Mineral Wells Index, Mineral Wells, TX

Local News

May 9, 2013

Hydroscience agreement with City passes with opposition


Despite opposing votes from two Mineral Wells City Council members Tuesday, an amendment to the lease agreement between the City and Hydroscience Technologies was ultimately approved.

The company, which has been using a building in the west portion of the Downing maintenance facility since a fire destroyed its building in 2008, is currently in a month-to-month tenancy agreement with the City.

For that reason, company officials felt it was appropriate for the City to pay for needed electrical and air conditioning repairs.

After considering the request, city staff agreed to allow Hydroscience to receive a pro-rated rent deferral over the next six months to recoup the cost of repairs.

City Attorney George Gault prepared the lease amendment and City Manager Lance Howerton said city staff recommended approving the accommodation.

Councilwoman Tammy Underwood expressed concern about the remnants of the company's destroyed business, calling it an "eyesore."

In response, Howerton said he would speak with city building officials in an effort to move forward with either rebuilding or dismantling the structure.

Four council members voted to approve the amendment with Underwood and Councilman Thomas Lively opposing.

Text Only
Local News
Featured Ads
Mineral Wells Index

Front page
Seasonal Content
AP Video
Bon Jovi Helps Open Low-income Housing in Philly Pipeline Opponents Protest on National Mall Hagel Gets Preview of New High-tech Projects S.C. Man Apologizes for Naked Walk in Wal-Mart New Country Music Hall of Fame Inductees Named 'Piles' of Bodies in South Sudan Slaughter New Yorkers Celebrate Cherry Blossom Blooms SCOTUS Hears Tv-over-Internet Case Justice Dept. Broadening Criteria for Clemency Chief Mate: Crew Told to Escape After Passengers 'Miss Meadows' Takes Holmes Back to Her Roots Biden: Russia Must Stop Talking, Start Acting David Moyes Out As Manchester United Manager Raw: Leopard Bites Man in India Iowa College Finds Beauty in Bulldogs High Court to Hear Dispute of TV Over Internet Stowaway Teen Forces Review of Airport Security
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Must Read