Devine City Council reports

The following departmental reports were included in Council packets at the Regular meeting of the Devine City Council last Monday, March 20.
In February 2018, 6,980,000 gallons of were water were pumped from the Edwards Aquifer and 4,986,000 gallons were pumped from the Carrizo Aquifer for a monthly total of 11,966,000 gallons. A total of 15,706,000 gallons have been pumped from the Edwards in 2018, or 48.19 acre feet of the City’s allotted 911.730 acre feet.
In February 2017, 6,600,000 gallons were pumped from the Edwards and 5,064,000 gallons were pumped from the Carrizo for a total of 11,664,000 gallons.
Police department
Officers worked 1,706.06 hours in February. Hourly officers worked 56.43 hours of overtime. Dispatch handled 486 calls. Officers assisted other agencies 36 times, including 13 hours and 39 minutes on 18 calls outside of City limits, and were assisted by other agencies seven times.
Calls included 84 for Animal Control; 38 to talk to an officer; 34 for suspicious activity; 32 for the School Resource Officer; 28 to assist Public Works, 25 miscellaneous; 22 for a disturbance; 21 for traffic complaints; 15 for information reports; 14 assist the public; 13 each for assisting other agencies, assisting other agency reports, and narcotics offenses; 12 minor accidents; 11 alarms; 10 warrant services; nine each for welfare concern and assisting EMS; eight for child abuse/neglect; six for animal adoption; five each for criminal mischief, escorts, and traffic violations; four each for found property, civil matters, criminal trespass/info, liquor laws, theft, and assault; three each for open door/window, burglary, and family violence notice issuance; two for major accidents, patrol-bys, family violence reports, sex offender registrations, and emergency detentions; and one each for lost property, School Resource report, natural death, public relations, emergency warning services, assisting Devine VFD, drunkenness, reckless damage, use of force, weapons offenses, and resisting arrest.
There were 108 citations, including 17 for operating an unregistered motor vehicle; 15 each for speeding and disregarding a stop sign; nine for no valid driver’s license; eight for possession of drug paraphernalia; seven for failure to change address on driver’s license; five for failure to display driver’s license; four for possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage in a motor vehicle; three for failure to signal turn; two each for driving while license invalid, defective stop light, defective tail lamp, failure to yield right of way, operating a vehicle with one license plate, child unsecured <8 not taller than 4’9″, theft less than $100, and Class C assault; and one each for expired driver’s license, failure to maintain financial responsibility, failure to drive in a single lane, defective/no license plate light, disregarding a police officer, passing an emergency vehicle, speeding in a school zone, public intoxication, and violation of City Ordinance – running at large.
There were 47 arrests, including 10 on warrant service and possession of drug paraphernalia; nine for possession of drugs; four for possession of an alcoholic beverage in a motor vehicle; three for assault – family violence; two each for theft and driving while license invalid; and one each for reckless damage, drunkenness, evading arrest, resisting arrest/search, use of synthetic urine, cruelty to animals, and possession of a firearm by a felon.
Public Works
One-hundred and twenty-seven work orders were issued in February, and 125 were completed. Work orders included 69 in the water department, 17 line spots, 12 after hours, eight in the street department, five each at City Hall, the George S. Woods Community Center, and the police department, three in the sewer department, and one at the Municipal Airport.
Animal Control
Animal Control received 28 calls about dogs, eight about cats, and 11 about deceased animals. Six dogs and three cats were euthanized, three animals were returned to their owners, and 21 animals were adopted.
Driscoll Public Library
A total of 1,604 patrons walked through the doors of the Driscoll Public Library in February, and 1,339 library materials were checked out. The public access computers were used 457 times, 12 new library accounts were opened, and 12 additional new library cards were issued. Programs and classes were attended by 163 people.
By Marly Davis
Staff Writer