FEMA ASSISTANCE ON FLOODING EVENT OF JUNE 24, 2019
City of Raymondville 1.5 MGD Reverse Osmosis Water Plant
The City of Raymondville is currently constructing a new 1.5 million gallon per day (mgd) reverse osmosis plant to augment its current 2.0 million gallon per day surface treatment plant. The City will operate both plants simultaneously with the same operators and blend the water before sending it out into the City’s distribution system. This new 1.5 mgd reverse osmosis plant will greatly increase the quality of drinking water and allow the city to use well water in times of drought when the water from the Rio Grande is restricted or totally cut off.
This new reverse osmosis plant and a new 1.5 million gallon water well is funded by a $2 million grant and a $2.5 million low interest rate loan from the Texas Water Development Board. This loan is already established and is included in our current water rate structure, meaning that there will be no rate increases due to the construction of this new plant. The reverse osmosis plant will enable the City of Raymondville to become drought resilient and ensure that the citizens will have quality water now and into the future. Our reverse osmosis facility will be only the second reverse osmosis water plant operated by a city in the Rio Grande Valley.
City of Raymondville 2019-20 Splash Pad Project
The City is currently in its planning stage of its new 2019-2020 Splash Pad Project to be located adjacent to the City Municipal Swimming Pool at 440 W. Sauz Avenue.
The City Commission has appointed a citizen’s committee to help city staff develop a splash pad park for City Commission consideration. The Committee will be considering types of water features as well as other park amenities such as parking lot, tables, walking trail, canopies and playground sets. The estimated the cost of his project is approximately, $600,000.
The City of Raymondville is applying for grant funding to the Texas Department Parks and Wildlife and will also be applying to numerous foundations. The estimated completion date for this project is May of 2020.
City of Raymondville 2018-19 Street Paving Project
The City of Raymondville is currently working on its $2.4 million 2018-19 Street Paving Project.
This project will be funded by a $2.4 million certificate of obligation series to be paid back thru debt service over the next 15 years. This street paving project will be broken up into two phases. The first phase should be completed by June 2019, with the second phase to be completed by November 2019. The following are the streets to be constructed by phase:
Gorman Avenue Completed 700 Block W. Rodriguez Avenue Completed S. 4th Street from W. Rodriguez to W. Riggs Completed N. 2nd Street from W. Sauz to W. Hidalgo Completed N. 3rd Street from W. San Francisco to Canal Completed N. 4th Street from W. Sauz to W. San Francisco Completed N. 4th Street from W. Main to W. Raymond Completed N. 6th Street from Canal to W. San Francisco Completed N. 6th Street from W. Sauz to W. Main Completed N. 8th Street from E. Hidalgo to E. Main Completed Monterrey Street from W. San Francisco to Durango Completed Tampico Ave. from N. 5th to N. 6th Completed Sonora Ave. from N. 5th to N. 6th Completed Durango Ave. from N. 5th to N. 6th Completed W. Sauz Ave. from Monterrey Street to Bus 77 Completed Wood Avenue from Bus 77 to S. 3rd Under Completed 5th Street from W. Hidalgo to W. Kimball (HEB) Completed Cemetery Old Section Completed
16th Street from Rodeo to E. Gem November 2019 15th Street from Rodriguez to E. Wood November 2019 Rodeo Drive from S. 16th to S. 15th November 2019 13th Street from E. Wood to McCharen November 2019 12th Street from E. Wood to McCharen November 2019 9th Street from E. Riggs to E. Sauz November 2019 Sauz Street form Bus 77 to N. 10th November 2019 Raymond Ave. from Bus 77 to N. 10th November 2019 Canal Street from N. 1st to N. 5th November 2019 3rd Street from E. Hidalgo to E. Kimball November 2019 Kimball Street from S. 5th to S. 6th November 2019 Alley behind Police Department November 2019 6th Street from W. Wood to W. Gem November 2019 5th Street from W. Wood to W. White November 2019
2019-General Land Office Drainage Project
The City has recently received approximately $1,002,800 of grant funding from the State of Texas General Land Office for 4,700 linear feet of improved and enlarge drainage pipe for the north central area of the City of Raymondville to include North 5th Street, Raymond Avenue, Durham Avenue, Yturria Avenue and North 10th Street. It is estimated that this project shall benefit approximately 2,180 people of which 1,460 or 66%, are low to moderate income. The City recently awarded the contract to Clore Equipment LLC, at its April 23, 2019 meeting. The project is estimated to begin with the next 60 days and has an estimated completion date of March 2020.