the expiration of the Access Together contract last July between the city and GHS-TV, the PEG origination facility was reassigned to Houston High School.
When Germantown Municipal Schools was created, one of the early goals was to provide instruction television for students attending Houston High School, according to Patrick Lawton, city administrator.
Last June, the newly formed Germantown Municipal School District took possession of Houston High School and converted a small engine repair shop into Germantown Municipal Television Station. The school district’s goal is to design, purchase, install, operate and maintain a full broadcast facility that airs 24 hours a day to more than 14,5000 Germantown households.
PEG funding is determined on the number of subscribers on a quarterly basis.