EARLY — City council members in Early will meet tonight to discuss problems on two city streets and a disagreement with the company that rebuilt them as part of a $2.4 million street project.
The council will have a specially called meeting at 6 p.m.
Council members and other city officials have said some of the asphalt bled through the rock covering on Longhorn Drive and Old Comanche Road, and was ripped up by traffic.
City officials have said Prater Equipment of Comanche, the contractor who won the bid for the project, is bound by warranty to repair the two streets.
Prater has put down additional rock on the streets, but the company’s vice president, Mark Pirkle, has said his company expects to be paid for the additional work. Pirkle has said the city hasn’t shown that the problems were caused by either the workmanship or materials so the warranty
“It seems like the streets, as of noon (Monday), were kind of holding their own,” Early City Administrator Ken Thomas said. “We’ll just discuss it and see what our engineer recommends and what our attorney recommends and kind of go from there.”
He said the issue of who will pay for the extra work on Longhorn and Old Comanche has not been resolved.
Tonight’s agenda calls for a discussion with City Engineer Ken Martin, followed by a consultation with City Attorney Perry Sims in executive session. The council will reconvene into open session and “consider action, if any” on matters discussed in executive session.