Cibolo City Council on Dec. 12 authorized the city manager to enter a contract with D&D Contractors for the reconstruction of three roads within the city.

The roads included in the contract are:
  • Dean Road from Old Wiederstein Road to Green Valley Road
  • Bolton Road from Haeckerville Road to Stolte Road
  • Lower Seguin Road from Low Water Crossing to Pfannenstiel Lane
The details

The project would include sections of the roadways that fall under the responsibility of the city and of Guadalupe County.

To reconstruct the areas that fall within the county, city staff on Dec. 12 presented a proposal to the Guadalupe County Commissioners Court for the county to contribute.

While the agenda item was discussion only, three out of four county commissioners said they would consider supporting the proposal. Precinct 2 Commissioner Drew Engelke raised concerns regarding the possibility of delaying other county projects to support the Cibolo proposal.

The total contribution from the city of Cibolo will be $5,183,462, while the county will be accountable for $1,147,755, should county officials agree to the proposal. The city portion will be funded through certificates of obligation.

What’s next?

In January, the Commissioners Court will entertain an action item to enter an interlocal agreement, or ILA, with the city for the projects.

City Manager Wayne Reed said construction on the roads is scheduled to begin in January with no set start date. Each project is expected to be underway throughout 2024.

If the Commissioners Court were to vote against the interlocal agreement, Reed said the city has the ability to revisit the contract and remove the reconstruction of the parts of the roads that are under the county's jurisdiction.

“My contractor will incur zero expense to do the county portion come January,” Reed said. “So if [the commissioners] fail to approve an ILA in January, we’ll change our contract and deduct the county portion. There is no cost to the city to do that.”

There is also a proposal in the agreement for the city to annex the county sections of the road following substantial completion of the projects, which would make these road sections the responsibility of Cibolo.

Should the county agree to the proposal, the $1.15 million payment could be reimbursed to the city in the fiscal year 2024-25 budget.