The Robstown City Council signed an agreement Monday that should bring assistance to young people looking for work in the city.
In a unanimous vote, the city council authorized an agreement with SERCO of Texas, Inc., a company that works with the Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend to provide job training, resources and placement for individuals.
In other business, the council authorized the submission of a $32,374 grant with the U.S. Department of Justice to fund the purchase of new digital video cameras for Robstown Police Department patrol cars. The grant does not require a match from the city, and will be submitted in partnership with the City of Corpus Christi.
The council also authorized the purchase of a Caterpillar 120M Motorgrader for the Robstown Public Works Department, at a cost of $195,317. The motorgrader, which will be purchased through bond funds, will be used by the department in its ongoing street repair project, officials said.
The council declined a $1.36 million bid from J. Carroll Weaver, Inc. for completion of Phase II of the city's street improvement project. The council rejected the bid with the intention of breaking Phase II of the project into additional phases to save money on construction costs, officials said.
The council authorized a budget amendment that will provide $48,970 in improvements to the city's public pool. Those improvements, which will include the installation of new tile, resurfacing of the pool floor and new lighting, are expected to be completed by the end of May.
The council met in executive session to discuss matters related to property associated with the proposed Robstown Trade Processing Inland Center, but took no action on the item upon returning to open session.