By Nathan Prewett
MOODY — At a regular meeting on Monday, Oct. 12, the Moody City Council held a relatively brief meeting in which an ordinance was adopted to amend an ordinance related to controlling clutter and other nuisances in the city.
The ordinance was adopted as M2020-10-12, which amended ordinance M2020-05-26, to “regulate and control the use of public collection or donation sites.” City Attorney James Hill spoke on the matter saying that the amendment gives a city better leeway to deal with annoyances to the city such as overgrowth, clutter, etc.
“It’s very important to local governments that nuisances don’t accrue, don’t begin, don’t continue anywhere in the city, including but not limited to commercial areas,” Hill told the council. “One of the ways we do this is we control overgrowth and over-clutter and things of that nature and this amendment gives us some structure to that type of situation.”
“In addition, I think that it’s important that y’all regulate and govern for issues such as safety and security of your citizens.”
The ordinance was passed unanimously by the council.
The council heard reports for the month of September from department heads during the meeting. Among them, were reports from Police Chief Thomas Hunt and Fire and Rescue Chief Larry Horton.
Hunt reported that there were 48 arrests, 54 warning tickets, 179 citations, 113 misdemeanors, 48 felonies and that the department spent $2,608 on vehicles. Horton reported that there were 147 total calls, a total of four fires with one of them being a vehicle fire, 94 emergency medical calls, one wreck with injuries and six with no injuries.
In other business, the council:
- Approved repairs to a Kubota tractor at Public Works for $1,800,
- Purchased a new Massey Ferguson ML5710 tractor and side arm mount boom mower for Public Works for$109,043.72,
- Purchased a new sewer/grinder pump repair for the Field House restrooms for $2,375,
- Purchased new tires and brakes for unit 344 at the Moody Police Department for $868.76,
- Approved renewing the yearly ProQuest Fold3 Library Edition database for ancestral histories for $1,151.90,
- Purchased medical supplies for Moody Fire and Rescue for $1,000,
- Purchased a hose rack for Moody Fire and Rescue for $1,400,
- Approved an alcohol license for Retail Beer 050 and Retail Table Wine 070 sales at Circle K Store,
- Approved an alcohol license for a restaurant liquor license 020 for Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. and,
- Purchased a golf cart for the police department using proceeds from the November Dancing with the Stars event for $2,000.