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November 26, 2012

County tables courthouse restoration action


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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.


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