In other business, the council:
• Approved a drought contingency/emergency water management plan and a water conservation plan consistent with those of the City of Fort Worth, Aledo’s water supplier.
• Voted not to add communication devices to the water tower at present, rejecting a proposal from Aledo Broadband to install a dish and eight antennas for the same monthly lease rate they now pay for another structure. Tim Foster, of Aledo Broadband, told the council the tower blocks the signal to some of his customers, and he hoped to improve service quality. Council members have raised concerns about how the devices look on the tower and how much the city should be paid to lease the tower space.
• Approved a $106,800 bid from Reliable Paving for asphalt overlays to Chary, Shary and Robert streets in the Lasater Addition and Shady Valley in Hidden Valley, with monies over the $100,000 budget to come from sales tax revenue as well as those set aside for engineering.
• Approved a 5 percent increase in the salary of the city secretary, to $47,580.