Springfield aldermen have approved a $1.8 million no-bid contract to insure City Water Light and Power facilities… over the objection of one alderman who wants to know why other companies weren’t given the chance to compete.
The Houston administration says R.W. Troxell has provided the service for years and the arrangement has worked out well for the city.
But Alderman Joe McMenamin questions whether taxpayers are getting the best deal if the contract isn’t competitively bid.
But with the expiration of the policy approaching quickly, the City Council voted 9-to-1 to approve the new deal.