City to seek grant for water project

By Brian Knox | Published Saturday, October 6, 2012

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The Chico City Council Tuesday agreed to seek a grant to improve the city’s water supply.

The council passed a resolution to seek a grant worth $275,000 from the Texas Department of Agriculture for a municipal water filtration project. Mayor J.D. Clark said the application for the grant is Oct. 26, and the city should hear if it has been approved for the grant in the spring.

A public hearing on the grant application process was held last month, and Clark said it drew a positive response from residents.

In other business in the rather brief meeting, which included a number of routine items, the city agreed to set a lease rate of $1,000 per month for Chico Auto Parts to continue using the old city hall building. The business lost its building in a July 28 fire, and the council agreed in early August to allow the business to use the former city hall building for three months with the business paying for all utilities.

Clark said Chico Auto Parts is in the process of building a new facility at the intersection of Farm Road 1810 and Texas 101 but will need to stay in the temporary location until the building is finished. The new facility is expected to be complete in February.

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