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Lubbock City Council to Meet Thursday Evening

Cole Shooter, KFYO.com

The Lubbock City Council will consider a number of items at their meeting Thursday evening.

During the Council’s closed-door executive session, the Council will discuss a claim arising from an automobile accident involving a City of Lubbock vehicle.

Just before 1 p.m. on September 6th, a motorcyclist was involved in a wreck with a City of Lubbock Wastewater department truck at 81st Street and Indiana Avenue. The 18-year-old motorcyclist, Jared Samuel Trengrove, died as a result of the wreck.

Also during executive session, the Council will discuss the eligibility of a member of the City’s Electric Utility Board. Concerns over the eligibility of EUB member Dwight McDonald have arisen since McDonald, an attorney, also works part time as a magistrate in the City’s Municipal Court.

The Council will discuss whether McDonald’s work for the Municipal Court makes him ineligible to serve on the EUB under the City Charter. They will also discuss the item during their regular agenda.

They will also discuss the possibility of land acquisition for a new Lubbock Police Department building and the proposed lease of the City Bank Coliseum for a junior hockey league.

The Council will also consider appointing James Loomis to the position of City Manager. Interim City Manager Loomis has said that he does not want the position permanently, but the measure may be necessary since finding a new permanent city manager may be a lengthy process.

Lastly, during a work session item, the Council will discuss the possibility of changes in City Council meeting times.

Lubbock Mayor Glen Robertson has mentioned the possibility of having citizen comments on Thursday evenings with the actual Council meeting being held on Friday mornings. This comes after some meetings running until nearly midnight or later.

The Council meeting will begin at 6:15 p.m. Thursday at Lubbock City Hall, located at 1625 13th Street.

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