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City Council Meets Tuesday, August 9

Budget workshop part of agenda

Published Aug. 9, 2011 @ 3:15 p.m.

The Post City Council will meet in a regular meeting Tuesday, August 9, 5:30 p.m. in Council Chamber, City Hall.  Further discussion of the 2011/2012 budget will be included on the agenda. 

In the July City Council meeting, City Manager Arbie Taylor presented an overview of major projects completed by the City during the current budget year.  He also gave the Council a summary of the proposed budget for 2011/2012.  Taylor reminded the Council that the budget information was essentially a first draft and he welcomed their input as the group works together to finalize the new budget.

Projects completed by the City during this year include:  Caprock/Cedar Hills water system upgrades; swimming pool improvements; Community Center renovations; playground equipment upgrade in the city park and improvements to medians on Main Street. 

According to Taylor’s presentation, the Caprock/Cedar Hills water system upgrade was “completed on time and under budget.”  The upgrade “to the two small systems under our [City of Post] control, was accomplished with a grant from the Texas Water Development Board and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.”  Taylor stated that “we are now set to provide water compliant with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality rules for years to come and as trouble-free as possible.”

Improvements to the city swimming pool were complete in time for the Summer Recreation Program and “it looks like the pool continues to be a great asset to the community,” Taylor said.  Other improvements at the city park included the beginning of demolition of the old playground equipment in the area for smaller children.  The old equipment in this area was replaced with new and “the success of this addition to our park is evident almost daily.”

Taylor explained that “we still have a way to go, but the medians on Main Street are in need of a major rework.”  The City Manager indicated that the poor soil used in the median areas “has been so compacted over the years that no water has been able to penetrate the ground.  The irrigation system was inadequate as well.”  City employees are performing the median work which is keeping the cost lower, “but we need more time.  The end result will be wonderful!”

At the Community Center, the Rotary Room, kitchen and restrooms have been upgraded.  “With continued funding this year, we will be one more step closer to an almost complete update to the entire facility,” Taylor continued.  “Usage continues to be good and the response to our efforts so far have been very positive.”

City Council meetings are open to the public and time is set aside on every agenda to allow for citizen comment.  These comments are limited to 3 minutes each and no action can be taken by the Council.  For more information, call 806-495-2811.

 

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