The Commissioners Court met in regular session on Monday, May 14, where they addressed their weekly agenda.

In their first item on the agenda, the Court moved to audit and settle all accounts and part-time salaries against the County and direct their payments. After looking at the bills and addressing any concerns a motion was made and unanimously approved to pay County bills that totaled $131,384.91 and Medical facility bills that totaled $274,362.38.

Moving into the agenda the Commissioners unanimously approved the Tax/Assessor’s report as presented by County Judge Jim Barron. He reported the county had collected $101,117.88 in taxes during the month of April.

In the next item, the Commissioners acknowledged receipts of monthly reports from the District and County Clerk’s office, the Sheriff’s office, and from Justice of the Peace #1 for the month of April.

Tracey Woodward, MSC for Shinnery Oaks, was back for the third week in a row to present more updates on the budget for the nursing home. Her report showed receipts and expenses for both the month of March and year to date reports. Once again, the Commissioners thanked Woodward for the updates and for taking time to explain items within the budget.

The Commissioners also unanimously approved a $200 donation from Xtreme Powder Coating for the summer reading program at the Cecil Bickley Yoakum County Library.

They also unanimously approved donations from Walsh Petroleum, Inc. for $500, CJR Contractors for $100, and Steward Energy Management, LLC for $500 for the summer reading program at the Yoakum County Plains library.

Sheriff David Bryant approached the Court concerning repairs for a Tahoe unit. The Commissioners approved $3,018 in funds for these repairs.

The Commissioners also unanimously approved a listing agreement for TCG Real Estate for property east of Plains owned by Plains taxing entities.

There was one road crossing permit application from Precinct #1 that was approved, two burn ban exemptions, no request for disposal of county equipment, four line item transfers, and no Soil Conservation request.

Commissioner Ray Marion reported there were still some minor repairs in the new Denver City Community Building that were being addressed.

After a short recess, the Commissioners reconvened where they discussed the future of the Human Resource Department and a report from Criminal District Attorney Bill Helwig concerning pending trails.

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, May 21, starting at 10 am.