Brownwood City Council members will consider awarding a bid Tuesday for water system improvements and will also consider approving spending funds from an insurance settlement on trash truck maintenance.

Council members will consider awarding a bid of $178,295 to Municipal Water Works to replace 6-inch water mains at various locations around town.

It is part of an ongoing project to replace cast iron mains. It is the last project of a loan from the Texas Water Development Board.

The council will consider spending funds from an insurance settlement of $35,635 to replace two mechanisms on two sanitation trucks. The settlement is for an August accident on FM 45 that totaled a sanitation truck and was not the fault of the sanitation truck driver.

The settlement is not enough to replace the truck. By replacing the lift mechanisms on the two trucks, the city should get several more years of service from the vehicles.

The council meets at 9 a.m. The entire agenda follows:

1. Call to order

    2. Pledge of Allegiance

    3. Invocation

    4. Items to be withdrawn

    5. Introductions, announcements and recognitions

A. Recognition of employees with 10-plus years of service.

    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 called meeting Nov. 22, 2011.

8. Reports

A. Corrine T. Smith Animal Center - year end report.

B. Presentation for the proposed wastewater reuse project.

C. City Hall closed for Christmas and New Year's holidays.

9. Claims and accounts.

10. Requests and presentations

A. Consider authorizing the expenditure of funds from insurance proceeds for maintenance expenses in the Sanitation Department.

11. Ordinances and resolutions

A. Consider an ordinance on second and third / final readings adopting the 2009 Edition if the International Building Code; Residential Code; Property Maintenance Code; Mechanical Code; Fuel Gas Code; Existing Building Code; Energy Conservation Code; Plumbing Code; Fire Code; and the 2011 Edition of the national Electric Code, including any local amendments to the codes, and establishing a Unified Board of Appeals.

B. Consider a resolution approving amendments to city equipment loans at Citizens National Bank including modifying the terms and security granted to secure such loans.

C. Consider a resolution to approve a resolution of the BEDC regarding amendments to the promissory note and security agreement with Citizens National Banks of Brownwood.

12. Bids

A. Consider awarding a bid to Municipal Water Works in the amount of $178,295 for materials to place 6-inch water mains in various locations within the city.

13. Appointments

A. Consider ratification of mayoral appointments to the Airport Board, Audit Committee, Brown County Appraisal District, Building and Standards Commission, Center for Life Resources, Civil Service Commission, Transportation Museum, Library Board, Planning and Zoning and the Zoning Board of Adjustments.

14. Adjournment