The Lavaca City Council met for a regular monthly meeting on Monday February 11, at city hall. Board members present were Mayor Hugh Hardgrave; Aldermen: Mike Ray, Rick Edgerton, Lorie Robertson, Benny Hunter, Attorney John Verkamp and Recorder Shelly Hockaday. Dale Teague was absent. Visitors present were Ken VanDusen, Chris White, Paul Sanders, Butch Maness, Nola Hunter, Jim Webb and Rene Myers.
The meeting was called to order at 7 p.m. Ray led the Pledge of Allegiance and Mayor Hardgrave led the prayer.
After the council approved the minutes from the January meeting, they reviewed the report from the police department. The department answered 411 calls in January and made five arrests. Additionally, seven traffic tickets, four criminal tickets and 25 warnings were issued.
Next, the council members reviewed the report from the Fire Department. The department responded to 21 first responder calls and three fire calls.
A motion was made to appoint Gerald Schaefer to fill the unexpired term for Ward 2 position 1.
A motion was made to allow Police Chief Randy Toon to proceed with the application process for a DOT grant that would equip the police vehicles with computers, scanners and printers.
After the council voted to pay the bills for the month of February, Myers from the library, advised that the open house event was well attended and there are plans to extend hours. The Lavaca Library will be extending hours from 12-7 p.m. instead of 12-5 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month starting in March.
There being no further business the meeting was adjourned.