Woodsboro Police Chief Joseph Roberts resigned in late January with no explanation. City officials declined to comment on the resignation.
The council advertised with the Texas Municipal League at no cost and received more than 30 applicants for the open position.
Woodsboro’s police force is solely the police chief with the exception of a few reserve officers.
After a closed session, the council announced it chose 11 applicants to look at further. Background checks and interviewing was expected as the next steps.
The council voted to approve not taking any more applicants for the position.
And the council approved removing Roberts from the police department bank account.
The council also approved a request from John Harris for water and sewer at 1801 Copeland – outside the city limits. The fee for a tap and hookup totaled $1,179.40.
Also, the council approved purchasing 50 tons of caliche at $27.50 a ton from Martin Marietta, coming to $1,375.
The council also approved a request from Justin Fierova for the city to purchase a city welcome sign to be displayed on the southbound side of U.S. Highway 77 north of Woodsboro proper. The welcome sign is Fierova’s Eagle Scout project.
Following a second closed session pertaining to a raise for Public Works Superintendent Gabriel Thomas, the council tabled the item for further review.