On February 25, Mayor Wilcox presented the annual State of the City video. The video was produced in the style of Mr. Rogers Neighborhood to tell the community about the accomplishments and upcoming projects within the City. Mayor Wilcox interviewed department heads and staff members to inform residents and the community of the state of Highland Village.
Council approved a resolution authorizing a contract with Weisinger Incorporated for the repair of the FM 407 Water Well. In July 2019 the well, which produced 1,000 Gallons Per Minute (GPM) at full capacity, was taken out of service. After troubleshooting the well it was determined it had reached its useful life. In January staff presented three options relating to the repair or replacement of the FM 407 well. Council directed staff to move forward with the repair of the well, acknowledging it will yield less water than when the well was operating in its full capacity. It is anticipated to have a yield of 600 GPM after the repair. Weisinger Inc. provided the lowest responsive repair quote in the amount of $166.985.00. The contractor will begin the repair on March 1 and expects to have the well in full service by May 30.
During the Mayor and Council reports, Police Chief Doug Reim conducted a swearing in ceremony for two new HVPD officers Brian Murphy and Michael McLaughlin. Officer Murphy has an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice. Michael McLaughlin has an Associate Degree in Law Enforcement and was previously in the Air Force.
The City Council early work session and regular session is available on HVTV (Spectrum 15; Frontier 43) and via website streaming by searching HVTV. The meetings are also available for on-demand viewing on the city website.