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Commissioners Court

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Meeting Thursday, April 5 in regular session, Wood County Commissioners quickly dispatched a short nine item agenda. Bids were opened for a Fouke Water Supply Corporation extension project; work was delayed on replacing tile and carpet in basement offices damaged by flooding to assure repair work on the foundation will prevent reoccurrence, and commissioners heard a report on the adoption of airport zoning regulations for the Wood County Airport.

The meeting was held a day early to accommodate Good Friday observances.

Bids were opened for materials and services needed for a water service expansion project by Fouke Water Supply Corporation. Three bids were received for materials with the apparent low bidder being Underground Utilities Supply, Longview with a bid of $112,181.87. Only one bid was received for boring on the project. That bid, of $99,876, was from D&D Directional. The Fouke WSC board of directors will review all bids and present recommendations to the Court at the April 20 meeting.

Commissioners voted to "wait for a major rain" before authorizing the replacement of tile and carpeting in the offices of the Juvenile Probation Department. That area of the courthouse basement was flooded in January. A contractor was hired to repair the foundation after the flooding, but commissioners want to test that repair before moving forward with the finish materials.

The newly established Wood County Airport Zoning Board has developed and adopted zoning regulations for the airport. The next step in the process is the establishment of a Board of Adjustment to which appeals regarding the regulations could be directed.

Commissioners also approved the advertising for bids for two used dump trucks to be purchased for use by the Precinct-1 Road & Bridge Department. The date set to open bids is May 4.

The court approved a standard interlocal agreement with the City of Yantis for road materials, equipment and labor.

In other action, the court approved:
- Payment of claims in the amount of $640,035.24.
- Payroll in the amount of $240,885.24.
- Employee/dependent health claims of $43,695.11.
Personnel actions approved included:
- Darcy Nicole Evans, end of probationary period, dispatcher, WCSO, from 11.94/hour to $12.33/hour.
- Clayton G. Farmer, resignation, jailer, WCSO.
- Clayton Huntley, resignation, deputy sheriff, WCSO.
- Beverly Ann Carter, resignation, part-time commissary clerk, WCSO.
- Paul Henry Sisk, new hire, laborer II, Pct.-1 R&B, $13.61/hour.
- Bobby Rex Tilley, re-hire, temporary seasonal laborer, Pct.-2 R&B, $9.00/hour.

The next regular meeting of the Wood County Commissioners Court will be Friday, April 20 at 10 a.m. A special meeting of the court can be called with 72-hour public notice.


Last Updated on Thursday, 30 April 2009 16:48  

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