The Commissioners Court met in regular session on Monday, May 15 where they addressed their weekly agenda.

First on the agenda was to approve a motion to approve the paying of all bills as presented. The motion was unanimously approved.

Moving on a motion was made by Commissioner Tommy Box and seconded by Woody Lindsey to approve the purchase from Buyboard of a 12M-AWD Caterpillar maintainer with trade in of a 1993 140G Caterpillar motor grader. The motion was also unanimously approved.

In the next item a motion was made to approve Intergovernmental agreement revenue. It was also unanimously approved.

Commissioner Woody Lindsey then made a motion to approve a Budget Amendment for abatement and demolition of old youth center/senior citizen building in Denver City. It was also unanimously approved.

A motion was then made to approve the Advertisement for the purchase of a Reclaimer for all precincts. It too was unanimously approved.

Commissioner Lindsey made a motion and Commissioner Tim Addison seconded to approve the Advertisement for an online auction with Rene Bates, for the sale of county property. This motion was unanimously approved.

In the next item Commissioner Addison made a motion to approve a request from Precinct #1 Justice of the Peace Marc Traweek for the purchase of a copier/fax machine from equipment line item ($600 maximum, which includes warranty). The motion was seconded and unanimously approved.

Moving on Tommy Box made a motion and Tim Addison seconded to approve the ACA Reporting and Tracking Service (ARTS) 2017 Renewal Confirmation Program Agreement with TAC. This too was unanimously approved.

The acknowledgement of donations to Yoakum County Libraries from Kill Mud and Chemicals, LLC ($250.00), Wasson Solid Waste Disposal System ($250.00), AimBank ($100.00), and Denver City Pizza Hut & Christy Pitzer, 1,000 certificates for free personal pan pizzas for the Summer Reading Program, was approved on a motion by Commissioner Tommy Box. Commissioner Ray Marion seconded the motion and the motion unanimously carried.

After a discussion concerning the Yoakum County burn ban currently in effect Woody Lindsey made a motion to continue the Burn Ban for Yoakum County. Ray Marion seconded the motion and it carried by a 4-1 vote with Commissioner Addison voting against the motion.

In the next item Commissioner Marion made a motion to approve road crossing petition for authority to use a part of the public roads of Yoakum County, Texas, by Windstream. After it was seconded by Commissioner Addison it was unanimously approved.

There were no road crossing permit applications so no action was needed on this item.

A motion was made to approve the disposal of county property in the Cecil Bickley Library which included six library chairs.

After the approval of several line item transfers there were no Soil Conservation request and no action on the Denver City Community Building.

After taking a five minute recess the Court returned to a work session where they discussed MSC reports with Tracey Woodard of Shinnery Oaks, rental fees for county buildings and the Rodeo Arena Committee. No action was necessary.

Commissioners Woody Lindsey, Ray Marion, Tommy Box, and Tim Addison along with County Judge Jim Barron were all in attendance.

The next meeting will be held on Monday, May 22 at 10 am.