The Brownfield City Council had a regular scheduled meeting Thursday Nov. 4, 2021 where they considered and discussed the quarterly police departments and code enforcement reports. After the preliminary items of the invocation, pledges, public comments, and approving the minutes from the last meeting the Council went into the regular agenda items.
Going into item 3, Brownfield Police Chief Tony Serbantez spoke about the PD’s quarterly report to the Council. According to Chief Serbantez there were a total of 3,311 calls for service from July 1, 2021 to September 30, 2021. Under the calls for service, there was three sexual assaults in the month of August. There were eight assaults in July, seven in August and six in September. There was one burglary in August and one in September. Thefts trended downward from July to September with 22 in July, 17 in August and 13 in September. There were a total of nine stolen vehicles in the third quarter with three in July, two in August, and 4 in September. Domestic issues trended up with 14 in July, 22 in August, and 24 in September.
Citations given from the PD also saw a downward trend from each month in the third quarter. There was 84 citations in July, 73 in August, and 49 in September. Under the arrests and charges there were 51 in July, 62 in August and 38 in September. There were a total of 83 warrants served during the thrid quarter from the City of Brownfield, Terry County, and other departments. Also there were 21 accidents in each month of July and August and three in September.
Moving on to item #4 was to here and consider the Code Enforcements quarterly reports. According to Code Enforcement Officer Andres Juarez there were a total of 699 inspections done in the third quarter. Also in the third quarter there were 13 junk vehicles, 88 public nuisances, 426 weeds and grass issues, and 23 substandard structures. Officer Juarez was able to contact 120 property owners and 264 people complied.
After the quarterly reports were given the Council went into executive session(Closed door) for about 20 minutes. As the Council came out of executive session, the motion was made from Councilwoman Michelle Cooper to split the job position of Assistant City Manager/Cit Secretary. Councilman Eric Horton seconded to motion and it was passed unanimously. The current City Secretary Kelly Burris was tasked for both Assistant City Manager and City Secretary, however will now be the City Secretary. There was no comment on when or if the Assistant City Manager position will be filled.
All eight council members were present. The next meeting is slated for Thursday Nov. 18, 2021.