The Zavalla City Council will consider a canvassing of the 2019 general election at 6 p.m. today at Zavalla City Hall/Police Station.

At the same time, the council will discuss and appoint a new mayor pro-tem. They also will remove Brenda Cox and Kelly Dickinson as signers on the city’s checking accounts and replace them with Tom and Denita Ross.

The council also will consider moving forward with the lawsuit over a damaged manhole on U.S. Highway 69 south.

R&M Construction damaged a manhole on Highway 69 south during construction, requiring the city to expend resources to clear it. They had to bring in three trucks that constantly pumped out sewage and cost the city $20,000. They also had to contract outside help for the cleanup.

The city hired Cassels and Reynolds to handle the lawsuit. The council was to consider this at the last meeting, which was subsequently canceled.

In other business, the council also will consider:

■ Giving each city department their own credit cards with their names on it.

■ Renewing the HACH contract, which covers the calibration of turbidity meters.

■ Consider leasing mineral rights the city currently owns.

■ Discuss the Summer Earn and Learn and Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act program with Texas Workforce Solutions.

■ Helping Claude McDonald with his water bill at 161 Pickard.

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