Tampa council commits to PRIDE for 2013

Contributing writer

Clark Davis, a representative of Tampa PRIDE, asked the city council Nov. 5 for a commitment to the program for another year. After a brief discussion, Mayor Tim Svoboda signed a resolution giving the city’s support to the program.

David Rziha was sworn in to complete the unexpired term of Don Zaideman, who resigned.

Much discussion centered on a proposed new building to house the city’s tractor and other equipment. The water district may share the building.

Craig Bell was at the meeting to advise the council on the project. Eventually, all agreed on a 30x40-foot building with 14-foot walls, two 12-foot doors, one walk-in door, and one roll-up, probably six feet wide and seven feet high. Bell estimated the project’s cost as $13,000 but said he would turn in a final bid before the December meeting. A final decision will be made then.

Svoboda advised the council that he expects to get Christmas lights prepared and hung right after Thanksgiving. The council voted to pay him $200 for the work.

The council approved payment of $185 for a wastewater permit and other routine bills.

After the return to standard time, council meetings start at 7 p.m.

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