Nov.-Dec. 2018 Devine City Council reports

The following departmental reports for the City of Devine were included in Council packets at the Regular Devine City Council meeting held Jan. 15.
In November 2018, 7,610,000 gallons of water were pumped from the Edwards Aquifer, and 4,973,000 gallons were pumped from the Carrizo Aquifer, for a monthly total of 12,583,000 gallons.
In November 2017, a total of 14,873,000 gallons were pumped.
In December 2018, 7, 126,000 gallons of water were pumped from the Edwards and 5,174,000 gallons were pumped from the Carrizo for a monthly total of 12,300,000 gallons.
The City used 356.81 acre feet of its allotment of 911.730 acre feet from the Edwards Aquifer in 2018.
Public Works
One-hundred and sixty-three work orders were issued in November 2018, including 90 in the water department, 19 in the street department, seven at the police station, five each at City Hall and the George S. Woods Community Center, three each in the sewer department and at the Devine Municipal Airport, and one at the Devine Municipal Golf Course. There were also 17 line spots and 10 after hours. One hundred and sixty of the work orders were completed.
One hundred and fifty-two work orders were issued in December 2018, including 106 in the water department, nine in the street department, four at the police department, three each at City Hall and the Community Center, two at the airport, and one in the sewer department. There were also 14 after hours and 10 line spots.
One hundred and fifty of the work orders were completed.
Police Department
Officers worked a total of 1,600.23 hours in December 2018, including 113.86 overtime hours by non-salary officers. Other agencies assisted Devine officers seven times, while Devine officers assisted other agencies 43 times, including 15 hours and 56 minutes on 27 calls outside of City limits.
Five hundred and two calls were answered, 82 tickets were written, and 26 arrests were made.
Tickets issued for traffic violations included 11 for expired motor vehicle registration; seven for speeding; five for driving while license invalid; four for disregarding a stop sign; three each for disregarding a red light and failure to display driver’s license; two each for passing an emergency vehicle, no valid driver’s license, and failure to maintain financial responsibility; and one each for improper turning, obscured license plate, operating a vehicle with one license plate, driving without headlights when required, and unsafe start from a stopped position.
Tickets written for non-traffic violations include four each for violation of City Ordinance – dogs running at large and violation of City Ordinance – dangerous dog(s); two each for public intoxication and Class C assault; and one each for minor in possession of an alcoholic beverage and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Arrests included five each for possession of drugs, DWI/DUI minor, and driving while license invalid; three on warrant service; two each for possession of an alcoholic beverage in a motor vehicle, drunkenness, and assault – family violence; and one each for minor in possession of an alcoholic beverage and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Municipal Court
A total of 1,382 traffic and 1,070 non-traffic cases were on the Municipal Court docket in November 2018. Twenty-three traffic and nine non-traffic cases were disposed prior to court appearance or trial. In all, 48 traffic and 13 non-traffic cases were disposed, and one non-traffic case was put on inactive status.
Three active civil cases remain pending.
One arrest warrant was issued for a Class A or B misdemeanor, and two warrants were issued for felonies.
A total of $10,617 in fines and court costs were collected, $7,289.07 of which was kept by the City, and $3,327.93 of which was remitted to the State.
Driscoll Public Library
A total of 1,351 library materials were checked out in November 2018. Public access computer were used 426 times. Six new library accounts and 18 new library cards were issued, and 146 people attended programs and classes.
Library staff noted that a large number of Devine ISD students used the computers and printer to complete a school project, and local 4H students also used the computers to take classes for advancement.
By Marly Davis
Staff Writer