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October 28, 2013

County, city OK business park study

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Corsicana —

COMMISSIONERS MEETING BRIEFS

Public comment

Bruce Howard of the Navarro College Foundation, introduced Dr. Barbara Kavalier to the commissioners court. Kavalier is starting her second month as district president at Navarro College. She told commissioners she looked forward to working with them.

 

Consent Agenda approved

Minutes of the meeting of Oct. 15, 2013, and payment of bills as submitted by the county auditor were approved on the consent agenda.

 

Burn ban

With the weekend rains, no action was taken on any burn ban for the county.

 

Cellular allowances approved

Commissioners approved cellular phone allowances for new employees in the IT and Planning and Development departments.

 

County 2014 holidays approved

Commissioners approved a list of holidays for the 2014 calendar year. Approved holidays include Dec. 31, 2013 and Jan. 1, 2014 for New Year’s Day; Jan. 20 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day; Feb. 17 for President’s Day; April 18 for Good Friday; May 26 for Memorial Day; July 4 for Independence Day; Sept. 1 for Labor Day; Oct. 13 for Columbus Day; Nov. 11 for Veteran’s Day; Nov. 27 and 28 for Thanksgiving; and Dec. 24 and 25 for Christmas.

Audit letter approved

Commissioners authorized the county auditor to be one of two signatures on an engagement letter for the annual audit. The second signature will be a member of the commissioners court. Maximum cost of the audit will be $32,500.

 

HIDTA amendments approved

Commissioners approved two contract changes for the North Texas HIDTA. The county serves as the pass-through agency for funding to the law enforcement agency.

Inter-local agreements OK’d

Commissioners officially approved inter-local agreements with the city of Corsicana for several “shared services” including the housing of city prisoners, library services, animal shelter services, EMS services, fire and fire investigative services, and economic development services. A new agreement is being drafted for the transfer of city prisoners by county deputies when requested.

No action following closed session

Commissioners took no action after meeting in closed session to discuss personnel.

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Bob Belcher may be reached by email at bbelcher@corsicanadailysun.com. Want to “Soundoff” on this story? Email: soundoff@corsicanadailysun.com

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