Tuesday, February 9, 2016
1012 C Street  •  Floresville, TX 78114  •  Phone: 830-216-4519  •  Fax: 830-393-3219  • 

WCN Site Search


Preview the Paper Preview the Paper

Preview this week's Paper
A limited number of pages are displayed in this preview.
Preview this Week’s Issue ›
Subscribe Today ›

Lost & Found

Found: Basset Hound, Hwy. 97 W./Hospital Blvd., Floresville. Call 830-391-2153 between 9 a.m.-11:30 p.m.
*Includes FREE photo online! mywcn.com/lostandfound
Lost: Female German Shepherd, about 2 years old, pink collar, lost from Hickory Hill/Great Oaks Subdivisions off FM 539, La Vernia, on Thurs., Feb. 4. Reward! 830-947-3465.
More Lost & Found ads ›

Help Wanted

Senior Accounting Specialist needed in Whitsett, TX, must pass background and drug test, Quickbooks accounting experience necessary, pay based on experience, company benefits. Email resumes to teika@oscenergy.com.
Your #1 Advertising Resource! Call 830-216-4519.
More Help Wanted ads ›

Featured Videos





Video Vault ›
Richardson Chevrolet homeTNMCRE/MAX home
You’ve been granted free access to this subscribers only article.

Section A: General News


El Rancho Grande roads may cost more than $875K


El Rancho Grande roads may cost more than $875K
Floresville city engineer Larry Heimer gives a presentation to the Floresville Economic Development Corp. (FEDC) board Dec. 9 about a proposed streets-construction project for the FEDC’s El Rancho Grande Industrial Park.


E-Mail this Story to a Friend
Print this Story

Wilson County News
December 18, 2013
1,934 views
Post a comment

FLORESVILLE -- According to preliminary estimates, it could cost more than $875,000 for the construction of roads in the Floresville Economic Development Corp.’s (FEDC) El Rancho Grande Industrial Park on F.M. 537 southeast of here. This is according to a presentation from Floresville city engineer Larry Heimer during the FEDC’s Dec. 9 board meeting.

Heimer is working with the board and FEDC Executive Director Tommy Baker to prepare documents ahead of soliciting bids for the project, which is anticipated to occur in March. Heimer said the goal is to have the roads completed by the end of summer.

The project will include the addition of base material and asphalt pavement to both Cardinal and Rancho Grande drives. Existing base material, Heimer said, varies in thickness from 2 to 14 inches, with widths varying from 23 to 26 feet. Existing base material will be utilized wherever possible, he said, with additional material applied to create a minimum 10-inch thickness when complete.

Costs associated with that aspect of the project -- the base bid -- have an estimated total of $655,730. There also are two alternate items -- a two-course surface treatment that could add at least $127,050 to the price tag, and asphalt pavement at 2 inches thick at an additional $219,450.

During the board’s discussions with Heimer, concerns were raised over the potential for greater wear and tear at the intersection of the two roadways. Stopping, starting, and turning of tractor-trailers and other heavy vehicles could prove to be a maintenance nightmare. This is why the board asked Heimer to provide an additional estimate of what it would cost to use reinforced concrete to construct the intersection. He said the estimate would be provided at the board’s next meeting.

The board took no action related to the paving project, or on proposed financial counsel and financial advisor services. If the FEDC proceeds with the project, it likely would sell bonds to fund construction of the roads.

Also during the meeting, the board:

•Tabled discussion of a funding request for renovations by Natalie May, owner of the Arcadia Theatre in Floresville.

•Voted to allow Baker to join the Texas Economic Development Council, at a cost of $450 per year.

•Voted that all sales-tax proceeds should be deposited into the FEDC’s checking account.

•Voted that the city’s water department should install an 8-inch waterline and fire hydrants to accommodate lots 4, 5, and 6 in the Veterans Business Park, at an estimated cost of $15,892.53.

Floresville Economic Development Corp. board meeting, Dec. 9. In attendance: Board members Andy Eubanks, Mary Helen Tieken, Ray Lamberth, and Jason Talley; City Engineer Larry Heimer, Comptroller Lara Feagins, and City Manager Henrietta Turner.
 

Your Opinions and Comments


Be the first to comment on this story!


You must be logged in to post a comment.




Not a subscriber?
Subscriber, but no password?
Forgot password?

Section A: General News Archives


Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Agencies uncover $400K in stolen vehicles, parts (February 3, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. China Grove begins vote on tax rollback (February 3, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Clock running out for Floresville recall issue (February 3, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Connally expands high-tech health care (February 3, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Council action changes boards (February 3, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Court Update (February 3, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Deputies charge Floresville spurned lover with arson (February 3, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Deputies investigate recent thefts (February 3, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Editorial: The demand for villains (February 3, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Editorial: What’s in a city charter? Is it like a … Constitution? (February 3, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Eight-liner opponents face deadline (February 3, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. FELPS pools tornado damage claim with city, Floresville ISD (February 3, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Floresville USDA accountant resigns (February 3, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Free CERT disaster course (February 3, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Get a free heart health screening in Kenedy Feb. 12 (February 3, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Greater LV Chamber to meet (February 3, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. H-E-B recalls cookware (February 3, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Hold on for now (February 3, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. It’s all happening at Nixon-Smiley Elementary (February 3, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Kicaster area will have fire coverage (February 3, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Landfill welcomes China Grove junk (February 3, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Letter: Apple Pie author extends thanks (February 3, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Letter: Gonzales differs with writer’s conclusion (February 3, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Letter: Talamantez truly a man of the people (February 3, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Life Line Screening event set in Floresville Feb. 28 (February 3, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Mock Republican Debate Feb. 20 (February 3, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Nixon-Smiley livestock show set for March (February 3, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. One dead in game-room robbery (February 3, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Pioneer Award honors Burnside (February 3, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Pirates Cove in Poth offers after-school care service (February 3, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Police Blotter (February 3, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Save the date for Lincoln Dinner (February 3, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. School district cops ink deal with city, county (February 3, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Second responders to meet (February 3, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Stockdale, La Vernia units respond to back-to-back fires (February 3, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Tanneberger is top agent (February 3, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Weigh in on Loop 410 changes (February 3, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Wilson County Hermann Sons lodges meet new-member goal (February 3, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. ‘Loving’ heart-shaped treats are for the birds (February 3, 2016)