During a short meeting of the Dublin City Council, members heard from Public Works Director Cory James who presented a proposal to keep the city in compliance with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).
James said the best course of action is to present his plan and findings to the Street, Sewer, Water and Garbage Committee for further assessment as all the compliance steps would need to be taken in those departments. The committee will meet on Saturday, Jan. 4, at 9 a.m. to discuss what needs to be done to keep the city in compliance with the state.
James also asked the council for permission to seek bids for a new grit removal system for the city's waste water treatment facility. He informed the council that without the system, solids that get flushed into the sewer would get into the rest of the system and ruin it. The system will cost between $40,000-$50,000, and the council voted to allow James to go out for bids and purchase the system that meets the city's needs.
Council members also approved replatting in the 400 block of S. Camden and rezoning from agriculture to industrial on Harris and two lots from multi-family to commercial in the 700 block of Sheehan.
In other business, the council approved the appointment of Sammy Moore to the Dublin Planning and Zoning Board. The board was short one member after Lee Leatherwood resigned due to moving from the city. The recommendation was made by Mayor David Leatherwood, who said Moore would be an excellent addition to the board.