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Onalaska City Council approves resolutions

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Action related to resolutions authorizing submission of an application for the 2023-2024 Texas Community Development Block Grant Program’s community development fund competition was taken by the Onalaska City Council during its April 11 regular meeting. Resolutions authorizing signatories for the 2023-2024 application and future grants administered through the Texas Department of Agriculture’s TDA Go grants online were approved.

Council approved authorizing the mayor to sign the city’s consent to assignment contract between Piney Woods Sanitation and Live Oak Environmental LLC as required by contract.

In personnel matters, Council accepted the resignation of Stephen Cook, a part-time telecommunications operator, in good standing.

In police department activity for the month of March, Chief Jessica Stanton reported that the department conducted 304 subdivision checks, 115 business checks and responded to 364 calls, making 11 arrests and issuing 137 warnings and 74 citations. The department assisted other law enforcement agencies 13 times and the fire department and EMS seven times. Officers drove 2,733 miles, worked 23 cases, served 17 city warrants and conducted 21 follow-ups.

Reporting on the volunteer fire department’s activity for the month of March, Chief Jay Stutts said firefighters responded to 27 calls in the city and 23 calls in the county, expending 58 man-hours in the city and 89 man-hours in the county. Firefighters responded to two mutual aid calls, 29 medical calls, two structure fires, one vehicle fire, nine grass fires, one motor vehicle accident, four lake rescues, five assistance calls and two landing zone calls.

Fire Marshal/Building Inspector Lee Parrish reported that during the month of March there were three fire investigations for illegal burning. A citation was issued on one of them, one was unfounded with no prohibited materials observed being burned and the other has charges pending. He reported that his office assisted the police department four times and the fire department four times. Regarding code enforcement, he reported that he worked 25 cases. He also issued 25 permits/licenses during the month of March.

Reporting on behalf of the library, Sherry Brecheen said there are 1,763 patrons currently and a total of 15,505 holdings. The library was open 20 days in March and served 941 patrons, had a circulation of 761, a circulation per day of 38 and 89 instances of computer usage. Income during the month of March was $477.35 and 91.3 volunteer hours were worked.

Other business included approval of the minutes, vouchers and financial reports.


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