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City approves bids for alley repair

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MEGAN GRAY

The Ellis County Press

WAXAHACHIE - With newly appointed council seating, the regular council meeting for Monday, May 17 ran smoothly.

Unanimously approved was Binkley and Barfield’s professional engineering services for the reconstruction of three alleys located in the Indian and College Hills subdivisions.

"This area isn’t essentially at the top of the list for repairs but, we [Paul Stevens and I] agreed it does need to be done, " said Director of Public Works Jeffrey Chambers.

"Looking at the cost, this is a lot less than initially anticipated so we could have additional funds left over for spot repairs and additional segments."

The estimated cost for the construction is $245,000 with an additional lump sum of $31,500 to cover engineering costs.

"These haven’t been done since the 70s, early 80s, so it’s about time for some repairs," said City Manager Paul Stev-ens.

Indian Hills will have the alley to the west of Hacienda Drive and the alley west of Sagebrush Drive/Chieftain Drive will be repaired.

In the College Hills subdivision, the alley to the south east of Auburn Street will be repaired.

This is the city’s first street repair in two years.

In other council news, Mayor N.B. Buck Jordan presented a proclamation to the Crape Myrtle Festival Committee for the 13th annual Crape Myrtle Festival, declaring June 4- July 4 "Crape Myrtle Month."


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