EARLY — The Early City Council may reach a decision tonight on how the city will obtain treated water in the future.
Council members have been debating whether to build a new water treatment plant and continue buying raw water from the Brown County Water Improvement District, or build a pipeline and buy treated water from the water improvement district.
The council will discuss and consider a proposed contract with the district for installing the pipeline and addressing the requirement to pay a “back debt service” on the $20.49 million bonds the City of Brownwood guaranteed for the construction of the water district’s new treatment plant.
Council members will also consider “planning an alternative solution,” the agenda for tonight’s meeting states.
The council attempted to take a vote on the issue at its June 10 meeting, but ended up tabling the matter when councilman Benny Allcorn said he wasn’t ready to vote.
The council meets at 6 p.m. at City Hall. The entire agenda follows:
1. Call to order and invocation.
2. Consideration of the minutes of the previous meeting.
3. Citizens’ comments (the council invites citizens to speak to the council on any topic not already on the agenda).
4. Consider an ordinance annexing the property at 207 Salt Creek Drive.
5. Consider approving a 5-foot variance from the required 25-foot front setback at 196 Abby Road.
6. Consider request for a 12-foot variance to the 25-foot setback required on both streets of a corner lot for a fence at 117 Salt Creek Dr.
7. Discuss and consider the proposed contract with Brown County Water Improvement District for installing a pipeline for treated water, addressing the “buy-in” of debt service or planning an alternative solution.
8. Committee reports
9. Administrator’s report.