Henderson Animal Center to get a director
The Henderson City Council unanimously approved the lowest bid to continue the Master Street Improvement Program that was developed and implemented in 2003. The program is reevaluated and updated once a year.
Rayford’s Truck and Tractor from Marshall, had the lowest bid in the amount of $1,503,633. The highest bid was for $1,998,530, by East Texas Bridge.
“The city received six bids on this project and a few of the bids had math errors,” said Davis Brown, Public Service Director. “Plans are to work on 24 streets and work should start late July or first of August.”
The majority of this roadwork will take place north of downtown Henderson.
After a short executive session the Council returned to their chambers and made a motion to hire a director for the Henderson Animal Center. It was approved unanimously.
Police Chief Chad Taylor seemed relieved at the news. In the past, Henderson Police Department has been overseeing the animal center.
Jay Abercrombie, City Manager explained, to the Council, mandated changes by the State for the Master Fee Schedule after the passage of HB 852 in May.
This relates to how the city determines the charges for building permits and inspections.
“We can’t use values as we have in the past but must use square footage now to determine the cost of fees,” said Abercrombie. “Everything is very similar as it was only permit fees have changed.”
The agenda item was approved for immediate use. Other agenda items approved were:
The nomination of Tammy Killin on the Main Street Advisory Board, street closures for Independence Day Celebration and parade on July 4, Minden Street closed on June 28 as requested by Brick Street Grill for an annual block party and contracting for auditing services with Gollob, Morgan, Peddy, CPA for fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2019.