DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(060921)-ODESSA CITY COUNCIL APPROVES FUNDING

ODESSA, TEXAS/JUNE 9, 2021-THE ODESSA CITY COUNCIL, DURING IT’S REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING ON TUESDAY EVENING, JUNE 8TH, APPROVED 4 TO 3 THE CERTIFICATES OF OBLIGATION, ALSO KNOWN AS CO’S FOR THE PURPOSE OF FUNDING THE IMPROVEMENTS TO THE CITY’S WATER TREATMENT PLANT.

(JAVIER JOVEN, MAYOR-CITY OF ODESSA, TEXAS)

DURING THE PUBLIC HEARING PORTION OF AGENDA ITEM 6 OF THE WATER TREATMENT PLANT, RESIDENTS VOICED THEIR DISAPROVAL OF SPENDING APPROXIMATELY 14 MILLION DOLLARS FOR PLANT DESIGNS FROM AN OUTSIDE ENGINEERING FIRM.

(TARA GONZALES, ODESSA CITIZEN)

RESIDENTS AT THE CITY COUNCIL MEETING WANT TO BE ABLE HAVE VOICE AND BE ABLE TO VOTE FOR THE UPGRADES TO THE WATER TREATMENT PLANT.

(TISHA CROW, ECTOR COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY CHAIRWOMAN)

(FILIBERTO GONZALES, ODESSA CITIZEN/FORMER CITY OF ODESSA COUNCIL MEMBER)

THE ODESSA WATER TREATMENT PLANT PROJECT IS ESTIMATED AT 95 MILLION DOLLARS, AND THE PAYOUT IS APPROXIMATELY 133 MILLION AT THE MATURITY OF THE DEBT AND OTHER EXISTING DEBT IS OVER 167 MILLION DOLLARS.

FOR DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS, DANNY BARRERA

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Author: Danny Barrera

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