The Levelland City Council held a special meeting Monday night.
The council took action to approve a bid for re-painting and rehabilitation of the Adams Street water tower project. The city had another leak approximately 30 days ago and city staff had to climb inside to make the repair. The tower currently has “Levelland” on it so the city is pricing to put the city logo on the tower once it is refurbished. The water tower has been in existence since the 1960’s and is the first major renovation. The tower would be treated on the inside and out against rust and would be re-painted, it is expected that it will add 25 years to the life of the tower.
One bid was received from Luckinbill, Inc. out of Enid, Oklahoma. The city’s engineers are familiar with the company and said they are very capable of doing the work. The base bid plus a contingency for metal plus logo cost for the Adams street tower and retouching the logo on both sides of the Lee street water tower for a total of $546,000. The city is proposing to use the city’s Internal Financing fund to pay for the project. Currently the Internal finance fund has over one million dollars in available funds for 2018-2019. The city said it will likely take 3-4 months to complete. Even though there was only bid, City Manager, Erik Rejino said “due to the urgency of this project, the city feels it is necessary to move forward.” City staff noted that their should not be an impact to city customers while the work is being done.