OVILLA – It was a quiet Ovilla City Council meeting Monday night, with monthly reports from the finance, public works, administration, fire and police departments to start the meeting.
Ovilla Police Chief Mike Moon said the city saw an increase in calls for service as opposed to April, May and June, with the bulk of the calls coming in for neighborhood and house security checks as is often the case during summer vacation months. Citations were down in July as compared to May and June.
The council approved an item of particular interest: the proposed Protection Classification Report from Insurances Services Office Inc. In the works since the beginning of the year, the Ovilla Fire Department has finally received a draft approval from ISO with the next step being to send an acceptance letter to ISO and the State Fire Marshal’s Office accepting the results.
While it is still too early for residents to notify their insurance companies regarding the ISO change, Ovilla Fire Chief Donnie Pickard did say if all goes as planned the city would receive a 2 rating.
“The council approved the proposed Public Protection Classification Report from ISO,” Pickard said. “ISO is recommending a PPC class 2. This draft will be sent to the Texas Department of Insurance/ State Fire Marshal’s Office and they will then notify us of the effective date.”
Also approved were a contract for services for the 2012 Fiscal Year and an ordinance relating to a negotiated resolution between the Atmos Steering Committee and Atmos Energy Corp.
Tabled at the meeting was an ordinance authorizing updated service credits on an annual basis for city of Ovilla qualifying members of the Texas Municipal Retirement System as well as allowing for increased municipal contributions.
The council passed consent items, which included financial transactions, a letter of contract for annual auditing services for the year ending Sept. 30, 2011, with Yeldell, Wilson and Co. and regular and special council meetings and a budget workshop from July.