Los Fresnos to Break Ground for New City Hall

A city crew began securing a sign announcing the new city hall that will have a groundbreaking on Oct. 29. Photo: Tony Vindell/LFN

by Tony Vindell/LFN

Construction of a new Los Fresnos City Hall is about to begin.

The ground where the nearly 11,000-square-foot building will be built will be broken on Monday, Oct. 29 during a ceremony held to get the project rolling.

Expected to cost close to $3.4 million, the council had approved a bid submitted by D. Wilson Construction of McAllen during an August meeting.

The bid came in about $1 million over what city officials had anticipated but it was the lowest nevertheless submitted out of a batch of seven companies.

D. Wilson Construction also received the highest rating by a committee in charge in reviewing the qualifications of each company.

Also during the August meeting, the council approved a source of financing for the multi-million-dollar city hall.

The city will use money from its utility services, from the Community Development Corp., the street and drainage department and from deducting money from the low bid for a total of $602,629.

City Manager Mark Milum had said the city’s general fund has a surplus of some $160,000 and it can pump money into some capital projects this year instead of doing it next year.

He also said the city has saved money over the years and it will finance the rest.

A final figure for the project is yet to come after some adjustments are made.

The groundbreaking is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 29.

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