Brownwood City Council members will consider awarding a $2.7 million bid to Ranger Excavating of Austin to excavate and construct Cell 11 at the landfill.

The bid is lower than the engineering estimate of $3.3 million, resulting in a savings of $570,979 from the city’s original projections, an agenda item briefing sheet states.

The bid does not include fuel costs, which are estimated at $800,000. It also does not include engineering costs, which are estimated at $211,500.

Projections were that Cell 11 would last through September 2013, but the city anticipates a decrease in disposal over the short-term because of increases in disposal fees. An engineering study will be done to determine the service lives of the remaining cells.

The council meets at 9 a.m. at City Hall.

The entire agenda follows:

1. Call to order

2. Pledge of Allegiance

3. Invocation

4. Items to be withdrawn

5. Introduction, announcements and recognitions

6. Citizen presentations

Any citizen who desires to address the City council on a matter not included on the agenda may do so at this time. The City Council may not deliberate on items presented under this agenda item. To comply with provisions of the Open Meetings Act, the Council respectfully requests that prior to addressing Council that each person submit a citizen presentation form that is located at the entryway to the Council Chambers, stating your name, address, and topic of presentation. All presentations are subject to a five minute time limit.

7. Approval of minutes: Regular meeting — Sept. 23, 2008.

8. Claims and accounts

9. Consent agenda

A. Consider an ordinance on second and third readings creating a Transportation Museum Advisory Board for the City of Brownwood.

B. Consider an ordinance on second and third readings amending Ordinance No. 08-14 to reflect the correct width of an abandoned alley known as “Andrews Alley” from 10 feet in width to 15 feet in width.

C. Consider an ordinance on second and third readings adopting the 2008 National Electric Code.

D. Consider and ordinance on second and third readings establishing a stop sign southbound on Looney Street at McCauley Street.

E. Consider an ordinance on second and third readings establishing a “no parking” on both sides of Looney Street from McCulley Street to McCulley Extension and along both sides of McCulley Extension from Looney Street to Main Street.

10. Ordinances and Resolutions

A. Consider an ordinance on first reading approving an Electric Power Contract with Cities Aggregation Power Project, Inc. for electric capacity and energy.

B. Consider an ordinance on first reading amending the city’s Code of Ordinances, Chapter 50 (Parks and Recreation), Section 50.1 (definitions) to add and delete neighborhood parks owned by the City of Brownwood.

C. Consider an ordinance on first reading establishing a 20-mph School Zone along Melwood Avenue between West Baker Street and Anderson Street.

D. Consider an ordinance on second and third readings (readings to include an amendment to the ordinance on first reading by adding repeal of the moratorium on electronic billboards and signs) changing the Zoning Code of the City of Brownwood regarding billboards, off-premise signs and other signs, including digital billboards and signs.

E. Consider an ordinance on first/final reading amending the Civil Service Employee salary and position upgrades.

F. Consider a resolution denying a rate increase request by Oncor Electric Delivery Company.

G. Consider a resolution approving the FY 2007/2008 budget amendments.

H. Consider a resolution requesting the Texas Legislature and the Texas Congressional Delegation to encourage recycling and recovery of invested energy stored in recyclable materials.

11. Contracts and agreements

A. Consider approval of the grant for Routine Airport Maintenance Program Agreement between Brownwood Regional Airport and Texas Department of Transportation for FY 2009.

B. Consider approval of the donation to Texas State Technical College West Texas of City and/or Brownwood Economic Development Corporation owned property located at 301 Main Ave., 207 and 305 Booker, 307 to 311 Melwood, 500 to 504 W. Anderson, 407 W. Baker, and 310, 400 and 408 W. Lee.

C. Consider awarding engineering proposal to Hearn Engineering, Inc. for renewal of the Waste Water Treatment Plant discharge permit.

12. Appointments

A. Consider a resolution ratifying the mayoral appointment of the city’s Emergency Management Coordinator.

13. Bids

A. Consider awarding construction bid for Cell 11- Landfill.

B. Consider awarding bid for three new police cars.

14. Reports

A. Police overtime, reunion expenses, and fuel usage.

B. Train Museum Advisory Board.

C. Miscellaneous reports.

15. Executive session

The City Council may convene into a closed executive session, pursuant to the provisions of the Open Meetings Law, Chapter 551, Government Code Vernon’s Annotated, in accordance with the authority contained in the following section:

Section 551.071 — consultation with attorney

A. Claim made by Brownwood couple.

16. Action as a result of the executive session.

17. Adjournment.