Plans to award a city road improvement bid to Franken Construction Company and to enter into an unrelated contract with Ferrell Gas Company had some audience members raising concerns about conflict of interest during last Tuesday’s special City Council meeting.
At issue is the fact that Councilman Vince Howell works as a manager for the Better Stop convenience store, which is owned by the Franken family, and Mayor Alfonso Ortiz’s son is a manager at Ferrell Gas Company.
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