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Wood County Commissioners Court

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Jury Checks not cashed may be cancelled
By Sheilah Pepper

 At the close of the open agenda at the regular meeting of the Wood County Commissioners Court on May 16th, the commissioners moved into a closed session.

The closed session began about 10:15 and ended at 10:28 a.m. Once they were back in open session, a motion by Judge Bryan Jeanes, seconded by Pct 2 Commissioner Jerry Gaskill requested commissioners to authorize the issuing of two checks for medical services to two employees for a total of $250. Sheriff Dwaine Daugherty sat in the closed session with the commissioners.

In other business, commissioners approved a date of June 13th for a public hearing on a revision of some of the lots at the Lone Oak subdivision. They also approved an interlocal agreement with the city of Alba for 12 yards of oil sand, and a similar agreement with the city of Yantis for one load of oil sand.

They also approved a plat agreement with Safeguard Imaging LLC for the County Clerk's Office. This is a new system that can print out a plat on 11 x 17 paper and can also zoom in.

The treasurer's report was tabled at the request of the treasurer.

The commissioners were informed that uncashed jury duty checks can be voided over 90 days and put back into the general fund or anywhere the commissioners wanted to put the funds. A spokeswoman said that there are checks totaling $2,470 dated between 1995 and 2003 and she would like to stop payment on these. She also said she would like to now stop payment on jury checks within a six month period as a matter of procedure. Commissioners approved the request.

Additionally, commissioners approved the purchase of a vibratory packer for Pct. 2. They also approved the second page, previously omitted, of the Aramark contract, now reflecting a $10 a month service charge rather than the former amount of $10 per week. It is basically a fuel charge.

Commissioners approved a payroll of $245,883.30 and health insurance claims of $41,865 as well as several line items transfers and budget amendments.

In personnel actions, commissioners approved the following:

Aaron Andrew Warren, to the position of deputy sheriff at $16.31 an hour filling the position left open by Michael Wood; Michael Ray Taylor, to the position of deputy sheriff at $16.31 an hour filling the position left by Michael Johnson; Robert Low Holland, from the position of deputy sheriff to patrol sergeant at $16.56 an hour filling the position left by Jacob Adam Richardson; Joseph John Paul Karabin, to the position of jailer, filling the position left by William Doyle Reed, at the rate of $12.82 an hour. Commissioners approved a request by Sheriff Daugherty to remove Jacob Richardson from the sheriff department's payroll. Richardson's last day on the job was May 9th.

Commissioners also approved the discharge of custodian Brett Kennemer and the hiring of Lisa Ann Jones to that position at $11.32 per hour.

All commissioners were present.

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 April 2009 16:18  

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