The primary topic of the Silsbee City Council Special Meeting on Tuesday, April 24, dealt with procuring qualified persons to assist in city-wide Harvey-related recovery projects.
Council members voted in the affirmative to begin the search for engineering and administrative services by authorizing the city manager to develop Notice(s) of Intent (NOI).
Before the individual NOIs are readied the city needs define projects and target certain agencies.
“We are worked with David Waxman’s group (grant writer) and other entities,” Jeff Leavins, PE LJA Engineering said.
Tuesday’s meeting authorized the means to start the process of development.
Silsbee already has a fair understanding of the needs post-flooding said City Manager DeeAnn Zimmerman.
The list includes projects like the flooding in Valinda Estates, lifting or moving the sewer treatment plant, re-engineering ditches in specific neighborhoods, and taking care of ditch-erosion, and so on.
In subsequent action, the council voted to create a committee to inform the city manager and grant writers of the essential projects.
The committee will begin by issuing a request for qualifications (RFQ) from engineers and too, a statement of qualifications (SOQ) from engineers and grant administrators.
In other news, Mayor H.C. Muckleroy read a Mayor’s Proclamation citing April as Motorcycle Safety Month in the City of Silsbee.
The proclamation covers a city-wide campaign to help to inform motorists and riders alike on motorcycle safety to reduce risks and, most of all, fatalities.
“It is the responsibility of all who put themselves behind the wheel to offer the same respect to motorcyclists as other vehicles,” he said.
The assembled cyclists of the Southeast Texas Highrollers assembled to accept the Proclamation.