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City Council hears reports

By Lew Vail

CORRIGAN – The Corrigan city council conducted its regular meeting with position 2 trustee Bill Safford on excused absence, and an abbreviated agenda.

Georgia Pacific is consolidating its enterprises and requested council to change all listings with the city from Georgia Pacific Wood Products South to just Georgia-Pacific Wood Products, LLC., a name change that the council approved.

Police Chief Darrell Gibson reported that his department made 31 arrests and issued 1,204 citations. Corrigan PD made 204 calls for service, he also reported. They performed 1,289 building checks, worked 19 cases, and sent a total of 34 cases to be prosecuted by the Polk County district attorneys office. There were 8 accidents, with no fatalities reported, during the month of September.

Municipal Court Judge Wayne Yankie reported four alcohol-related cases, 41 misdemeanor cases, and three city ordinance violations, and a total of 565 traffic citations.

Lt. Thomas Spurlock, of Corrigan Volunteer Fire Department, reported the VFD responded to 13 calls, including three house fires. One mutual aid call, three grass fires, one brush fire, a vehicle fire and auto accident, a lift assist of a resident and a gas spill. There was a report of a person trapped in a car but responders did not locate such an incident.

Council reviewed and accepted the financial reports for September and approved the minutes of the city council meeting for that month.

During items from Council, trustee position 5 Early C. Baldwin reported that she attended a conference, and had TxDOT send some informational pamphlets to city hall to be offered to the public on various topics.

Council position 1 trustee, Michael Nobles, asked city manager Darrian Hudman to intervene with a contractor who has not cleaned up the debris from a remodeling job. Hudman said he would check into the matter.