KEMAH — The Kemah City Council approved the permanent routes carriages will be able to follow in the city.
The Kemah Carriage company now has three routes its carriages can take after the city council’s unanimous approval.
There will be 10-, 20- and 30-minute routes similar to the temporarily approved routes the company has been using for the past month, said Kemah Carriages owner Chanci Mowry.
In February, the council approved temporary routes so that Mowry could get her carriages back on the street. Mowry had been forced to pull her four carriages off the streets Jan. 10 after she was informed that her permit had expired on Dec. 31.
Council members expressed concern about the city’s often traffic-jammed streets and the presence of carriages at the last meeting.
Mowry worked with Kemah Police Chief Greg Rikard to finalize the routes. She said she was pleased with the outcome.
“Everything is going pretty smoothly,” Mowry said.
The council also approved a staging area for carriages on 7th Street.
At a glance: Kemah carriage routes
10 minute route:
Leave Kipp archway and travel south to 4th street, turn on Bay travel south to 5th street, travel west to Kipp and then north on Kipp back to archway.
20 minute route:
Leave Kipp archway travel south to 7th street, turn east and travel to end of street, turn around and travel back to Kipp turn north and travel back to Kipp archway.
30 minute route:
Leave Kipp archway travel south to 7th street, turn west and travel to Bradford, turn south and travel south on Bradford to 9th street turn west on 9th street and travel to Harris, turn north and travel 8th street, turn east and travel to Kipp. Turn north and travel back to Kipp archway.