The Lewisville City Council approved a handful of resolutions, including a property swap with Highland Village, and honored a hero at its meeting last night.
The council approved all items on its consent agenda with little discussion, including a boundary adjustment with Highland Village concerning an area just south of Highland Village Road. The 35Express project had pushed I-35 into Highland Village’s borders. Local government code prevents the cities from sharing a public right-of-way, so the borders needed to be adjusted.
Local government code allows cities to make agreed-upon boundary adjustments of less than 1,000 feet. Lewisville will hold a public hearing on the agreement Oct. 17.
The council also approved two bonds totaling almost $5 million for the Castle Hills Public Improvement District. City Council member Brandon Jones said the bonds were for continuing road construction in Castle Hills, East of Lewisville. The water district is responsible for paying the bonds, he said.
The toast of the meeting, however, was officer David Nicaud, who received the Life Saving Award for preventing a suicide in June.
On June 22, Nicaud and several other officers responded to a midnight disturbance call from the Buffalo Wild Wings on the corner of I-35 and Highway 121. A person was running on foot down the southbound lanes of I-35 attempting to be struck by a car.
Nicaud approached and tackled the person from behind and pulled him out of harm’s way. According to the award information, the person would almost certainly have died if not for Nicaud’s actions.
“The citation speaks for itself—the courage that he showed in saving that person’s life,” Jones said.
Nicaud received a standing ovation from the council and attendees.