UP City Council Approves Bid For Sidewalk Repairs

The University Park City Council approved a bid from Cam-Crete Contracting for $285,200 for sidewalk repairs at the Dec. 3 meeting.

Purchasing Manager Elizabeth Anderson said the city has about 35,000 square feet of sidewalk that needs to be removed and replaced.

“This was the best-value bid,” Anderson said.

The council also approved replacing the EnerGov software used to facilitate planning, building permitting/inspections, and code enforcement with subscription-based software MyGov. The change will reportedly save $13,385 in the fiscal year 2020 operating budget and more than $20,000 for fiscal year 2021 and beyond.

In other University Park City Council news:

• The council approved carrying forward $305,553 in general fund encumbrances, $45,164 in utility fund encumbrances, $40,000 in sanitation fund encumbrances, and $23,434 in stormwater fund encumbrances authorized in the 2018-2019 budget to the 2019-2020 budget.

• The council approved a resolution to cast a vote for incumbent Michael Hurtt to serve as the Dallas County Appraisal District Board member representing cities and towns in the county other than Dallas.

Rachel Snyder

Rachel Snyder, deputy editor at People Newspapers, joined the staff in 2019, returning to her native Dallas-Fort Worth after starting her career at community newspapers in Oklahoma. One of her stories won first place in its category in the Oklahoma Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest in 2018. She’s a fan of puns and community journalism, not necessarily in that order. You can reach her at rachel.snyder@peoplenewspapers.com

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