Brownwood City Council members awarded a $206,000 bid Tuesday to the Bruner Auto Group for the purchase of eight pickups.
    No other bids were received as other dealers told staff they forgot about the opportunity to bid, council members were told.
    The purchase includes four 3/4-ton pickups that will go to the landfill, street and parks departments, and four 1/2-ton pickups for the development services, sanitation and water departments.
    The original estimated cost for the eight pickups was $228,000.
    In other business Tuesday, council members:
    • Approved on first reading an ordinance to close a 20-foot portion of the right-of-way on Milam Drive between Indian Creek Road and Mustang Drive.
    Jenna Land Co. has purchased property at the corner of Indian Creek and Milam to build townhouses, and needs the 20-foot strip on the north side of Milam. Reducing the right-of-way by 20 feet leaves a 40-foot right-of-way from the centerline to the north side and will allow adequate width for future improvements, council members were told.
    • Approved the sale of city property on Vine, West Anderson and First streets to bidders for a total of $2,600.
    • Approved an ordinance on first reading to prohibit dogs in the fenced area of the Brownwood Soccer Complex.
    • Tabled a resolution to authorize trading a gas-powered mini-locomotive at the Lehnis Railroad Museum for an electric one.
    • Authorized an extension of an agreement with the Texas Department of State Health on behalf of the Brownwood/Brown County Health Department to provide tuberculosis treatment, prevention and reporting to citizens in Brownwood, Brown County and surrounding communities.
    • Ratified mayoral appointments to the Library Board and Planning and Zoning Commission.