Wednesday, August 23, 2006
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.
8-23 Mabton City council briefs
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.
8-23 Mabton City Council briefs
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.