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Tyler County Booster - Local News
Stories Added - July 2009
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Council awards bids, appoints Royse to Zoning Commission
Tyler County Booster - July 2009

Woodville City Councilmen, during a short meeting Monday night, awarded bids on two city projects and appointed a member to the Zoning Commission. Two long awaited projects are moving ahead in Woodville and the Council acted to approve two bids to get that project underway. Council received two bids on the Ashley Street Paving Project. Matthews Construction bid $27,213 and Horton Excavating $12,950. These bids are to pave the 16 foot by 480 foot street. After a short discussion, Council voted to approve the low bid from Horton Excavating.

The second project involves replacing the remaining PVC Gas line in the city with Polyethylene line. Council received three bids on the project, with one of the bids coming in significantly lower than the others. J&W bid $322,907.59 for the entire project, Tiger Creek $391,8089.61 and Harris Construction $166,928. A representative of Harris Construction was at the meeting and said the project would take an estimated four months to complete. City Administrator Chuck Comte noted that Harris Construction has worked with the city before, and he was confident that they would fulfill the contract and bring the project to conclusion within their bid. After consideration, Council voted to accept the Harris Construction bid. In other business, Council approved an engagement letter from Alexander, Lankford & Heirs for the 2008-2009 fiscal yearend audit.

While the cost is 2.6 percent over last year, the firm has done a very good job for the city in the past. Total expense will not exceed $27,000 and Comte noted that the firm has always come in well under that figure in the past. Woodville Mayor Ben Bythewood signed a proclamation during the meeting recognizing Fr. Egidio Vecchio for his long work in support of Our Lady of the Pines Catholic Church and the community. Councilmen also heard reports from the City Administrator, City Judge, Police Chief and Fire Chief, who noted that there had been no house fires within the Woodville City Limits during the last month’s reporting period.

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