New police station project currently ahead of schedule

A bid was awarded for the road base for the Hunter water well field at Tuesday's City Commission meeting.Only one bid was received and opened, which came from West Texas Rock Resources in Roscoe at the cost of $9.94 per ton. The bid met the specifications from the TCEQ (Texas Commission on Environmental Quality) and was recommended for acceptance.An update on the Hunter well field was also given during the City Manager's report at the meeting by John Voller of Enprotec/Hibbs and Todd, in that they have been waiting on the delivery of the well pumps. While the work by the electrician was delayed due to the recent rains, the project is expected to be completed by the end of July.Updates were also given on the construction taken place along Broadway on the water line relocation for the Union Pacific Railroad right-of-way, which is slightly ahead of schedule. The construction on the new police station is also ahead of schedule and is anticipating a mid-January completion date.In addition, it was noted that Atmos Energy has filed an appeal from the action (denial of rate increase) of the Steering Committee of Cities with the Railroad Commission of Texas. City Manager Eddie Brown stated that the attorneys would be keeping all parties informed of any further action.