First City of Lefors Council Meeting of 2023

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The City of Lefors recently had their first council meeting of the year.

For the public comments session of the meeting, only one comment was presented. Resident Theresa David expressed her concerns pertaining to her water bill to the Council.

Shortly after the public comments session concluded, the City Marshal, Hayden Gray, presented his reports for the months of November and December. The reports are as follows:

(11/1/2022-11/30/2022)

Complaints received:

- Animal Complaints: 2

- Traffic Complaints: 1

- Noise Complaint: 1

- Accumulation of Junk: 0

- Excessive Weeds: 0

Calls for service:

On duty: 5 Call-out: 2

Reports:

Criminal Reports: 1, Traffic Stop Reports: 0, Information Reports: 0, Ordinance Violation: 0 Traffic Stops: 17, Traffic Citations issued: 5, Warnings issued: 11

City Ordinance Citations Issued: 1, City Ordinance Warnings issued: 4

Activity Report (12/1/2022-12/31/2022)

Complaints received:

- Animal Complaints: 2

- Traffic Complaints: 1

- Noise Complaint: 0

- Accumulation of Junk: 0

- Excessive Weeds: 0

- Other: 1

Calls for service:

On duty: 3 Call-out: 4

Reports:

Criminal Reports: 2, Traffic Stop Reports: 1, Information Reports: 0, Ordinance Violation: 0 Traffic Stops: 7, Traffic Citations issued: 1, Warnings issued: 6

City Ordinance Citations Issued: 0, City Ordinance Warnings issued: 0, Class “C” Citations Issued: 1

After Marshal Gray finished giving his reports to the council, Public Works Director, Nick York, gave a summary of the work done around Lefors. York’s summary is as follows:

fixed several water leaks on service lines since the extreme cold we had in December, as well as a leak on a 6” main at the City park. The fence is installed at the ground storage tank, as well as the fan, vent, and light at chlorine building. This was required by TCEQ from the last inspection. There have been many issues at the sewer plant and a new shaft and plate are being built, also a bearing is out.

After York gave his summary, the Council discussed and approved the Consent Agenda.

The Action Items are as follows:

• Consideration of ordering general election to be held on May 6, 2023. - Approved

• Consideration/discussion with Guy Bennett, Panhandle Natural Gas. - Presented and Approved

• Consideration of purchasing new doors for Civic Center. - Tabled for a Future Meeting

• Consideration of purchasing new tables and chairs for Civic Center. - Tabled for a Future Meeting

• Consideration of allowing students to paint a “Pirates Path” on the roads from the School to the Football Field. - Approved

• Consideration of first reading of Ordinance 2023-0109 to update fee schedule to remove fees for gas. - Approved

• Consideration of additions to Marshal’s Policy Manual as recommended by City Marshal. - Approved

The Council then entered into Executive Session to discuss and act regarding employee merit pay increases. The results are as follows:

• Increase Maxine Stephens pay rate to $16.00 per hour. - Approved

• Increase Kurt Curfman’s salary to $700.00 per month. - Approved

• Increase Hayden Gray’s salary by 1% due to Marshal Gray earning his Intermediate Peace Officer’s License. - Approved

The meeting concluded.

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