Council Authorizes $5.2 million  Project to Expand Sewer Southward

Council Authorizes $5.2 million  Project to Expand Sewer Southward
April 27, 2021
BELTON – The Belton City Council Tuesday made several decisions to extend or improve critical infrastructure in the city. The largest project, $5.2 million, is to expand sewer lines to the Lampasas River area and build a regional lift station there. The infrastructure will serve the planned River Farms development in the area.

Council also authorized spending $118,900 to design a 12-inch waterline to replace a faulty 8-inch line under E. 6th Avenue (Comay Street to Waco Road), and awarded a $586,230 bid to Texas Materials Group to resurface up to 39 streets in Belton
A synopsis of the entire meeting is below.

Consent Agenda
  1. Call to Order
  2. Public Comments
  3. Minutes approved for April 13, 2021 meeting
  4. Fee and Rate Schedule amended
The new $40 Meter Box Replacement Fee allows Belton employees to carry meter boxes on their trucks and replace boxes that are broken during the home construction process and prior to the installation of water meters. This fee was created to expedite a process that now requires the builder to replace damaged boxes and leads to delays in installing water meters. Photos of damaged boxes and replacement boxes will be logged in case a fee is disputed.
 
  1. Resolution approved denying Oncor’s application for approval of a Distribution Cost Recovery Factor to increase distribution Rates within the City.
Planning
  1. Zoning change (Planned Development – Commercial Highway) approved for .125 acres at 802 S. Pearl Street.
The new zoning allows for the construction of an overflow parking lot for Fry’s restaurant.
 
  1. Final plat approved for 1.84 acres to create 10 residential lots on Digby and James Ridge Drives.
 
  1. Preliminary plat approved for 16.314 acres of Belton Business Park Phase V, located on the south side of Digby Drive.
 
  1. Final plat approved for 22.7 acres between W. Avenue O and Huey Drive.
Plat is a five block, 107-lot extension of West Canyon Trails subdivision.
 
Miscellaneous
  1. Professional services agreement ($118,900) authorized with KPA Engineers to design E. 6th Avenue Waterline Replacement Project.
Project replaces a faulty 6th Avenue waterline between Waco Road and Comay Street. It is anticipated the project will be designed and ready for bid within 150 days.
 
  1. Professional services agreement ($201,250) authorized with KPA Engineers for design of sewer line replacements (Main Street and 2nd Avenue) and upsizing of waterlines (near Harris Community Center).
 
  1. A $586,230 bid was awarded to Texas Materials Group to resurface up to 39 streets in Belton.
 
  1. A $5.4 million bid was awarded to Bell Contractors for Phase II of the South Belton Sewer Project.
Project extends a sewer line down I-35 to the Lampasas River and includes a new regional lift station and service the River Farms property.
 
  1. Professional services contract ($84,464) with Halff Associates amended to include services during the construction of Phase II of the South Belton Sewer Project.
Workshop
  1. City Council received a presentation on proposed changes to the organizational structure of the Belton Police Department.
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