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Galveston County
La Marque City Council
by Garrett Bryce
Tuesday, December 12, 2017

La Marque City Council on Monday voted unanimously to approve a $3,305,000 contract with Siemens Industries to supply, install and oversee an advanced metering infrastructure system as the second phase of the energy performance contract project.

The initial phase of the contract included improvements to the city's waste water treatment plant, which was completed on time and on budget with no change orders.

The system will provide reliable, accurate metering of individual residential and commercial water usage. Coupled with the installation of flow meters, the system can detect leaks and expedite repairs to main water lines.

The city council voted unanimously to award a $51,060 contract to Parrish & Parrish Tractor Services for mowing and debris cleanup.

The city council voted unanimously to award an $86,422 contract to Grant Mackay Demolition Company, Inc. for the demolition and clearing of 13 substandard structures.

The city council voted unanimously to approve the purchase of surface water from the Gulf Coast Water Authority in the amount of $1,659,924.

The city council voted unanimously to approve appointments and reappointments to city boards and commissions, which included:

  • Reappointment of Joe Campion to the Keep La Marque Beautiful Commission
  • Reappointment of Herman Harper to the Board of Adjustments
  • Promoting Augustino Molis from an alternate position to a full member of the Planning and Zoning Commission
  • Appointment of Terry Pettijohn to the Keep La Marque Beautiful Commission
  • Appointment of Morris Martin, Jr. to the Civil Service Commission

The city council took no action regarding negotiations through the Gulf Coast Coalition of Cities with Comcast concerning potential franchise payments due to the city.

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

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