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Kenedy officials hear positive financial report
by Danay Gilley
May 27, 2011 | 1465 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The May 10 Kenedy City Council meeting got off to a good start with a positive 2010 financial report prepared by individual accountant Wayne R. Beyer, CPA.

Among the positive comments were the facts that the city had a strong start and finish for the fiscal year and that the city ended the year with a surplus of unrestricted cash.

The council voted to accept the proposal by Caldwell Tank for the repair and renovation of a number of City of Kenedy water storage tanks.

The proposed budget for the Tank Asset Preservation Program is approximately $295,000 per year for the first five years.

The council also heard reports on water distribution system improvements in three separate locations.

Also on the agenda was the authorizing of a payment of $1,653.69 to CMA Engineering for professional services on the reverse osmosis water system.

The council authorized LNV Engineering to prepare bid specifications and documents for the Street Improvement Program.

Council members voted to authorize the employment of Joel C. Mead as Street Department Equipment Operator.

Also under consideration was the approval of an ordinance to annex a portion of U. S. Highway 181 right of way in front of Walmart to help with the coordination of 911 addresses for businesses fronting the highway.

The council also approved a tax abatement reinvestment zone including lots one through five of the Kenedy junction subdivision to allow for developing the property near the Walmart Supercenter.

Council members approved the execution of a rent to purchase agreement for a 1999 Fiat FG65C motor grader at a rental rate of $4,000 per month with H&V Equipment Sales, Inc.

Also approved was a resolution authorizing the city manager to enter into an agreement with the Texas Department of Transportation enabling the Kenedy Police Department to participate in the proposed Statewide Crash Reporting and Analysis for Safer Highways (Crash) System.

This system will allow police officers to enter details, drawings and pertinent information from computers installed in police vehicles and at the police station and submit the reports electronically to the Department of Transportation in Austin.

The council also approved an agreement between the Kenedy Police Department and Hall County authorizing access by Hall County to the Texas Law Enforcement Telecommunications System(TLETS).
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