Missouri City City Council on Monday voted unanimously to authorize the submission of a grant application by the Missouri City Police Department to the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles Automobile Burglary and Theft Prevention Authority.
The grant will provide funds for the Automobile Burglary and Theft Prevention Task Force.
“This unit was formed and was operational on September 1, 2011,” Captain Lance Bothell said. “Since the B.A.T. team’s inception, auto thefts have decreased by 41 percent and burglary of a motor vehicle has decreased by 10 percent. This year’s grant will be used to continue and expand the task force to one sergeant, two detectives and two police officers. Last year’s grant only funded one detective, two officers and no equipment.”
The total grant request is $613,598, with the city paying 20 percent, or $123,701, of that total as a local match.
The city council voted to approve a $40,000 contract with Mathews & Freeland, LLP for attorney services associated with water and wastewater facilities.
The city council voted to adopt an updated schedule of fees for the city, to include fees for the new tennis and recreation center located on Cypress Point Drive.
The fees include annual and monthly memberships, daily guest passes and tennis court usage per 90 minutes.
Mayor Allen Owen noted that the fees do not include the city’s new community center at the golf course, but only current center and the new tennis and recreation center.
All items were approved. All votes were unanimous with all members present. Agenda
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