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Wood County Commissioners Court

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Court names Taylor Tax Assessor/Collector
By JOHN SPARKS

 Meeting in regular session Friday, May 30, the Wood County Commissioners Court accepted the resignation of Tommie Bradshaw, two-term Wood County Tax Assessor/Collector and appointed Carol Taylor as her replacement. The court also approved a disaster declaration for Winnsboro and Parts of precinct 4 for submission to the Governor's Division of Emergency Management.

Wood County Judge Bryan Jeanes was out of town attending a Probate workshop. Commissioner Roger Pace, Precinct-3 presided.

Tommie Bradshaw tendered her resignation as Wood County Tax Assessor/Collector effective June 30, 2008. Bradshaw had served in the elected post since 2001. She had served in other capacities in the tax office since 1981 and was involved in the original switch to computerized record keeping as well as the implementation of several improved programs since. The court unanimously approved the appointment of Carol Taylor as Bradshaw's successor effective July 1, 2008. Taylor won the Republican nomination in April's primary election and is unopposed in the November general election.

As a result of recent wind and rain damages in the Winnsboro area, Wood County will submit a disaster declaration to the State of Texas seeking aid from the Governor's Division of Emergency Management. The action is expected to prompt an inspection by state authorities of the damages.

The commissioners approved the tax sale of lot 7 at Lake Quitman for $4,000. The purchaser is Poughkeepsie "Kip" Fields. Commissioners also gave Precinct 1 Commissioner Roy Don Shipp authority to purchase a used Seamax self-propelled soil stabilization mixer from W.T. Cope Construction Services for $39,500. The equipment will first be inspected and found acceptable by Shipp. The bid from Cope was the only one received.

In other action the court approved:
- payroll of $252,372.54.
- employee/dependent health claims of $36,864.10.
- claims of $194,749.90.
- detail ledger as presented by auditor for use by outside auditor.
- acceptance of donation by City of Mineola of in-car video system to Wood County Sheriff's Department.
- Juvenile detention service contract with Hunt County.
- standard interlocal agreement with City of Alba.
Personnel actions taken at the meeting included:
- Lee A. Clark and Leon Jimmie Musick, temporary seasonal workers, Pct.-3 R&B, $9.00/hour.
- Matthew Don Crowell, promotion, from laborer II to equipment operator I, Pct.-2 R&B, from $14.15/hour to $14.67/hour

The next regular meeting of the Wood County Commissioners Court will be Friday, June 13 at 10 a.m. A special meeting of the court can be called with 72-hours public notice.

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 April 2009 16:08  

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