FSPD to ride off into the sunset in new vehicle

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The Fort Stockton City Council met in regular session on Tuesday, Oct. 10, where they heard presentations, requests, and a statistical report from the police department.

Municipal Services Manager Lance Hasbrouck with Republic Services attended the meeting, where he discussed a partnership with the city for the new public services and diversion station. No action was taken on this agenda item, as it was for information purposes only.

The advertisement for bids for the 30” water transmission line was discussed as well. A one-month advertisement was recommended in order to allow for more bids to be made. Their plan was to advertise as soon as Oct. 19, and to open bids in mid-November. Contracts would be reviewed in December, and building could potentially begin in late January. The council unanimously approved this advertisement.

Interim Chief of Police Sal Rangel presented FSPD stats for the month of September. 30 total arrests were recorded, as well as 52 cases filed. 31 cases are still open within the department, and 394 traffic stops were recorded. The council voted to approve the report.

The council approved a bid for the PD evidence collection vehicle; Caldwell Country Chevrolet quoted the winning bid for the vehicle at $67,685. A letter of engagement with Smith and Rives was approved by the council as well, allowing the company to begin their audit for the 2016-2017 fiscal year.

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