FERRIS — During its meeting Monday, the Ferris City Council put out for bid the construction phase of the Manhole Reconstruction Grant project.

The council also approved an emergency expenditure for the replacement of a water line that runs under Interstate 45.

“We need to replace the line in two spots,” city manager Eric Strong said. “We must have the line in order to furnish water to the east side of the freeway. Replacement cost will be $38,000.”

The council voted to enter into an agreement with Bureau Veritas, which will provide interim building inspection services until a new building inspector is hired.

A resolution was adopted that provides guidelines for the use of a rehabilitation vehicle in the Ferris Fire Department.

“We requested the use of an old vehicle that will serve as a rehab vehicle that can be used for firefighters that are involved in an extensive fire and need a cool place for a break,” Strong said.

In other action, the council voted to:

• Enter into an agreement with Yeldell, Wilson and Company for annual audit services for the year ending Sept. 30, 2011.

• Not enter into negotiations with Union Pacific Railroad for the purchase of real property. The council felt it was not in the best interest of the city.

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