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Katy approves city utility projects

February 15, 2019 GMT

Katy City Council approved agreements Feb. 11 to set in motion projects to upgrade public utilities.

David Leyendecker, city engineer, recommended the low bid for the Bartlett Road and Sanford Street storm sewer project which involves the installation of a 36-inch storm sewer. Aranda Industries LLC of Houston submitted the low bid of $102,855 among the eight bidders. Including contingencies, engineering, surveying and inspection, the project cost totals $126,254.

In response to a question from Ward A Councilwoman Janet Corte, Leyendecker said the project will tie into the existing storm sewer and there will be no additional flow to Cane Island Creek.

The second public utility project involves waterline replacement on Heritage Drive, Cedar Street, Jessica Court, Zareen Lane and Bhandara Court. This project also received eight bids and Leyendecker again recommended the low bidder: HTI Construction Inc. of Rosenberg. The bid is $478,930. Adding contingencies, engineering, surveying and inspection brings the project cost to $579,410. This project is funded by $222,000 from the 2018-19 budget and $357,410 from the Reserve Water & Sewer Enterprise Funds.

In other action, City Council accepted the unanimous recommendation of the Keep Katy Beautiful Board and appointed Julia Barta and Debbie Berger as emeritus board members.

City Council members also amended the employee classifications by updating the job description of battalion chief and they approved two events: The June 23 Jeff & Brede’s Triathlon at Mary Jo Peckham Park and the May 18 Houston Racing Sprint Triathlon at Katy Natatorium.