City Council preview for Tuesday, Feb. 2

City of San Angelo

The San Angelo City Council will hold its regularly scheduled meeting at 9 a.m. Topics of discussion include the potable water project, the Red Arroyo trails and dog park project and other items. 

The City approved the pilot project for the potable water project to determine if they’ll treat wastewater. On Tuesday, members of the Water Utilities Department will ask Council to approve negotiations with a contractor for the project. Currently, the total cost of the project is estimated at $136 million.

When complete, it would add approximately 7 million gallons of water per day to the current water supply.

Also on the agenda is the Red Arroyo trails and dog park project. The Red Arroyo trails portion of the project is 85 percent complete. Contractors are currently working on restroom facilities, removing spoiled material from detention ponds and final grade work. Once those items are complete, crews will begin construction of the dog park. Construction for the dog park will cost $78,000; $66,000 of that was raised through community donations.

The City is also looking to partner with several other cities to negotiate lower electricity rates by authorizing the Texas Coalition of Affordable Power, Inc. to negotiate rates on behalf of the City. If approved, electricity rates would go into effect Jan. 1, 2018.