The Glen Rose City Council voted unanimously on Monday night in a special session meeting to approve a contractor’s bid for reconstruction of an aging and damaged street in southeast Glen Rose.
Out of the six sealed bids submitted, the winning bid of $193,826.50 was submitted by Jay Mills Contracting, Inc. of Stephenville, according to Glen Rose City Manager Chester Nolen.
Acceptance of the bid came with a 4-0 vote of the City Council members in attendance — Sandra Ramsay, Dennis Moore, Robert Marquez and Linda James. Council member Doug Mitchell did not attend the meeting.
Bryan Street, which up to this point had not had curbs or gutters, is in what’s known as the Wolf City area, between Webster Street and Sam Houston Street.
Nolen said on Tuesday morning that the need for the street reconstruction became obvious about four months ago when a water line there had to be replaced.
Nolen said that the street itself was already in poor condition, and the project will involve about six to eight blocks.
“After the construction of the water line, it was going to have to be replaced,” Nolen said.
“It needs to be done,” Mayor Sue Oldenburg said. “A lot of streets in that area are old and need to be replaced.”
Nolen hopes the reconstruction project will get underway as soon as possible, possibly in the next couple of weeks — pending getting the necessary paperwork signed and reviewed.
The Council went into closed executive session on four items, but no public announcements or votes came from them, Oldenburg and Nolen said.
The four executive session topics on the agenda were:
Agenda item 4A: Consultation with city attorney — property acquisition.
Item 4B: Consultation with city attorney — terms of contract.
Item 5A: Discussion, consideration and possible action item discussed in executive session with city attorney regarding pending litigation.
Item 5B: Discussion, consideration, and possible action on item discussed in executive session with city attorney regarding terms of contract.