The Terry County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday morning in the basement meeting room of the Terry County Courthouse.
It was a brief agenda that greeted the Commissioners. It was mostly routine monthly business.
The Commissioners did vote to purchase a new Hot Oil Distribution Truck to be used by all four Precinct’s. Commissioner of Precinct 2 Kirby Keesee has been looking at them and getting some pricing. The truck the Commissioners are currently using is a 1993 and requires constant work to keep running. “We put more money into that truck than it is worth,” stated Commissioner Precinct 1 Mike Swain. The other Commissioners agreed that it was the “weak link in their chain.”
It was agreed that Keesee would continue the search for the best available truck in the area. This will be a shared expense from all Precincts.
The Commissioners also approved a contract between Terry County and Lubbock County for the housing of inmates, should it become necessary. Sheriff Timothy Click stated, “We don’t anticipate needing to do this, and neither do they. But, it is a good idea to have an agreement in place should we need it.”
The Terry County Law Enforcement Center currently has 86 inmates. Seventeen of these are Federal inmates, one is from Dawson County, and one is from Lynn County. The remaining inmates are local.
There were some budget line item transfers approved to close out the 2020 books.
The meeting was adjourned with all Commissioners present. The Court will next meet on Monday, April 12 at 10 a.m. in the basement meeting room of the Terry County Courthouse.