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Woodville water projects finishing

By Valerie Reddell
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Woodville City Manager Mandy Risinger announced to members of the Woodville City Council that the $2 million project for a new water plant. The project will finish slightly under budget, Risinger added. It was funded through a public-private partnership with ETEC.

Work on the water well at the industrial park has finished and water lines have been pressure tests, she added. Once TCEQ obtains water samples and determines they pass testing, the well will go online.

The city is also waiting for insurance adjusters to assess damages to city hall related to roof damage and a water leak from Hurricane Harvey.

Rising has also contacted the contractor that installed the roof to determine if any warranty applies to the repairs needed.

"All in all we were very fortunate during Harvey," Risinger said.

Code enforcement officials are working with property owners who installed a communications tower on Sutton and Dogwood without pulling a permit.

"We have been unable to verify that the foundation meets code," Risinger said. "They have been instructed to lower the tower until an engineer can inspect the foundation."

"We are concerned that if the foundation fails, it could have serious ramifications. We are working with the inspector and property owner.
Municipal Court Judge Judith Haney reported that 217 citations were processed by the court during September. Haney also discussed