The Yoakum County Commissioners Court met on Monday, January 7, where they addressed their weekly agenda.

To start the meeting 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 $31,766.78 and Medical facility bills that totaled $113,472.63.

The first item on the agenda was a monthly Financial and Environmental report from the management of Shinnery Oaks nursing home. The main focus on the financial report was ways the management was trying to save money at the facility. That included several areas that might have been overlooked by the previous managers. The report also included expenses and revenue for the facility. After the Environmental portion of the report had been presented each Commissioner thanked the managers for the report and how it was presented to the Court. No action was needed on the information report.

In the next item, the Commissioners unanimously approved the deputation of Bridget Buffington, Rosalie Rivera, Marissa Urias, and Valerie Valles in the County Clerk’s office and Yvonne Droogsma and Julie Hicks from the Treasurer’s Office. County Clerk Summer Lovelace informed the Court she would do the deputation for each one.

First Deputy Robert Whitfield of the Sheriff’s department approached the Court requesting expenditure for the purchase of two WatchGuard in-car video systems from equipment line item. The total cost for the system will be $11,430 plus an additional $500 per unit for the installation. The Court unanimously approved a total up to $12,500 for the new system.

Tax Assessor/Collector Jan Parrish was also in attendance requesting expenditure from the equipment line item for the purchase of two computers for the Denver City Tax Office. The Commissioners unanimously approved up to $4,530 for the purchase.

Commissioner Tim Addison requested the next item on the agenda to be tabled for two weeks. It was dealing with advertising for the purchase of a new pickup for the Extension Office.

After approving a change of the speed limit on County Road 390 the Count unanimously approved to rescind action from the December 31, 2018 meeting.

The Court then unanimously approved setting a hearing date of January 28, 2019, in Commissioners Court and publish said notice of hearing in the newspaper dated January 10, 2019.

There were no road crossing permit applications, no request for the disposal of county equipment, no line item transfers, and no Soil Conservation requests.

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, January 14 at 10 am in the County Courthouse.