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Special quilt presented at city council meeting

By Glenn Rea

The Cuero Record

Clean-up from Hurricane Harvey, grand opening of the remodeled library, and closing of the airport were some of the items reviewed at Tuesday’s (Oct. 24) Cuero City Council meeting.

Almost all of the fallen trees and brush resulting from Hurricane Harvey have been moved to two large areas provided by the City. Now it is time to move those piles out.

At the council meeting, the City approved a bid from Eggemeyer Land Clearing to grind and remove those tree and brush piles. The bid for that project was just over $182,000.

Council also heard that a FEMA grant to the City will cover those costs and some others. The grant or damage recovery amount is about $340,000. The recovery work needs to be completed by Nov. 22.

“It’s been a long time coming,” said Mayor Sara Post-Meyer, following the announcement that Cuero Municipal Library’s grand opening has been set for Jan. 4.

Work began about five years ago on efforts to either build a new library or remodel the current building. It was finally decided to remodel with an estimated budget of $1.9 million.

Cuero City Council is shown with a patch-work quilt created by Worthington, Minnesota City Councilwoman Amy Ernst and friends in honor of the long-standing friendship between the city sister cities. The quilt will eventually be displayed at Cuero Municipal Library. Many of the squares on the quilt recognize special events and turkey races between King Turkey Days and Turkeyfest representatives.

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