Brownwood City Council members approved the purchase of a modular precast family style restroom for the Trigg Park splash pad in their Tuesday meeting.
Council members approved spending $36,700 for purchasing the restroom through a purchasing cooperative.
Funds will come from the Brownwood County Water Improvement District Buy-In Fund reimbursement, which has a balance of more than $57,000, council members were told.
Council members approved the purchase after the contractor who was awarded the bid earlier withdrew his bid.
In other business, council members:
• Approved spending up to $10,040 from the Wink to Webster First Responder Grant Program for wildland firefighting gear. The gear will include Nomex pants and shirts, leather boots, helmets and gloves for approximately 10 firefighters.
• Agreed to contribute right-of-way funds of $1,341 to the Texas Department of Transportation to make highway improvements on U.S. Highway 377 from FM 2524 to Lipscomb Street.
• Approved a resolution that gives the fire chief the right to appoint an assistant fire chief. Within 90 days of being in the position, the new fire chief must appoint an assistant fire chief.
• Authorized the city manager to sign a contract with Top Cut Lawn for landscaping services at the Traffic T for $505 a month.
• Approved an ordinance on second and third/final readings to close and abandoned the undeveloped streets and an alley in the Oakdale Terrace Addition.
• Approved an ordnance on second and third/final readings to change the zoning classification for 10.35 acted at 3100 Stephen F. Austin from C1 Local Business District and C2 General Business District to M1 Restricted Industrial District. The rezoning will allow the property to become a storage and transloading yard for TXR Railroad.
• Saw a presentation by Brownwood High School’s FFA Ag Issues forum team. The presentation was on the pros and cons of the beef industry.
• Approved a declaration of abandonment of a city drainage easement at 410 E. Commerce, contingent on execution of a cross-access agreement with a neighboring property owned by Leeco Energy and Investments.