Town of Oakland receives A+ on audit

The Town of Oakland received a positive review at the monthly town meeting. On July 8, grant writer Millie Vance updated the council on the 17213 CD 96 Water System Improvements Project. “The project was funded in phases,” Vance said. “The first phase was the permit to construct, and the second phase was the $249,999.” According to Vance, the town matched the funds at $15,325, and the grant awarded the remainder.

The funds from the grant addresses both of the consent orders, said Vance. “It addressed the low water pressure, and the by-products issue.” The water lines were replaced and there was an agitator installed in the water tower to help decrease toxins in the water. Vance also announced that Rhonda Whitsett received an A+ on the audit. It was perfect.

Once the council closed the public hearing on the 17213 CD 96 Water System Improvements Project, and voted to closeout the document due to completion, they discussed the possibility on accepting bids for the vacant Animal Control position. Whitsett said they cannot just take applications. “Since it’s not an employee position, we need to place an ad in the paper to accept bids.” Council member Kay Idleman asked how long they should give the public to place bids. The council then discussed a decent time frame.



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