Heath Council votes to place Heath High logo on new water tower
HEATH – The Heath City Council embraced a hometown tradition seen in communities throughout America last month by voting to place the Rockwall-Heath High School logo on the new water tower now under construction.
The vote during a May 8 Special Meeting authorized then Mayor John Ratcliffe to execute a change order to the construction agreement with the contractor of the north 1.5 million-gallon water tower.
The original agreement included placing the City of Heath logo in three locations on the bowl of the water tower. The change order replaces one of the City logos with the RHHS Hawk mascot and the trademark “H”.
“Placing the public high school logo on the community’s water tower is a custom in towns throughout Texas and across the country, and we’ve had enormous support for doing so here in Heath,” said Council member Justin Holland.
“I think it’s important that we continue this tradition with our new water tower to honor and support the students at Heath High School who make us so proud of their accomplishments both scholastically and in extracurricular athletics and activities.”
Mayor Ratcliffe said that Rockwall-Heath High School has been identified as one of Heath’s primary economic engines by a planning and development expert assisting the Heath Economic Development Corporation.
“Heath High is a big part of what makes our community attractive to both residents and businesses,” said Ratcliffe. “The daily student population plus the ongoing events and activities that draw guests from outside of Heath support current and future retail and restaurant establishments. The school is one of the amenities that make Heath a premier hometown and great place to visit.”
By J.J. Smith