The Richmond City Commission will consider a $735,000 contract to rehabilitate a regional lift station at its Monday meeting.

The rehabilitation is part of the city’s Integrated Utility Master Plan and is an upgrade to add capacity to the lift station, said Michelle Moore, city of Richmond spokesperson.

The upgrade has been planned for over a year and is necessary keep pace with the growth the city is experiencing, said City Commissioner Barry Beard.

“Our water system is adding new people every day and we need to make sure we can handle it,” Beard said.

The commission will also vote on an extraterritorial jurisdiction land swap with the city of Rosenberg.

City commissioners will also make appointments to various boards, including zoning adjustment and ethics. The proposed rezoning of a piece of undeveloped land along Calhoun Street is also on the agenda.

If passed, the proposal would reclassify the property from general residential to general commercial.

The property sits at the end of Calhoun Street near the intersection of Preston Street and FM 3115.

Calhoun is a narrow, dead end street that’s primarily used by Union Pacific employees to maintain the railroad tracks that border property on the south, according to Jose Abrahams, the city of Richmond’s planning director.

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