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Wood County Commissioners Court
4-H Week proclaimed;
Selman named Fire Marshal

Meeting in regular session Friday, October 2, Wood County Commissioners passed a proclamation declaring October 4-10 as National 4-H Week in Wood County, and approved the appointment of Randy Selman as Wood County Fire Marshal.
Twelve members representing five 4-H Clubs throughout Wood County attended the meeting to witness the declaration of a proclamation naming October 4-10 as 4-H Week in conjunction with a nationwide observance of the 102 years of the organization which has provided experience-based education throughout Texas. The proclamation recognized not only the 642,641 members of 4-H in the state, but also the 34,529 volunteers who are giving their time, talents, energies and resources to the state's youth members.
In Wood County 4-H is thriving with 130 members in five clubs. Local members participated in a number of activities: 82 in the WC food show, fashion show, roundup and photography contest; 48 competed in 13 district and state judging contests, 51 competed at major stock shows in Ft. Worth, San Antonio, Tyler, Texarkana and Houston. Five members attended five different camps and retreats; 66 members participated in seven district competitions; eight competed at the Texas State Horse Show, and seven attended the Texas Roundup at College Station. There is much, much more. And, two Wood County members are serving on the State 4-H Council.
Commissioners also approved the appointment of Randy Selman as Wood County Fire Marshal. Selman, a retired fireman, also serves as WC Emergency Coordinator, a post he has held for the past three years.
In other action the court approved:
- a two-week County payroll of $284,704.86.
- claims and payments totaling $442,103.06.
- employee and family health care claims of $55,686.34.
- addition to tax abatement policy for large investments ($2-million or 26 employees).
- FY-10 compensation classification schedules and department compensation schedules.
- FY-10 contracts with Andrews Center and Residential Treatment Facilities: Choices Adolescent Treatment, Marshall; New Encounters Residential Treatment, Corsicana; Azelway Substance Abuse, Big Sandy; Azelway, Inc (Boy's Ranch & Wilderness Camp), Tyler and Palestine; Van Zandt County High Pride, Grand Saline; Gulf Coast Trades Center, New Waverly; Sundown Recovery Center, Canton, and Pegasus School, Inc. Boot Camp, San Marcos and Detention Centers, Grand Saline and Longview. Non-Residential Services: Sex Offender Counseling, Kathy Leslie-Smedley; Substance Abuse Counseling, Clyde W. Graves; Individual Counseling and Parenting Classes, Yvonell E. Witt; Polygraph Services, Behavioral Measures.
- nominations of Nina Browning and Imogene Davis (Winnsboro) and Dr. William Smialek and Stanley Statser (Jarvis Christian College) to the Board of Wood County Industrial Commission.
- interlocal contracts with the City of Hawkins and the City of Mineola for animal control services.
- actions relating to the release of securities and the pledge of securities held by Bank Texas.
- adoption of Wood County Hazard Mitigation Plan as presented by Randy Selman.
- adoption of WC Employees Safety and Policy Procedures.
- meeting dates for Commissioners Court for FY 2010 (October 2009-thru-September 2010).
- payroll dates and 2010 holiday schedule.
- advertise for bids to sell surplus concrete culverts (Precinct-3).
Personnel actions include:
- Paula Jean Brady, resignation, deputy district clerk, 402nd District Court Clerk Office.
- Matthew Leon George, new hire, seasonal temporary help, Precinct 2 R&B, $9.00/hour.
- Paula Bailey, new hire, seasonal temporary help, WC Tax Assessor/Collector Office, $9.00/hour.
- Dee Tackett, seasonal temporary help, WC Tax Assessor/Collector Office, $9.00/hour.
The next regular meeting of the Wood County Commissioners Court will be Friday, October 16, 2009 at 10 a.m. A special meeting of the court can be called with 72-hour public notice.


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