The Mount Pleasant City Council Tuesday gave KSA Engineers the green light to look into upgrading a plan for construction already underway to extend sanitary sewer service capacity to avoid a system shut down during wet weather. Shortcomings in the 2007 plan and decreases in construction costs since that time called for the council to revisit the plan scope, City Manager Mike Ahrens told the council.
(Longview, TX) Longview will soon have an additional 9,200 feet of recreational trail when the Paul G. Boorman Trail Phase 2 officially opens at 10:00 a. m., Friday, November 5. The public is invited to tour the trail and attend the ribbon cutting ceremony, which will take place at the trailhead located at 2422 H. G. Mosley Parkway.
LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) – It's only five feet of concrete, but many Huntington residents say it could save a life.
The City is using grant money from the Texas Department of Transportation to build sidewalks leading to every school in the district.
Huntington students are reaping the benefits of an older student's pain.
"It's more like shock," said Huntington High School Senior Dylan Nester. "It's like did this really just happen and it's crazy."
KSA Engineers recently received a City of Longview building permit for the interior remodel of buildings in the 100 block of East Tyler Street. Joncie Young, KSA president said the work at 127 E. Tyler St., will allow the firm to move about 10 to 12 administrative office staff into new quarters. The firm will also be getting new conference room facilities.
Handling the construction duties is Longview’s Hugman Construction. The same firm took care of facade improvements and reconstruction a couple of years ago of the former Martin’s women’s dress shop structure.
Longview cuts the ribbon Friday on an additional 9,200 feet of the Paul G. Boorman Multi-Use Trail.
The opening ceremony is scheduled at 10 a. m. at the Boorman trailhead, 2422 H. G. Mosley Parkway just east of Bill Owens Parkway. The public is invited to attend and tour the trail.
It is the second phase of the Boorman Trail, which stretches uninterrupted between Loop 281 and Fairmont Street alongside Grace Creek. Combined with the trail's first phase between Fairmont and West Marshall Avenue, the trail now totals 2.85 miles, the city said.
KSA Engineers, Inc. (KSA) is relocating its Amarillo office to the downtown area. After a year of working out of the Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport, KSA decided to make the move to a new home in the Chase Tower, located at 600 S. Tyler S. to provide more space to support the firm’s growing business and expanding customer base.
“We’re proud to be a vital part of this community, ” said Clayton Scales, KSA’s Amarillo Project Manager. “Our new location will allow us to better serve our clients. ”
The Mount Vernon City Council was advised it could save more than $1.5 million over the next 40 years by continuing to treat its own water.
The figures were from a City Treated Water vs. Purchased Treated Water study done by KSA Engineers of Longview. Earlier, council members considered buying treated water from the Cypress Springs Special Utility District.
The Mount Pleasant City Council Tuesday night discussed adding to the scope of work for the wastewater treatment plant construction that is currently underway.
Chris Aylor of KSA Engineers, the consultants for the project, noted that the project was originally budgeted at $3 million but was awarded at $1.3 million.
Improvements under construction at the Southside Wastewater Treatment Plant - which is 20 years old - are designed to increase capacity, which was approaching 80 percent by the end of last year. State law would mandate a plant expansion at 90 percent capacity.
Joncie Young, president of KSA Engineers, Inc. (Longview, TX), finds true joy in imagining, designing and then building something. But that also doesn't guarantee sucess.
Residents got to sound off Monday night at city hall, letting the city council know how they feel about high arsenic levels in the water and a controversial sign ordinance in the downtown historic district.
The council invited Steve Dorman of KSA Engineers to give an overview of the drinking water situation in Hempstead and to explain why residents have been receiving quarterly notices about high arsenic levels in the water supply.
Dorman said arsenic is a naturally occurring compound that is found in “rocks, soil, water, air, plants, and animals. ”
GLADEWATER — A $6.5 million construction project is under way on the city's water treatment plant on East Lake Road.
The plant is more than 50 years old and in need of serious upgrades to meet the Texas Commission of Environmental Quality standards, said interim City Manager Melba Haralson.
The city received a U. S. Department of Agriculture and Rural Development grant for $1.6 million, and took out a $4.9 million loan to fund the 18-month project.
The holidays can be a difficult time for members of our community, which is why KSA Engineers, Inc. strives to give back in any way it can. In an effort to help keep shelves at Longview Community Ministries (LCM) stocked during this holiday season, KSA recently held a two-week holiday canned food drive. “We all felt that with times being the way they are, we wanted to do something to help any way we could, and LCM is a great organization, ” said Joncie Young, P.E., KSA president.