Levelland City Council met on Monday, April 19th to discuss several topics, and to vote on several community issues ranging from curfew to upcoming events.
First on the agenda was to go over Ordinance 1053, which deals with the curfew. No changes were made, but the Council made it a point to go over the existing stipulations in light of the approaching summer. As it stands, curfew hours for minors ( defined as persons under the age of 17) are as follows: Sun-Thurs 11pm-6am, and Fri-Sat 12am-6am. There are notable exceptions to this ordanance, for instance if the minor is working at their place of employment or accompanied by their parent or guardian, however failure to comply with this ordinance will be treated as a misdemeanor.
In the same vein, the next issue brought before Council was the establishment of City Park hours of operations. Levelland PD reported an uptick in criminal activity surrounding city parks after dark, and Council believe that establishing hours of operation will give the department more recourse to keep crime down. The motion was passed, with Council agreeing to shut down all city parks from 11pm-4am Sun-Thurs and 12am-4am Fri-Sat.
Finally the Main Street Sip and Swirl event will be returning to the community again after a year of hiatus. Head of the Main Street Group, Tania Moody pitched the return to the Council, citing its great success in the past. Both the event schedule and the agreement with Texas Dept. of Transportation, which allows the blocking of two blocks of state highway for the event passed unanimously.
Main Street Sip and Swirl is slated for June 18th, 2021.