Rosenberg City Council members have always expressed the importance of shopping local.

And in the past, that sentiment is extended to awarding construction bids to the local company.

At the Rosenberg City Council meeting Tuesday, council members will consider awarding a contract to SI Environmental for wastewater treatment plant operations and maintenance facilities for sanitary sewer lift stations and water facilities, for a five-year term.

If approved, the term would begin June 1, and expire May 31, 2025, amounting to $1,794,907 per year.

“SI Environmental has been amazing to the city of Rosenberg,” council member Jacob Balderas said at a previous council meeting. “They have bailed us out of a tight spot more than once.

“We have somebody that has worked with our city staff for years.

That knows how the city of Rosenberg works.”

According to Jeff Haley with SI Environmental, the company employs 182 people, 44 of which reside in Rosenberg. Further, 33 workers live in Richmond and 113 live in Fort Bend County.

The base amount of the contract is $975,571 per year, plus the actual cost of chemicals for water treatment plants, and other repairs, are estimated to cost an additional $819,336 per year.

For comparison, the total amounts expended for these services and products during the 2019 fiscal year was $1,561,134.

The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Citizens will not be allowed to attend council meetings, but can ask questions via letters, telephone or email.

Email comments to dswint@rosenbergtx.gov.

Meetings can be watched live on the city’s YouTube Channel “RosenbergTXGov,” on the city’s website at www.rosenbergtx.gov/tv, and on Comcast Channel 16 for residents within the city limits.

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