By Mollie LaSalle
The Colmesneil City Council held its regular monthly meeting last Tuesday at city hall, and breezed through all agenda items fairly quickly.
Council adopted Ordinance # 128 FY 2024 approving the city budget for 2024. All office reports, including financial and investment, office and water and sewer were approved, along with the minutes from the previous month’s meeting.
City secretary Wendy Bendy advised council members that the city has had five bids come in for the Pitzer Street bridge project.
The highest bid was $358K, the lowest was $242K. Bendy said that Lesley Waxman and the engineers were going to meet with the city in approximately two weeks to discuss particulars of the grant the city is receiving for this project.
Bendy further advised that the contract for the project is set to be awarded at the next council meeting, December 12, at 6 p.m.; a mayor pro-tem will also be selected at that time.
In other business, Mayor Duane Crews, and councilmembers Gene Allen and Dennis Moffett were all sworn in for another two year term, 2024-26.