Nov 15

November 13, 2017 - City Council Recap

Posted on November 15, 2017 at 2:54 PM by Bradley Fraley

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During the Regular City Council Meeting on November 13, 2017, the Watauga City Council presented Certificates of Appreciation to former Council Members Robert Davis and Lee Griffin for their service on the Council.

The Watauga Police Department presented to the Council their newest Lieutenant during a swearing in ceremony.  Lieutenant Jason Babcock was promoted to the position after Civil Service testing was completed and brings over 15 years of experience in Police Services to the position.

The City Council approved new in-car video systems for the Watauga Police vehicles by accepting a contract with Axon Enterprise Inc. in an amount not to exceed $104,839.48.  Axon Enterprises is the current provider for Police Body Cams and this contract expands video coverage into the Police vehicles utilizing the same platform.  This will enhance safety for both officers and the citizens they serve.

The City Council also approved guidelines for the deployment of small cell antennae throughout the City.

Note:  The City is currently evaluating new solutions for video streaming and archiving of Board and Committee meetings.  Therefore, the current video for this meeting is not available online at this time.  If you wish to review the video of this meeting, please contact the City Secretary Office.

Nov 15

Watauga 101-Citizens’ Academy Class of 2018-Registration Now Open!

Posted on November 15, 2017 at 2:38 PM by Bradley Fraley


Consider signing up to be a part of the Watauga 101-Citizens’ Academy Class of 2018! The enrollment period will begin on October 1, 2017 and will close on December 15, 2017. The Academy is 
FREE of charge and open to Watauga citizens and business owners. The class is limited to 20 participants. The first session is scheduled to begin on January 25, 2018 and an application MUST be filled out in order to enroll and be accepted into the Academy. For more information on how to apply, please visit the City Secretary’s Webpage or contact the City Secretary’s Office at 817.514.5825.