By Tony Farkas
TRINITY — The Trinity City Council began planning for the use of grant funds it received to help shore up its infrastructure.
Mayor Wayne Huffman said the city received a $35,000 grant to assist planning the work, which will be paid for by a separate $4.2 million grant for work on parks, water and wastewater services, drainage and streets.
Carlos Beceiro of GrantWorks facilitated the discussion, Huffman said.
In a related matter, the city tabled a request to seek bids for grant administration and engineering services related to the Hazard Mitigation Assistance grant program.
Huffman said the council did not have enough information about the grant, so action was delayed.
He also said the HMA grant was a gamble, in that the city would be required to put up certain fees, which would not be reimbursed should the grant request be denied.
In other business, the city:
- appointed Council Member Clegg DeWalt as the city’s representative on the Deep East Texas Council of Governments board of directors; and
- tabled a discussion regarding the hiring of a police officer.