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City Council approves public hearing to consider $54 million Water Works Project

The Eagle Pass City Council approved a Resolution of the City Council of the City of Eagle Pass, Texas scheduling a public hearing, with the required notice, to consider and either adopt or reject the Eagle Pass Water Works System 2017 Water & Wastewater Capital Improvements Plan and Land Use Assumptions Under Which a Water Impact Fee May be Imposed.

During the City Council meeting held on Tuesday December 7, 2017 Eagle Pass Water Works System General Manager Jorge Barrera presented information over the item.

“This is a resolution for a public hearing it’s on the use assumption and capital improvements that we have presented. We just haven’t gone through the public hearing and that is what we’re here today for.” said Barrera

Legal Counsel Heriberto Morales then presented the council with the resolution seeking for the action being requested by the EPWWS.

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“All this is doing is just for you to have a hearing so you can hear from the general public or anyone who has an interest if they’re in favor or against it. And if they want additional information Mr. Barrera and his team should be able to provide it and address any questions that they might have. They can also do a short synopsis of all the land assumptions and capital improvements plans are going to entail.” said Morales

The City Council approved the resolution and a set date for the public hearing to be held on December 5, with a second option of December 12, 2017 at 5:30pm at the Eagle Pass City Hall.

The Eagle Pass Water Works is in the process of expanding their water treatment plant, water pipe exchange in the downtown, area water tank maintenance, adding water tanks and many other improvement projects under the Eagle Pass Water Works System 2017 Water & Wastewater Capital Improvements Plan and Land Use Assumptions.

The expected amount for the entire plan is near $54,000,000 in improvements and upgrades.

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