City council met in regular session Monday, Nov. 9. Absent from the meeting was Mayor Lori An Gobert. Mayor Pro Tem Chuck Rankin presided over the meeting.
City Manager Donald Warschak gave a report on the TxDOT Sidewalk Project, the GLO Storm Sewer Improvement Project, and the Water Filtration Project. Each was progressing as planned, with the two water filtration system tanks being moved out by WesTech on Friday. Prior to the vessels being moved off the city premises, photos, physical inspections, and measurements were taken as discussed in a previous council meeting.
Council awarded the bid for the Front Street Lift Station and RV Lift Station FEMA Project to Rosenbaum Electric.
In other action:
• Approved payment of an invoice for Colorado Valley Veterinary Services with Councilman Michael Ridlen abstaining from the vote.
• Approved Nov. 28 as Small Business Saturday.
• Approved the CCIDC Grant of $10,000 to the Columbus Community Hospital for an Instrument Flight Navigation Service. This will allow Medical Helicopters to land and take off from the hospital in inclement weather.
• Approved the CCIDC Grant of $15,000 to the Columbus Historic Preservation Trust for cosmetic improvements at the Stafford Opera House. This will go toward repair of rain-damaged plaster and painting.
• Closures of certain streets on Dec. 3, 2020, from 5:15 p.m. to 10 p.m. for Ladies Night Out.
• Closures of certain streets on December 2, 2020 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. for the Holiday of Lights Christmas at Night Parade.
• Heard a report regarding the Oct. 2020 Golf Association Report.
• Delayed meeting in Executive session regarding the review of the City Manager due to the Mayor being absent.