POINT COMFORT - As one leak was repaired on the city’s swimming pool, another one appeared, as reported during the council’s meeting Feb. 3.
The council was down two members due to a work conflict –Steve Lambden and Mitch McBride – with Hernandez, Linda Brush, and Wes McKelvy, along with Mayor Leslie Machicek in attendance.
Councilman George Hernandez, who oversees Parks and Recreation, said in his department head report that he had a contractor open a hole where the first leak was located, repair it, and, “after we sealed it we found another leak around the drain hole,” he said.
He said they would check to see if they could locate the source of the leak and that they might have to reopen it on the opposite side in order to repair it.
“We’re hopeful we can find the leak,” said Hernandez.
Another issue was stability. Hernandez said when the pool is full, it stabilizes the sand, so he suggested leaving the pool filled year around in order to deal with that issue.
In other business, the council:
Approved an Interlocal Cooperation Agreement between the city and Texas Department of Public Safety for the Failure To Appear Program.
Authorized the city administrator to apply for Homeland Security grants through the Golden Crescent Regional Planning Commission.
Approved a Professional Services Agreement between the city and HDR Engineering for services related to the Chlorine Dioxide As-Built Generator Project for more than $10,260 as part of a Texas Commission on Environmental Quality requirement.
Approved the purchase of a backup chlorine dioxide generator for $6,900.
Began a search for a new fireworks provider as their current one is no longer coming to Texas.
Approved bills and set the next council meeting for March 2.