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State to occupy two county offices;County to use Peoples' towers
By JOHN SPARKS

 Meeting in holiday session Wednesday, November 26, Wood County Commissioners approved an agreement for Texas Health and Human Services Commission to occupy two county offices and entered into an agreement with Peoples Wireless Services to place radio antennas on towers owned by the local telephone cooperative in Wood County.


Texas Health and Human Services Commission will occupy two vacant county offices at 305 Wright Street in Quitman through an agreement entered into by the State and Wood County Commissioners. The two offices (101 & 102) encompass 240 square feet. The agreement takes effect December 1, 2008 and will continue until such time as either party negotiates different terms.

For the rental fee of $1.00 per year, Wood County will be permitted to install radio antennas on as many as 12 towers owned by Peoples Wireless Services in Wood County. The radio antennas will improve radio transmissions from the Sheriff's Office to local police, fire and emergency responders throughout the county. Locations include three towers in Precinct-3 at Pine Mills, Holly Lake and Hawkins.

Commissioners also approved a corrected version of the Lake House rental policy which was considered and approved at the last meeting of the court. The correction involved the rental fees ($400 per month) for Lake Quitman and Lake Hawkins lake houses.

Golden Acres subdivision plat revision was approved after a public hearing. The revision of the Precinct-1 subdivision involved creating three lots from what had originally been platted as two lots.

The court also approved renewal of the contract between the county and the Upper Sabine Valley Solid Waste Management District which calls for the county to supply financial services, fiscal and taxing services to the District at a cost of $26,250 per year.

In other action the court approved:
- payroll of $277,300.96.
- employee/dependent health claims of $26,686.69.
- claims of $199,731.90.
- raising rate paid into Texas County & District Retirement System from 9.7 percent to 10 percent for 2009
Personnel actions taken at the meeting included:
- Paula Jean Brady, new hire, part-time, Office of District Clerk, $9.00/hour.
- Sharon Going, separation, part-time seasonal, Office of County Judge, $9.00/hour.
- Larry D. Berry, Lee A. Clark, Leon Jimmie Musick, separation, part-time seasonal, Precinct-3 Road & Bridge, $9.00/hour.


The next regular meeting of the Wood County Commissioners Court will be Wednesday, December 12 at 10 a.m. A special meeting of the court can be called with 72-hour public notice.

Last Updated on Friday, 10 April 2009 18:38