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La Feria Commission Awards Contract for Fire Station Expansion and Substation

The La Feria City Commission held its regular meeting on Tuesday, July 9th at 6:30 pm. On the agenda for the evening was a review of bids from contractors for the La Feria Fire Station Expansion and Substation, with the contract going to the lowest, most qualified bidder. The Commission voted to award the $979,656 bid to Vision Construction Company of Pharr, TX, though it was noted that the final award was pending for confirmation of bond and insurance information. The project to expand the main La Feria fire station and build a substation in Blue Town will be financed through bonds and a grant.

The Commission also voted to approve a resolution to sell two pick up trucks deemed surplus property of the city to the La Feria Independent School District as well as approving a Memorandum of Understanding between the city and the school district of La Feria regarding the establishment of a “higher education facility” at the old Sam Houston preschool campus.

Then the Commission held a public hearing on the request by Safeguard Pest Control for a Specific Use Permit to operate a distribution center/warehouse at 1601 S. Parker Rd. Action was taken and the Commission authorized the Mayor to execute the order giving Safeguard Pest Control a 5 year agreement to utilize the property.

The Commission went on to approve a resolution directing the City Planning Department to prepare service plans for several areas being considered for possible annexation by the City of La Feria. The annexation would happen over the course of 3 years, with approximately 850 acres annexed by the end of this year. There will be public hearings concerning this annexation plan on Aug. 13 and Aug. 27. Next week’s addition will include more information about this topic.

The next regular meeting of the Commission will be July 23 and is open to the public.

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