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Humble council members approve to amend agreement for debris removal and disposal services

December 14, 2018

Humble City Council members approved a motion to reserve $1.15 million of funds from fiscal year 2018 for specific equipment, property improvements, motor vehicles, real estate and access fees to be performed during fiscal year 2019 during a monthly meeting on Dec. 13.

Finance Director Aimee Phillips said half of the money being encumbered is for related generators, purchases and about $150,000 of real estate purchases for FEMA approved mitigation.

Mayor Merle Aaron added most city departments have funds that will be encumbered forward.

“These monies have been set aside so we don’t have to pay at one time for all of those expenses; so we’ll just spread it out over a few years,” Aaron said.

Additionally, council members approved a motion to use nearly 18 acres of land along Hwy. 59 near Rankin Road for the construction of a farmers market.

Humble council members also approved a motion to amend the unit price with Ceres Environmental Services to $5.05 per pound for disaster debris removal and disposal services. A typo listed the price at 5 cent per pound.

During Thursday night’s meeting City Manager Jason Stuebe said the city initially entered into a emergency agreement with Ceres shortly after Hurricane Harvey.

“We did an emergency bid shortly after Harvey. Ceres was the low bidder and ultimately brought those services to us. Ultimately it was discovered much later that they had a typographical error,” Stuebe said. “The charge for the household hazardous waste was 5 cents a pound and obviously that was misquoted; so this is just correcting that error.”

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