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Mabton City Council Briefs

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Contract increase for Mabton well #5 project

MABTON - An increase in the amount of the contract for the Mabton well #5 project was approved at last night's Mabton City Council meeting. The amount of the contract was increased by $11,869, which makes the contract total $343,068.

The additional costs funds were needed to cover the cost of the change in drilling conditions. Spink Engineering directed Blue Star Enterprises to set the test pump at 400 feet below ground surface as opposed to 350 feet noted in the contract for the 24-hour test pump to ensure the well worked properly and a traffic detour that was required for pump test in order to discharge water across Highway 22.

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City of Mabton upgrades computer software

MABTON - The city of Mabton approved a resolution at Tuesday night's Mabton City Council meeting that will upgrade its computer software from DOS to a Windows application. The council has determined it is in the city's best interest to upgrade their existing hand-held meter-readers to be compatible with the new software.

The council members have authorized Mayor Velva Herrera to sign an agreement with Application Software Products for the purchase of hand-held meter-reader equipment in the amount of $6,707.

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Special audit requested for city of Mabton

MABTON - A resolution was approved this past Tuesday night at the Mabton City Council meeting regarding a request by Mayor Velva Herrera for a special audit. The audit will be conducted by the Washington State Auditor's Office. The state agency is charged with ensuring the City of Mabton's compliance with the laws of the state of Washington. It is also requested that the audit be conducted at the earliest date possible.

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