$4 million bond talked at city council

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City Administrator Nate Smith presented plans for the possible renovation of the Navarro College campus. The city council is hoping to move their offices to the location.
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Streets, bathrooms, and a new city hall were among the top projects discussed by councilmembers during a workshop Thursday night, Jan. 17. The council is considering taking out an almost $4 million bond for these projects – which comes with a possibility of raising the city’s tax rate.

Bond counsel attended the Tuesday night meeting to discuss the stipulations of a 20-year bond. See that article in the Jan. 31 edition. City Administrator Nate Smith advised the council to “get as much input [from the public] as you can.”

“This is something we’ll be paying for for 20 years,” said Smith.

Projects included:

City Hall

In the fall of 2018 councilmembers toured the Navarro College campus and recently had a proposal made by SLI Group of Houston, which showed a renovation of the building and an estimated cost.

To completely renovate the existing buildings for both city offices and the police department, SLI Group estimated $1.5 million for the project. The new city hall would include offices for:

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