Sullivan also provided information about a partnership between the city’s ministerial community and the MWPD.
Known as the 4th Responders Program, local clergy members and police plan to work together to achieve a peaceful community while maintaining the existing identity of both groups.
The program’s religious leaders will begin the MWPD’s first Ministers Police Academy early next year, Sullivan said, with graduation set for mid-March.
In addition to encouraging participation in crime prevention efforts, the 4th Responders Program will also provide ministerial and social services to crime victims and their families.
• Council members unanimously approved a final plat of 3.408 acres of Palo Pinto General Hospital property to be used for the future construction of a medical office building.
• Council members voted to amend the city’s zoning ordinance to rezone two lots within the Pasadena Heights Addition from a Manufactured Housing zone to Heavy Industrial. The change will combine both lots into one, Howerton explained, and allows Hanson Brick the opportunity to use the property for future expansions.
• Council members approved a lease agreement between the city and NextLink, allowing the company to install antenna facilities on existing water storage tanks.