Odessa City Council will address erosion concerns at Memorial Gardens during a virtual work session scheduled for 3 p.m. Tuesday.
Council will reconvene on Friday for a special meeting to interview applicants for the position of associate municipal court judge.
During Tuesday’s work session council will consider hiring a Midland-based company for $105,000 to oversee an erosion control project at Memorial Gardens, the work session agenda details.
Odessa Parks and Recreation Director Steve Patton and his staff are recommending council hire Onyx Contractors, LLC of Midland for $105,000. A second bidder, Hawkins Construction of Odessa bid $109,552 to complete the job. The city originally estimated the project would cost $282,629.
Patton said the project would address a problem with the drainage culvert under 42nd Street that enters Memorial Gardens near the northwest corner of the park site.
The swift current flowing through the culvert into the holding pond area has eroded the soil around the footings of the west pedestrian bridge, Patton explained. The project would encase the bridge footings with a concrete wall and protect the footings from further erosion.
The agenda also includes several routine items for council to consider, which include:
>> Listening to annual reports by Discover Odessa and Keep Odessa Beautiful.
>> Approve award of bank depository agreement. City administrators are recommending retaining BBVA USA for $69,328.
>> Consider bid award for replacement of red metal roofs on pavilions and restroom building at Woodson Park and pavilion at Floyd Gwin Park, at a total cost of $43,835.
City council has scheduled a 1:30 p.m. Friday special meeting to interview applicants for the position of associate municipal court judge.
Friday’s special meeting will be held in Council Chambers, City Hall, 411 West Eighth St.