The Lavaca City Council met in regular session on Monday, March 11. Board members present were Mayor Hugh Hardgrave; Aldermen: Mike Ray, Gerald Schaefer, Rick Edgerton, Dale Teague, Benny Hunter, attorney John Verkamp and Recorder Shelly Hockaday. Lorie Robertson was absent. Visitors present were Ken VanDusen, Butch Maness, Nola Hunter, Jim Webb, Patty Dikeman, Heather Cates, Steve Helms, and Police Chief Randy Toon.
The meeting was called to order at 7 p.m. Mayor Hardgrave led the Pledge of Allegiance and Helms led the prayer.
After approving the minutes of the February meeting, the council members reviewed the report from the police department. The department answered 324 calls in February and made three arrests. Additionally, four traffic tickets and 16 warnings were issued.
Next, council members reviewed the report from the fire department. The department responded to 14 first responder calls and two fire calls.
In the next order of business, the planning commission recommended a zoning change for Cory and Melissa Green at 703 N Hwy 253 from R1 to R2 by ordinance. The motion was made to adopt as ordinance 2019-01.
Dikeman with First Baptist Sew Blessed Quilters presented a Veterans quilt that she made to the City of Lavaca to display in city hall. All veterans are welcome to come in and sign the quilt.
Ray welcomed Schaefer, the newest member of the council, who was appointed at the last meeting to fill a vacant seat left by Jeff Price.
After approving the motion to pay all the bills, and with no further business, the meeting was adjourned.