Security upgrades approved for Highland Village city facilities

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The Highland Village City Council unanimously approved a bid April 13 to complete security upgrades to city facilities. (Ally Crutcher/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Highland Village City Council unanimously approved a bid April 13 to complete security upgrades to city facilities. (Ally Crutcher/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Highland Village City Council unanimously approved a bid April 13 to complete security upgrades to city facilities.

The bid by Weil Construction Inc. totaled $454,384 – more than $45,000 below the $500,000 project budget.

The project will feature upgrades for the four main city buildings: the municipal complex, municipal service center, fire station and police department. The upgrades were designed by Kirkpatrick Architectural Studio and, after reviewing the contractor’s bid, the firm recommended the company’s selection.

Among other upgrades, the project will increase security measures at public service desks and replace the city’s outdated access control system. City Manager Paul Stevens told the council that the system was installed in 2001 and has outlived its useful life with replacement parts being nearly impossible to find.

Funding for the project will come from the general fund.


Editor's note: This story has been updated to correct an error. The city manager is Paul Stevens.

By Kristine Hughes