Tuesday’s City Council meeting presents updates on upcoming construction project


Jayden Chui

Conduct Review board members are sworn in during Tuesday’s Coppell City Council meeting. During this meeting, 37 new and existing members were sworn into their respective boards and updates were given on ongoing construction projects around the city.

Yaamini Jois, Staff Writer

At Tuesday’s Coppell City Council meeting, 37 new and existing members were sworn into various boards, commissions and committees. 

The Animal Services Advisory and Appeals Board had three new members, the Board of Adjustment had five new members, the Conduct Review Board has 10 new members, the Future-Oriented Approach to Residential Development Board had four new members, the Library Board had seven new members, the Parks and Recreation Board has five new members and the Planning and Zoning Commission had three new members. 

The council continued to review Items 9A-9J on the Consent Agenda. Items 9G, 9H and 9I were brought up during discussion.

Item 9G refers to approving the renewal of a contract with F&F Construction for the annual sidewalk, street and alley pavement repair. While traditionally, the contract has been split 60-40 between two low bidders to split the workload, the contract will not be split this year as the second company increased their original bid. 

Item 9H refers to a change order to add $261,235.25 for the Denton Tap Road Intersection improvement project on a right turn lane on State Highway 121 in addition to the approved $2.7 million. The goal of the change order is to add the turn lane at the location of eastbound 121 Frontage Road at Denton Tap Road. 

Item 9I refers to the approval of an Interlocal Agreement with the City of Paris for cooperative purchasing activities. Communities around Texas have gained more interest in entering an interlocal agreement since July, including Paris. All items 9A-9J were approved. 

After a motion was carried to approve amendments to the Master Fee Schedule for Solid Waste Collection Fees and Police Fees, City Manager Mike Land presented a report on project updates and future agendas. Land gave a main update on the South Belt Line reconstruction project.

“The contractor is going to be completing a sewer crossing under Belt Line Road beginning in January,” Land said. “The lane closures [should] start at the latter part of January.”

The current plan for lane closures is to keep six lanes open from a point approximately 600 feet north of Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway to maintain the capacity of the limit. More updates will be given on lane closures as January approaches. 

Mayor Wes Mays presented a report and announced the City of Coppell Administrative Offices’ closure on Dec. 24, Dec. 27 and Dec. 31 in observance of Christmas and New Year’s Day.

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