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By James McAfee/The Knox County News-Courier—
MUNDAY—The Munday City Council will be submitting of an application to the Texas Community Development for funds to re-map the city’s sewer lines.
During its regular July meeting, the council approved the submission of the planning grant application and named the mayor and city manager at that time as authorized representatives.
The city will have to pay $2,100 as a matching fee in 2022 if the grant is approved.
The council awarded the engineering contract for the Downtown Revitalization project, another grant from Texas Community Development, to Jacob & Martin. The final fee will be established in the near future, according to City Manager David Trevino.
Since more than $10,000 is involved, the council gave its approval to the Munday Economic Development Corporation A and B boards to each pay $25,000 toward the $75,000 matching fund for the revitalization project. The city will pay the same amount, but no payments will be made until Spring 2022.
Trevino said the boards are “excited about” the pending revitalization of downtown.
In other action, the council approved bids of $200 from Freddie Campos and $500 from Dick Butler on trust properties in Munday but declined a third bid from a party from another state after learning that Knox County had done the same thing earlier in the week.
Action on naming a new member for the EDC B to replace Anna Van Fleet, who moved along with her husband Benji to Stanton, was tabled until Trevino can talk to additional candidates on a list of names given him.
In addition, consideration for the possible sale of city-owned property at 721 W. Main to Collin Allbright also was tabled.
Trevino reported that Vince Gulley and Greg Cavollo had been named to the Knox County Drainage District board, replacing Patrick Corcoran, who had moved to Lindsey, and Jerry Benson, who stepped down. Later, after the meeting, Trevino thanked Corcoran and Benson for their service.
Trevino also provided an update on his work related to city ordinances and added that Allbright had been hired as a new city employee.
Police Chief Chris Mendoza reported that he expected to finalize details the following week to hire the new police officer.