Zion Hill Church

Architect Army Curtis reviews plans of Zion Hill Church while Councilman Roy Boldon looks on during a tour of the building in July 2018.

The Zion Hill Church restoration, pay plans for city employees and adopting the city’s legislative agenda are on Tuesday’s agenda for the Nacogdoches City Council.

The council holds its regular meeting at 5:30 p.m. with limited seating in Council Chambers at City Hall and also live-streamed.

A 4:30 p.m. work session, also live streamed and  open to the public, will address the city’s employee pay plans. No action is taken during work sessions, which are for discussion only.

During the regular meeting that begins at 5:30 p.m. the council will consider approval of a legislative agenda for the city for the 87th State Legislative Session. The city last year hired Hillco Partners, to provide lobbying focused on transportation, water and state regulatory agencies. The 87th Texas Legislature begins Jan. 12 and is set to conclude May 31.

Also on Tuesday, the council will consider establishing a guaranteed maximum price of $1.66 million and a substantial completion date of February 2022 for the construction manager at-risk agreement with Cox Contractors for the Zion Hill restoration project.

Owned by the city, the 1914 church building is set for renovation to be used as a museum and events venue. Cox was hired last year as construction manager for the project. Thus far, plans have been completed and exterior shoring and scaffolding have been erected at the building.

After receiving approval of plans from the Texas Historical Commission, Cox Contractors divided the restoration into 29 bid packages, reviewed bids and calculated a guaranteed maximum price. If approved, renovations are expected to begin in January.

City council meetings and workshops can be accessed online at www.nactx.us/1198/Channel-21. For public comment, email vinsonj@nactx.us or call 936-559-2506. 292 Pilar St.

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