COMMISSIONERS MEETING BRIEFS
Consent agenda approved
Commissioners approved the court’s consent agenda, including previous meeting minutes, payment of bills, and designating Treasurer Frank Hull as current records manager of the Treasurer’s Office.
Burn ban discussed
County Judge H.M. Davenport said the county is getting close to the “triggering point” for another burn ban, with no significant rain forecast through mid-December. Sheriff’s Capt. Brett Latta said calls informing the county of controlled burns were up considerably, and reminded those conducting burns to contact them in advance.
Treasurer’s report presented
Treasurer Frank Hull reported interest income of $5,917 for the month, and $83,419 for the year, an increase of 21 percent over year-ago figures.
Policy change approved
Commissioners unanimously approved a county policy requiring a person who fails a random drug and alcohol test to have to pay for the cost of the test.
Road crossing approved
MEN Water Supply Corporation was given approval to bore under SECR 3020 in Pct. 2 for the purpose of supplying water to a new home.
Meeting date changed
The commissioners court meeting scheduled for Monday, Dec. 24, 2012, was rescheduled for Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012 because of the Christmas holiday.
Asset Forfeiture reports accepted
Commissioners approved audited reports of Asset Forfeiture for both the sheriff’s office and the district attorney’s office for FY 2012.
Phone maintenance agreement tabled
At the request of County Auditor Kathy Hollomon, action on a new telephone maintenance agreement was tabled to allow for further negotiations with two vendors.
HIDTA agreement adopted
Commissioners approved an agreement between the North Texas High Intensity Drug Trafficking Agency (HIDTA) and its executive director, Lance Sumpter.
Victim awareness ad approved
Commissioners approved the use of $900 in funds from the Governor’s office to advertise the availability of crime victim services through the district attorney’s office. The ads will appear at Cinergy Cinemas prior to screenings of movies.
Closed session canceled
Commissioners canceled a planned closed, executive session to discuss real property.