March Devine City Council reports

The following monthly reports were included in Council packets at the Devine City Council meeting held April 17.
In March, 8,466,000 gallons of water were pumped from the Edwards Aquifer, and 5,922,000 gallons were pumped from the Carrizo Aquifer, for a monthly total of 14,388,000.
To date, 24,172,000 gallons have been pumped from the Edwards Aquifer, or 74.18 acre feet of the City’s yearly allotment of 911.730 acre feet.
In March 2017, 8,096,000 gallons were pumped from the Edwards and 6,073,000 gallons were pumped from the Carrizo, for a monthly total of 14,169,000.
Municipal Court
A total of 1,250 traffic cases and 1,061 non-traffic cases were pending as of the first of March. Of those, 605 traffic and 529 non-traffic cases were on the docket.
One-hundred and twenty total traffic cases were disposed, including 65 without contest prior to court appearance or trial; 11 after driver safety courses; 10 after deferred disposition; three dismissed by the prosecution; one after proof of financial responsibility. There were also 30 other dispositions.
Thirty-five non-traffic cases were disposed, including 24 without contest prior to court appearance or trial; two after deferred disposition; and two dismissed by the prosecution. There were also seven other dispositions.
Twenty-three traffic cases were placed on inactive status, leaving 1,257 cases pending at the end of the month.
Twenty-six non-traffic cases were placed on inactive status, leaving 1,064 pending at the end of the month.
Two civil cases were pending at the beginning of the month, and one new case was filed, leaving three active cases pending at the end of the month.
Two juvenile/minor transportation code cases were filed.
Arrest warrants were issued for 26 Class C misdemeanors, four Class A and B misdemeanors, and five felonies.
Seven capiases pro fine were issued, there were three cases in which fine and court costs were satisfied by community service, and one case in which fine and court costs were settled by jail credit.
A total of $29,099.95 in fines and courts costs were collected. The City retained $20,030.99, and $9,068.06 was remitted to the State.
Police Department
Officers worked a total of 2,365.89 hours in March, including 116.20 overtime hours by non-salary officers. Dispatch handled 647 calls. Officers assisted other agencies 31 times, including 13 calls and 5 hours and 57 minutes outside of City limits. Other agencies assisted Devine officers eight times.
Calls answered included 122 for Animal Control; 86 for talk to officer; 40 for suspicious activity; 37 for the School Resource Officer; 32 on warrant service; 31 assist Public Works; 30 disturbance; 27 miscellaneous; 23 information report; 21 assist public; 19 traffic complaints; 12 assist other agencies; 15 civil matter; 10 each for alarms and welfare concerns; nine each minor accident, assist Devine EMS, assist agency report, and lost property; eight open door/window; six each for escort, criminal trespass/info, criminal mischief, and child abuse/neglect; five each for animal adoption, found property, Driving While Intoxicated, and narcotics offense; four each for theft and patrol by; three each for burglary, found contraband, and emergency detention; two each for vacation watch, violation of City Ordinance, animal bite, liquor laws, weapons offenses, assault, family violence report, family violence notice issuance, and sex offender registration; and once each for emergency warning services, assist Devine VDF, information City related, natural death, major accident, criminal trespass, runaway, robbery, and fraud.
Traffic citations included 32 for speeding; 16 for expired motor vehicle registration; 10 for no valid driver’s license; six for speeding in a school zone; five each for failure to signal turn, operating a vehicle with no license plate, and failure to change address on driver’s license; four each for failure to display driver’s license, failure to maintain financial responsibility, and disregarding a stop sign; three each for defective stop lamp and passing an emergency vehicle; two each for defective tail lamp, disregarding a red light, and possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage in a motor vehicle; and one each for defective head lamp, defective turn signal, obscured license plate, expired driver’s license, following too closely, use of wireless device in a school zone, load not properly secured, crossing a physical barrier, failure to drive in a single lane, and unsecured child under 8 not taller than 4′ 9″.
Non-traffic citations included 10 for possession of drug paraphernalia and one each for violation of City Ordinance running at large, violation of City Ordinance failure to vaccinate, and theft less than $100.
Arrests included 32 on warrant service; 11 for possession of drug paraphernalia; five for DWI/DUI minor; three for possession of drugs; two for possession of alcoholic beverage in a motor vehicle; and one each for criminal trespass, evading arrest, unlawful carrying of a weapon, theft, burglary, and aggravated assault.
Public Works
In March, 177 work orders were issued and 173 were completed. Work orders included 108 in the Water Dept., 26 in the Street Dept., six at City Hall, four in the Sewer Dept., and two at the Driscoll Public Library. There were also 15 line spots and seven after hours.
Driscoll Public Library
In March, 1,464 library materials were checked out, public access computers were used 531 times, and programs and classes were attended by 241 patrons.
Fifteen new library accounts were opened, and 36 new library cards were issued.
Animal Control
Animal Control responded to 129 calls, including 25 about dogs, 12 about cats, and 18 about deceased animals. Two animal bites were reported, two warning tickets were issued, eight dogs and two cats were euthanized, three animals were returned to their owners, and 19 animals were adopted.
By Marly Davis
Staff Writer