The Yoakum County Commissioners Court met in regular session on Monday, July 9, where they addressed their weekly agenda.

In their first item on the agenda, the Court moved to audit and settle all accounts against the County and direct their payments. After looking over the bills and addressing any concerns a motion was made and unanimously approved to pay County bills that totaled $126,622.26 and Medical facility bills that totaled $124,808.70.

County Tax Assessor/Collector Jan Parrish was in attendance where she gave her June report. She informed the Court the County had collected $85,554.63 in taxes. The Commissioners unanimously approved her report and also unanimously approved appointing Parish to calculate the Effective & Rollback Tax Rates for Tax Year 2018.

In the next item County Judge Jim Barron acknowledged receipt of monthly reports from various departments in June. These included both the District and County Clerks office and Justice of the Peace #2.

Interlocal agreements with Cochran County, Hockley County, and Gaines County for inmate housings was tabled until the next meeting.
Tracy Woodward with Shinnery Oaks was also in attendance where she updated the Court on some budget items. She presented some documents to each Commissioner explaining different items within the budget including Medicare and medicate items. No action was taken on her presentation.

Moving to the next item the Commissioners unanimously approved a renewal of annual copier maintenance agreement on a Canon IRC copier with Tascosa Office Machines in the District Clerk’s office. The annual cost is $768.

The Court also unanimously approved a donation to the Yoakum County/Cecil Bickley Library in memory of Ruth Gooch from Sue Webber.
Judge Barron also presented a Covenant Health Wellness Program in Plains that employees of the County could participate in. He noted it was optional for those eligible.
The Court also approved the appointment of a grievance committee from a list of prospective Grand Jury names. Those to serve were randomly selected from that list.

There were no road crossing permit applications, no burn ban exemptions, one computer related item from the Auditor’s office to be disposed of, three-line item transfers, and no Soil Conservation request.

Commissioners Woody Lindsey, Ray Marion, Tommy Box, and Tim Addison, as well as County Judge Jim Barron, were all in attendance.
The next meeting will be held on Monday, July 16, starting at 10 am.