By Mollie LaSalle
COLMESNEIL – Colmesneil City Council held an abbreviated meeting last Tuesday and voted to cancel the upcoming joint election with the county, due to no one filing to run for any positions on the council.
Council also approved raising the utility deposit of for-profit businesses to $300, up from the previous amount of $150.
City secretary Wendy Bendy reported that the city received their FEMA money from Harvey damage, $9,763.97 total. The city also received a grant from Entergy in the amount of $1,000 to purchase new flags, and also received a franchise check in excess of $15K. Bendy also reported that one of the city’s generators was struck by lightning and a city vehicle sustained some damage. Texas Municipal League paid the claims for the repairs to both.
Council approved the minutes from the previous meeting, as well as office, financial and investment, and water and sewer reports.
The bridge on 256 East over Belt Creek closed for repairs on Sept. 10. The estimated time-line for work to be finished, according to TxDOT, is three to six months. Motorists are advised to take alternate routes of travel and obey all construction signs. Homecoming will be Sept. 21 and the Bulldogs will play KIPP Houston. There is no parade scheduled this year.
With no further business to discuss, the meeting was adjourned. Colmesneil City Council meets the second Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at City Hall.