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September 23, 2013

Commissioners Meeting Briefs from 9/23/13


Corsicana — Pct. 3 Constable reimbursement approved

Commissioners OK'd $1,500 in travel reimbursement for the Pct. 3 Constable.

HIDTA Grants modified

Commissioners approved three grant modifications as the pass-through agency for federal funding of the North Texas High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area.

Commissioners meeting change OK'd

The Nov. 11 regular meeting of the commissioners court was moved to Nov. 12 due to the Veteran's Day holiday.

Archival Plan Public Hearing held.

Commissioners held a public hearing on County Clerk Sherry Dowd's 2013-2014 Records Archival plan, a part of the budget process each year.

Service contract approved

Commissioners approved a contract for the District Clerk for use of the Nexis Lexis Public information platform for background checks.

Eviction fee changed

Commissioners approved a change in the Sheriff's Office fee schedule, changing the Eviction Notice Fee from $75 to $100, and change the cost of personnel costs for records retrieval of open record requests to $15 per hour.

Texas Indigent Defense Program discussed

The county has been a part of the program for a year. To continue, the cost is $16,000 for the second year, and will go up annually, said County Judge H.M. Davenport Jr. The program would help the county in the event of a capital murder trial by helping with the enormous costs of such a trial. Commissioners approve joining contingent upon receipt of contract and review by Judge James Lagomarsino.

Monitor declared salvage

Commissioners approved declaring a non-functioning computer monitor as salvage.

Polling place change OK'd

Commissioners approved the change of the polling place of Pct. 403 from the Blooming Grove Fire Department to the Blooming Grove Historical Society Building at 201 North Fordyce.

Bids accepted

Commissioners accepted bids submitted by several vendors for auto parts, culverts, box culverts, fuel, road materials, hauling and dust control polymers.


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