American Heart Assoc.

Council

by | May 7, 2015 | Uncategorized

By Wyndi Veigel

News Editor

[email protected]

 

Council recently discussed and selected an engineering firm for the wastewater treatment plant project.

After Mayor Joe Helmberger handed over the reins of the meeting to Mayor pro tem Jim Foy, presentations were heard from both Kimley-Horn and Associates and Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. (LAN.) Helmberger is an employee of Kimley-Horn.

As Jeff James with Kimley-Horn spoke to council, he said that the company had done two similar plants and things had gone seamless.

“We start off with a construction savings mindset,” he said.

City engineer Eddy Daniel, who was part of the evaluation team for the engineering firms for the plant, said he had reviewed references and they came recommended.

Noise and smells associated with the new treatment plant were concerns that had been voiced by citizens according to City Manager Ben White.

James said those were items the company was focused on and they were looking for ways to minimize traffic and would look at ways to build odor control mechanisms into the project.

Daniel stated that the engineering firm would be ready when the city was set to go and representatives from Kimley-Horn would be on call to start immediately on the project if selected.

The longest amount of time, James said, would be to attain easements for the project.

From LAN Inc., Terrance Stewart presented their project presentation.

“We provide turnkey service and have worked extensively with North Texas Municipal Water District,” he said.

LAN will be focused on traffic, noises, aesthetics and odors associated with the plant.

“We can have a traffic control engineer brought in,” he said.

According to Daniel, the timeframe to begin the project would be 12 to 15 months and they could get started immediately.

The right-of-way and easement acquisition would be done in house.

After both engineering firms presented their projects, city council members discussed who they thought would be the better selection for the job.

Councilmember Michael Hesse asked Daniel whom he felt the most comfortable with.

“Kimley-Horn was the highest scored and was preferred,” Daniel said. “But both are very qualified.”

Over the past few months, an engineering firm selection committee comprised of Daniel, White, Kevin Meguire, JP and RT have met to score and analyze who would be the best fit for the job.

Kimley-Horn scored 1530 and LAN 1488.

Kimley-Horn was chosen preliminarily and will enter contract negotiations.

In other business council:

  • read a proclamation for Motorcycle Awareness Month in May
  • read a proclamation declaring April 25 as Joe Hayes Day
  • read a proclamation dedicating May as preservation month

 

 

 

American Heart Assoc.

0 Comments

Related News

Counter measures

Counter measures

If you look at what’s missing from this great land, it’s, a barstool on which to sit, good home cookin’, and a counter on which to eat it. The diners of yesterday need a revival. By John Moore For more stories about the Farmersville community see the...

read more
Early voting begins May 30 for runoff

Early voting begins May 30 for runoff

Runoff election early voting is right around the corner as voters will cast their ballots for two trustee positions on the Collin College board. The runoff election day is Saturday, June 10, with an early voting window that is set to begin Tuesday, May 30, and run...

read more
A little help for our friends

A little help for our friends

Codes of Compassion starts Friday with new focus When the city came up with the idea to take on exterior clean-up projects in the summer of 2020, the focus was to take on one home at a time. The idea, proposed by councilman and Rotarian Terry Williams, was to enlist...

read more
City to celebrate AMD June 10

City to celebrate AMD June 10

For over two decades, Farmersville’s favorite World War II hero, along with veterans and active duty personnel, have been honored in a special day-long community event. The tradition continues this year — Farmersville’s Sesquicentennial year — with the annual Audie...

read more
Election Day Saturday May 6

Election Day Saturday May 6

Residents will have the opportunity to cast ballots for Place 5 on the FISD board of trustees, Place 1 on city council, a special MDD election and Places 1, 2, and 3 on the Collin College Board of Trustees Saturday, May 6. Residents can vote at the Collin College...

read more
The heat is on

The heat is on

After a recent meeting, a coworker mentioned that she and her family had bought a new home. Actually, it was new to them, but it was built in 1963 in what was then and is still now one of the city’s most desirable neighborhoods. What seemed like a typical workplace...

read more
Motorcycle Poker Run set for May 6

Motorcycle Poker Run set for May 6

The Audie Murphy American Cotton Museum in Greenville will host its first To Hell & Back Motorcycle Poker Run on Saturday, May 6. Registration will begin at 8:30 at the museum. Tickets cost $30 and include a t-shirt, poker card and with an additional rider fee of...

read more
Subscribe 300x250 - Love