The city approved a joint elections agreement between Hockley County, Levelland ISD and the City of Levelland. This is the same agreement as agreed to last year. This is the agreement for the county to conduct the election.
The council also approved calling an election for Saturday May 7 for Council member for District A and District C. Filing for the election will be through the City Secretary’s office from January 20 to February 19.
Two members have resigned from the Main Street Advisory Board, Micki Moses has moved out of town and Michael Franklin’s work schedule prevents him from being able to attend board meetings. The council approved the Main Street Advisory Board’s recommendation to appoint Dallas Pena and Sussan Bell.
The council also took action to award a contract for backflow testing. Three providers provided proposals. The lowest bid was from Area Wide Irrigation of Lubbock. It was noted that the fee charged to the citizens would not change. The requirement by the state law is residential customers should be tested every 3 years and business customers are done yearly.
The council also approved the purchase of 3 marked police vehicles from John Roley Autocenter in Levelland. All 3 units will be equipped with the modified prisoner compartment at a total cost of $133,270.59. There is also some equipment to be added which could cause the total cost to go over the budgeted amount of $150,000. It was also noted that all 3 will have 4 wheel drive and John Roley has located 3 units equipped as necessary and has obtained them from another dealer, making them available to us in early March rather than the end of the year if we would have had to go through the entire build process.
The council approved an ordinance on the second and final reading for amending Levelland zoning regulations in allowing wine and brewpub industries to Business 2 and Business 3 zones as well as Industrial Zoning District.