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Section A: General News


Stockdale one step closer to industrial park funding




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STOCKDALE -- If persistence and patience are the keys to obtaining state and federal funding, the Stockdale city officials and employees could be used as models. The city has applied for a state grant to fund improvements within its second city park and federal loans for infrastructure improvements within the city’s industrial park. During the Oct. 2 Stockdale City Council meeting, City Manager Banks Akin provided a status update on projects to be funded by $1,975,000 in grants or loans.

Akin said the city park improvements include the completion of a walking track, as well as the installation of playground equipment, benches, and barriers for the parking lot. Project completion is set for Jan. 1, 2013. Funding for this project was made possible by a $75,000 Local Park Grant from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. The city was advised of the grant’s approval in August 2009.

After three years of perseverance, Akin anticipates the actual funding of $1.9 million for two U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development loans by the end of October, after paperwork arrived in Washington, D.C.

Thomas K. Spurgeon of McCall, Parkhurst & Horton L.L.P. has been in contact with Akin to finalize the transaction, with data such as the city’s adjustment of utility rates and ad valorem tax revenue to secure the two loans.

The first USDA loan is for $975,000 for improvements to the city’s water plant. The second loan, for $940,000, is for street improvements, including the expansion of Wheeler Street to 30 feet wide and extending the street into the Stockdale Industrial Park, located off U.S. 87. Repayments will span 40 years.

While funding has been approved for these projects, another issue lies heavily on the shoulders of the council -- funding for the Stockdale Emergency Medical Services (EMS). Akin is concerned the council may need to address this issue soon, due to the lack of funding.

Voters will cast ballots on the possible creation of Wilson County Emergency Services District No. 3 Tuesday, Nov. 6. Town hall meetings are being held throughout the area. Such a district could ensure EMS service in the area, supported by an ad valorem tax.

Councilman Becky Adams said little interest from the public is being shown thus far. More meetings are scheduled. See page 9A for more on this issue.

In yet another financial matter, the council opened bids for four work vehicles, with Ron’s Auto Sales of Stockdale the only bidder. Since the Stockdale Independent School District expressed interest in one of the vehicles, the council approved a donation of a 2001 Ford regular cab F-250 pickup to the school district. The council accepted the bids for the other three pickups -- a 2002 Ford F-150, a 1998 Ford F-150 XL, and a 1987 Toyota -- totaling $1,500.

During a public works director’s report, David Tillery:

•Outlined the city’s need for a water tank agitator at a cost of approximately $55,000. Thus far, the city has allocated approximately $40,000 for this purpose.

•Addressed animal-control issues within the city. Tillery and another employee are scheduled to attend basic animal-control classes in the near future.

•Said the city would apply for a recycling collection event, including tires, next spring.

***In attendance: Mayor Johnny Stahl, councilmen Sherry D. Lambeck, Scott Soden, Saul Bosquez, Becky Adams, and Roger Armstrong, City Manager Banks Akin, City Secretary Thania Santos, and Stockdale Public Works Director David Tillery.
 

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