Bridgeport park, theatre to receive facelift

By Erika Pedroza | Published Saturday, December 21, 2013

{{{*}}}Two contracters with big-name customers will give a pair of Bridgeport landmarks a facelift in 2014.

At its meeting Tuesday, the Bridgeport City Council awarded bids for work on the city’s park and theatre.

Sports Field Solutions, the company that works on the Ballpark in Arlington field, will make improvements to Lawdwin Ball Fields.

The $113,585-contract includes replacing existing backstops with concrete barriers and netting, as well as improving the grade and material on the infield.

Divine Audio Visual LLC, whose biggest customer is Cinemark, will make $28,102 in improvements to Bridgeport Stage. Work will include upgrades to the lighting, sound, curtain, projector and screen.


The council also:

  • approved a lease/purchase agreement with Altec Capital Services LLC for a mini-digger derrick for the utilities department. The city will lease the equipment at an annual payment of $48,237 for three years. At the end of the three-year lease, the city will have the option to purchase the derrick for $1.
  • purchased two portable credit card machines for the parks and recreation department. The total cost is $1,000 plus a monthly payment of $11.99 for wireless service.
  • granted an exception to the ordinance that limits the number of driveways per single-family property to two. The owners of the property in the 100 block of Nottingham Circle want to install a circle driveway – which would add two driveway entrances – to a property that already has a driveway.
  • upheld the juvenile curfew currently in place. Every three years city officials are required to review the ordinance, which prohibits juveniles under the age of 17 in the streets or parking lots from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday through Thursday and midnight to 6 a.m. Friday and Saturday.
  • authorized the mayor, city administrator, city secretary and director of financial services to sign contractual documents associated with the Texas Community Development Block Grant program. The money will fund the reconstruction of certain water lines.
  • extended a contract with Wise County Appraisal District for the assessment and collection of city property taxes in 2014. “It’s the best money we ever spent,” city administrator Brandon Emmons said.
  • reviewed the Dec. 5-18 payment report in the amount of $570,605.50.
  • approved the minutes of meetings on Nov. 5, Nov. 18, Nov. 19 and Nov. 21.

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