Busy Night for Lufkin City Council

From the litter ordinance to the decision to keep the decades old train engine at the zoo Lufkin city council members had a busy meeting tonight.

The council decided to make the city's litter ordinance stricter, buy back all the dumpsters, and rent them out to commercial businesses. About 30% are in such bad shape, that businesses will get new ones.

The train at the Ellen Trout Zoo will stay in Lufkin. There was talk about moving the engine because it originally would have been in the way of the new educational facility, but the plans will simply be shifted for the building.

Also, the city extended their Emergency Medical Services contract with Angelina County. The city is responsible for EMS calls to the county. The county pays the city $175-thousand for the service.