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January 14, 2013

Jail passes surprise inspection

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COMMISSIONERS MEETING BRIEFS

Consent agenda approved

  Minutes of previous meetings, approval to pay bills, approval of Lake Planning and Zoning minutes and actions were all approved on the court’s consent agenda.

Training recognized

  County Veteran Service Officer Billy Richards was recognized for his completion of the Texas Veterans Claims Representation and Counseling Accreditation program.

Burn ban

  No action was taken on any burn ban due to adequate moisture from recent rains.

Auditor authorized as info source

  Commissioners approved a policy establishing the County Auditor as only authorized source for providing county financial, employment or other data to reporting or other agencies.

Indigent defense grant approved

  Commissioners approved the 2013 Navarro County Resolution Indigent Defense Grant program. The program provides about $25,000 to help pay indigent defense costs.

ESD members appointed

  Reappointed David Foreman and Ralph Block to another term on the ESD No. 1 board.

Historical Commission members appointed

  At the request of Bruce McManus, commissioners reappointed standing members of the Navarro County Historical Commission. McManus also presented the annual report of the commission and the projects the commission is involved in.

Bridge repair approved

  Commissioners approved a contract with Neyland Bridge to repair a bridge on SECR 4250.

Road crossings approved

  Atmos Energy was given permission to cross SECR 0020, in order to install a new gas line. The M-E-N Water Supply Corporation was given permission to cross roads to bore under SECR 2080 and SECR 2070.

State grant increased

  Commissioners learned Monday the victim’s assistance coordinator’s grant from the Office of Attorney General had increased by about $2,000 this year due to surplus funds remaining.

Items declared salvage

  Sheriff Elmer Tanner requested several items in a recent check of jail property be declared surplus. Items such as bottled water past its expiration date, broken furniture, and other items no longer usable or functional to be declared as surplus for the purpose of getting rid of the items.

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