Robertson Appointed to City Council


By Tammy Moore Teague

The Lavaca City Council met last week and appointed Lorie Robertson to fill a vacated seat. Robertson, who was the only interested party,  was unanimously appointed by the council. She was immediately sworn-in by JP District 1, Johnny Hobbs.

In other business, the council unanimously voted to increase employee compensation for the 2019 budget. Those raises will include at $.30/hour increase for all employees, except for those who are making less that $11/hour. Those earning less than that amount will be raised to $11/hour. Officer Rusty Wilson will get a pay raise of $12/hour and all new hires, regardless of position, will earn a minimum of $10/hour.

Alderman Dale Teague motioned that sealed bids be taken for the retired police car, a 2008 Crown Victoria. The vehicle has 139,758 miles and according to Police Chief Charles Toon, “is in good shape with cold air and good tires.” Teague added that any proceeds from the sale of the vehicle should be earmarked to fund a generator at the new police station. Bids will be accepted at City Hall through the end of September. If you have questions about placing your bid, you can call 479-674-5617.

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