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Wood County Commissioners Court

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Century of service for 4H recognized Sexual Assault Prevention proclaimed

 Meeting Friday, April 4 in regular session, Wood County Commissioners quickly dispatched a 22 item agenda which included recognition of the 4H program's unofficial 100th anniversary and the adoption of a proclamation naming April as "Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month in Wood County."

Senior Commissioner Roger Pace. Precinct-3 presided. Wood County Judge Bryan Jeanes was in Austin for continuing education and was not present for the meeting.

Tracy Jackson, 4H Coordinator for the Wood County Extension Office and Trevor King, president of the 4H Council spoke briefly. They were accompanied by more than a dozen members of 4H who presented commerative paperweights to the members of the court. Jackson said the 4H movement began from a predecessor organization known as the "Corn Club." Which was formed in 1907.

Commissioners adopted a proclamation naming April as "Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month." The proclamation is submitted annually to the court by the East Texas Crisis Center which serves Wood County residents from a facility in Tyler.

The court also approved a recommendation by Commissioner Pace to sell a used motor grader on E-Bay and another by Commissioner Precinct-2 Jerry Gaskill to sell a used dump truck to the New Hope Water Services Company.

Commissioners approved submission of renewal of federal grant for bulletproof vests. Grant program is in tenth year. Vests are $515 each.

In other action, the Commissioners approved:
- Payment of claims in the amount of $542,513.87.
- Payroll in the amount of $252,650.24.
- Employee/dependent health claims in the amount of $34,729.01.
- Contract with ARAMARK for mat and mop services.
- Reaffirmed spending limits on county officials.
- Renewed contracts with Quitman Construction Company ($55/barrel for road oil) and Armor Materials (oil sand mix $41/ton FOB or $49/ton delivered).
- Request to Office of Rural Community Affairs to extend contract #724096.
- Appointment of Charles "Chip" DeVilbiss, Hawkins and Freda Madsen, Mineola to board of directors of Wood County Industrial Commission.
- Monthly Report of Constable Bowser, Precinct-1
- Software license to add eagleRecorder to computers of three deputy clerks at a cost of $12,900.
- Recommendation by Commissioner Roy Don Shipp to refuse the one bid received for purchase of soil stabilization mixer.
- Transfer of contingency funds to employee/family health plan.
In personnel matters, the court approved:
- John Brandon Byers, new hire, juvenile probation officer, $18.63/hour plus $40 per month phone allowance.
- Doug Kisinger, salary increase, juvenile probation officer, from $35,000 to $36,050 plus $40 per month phone allowance.
- Adam Ray Dowell, resignation, laborer II, R&B Pct.-1, $14.15.
- Michael Lynn Wood, promotion, from deputy sheriff to patrol sergeant, WCSO, $16.56/hour.
- William Doyle Reed, termination, jailer, WCSO, $12.82/hour.
- Michael Alan Johnson, promotion, from deputy sheriff to patrol sergeant, from $16.31/hour to $16.56/hour.
- Joshua Jay Dean, new hire, jailer, WCSO, $12.82/hour.
- Kelly W. Cole, promotion from CID Sergeant to Captain, WCSO $17.51/hour.

The next regular meeting of the Wood County Commissioners Court will be Friday, April 18, 2008 at 10 a.m. A special meeting of the court can be called with 72-hour public notice.

Last Updated on Friday, 17 April 2009 14:19  

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