Plano City Hall NEW 2018

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Major infrastructure projects totaling over $111,000 top the agenda for the Plano City Council meeting at city hall at 6:00 p.m. on Monday night.

Two water wells are listed as having problems.  

At well number four, Plano Public Works Director Nate Bullard said the well dropped from 520 gallons per minute to 150 gallons per minute last week. According to Bullard, the motor is failing, the sediment at the well bottom, or the screen failure or a plug may be causing the problem.  

In documents, Bullard stated the well has not been pulled in 22 years, which will help identify the problem and repair costs, which currently is over $54,000.

Well number nine, serving the east side of the city,  experienced a power failure on December 16th, which is being attributed to a slow start.  Bullard is looking to install at variable frequency drive for well motors, costing $7,900.  

More public works costs have been incurred when a temperature alarm on a blower motor at the wastewater treatment plant showed the motor is failing.  The options were a two-week rebuild or a new motor within 24 hours.  In an emergency move, Bullard ordered a new $7,400 motor.

Later in the year, the Lew Street redevelopment from Church Street to Main Street will begin as Plano aldermen look to approve a $42,000 preliminary engineering and guidance agreement.  

Finally, the city of Plano will be awarded a Safe Community Grant at its Monday meeting. The grant is for safety equipment and professional training for first responders, including safety education programs.