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Pasadena City Council
by Garrett Bryce w/Photos courtesy PasadenaTV
Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Pasadena City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to accept, on first reading, a Federal Emergency Management Agency Hazard Mitigation Grant related to Hurricane Harvey.

The grant will provide $11.678,981, with a loal match of $3,892,993 for the city's street drainage and flood mitigation project benefiting the historical districts of A, B, C, D, and E.

Council Member Thomas Schoenbein praised the grant.

“You're looking at $11 million going into these council districts for much needed drainage improvement and infrastructure improvement,” Schoenbein said. Listen (3:57)

Council Member Cody Ray Wheeler also praised the grant but stated a tax increase had not been needed to pay for the local match and repeated his statement regarding industrial tax district agreements, which he said had provided a “tax cut” for industries in the district.

Mayor Jeff Wagner said the project would fund 25 miles of roadway and drainage in the city, and that no other city had received such funding this quickly.

The city council voted unanimously to approve progress payments on various projects underway in the city, including:

  • $88,757 to Brooks Concrete, Inc. for the 2018 Annual Sidewalk Project
  • Payments of $33,636 and $44,992 to D & W Contractors, Inc. for the 2018 Annual Paving and Drainage Improvements Project
  • $68,351 to GW Phillips Concrete Construction, Inc. for the Bearle Street Reconstruction Project
  • $60,456 to Peltier Brothers Construction, LTD for the WWTP Consolidation Project, Phase 1
  • $110,150 to Peltier Brothers Construction for the Burke Road, West Ellaine, and North Main LS Rehabilitation Project
  • $43,474 to R & A Road Boring, LLC for the 2018 Citywide Waterline Replacement Project
  • Payments of $52,330 and $80,391 to T & C Construction, LTD for the Crenshaw Water Plant Expansion Phase II Project
  • $33,234 to Transtex Construction, LLC for the Jasmine Street Paving and Drainage Improvements Project

The city council voted 8-1, with Sammy Casados opposed, to approve personnel changes.

The city council voted unanimously to approve, on first reading, the purchase of an Impel Pumper Truck and one Ladder Fire Truck from Siddons-Martin Emergency Group for a total of $1,506,198.

The city council voted unanimously to approve, on first reading, the purchase of 21 replacement police vehicles from Lake Country Chevrolet for a total of $955,282.

The city council voted 6-3, with Casados, Don Harrison, and Cody Ray Wheeler opposed, to approve, on first reading, award of a $545,000 contract to brooks & Sparks, Inc. for the preliminary evaluation of Red Bluff Road from State Highway 225 to Spencer Highway.

All other items were approved by unanimous vote. All members were present. Agenda


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