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060222 shoring water systemJustice of the Peace Richard Steptoe administered oaths of office to recently re-elected council member Ralph Bennett. Photo by Tony Farkas

By Tony Farkas
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GROVETON — The Texas Water Development Board has approved the final engineering feasibility report for a new well to service the city.

Mayor Tommy Walton said the city will move on to drilling test wells once it secures the property, which currently is owned by Trinity County.

The property is east of the pond at the Y.

Additionally, the city is in the process of signing an engineering agreement with SPI, Schaumburg and Polk Inc. of Tyler to begin dredging the sewer plant.

Walton said the initial depth readings on sludge shows the city still is in compliance.

Mike Brown of Inframark presented the monthly operations of sewer and water, and the council approved payment of bill of $13,293.41. The city has been changing water meters that have monitored more than of 1 million gallons.

Brown also presented the 2022 Drinking Water Quality Report that shows all parameters that are tested by the state are in compliance.

In other business, the city:

• discussed the monthly report from the police department, which showed 23 calls for service, 74 traffic stops, 43 verbal warnings, eight written warnings, three reports, 13 citations, four arrests, and two warrant services.

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