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The Livingston City Council approved a resolution authorizing the advertisement for competitive bids for the demolition and cleanup of – and asbestos removal from – structures located at 154 Banks Drive, the former Burmont Nursing Center, during its March 12 regular meeting.  Council also authorized City Manager Bill S. Wiggins to act as the city’s authorized representative in all matters pertaining to the execution of the contract for such demolition and cleanup.

Steve Palmerton and Kevin Bienvenu of Harper and Pearson Company P.C. presented the annual comprehensive financial report for the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, 2023 and once again, the city received a good report reflecting that the city is financially sound.

During his monthly update on projects and events, Wiggins reported that the city’s annual Easter Extravaganza is slated for March 23 at Pedigo Park. Pictures with the Easter bunny will be at 9:30 a.m. and the egg hunt will be at 11 a.m. The city will host a community clean-up on April 6 at Pedigo Park from 8 a.m. until noon. Several dumpsters will be available for items such as old tires, bicycles, stoves refrigerators, furniture and similar items. No commercial discards will be accepted, nor batteries, pesticides, chemicals, insecticides or household garbage. The clean-up is for city residents only and proof of residence within the city limits will be required. For more information, contact the city’s community development department at 936-327-4311.

Wiggins reported that the March sales tax report from the state comptroller’s office for the month of January 2024 reflected $390,227.79, a 3.63% decrease from January 2023. However, the year-to-date amount for the previous 12 months remains positive at 2.39%.

Regarding current development projects, Wiggins mentioned the ongoing work at the Highway 190 Apartments located at 909 E. Church, commenting that the 64-unit complex will provide much-needed housing for local families. Work is ongoing at the complex.

Work is also ongoing with the restoration project at the Polk County Courthouse; the King Ranch John Deere Dealership & Turf Business at 510 US 59 Loop South; three residences in The Retreat LLC; a duplex home on South Houston; new townhomes on Jack Moseley Boulevard; a residence at 650 Morrison; a duplex in the 800 block of West Milam; a residence at 510 First Street; a new storage building at Ameristeel/Postel at 1809 S. Washington; a new storage building at Direct Solutions at 210 Pan American; MET Headstart at 1225 N. Washington; a residence at 1750 Old Israel Rd.; a spec home at 103 McCardell; and a spec home at 101 Douglas.

A pre-development meeting has been held regarding a four-plex housing unit at 115 Pan American. City staff are reviewing plans for Slim Chickens, a fast food restaurant to be located at 1700 W. Church; Exception Emergency Room at 111 Emergency Dr. which will be converted to a specialty hospital; a new residence to be constructed at 622 Brock and a new residence to be constructed at 103 Hawthorne. Woodforest Bank will open an approximate 680-square foot branch inside Walmart. Kerry Campbell is the contractor for the construction of a new office for The Williams Firm at 310 W. Polk.

Completed projects include CP Homes Memory Care/CP Homes at 1864 N. Washington, Hacienda Palomas Mexican Restaurant at 136 Mockingbird and Camp EZ at 1800 US 59 Bypass North.

Other business included approval of the Feb. 13 minutes and accounts over $500.

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