As anyone in Navasota knows, there are a lot of construction related projects that have begun or are just about to begin in the area. At Monday night’s Navasota City Council meeting, City Manager Brad Stafford gave an update on the millions of dollars worth of projects ongoing or near beginning, from grant applications to constructions bids.
A big one he mentioned though is the Army Corps of Engineers, which is not so much a construction issue, but it could be in the future.
“We will be starting the hydrology study with the Army Corps of Engineers very soon. We should see both guys in here doing some engineering work on the two creeks that run through the city,” Stafford said.
Stafford mentioned that drainage work is beginning soon on Railroad Street and they are currently working to design a new SCADA System for the city’s water system.
As for the newest projects, the price tag on those is near $3 million dollars, and as Mayor Bert Miller pointed out, the city is on the hook for paying about five and a half percent of the total cost.
“Something to point out on the most current ones, they come out to just shy of three million dollars in projects. Of which, only about $160,000 are city funds,” said Miller.
Stafford also said the city is still working through a few other grants for Hurricane Harvey relief.