Bulletin Staff Report

EARLY — City Council members here will take up matters once again related to the city’s disagreement with Prater Construction of Comanche over work the company performed on city streets.

The council meets at 6 p.m. today at Early City Hall.

City Administrator Ken Thomas said the company has submitted bills for extra work it did on Longhorn Drive and Old Comanche.

City officials say the extra work is warranty work that is required by the contract because of excessive “bleeding” of asphalt on the streets. The city’s engineer, Ken Martin, has told council members the problem can’t be anything other than inferior product or inferior work. The company has said there is no evidence it did anything wrong.

Also Tuesday, council members will consider a preliminary $2.4 million budget for the 2007-’08 fiscal year and consider setting public hearing dates for the tax rate.

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. Presentation by Chamber of Commerce about the “Events Center.”

5. Consider granting a variance to place a carport closer than 25 feet to the front property at 111 Meadow Lane.

6. Discussion of the warranty work on Longhorn Drive and Old Comanche Road being done by Prater Construction.

7. Consideration of paying invoices from Prater Construction for warranty work on Longhorn Drive and Old Comanche Road.

8. Consider approving the preliminary budget for 2007-’08.

9. Consider proposed tax rate for 2007 and set public hearing dates.

10. Committee reports

Park Committee.

Motel Tax Committee

The “Center” Committee

11. Administrator’s report.