Calvert Council hears another citizen complaint

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The Calvert City Council met briefly in open session Monday night to hear from its utility providers and field another complaint against the police department from a Calvert resident.  
First, the panel heard from its city superintendent, Kevin O’Carroll, who reported that water pumps—both part of the city’s water system and the city’s waste water system—were all running.  He said that the original installer, Smith Pumps, covered much of the cost of repairs.  The lift station on FM 1644 had also been repaired and the electrical problem that caused it to go out had been corrected.
In her report, Police Chief Nancy Juvrud said that the department had actually received a compliment.  A letter to the editor in the Robertson County News commended Officer James West for going above and beyond his duty to help residents. She also reported that she and two other officers were attending “active shooter” training in College Station.
After minutes and payables were approved, the council heard from a resident who did not specify how she believed the Calvert Police Department had violated her rights but who said she had taken her complaint to the Police Chief repeatedly and felt the Chief had not been truthful with her.  She had also taken her complaint to the county district attorney and was now taking it to the Texas Attorney General’s office.  She said she would not stop until her grievances were correctly addressed.
Next, the council voted to adopt a resolution proposed by Atmos Energy outlining its rate review mechanism [RRM] for the next five years.  Atmos would still have to come before the council to submit rate changes.  The council asked Atmos representative Dale Calen about the coalition of cities that requested the new RRM, which he said was very similar to the old one.  What cities make up the 200 in the coalition and are any of them small towns like Calvert, they asked.  Calen said even though several were very large—like Dallas—some were small.  Madisonville was the only city in this area that he remembered as being part of the coalition and none were in Robertson County.
Next, the Council voted to deny a tariff revision request made by Entergy Texas, Inc.  Entergy asked Calvert to deny the tariff revision.
Having addressed its short list of agenda items, the panel went into executive session to discuss a personnel issue but took no action when it returned to open session.

Melissa Freeman / Robertson County News

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