By Mollie LaSalle
COLMESNEIL – The Colmesneil City Council held a short meeting last Tuesday, with Mayor Duane Crews attending via FaceTime over the phone.
Crews called the meeting the order, quickly called for approval of the minutes from the previous meeting and asked for any citizen comments.
Catherine Deason wanted to know what could be done about a hole in the road coming off her street that is on Hwy. 69. The mayor advised that he would let Keith Barnes know about the situation.
The city has opted to engage Todd, Hamaker, & Johnson, LLP, out of Lufkin once again to perform their FY 2022 audit. Last year, they performed the audit at a cost of $9,400+; this year they submitted a bid of $9,800. Council approved the proposal to use this firm going forward. City Secretary Wendy Bendy reported that the CD’s at Education First in Woodville were performing well and earning money (from interest). She also advised that David Waxman had called that morning, and the city has been approved for another round of CDBG money for this year. The next step in this process will be to meet with the engineers, she added.
Crews mentioned the high number of leaks per the water and sewer report. The four-day freeze in December and the continual wet weather were contributing factors in the problem. Council members were also pleased with the updates to the play area at the Community Center.
With no further business to discuss, council adjourned at 7:12 p.m.