Brownwood City Council members will make their second attempt Tuesday to award a bid for the construction of a building to house the Corinne T. Smith Animal Center. Going forward with the project will require more funds from the city and Brown County Humane Society than originally planned.
After rejecting a bid in October and rebidding the project, the council will consider awarding a bid of $499,951 to Kirby Rasco Construction of Zephyr. The only other bid, from Waldrop Construction, was for $545,667, according to documents in the council’s agenda packet.
The city and the Humane Society have $323,938, including $100,000 the Humane Society contributed several years ago, available for the project, City Engineer Don Hatcher wrote in the agenda packet. Hatcher recommends that the city contribute an additional $100,000 from 2002 bond funds if the Humane Society will commit an additional $50,000 — and the Humane Society has agreed to do so, Hatcher wrote.
Further, the Humane Society has agreed to contribute an additional $25,000 it received from the Brownwood Economic Development Corp. to release five acres of its 10-acre land lease from the city. The BEDC will use the five acres for economic development.
The costs in the construction bid exclude costs including parking, driveways and kennels. The Humane Society has a fund-raising project — Raise the Woof — to help fund those items, Hatcher wrote.
In October, council members rejected Waldrop’s sole bid of $496,726 because it exceeded the amount the city had allocated for the construction.
The council meets at 9 a.m. at City Hall.
The entire agenda follows:
1. Call to order
3. Items to be withdrawn
4. Introduction, announcements and recognitions
5. To comply with provisions of the Open Meetings Act, the City Council may not deliberate on items presented under this agenda item. The citizen may request, or the council direct, the subject matter be formally placed on the next regular council agenda. All presentations may be subject to time limitations.
6. Approval of minutes: Regular meeting, May 13, 2008.
7. Claims and accounts
8. Public hearings
A. Council to hold a public hearing regarding the closure and abandonment of an alley in the 1600 block of Melwood, being Block 6, Lot 1 and ? of Outlot 290-?, Connell Addition, located between Melwood and Comanche streets.
Upon the completion of the above referenced public hearing, council may consider an ordinance on first reading regarding the closure and abandonment of the above subject alley.
9. Consent agenda
A. Consider an ordinance on second and third readings regarding the closure and abandonment of an alley in the 1600 block of Block 30 of the Ford Addition, being located between Coggin Avenue and Avenue E, from Fifth Street to Sixth Street.
B. Consider an ordinance on second and third readings amending Ordinance No. 03-51 regarding the charging of credit card processing fees.
C. Authorization to advertise for bids for the construction of cell 11 at the landfill.
10. Requests and presentations
A. Request for ratification of BEDC action regarding an economic development financial incentive for Biovance Technologies, Inc.
11. Ordinances and resolutions
A. Consider an ordinance on first reading amending the code of ordinances to authorize the city manager to approve the temporary closure of city parks, including Riverside Park, temporary closure of streets and alleys, and parade permits.
B. Consider an ordinance on first reading amending Chapter 90, Section 168, of the Code of Ordinances, prohibiting the placement of political signs.
12. Contracts and agreements
A. Consider approval of a contract between the City of Brownwood and the Brown County Humane Society dba Corinne T. Smith Animal Center regarding the construction, ownership and operation of the new animal shelter facility.
B. Consider approval of TSTC Nurse Agreement between the City of Brownwood and Texas State Technical College.
A. Consider awarding the bid for the construction of the new animal shelter facility.
B. Consider authorizing the purchase of water truck and regenerative air street sweeper for the Street Department and authorize capital lease.
C. Consider awarding quote for the replacement/repair of the Health Department roof.
A. City’s budgetary report for period ending April 30, 2008.
B. General 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.
B. City Council may receive legal advice and/or discuss legal issues with its attorney on the terms of proposed Meet and Confer agreements with the Brownwood Municipal Police Association and Brownwood Fire Fighters Association.
16. Action as a result of the executive session.