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Wood County Commissioners Court

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Emergency services contracts & Hydrilla control chemicals OK'd;
By JOHN SPARKS

Meeting in regular session Friday, January 26 the Wood County Commissioners Court approved contracts for emergency and fire services with the 12 volunteer fire departments serving Wood County and took further action toward controlling the hydrilla infestation at Lake Hawkins. The court also approved the renewal of an interlocal contract with the Upper Sabine Valley Solid Waste District through which the county provides certain financial services to the district.

Judge Bryan Jeanes was not present. Roger Pace, Commissioner-Precinct 3 presided.

Contracts with the volunteer fire departments at Holly Lake and Hawkins were among 12 in Wood County approved by the court. The contracts bind each department's service to citizens of Wood County who do not live in cities or municipalities which are principally served by the departments. The county, in turn provides funding to the departments toward the costs to provide such services. Each of Wood County's fire departments has a specified service area. Holly Lake VFD, for example has a district comprising 58 square miles.

Commissioners approved advertising for bids for the purchase of a chemical agent known as "Sonar" to treat the hydrilla problem at Lake Hawkins. The chemical will be applied under the direction of Texas Parks & Wildlife officials.

An interlocal agreement was also approved with The Upper Sabine Valley Solid Waste District (USVSWD). An independent Wood County agency, USVSWD furnishes solid waste pickup and drop-off depot services for materials which can be recycled. The district contracts with the county for certain financial services through the County Treasurer and the County Auditor. Last year USVSWD paid $19,871 to the county.

Commissioners also approved:
- Claims of $205,986.28.
- Two-week payroll of $242,944.55.
- Two-week employee/family health claims of $43,105.04.
- Authorization of Bryan Jeanes. Becky Burford and Becky Cannon as signators for Wood County's state grants through Texas Community Development program for Fouke Water Supply step grant.
- Cancelled Preston Place Subdivision (Pct. 1).
- Plat change (combining three lots into 2 lots) for Lake Holbrook Estates. (Pct. 2).
- Plat for Blackmon Estates subdivision (one lot) (Pct. 2).
- State Inspection results/report from the November 2006 General Election.
- Donation of $4,859.00 for printed materials (Victim Services) from Texas Health Resources for Wood County Criminal District Attorney's office.
- Releases of pledged securities and changes in pledged securities.
- Activity report of Constable Trey Gugerian, Pct. 4.
Personnel actions approved, were:
- Eleven temporary election workers (part-time), released from duty, Elections Administration.
- Alana Jalayne Robinson, transfer to grant funding, Victim Assistance Coordinator, CDA office, $20.55/hour.
- Leslie Ann Brady, transfer to CDA funding, temporary, CDA office, $9.00/hour.
- Charlotte Jones, new hire, Victim Assistance Coordinator, CDA office, $16.83/hour.
- Angela L. Albers Converse, new hire, Assistant CDA, $43,000/year.
- Amber Leeanne Bailey, add retirement benefits, records clerk, WCSO, $9.00/hour.
- Beverly Ann Carter, add retirement benefits, commissary-part time, WCSO, $8.25/hour.
- Clayton G. Farmer, to jailer from jailer sergeant, WCSO, from $12.75/hour to $12.33/hour.
- Angela DeLeah Jacobs, dispatcher, end probationary period, WCSO, from $11.94/hour to $12.33/hour.
- Jessica Denise Henson, new hire (probationary), county clerk deputy, part-time with retirement benefits, County Clerk's Office, $7.50/hour.
- Elaine Genevieve Lewis, transfer, from Deputy II, County Clerk's Office to Assistant, County Tax Assessor/Collector's Office, from $12.33/hour to $12.33/hour.
- Barbara Ann Humphreys, resignation, part-time records clerk, District Clerk's Office.
- Bobby Harill Mathis, end of temporary seasonal work, Pct.-2 lake keeper to part-time laborer, USVSWD, $6.50 with retirement benefits.
- Leon Jimmie Musick, end of temporary seasonal work, Pct.-3 R&B.
- Perry Donald Miller, end of temporary seasonal work, Pct.-3 R&B.
- Tommy Alvin Snow, end of temporary seasonal work, Pct.-3 R&B.

The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Wood County Commissioners Court is Friday, February 9 at 10 a.m. A special meeting of the court can be called with 72-hour public notice.

 

Last Updated on Friday, 01 May 2009 14:19  

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