Mission City Council approves special election, continued improvements for the city

In the Monday, Feb. 12 meeting of the Mission City Council the Council approved approximately $458,000 in improvements to Kika de la Garza Loop. Improvements to be made include the area from Conway Avenue east to Tom Landry Avenue. The bid was awarded to RDH Site & Construction LLC.

The Citizen’s Advisory Committee approved reconstruction of six homes through the Community Development Block Grant program at an estimated cost of $376,319.49.

City of Mission logoA bid was awarded to Southern Trenchless Solutions for rehabilitation of four sanitary life stations at a cost of $124,000.

Authorization to engage Melden and Hunt for engineering services to renew the Waste Water Treatment Plant permits was approved in the amount of $20,000. According to Fred Kurth, the permit must be renewed by June 1 by the Texas Commission on Water Quality.

Brad Bentsen, director of Parks and Recreation was granted permission to submit a bid to National Parks and Recreation Association and Disney’s Meet Me at the Park matching grant program for a new play rocket structure at Astroland Park.

Authorization was granted to amend the contract to D. Wilson Construction Company to allow value engineering items, alternatives and allowance for the reconstruction project now going on at Leo Pena “La Placita” Park Mobility Improvement Project bringing the total cost to $1,444,803.

A bid for new dog parks at Bannworth and Bentsen Palm Community Parks was awarded to Excellent Fence in the amount of $43,546.45. The maximum cost to the city, if approved will be $35,000.

A contract with Hidalgo County Emergency Medical Services will allow EMS units to be housed at Central Fire Station No 1 on 415 W. Tom Landry St., Fire Station No. 3 on 1804 N. Shary Road, and Fire Station No. 4 at 3408 N.
Inspiration Road. This is a backup to the city services when unavailable and will provide shorter routes to county locations.

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