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September 9, 2013

Sheriff’s fee hikes gain approval from commissioners (w/meeting briefs)

Commissioners OK increases for animal patrol, services and notices


Corsicana — Rockwall County agreement approved

  An interlocal agreement allowing Rockwall County to handle grant money used for obtaining overseas and military votes was approved. County Elections Administrator Danda Parker said Navarro County was one of 50 counties slated to participate in the agreement.

Towing contract approved

  Commissioners voted to accept a new contract for towing services involving sheriff’s office involved traffic situations. The contract would put “some teeth” into disciplinary action for abusing fees administered and provide a year-long schedule, which would begin Jan. 1. Tanner said applications to be among the county’s rotation would be due Nov. 15.

Two surplus and salvage measures OK’d

   The sheriff’s department continues to shed items no longer needed, and commissioners approved the salvaging of more surplus items from the county barn. Also included was a couple of out-of-use squad cars, and a 160-foot tower that has been at the county farm — dismantled — for about 20 years, Tanner said. Also approved was a request to salvage items from the Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace, including Christmas decorations.

Mid-October meeting moved

As a result of Columbus Day on    Monday, Oct. 14, commissioners voted to move that week’s meeting to Tuesday, Oct. 15.

No action taken on several items

  Commissioners took no action on a consideration to join the Texas Indigent Defense Program, and a personnel issue discussed in executive session. They also took no action on the approval of a request for a lease-purchase agreement for tractors for Precinct 4 with Prosperity Bank.

VFD contract approved

  With a few changes from the current contract, commissioners OK’d the upcoming contract with local VFDs. A sentence outlying a one-year agreement for the county to cover workman’s compensation premiums for the VFDs was eliminated. Commissioners also agreed to language recommending VFDs have their treasurers bonded.

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