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August 20, 2013

Council approves fee increases for new budget effective Oct. 1


Corsicana —

City Council meeting briefs

Award accepted

  Mayor Chuck McClanahan presented City Manager Connie Standridge with an "Energy Efficient Commercial Building" award given by Green Construction Deduction, Inc. for energy efficiency improvements in the Corsicana Government Center.

Curb/gutter bid awarded

  Council awarded a bid for concrete curb and gutter work to the only bidder for the contract — Diamond C Concrete. The city will pay $14.85 per linear foot for work provided by the vendor.

Grant management

contract awarded

  The firm Municipal Development Services was awarded the contract to manage grants in connection with the new Water and Adventure Park project. The firm will oversee a $750,000 grant from the state for infrastructure improvements in connection with the new water park. The amount of the contract is $50,000. Councilman John McClung abstained from voting on the contract.

9-1-1 services contract approved

  The city’s agreement with the North Central Texas Council of Governments for 9-1-1 emergency telephone service was renewed for another two year term.

Landfill fee reduction OK’d

  Council members approved a one-time reduction in landfill fees for debris being cleared at the Water and Adventure Park project site during land preparation. The fee for debris from the site will be $5 per cubic yard, paid by the contractor doing to land work. Councilman John McClung abstained from voting on the item.

Mayoral appointments approved

  Council members approved several appointments made to city boards and commissions by McClanahan.

Building, Plumbing and Mechanical Appeals and Advisory Board — Larry Hunter, Freddy Aguado, John Yates and Rusty Chaney (alternate).

City/County Health Department Board — Dr. John Smith, Kyra Hooser, Ron Ragsdale and Sue Kerley.

Housing Authority Commission — Lynda Sloan, Brenda Stubbs, the Rev. Bob Young.

Corsicana Landmark Commission — Jimmy Hale, Malinda Veldman, Lindsay King, Hugh Stroube, Jerry Steely, Rick Guest and John Yates.

Civil Service Commission — Larry Morrison.


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