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Posted: Tuesday, September 21, 2010 12:00 pm | Updated: 9:16 am, Thu Aug 16, 2012.

By Mason W. Canales

Killeen Daily Herald

HARKER HEIGHTS - The City Council is expected to select a contractor to fix a road damaged by Tropical Storm Hermine and discuss other issues caused by the Sept. 8 flooding at its 3 p.m. workshop today.

Part of North Roy Reynolds Drive was damaged by floodwaters. The street is needed for emergency assistance, so the city wants to have it rebuilt faster than the normal bid process allows, city documents stated.

The city already received the contracting bids for the project. According to those bids, the project will cost between $53,100 and $88,600.

The construction will take place on about 200 feet of roadway where both sides of the road need to be replaced, Public Works Director Mark Hyde said.

Deputy Fire Chief Glenn Gallenstein will give the council a presentation about the Sept. 8 flooding. He will not only address the emergency response and damages caused by the storm but also the mitigation and recovery methods the city is using.

The final flood issue on the council's agenda involves the possibility of seeking federal grants for flood mitigation and repetitive flood claims.

The council also will discuss:

A presentation about changes to the city's codes of ordinances regarding the size and the type of accessory buildings allowed within the one-family dwelling district.

A presentation about the location of the new freedom bus shelter locations throughout the city.

The council meets in the Kitty Young Council Chambers at City Hall, 305 Miller's Crossing.

Contact Mason W. Canales at mcanales@kdhnews.com or (254) 501-7554. Follow him on Twitter at KDHheights.

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