Victoria commissioners approve Bridge Street Annex payment
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• Authorized selling surplus and salvage property of the county and Citizens Medical Center;
• Granted a bid exemption for the county purchases through a Texas licenses auctioneer;
• Canceled contract with VCS Security Systems Inc. at Saxet Lake
The first payment request for brick repairs to a Victoria County building arrived at Victoria Commissioners Court on Wednesday morning.
Commissioners approved the $32,148 invoice from Robert Atkins Masonry, which leaves a balance of almost $150,000 for the Bridge Street Annex repairs.
County Judge Don Pozzi said the work has been a slow process.
"It's going to take some time, but it's being done correctly," Pozzi said.
Brick repairs to the Bridge Street Annex started Oct. 29.
The court had budgeted some of the expenses in last year's budget, but had not received any invoices.
"It's up to the company," when to send an invoice, Pozzi said. "I guess they wanted to get far enough along where they felt like they earned it."
County Auditor Judy McAdams said the total $181,890 contract with Robert Atkins Masonry will be paid from this year's budget.
"This is the first payment to Robert Atkins," McAdams said. "We've only paid for the bricks" and some of the architect's services.
Because this year's budget started with only $145,000 for repairs and maintenance expenses, McAdams said the court will need to bring the $111,000 remaining in last year's budget forward.
The court also approved a $1,143 payment to K&T Construction. The contract with K&T Construction totals $101,979.
The remaining balance on that contract is $10,197.