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coldspringcityBy Tony Farkas
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COLDSPRING — The city of Coldspring will seek funds to improve infrastructure within the city limits and passed items at its regular meeting on Oct. 3 as part of that effort.

Mayor John Benestante said that the items, such as adopting a resident participation plan, procurement policies and financial payment procedures for a Community Development Block Grant-Mitigation Method of Distribution, which is required by federal law.

The grant funds, which is offered through the Texas General Land Office, will be used to provide first-time sewer service to low- to moderate-income households that currently do not have any.

Benestante said the grand will allow the city to install trunk lines in an effort to cover the city’s needs.

In other business, the council:

•approved all posted bills for Inframark, including replacement of pumps, which amounted to $44,000;

•discussed sales tax receipts, which are higher than forecasted at 108 percent for the third quarter;

•approved the FY 2021 audit which catches the city up on all audits; 

•discussed opening bids for design of a new concession stand for the youth ballfields;

•discussed a study to be done by TxDOT on the two major roads through city, FM 2025 and 150, both of which run in front of schools;

•discussed the finished paving of the city’s two projects for the year — Reese and Pine streets — which was done with thicker asphalt to help the roads last longer;

•reviewed an RV park ordinance; and

•approved hiring Axley and Rode for the 2022 audit.

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