The Big Spring City Council met last night in the Council Chambers. All Action Items were passed by unanimous votes. Council members present were Terry McDaniel of District 3, Howard Stewart of District 4, Raul Benavides of District 5, Jim DePauw of District 6 and Mayor McLellan.
Highlights of the evening included the approval of two new ambulance chassis. One ambulance was in the budget for the EMS this Fiscal year. However, by re-purposing two current
ambulances with new chassis, Big Spring Fire Chief Ferguson was able to effectively provide the city with two new ambulances for the price of one. This also allowed the project to come in significantly
The Council also approved the purchase of four new Police vehicles. Through a thorough bidding process this project came in over $30,000 under budget. A new Animal Control truck was also approved.
Executive Director for the Big Spring Economic Development Corporation Terry Wegman presented a glowing Annual Audit of the Big Spring EDC. No internal or financial discrepancies were found in the annual audit.
Several action items authorized Public Works Director Johnny Womack to seek grants for improvements for Comanche Trail Park as well as funding of environmental projects for electronics disposal.
The Council approved the continuation of the current Director
of Emergency Medical Services being held by Dr. Robbie Cooksey.
City Manager, Todd Darden, reported that applications are being accepted for vacancies on the Zoning Board of Adjustments and the Teen Court Board.
Boy Scouts from Troop 5 opened the meeting with Presentation of Colors and the Pledge of Allegiance. Pastor Derrell Patterson of the 1 st United Methodist Church offered the invocation. Mayor McLellan closed the meeting by thanking the capacity filled room for their attendance and concern for the welfare of Big Spring.