COMMISSIONERS MEETING BRIEFS
By Bob Belcher/Daily Sun Staff Writer
Consent Agenda approved
Commissioners approved the minutes of previous meetings, and payment of bills as submitted from the County Auditor.
Burn Ban discussed
Ample rainfall over the weekend and a low drought index resulted in no action taken on any burn ban.
Tax Report presented
Tax Assessor/Collector Russell Hudson presented the monthly tax assessor report. It was approved unanimously. Total collection now at 91 percent of total current tax levy.
Treasurer's reported given
County Treasurer Frank Hull presented the treasurer's report for January. Hull reported interest income of $7,099.96 for the month, and $23,352.99 for year to date.
Truck funding tabled
At the request of Pct. 1 Commissioner Jason Grant, who was unable to attend Monday’s court meeting, a request for transfer of funding for a fire truck from Roane VFD to Barry VFD was tabled.
Pct. 3 bridge OK'd
A request to build a bridge on SECR 1098 in Pct. 3 was approved, at a cost of $20,353. The bridge was built about 20 years ago from used rail timbers - was declared unsafe by TxDOT inspector.
Radios declared salvage
Commissioners approved a request to declare nine radios that are no longer of use in Pct. 2 as salvage.
Trustys approved for Expo work
Commissioners approved a request to use trusty labor from the county jail to help with work for the Navarro County Youth Expo.
Quitclaim deed issued
The county's tax attorneys requested county sign redemption deed for property to be returned to owner after all back taxes and expenses were paid. The property was put up for sale but did not sell.
On-site sewage facility changes made
As a result of recommendations made by the TCEQ during a recent audit, commissioners approved two changes to its ordinances. Owners of aerobic septic systems are no longer required to have a maintenance agreement after the first two years from installation, and the county no longer will need an inter-local agreement to do environmental inspections in incorporated cities within the county
Resolution for some restoration expenses OK'd
With possible expenses crossing budget years, resolution puts legal notice for reimbursement of General Fund from Certificates of Obligation.
HIDTA agreement approved
Commissioners voted to approve a contract recommendation for the North Texas High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area whose budget it signs off on for the state, contingent upon clarification of a “not satisfied” recommendation for the vendor believed to have been made in error.