The Commissioners Court met in regular session on Monday, April 3, where they addressed a very short agenda.
In their first item they unanimously approved to audit and settle all accounts against the County and direct their payments. The court approved to pay $271,016.51 in county bills and $119,710.19 in medical facilities bills.
The Court also unanimously approved to go out for bids for the purchase of a pickup for Precinct #4. Bids will be due at 1 pm on April 20 and action on the bids will take place at the next Commissioners meeting on April 24.
Commissioner Tim Addison had ask to place rental fees for the Plains Community building on the agenda. Addison said he had been receiving some complaints concerning the amount of the fees the Court had approved at a previous session. He was suggesting that a flat fee of $300 be placed on the rental of the community building with a refund of a cleaning fee of $100 for commercial use and a fee of $300 for private use with a cleaning refund of a $150.
Commissioner Woody Lindsey and Ray Marion talked about the fees being imposed for the use of the Senior Citizen building in Denver City and also fees for the party house at the Yoakum County Park. After more discussions it was decided to table this item until next week when the Court would discuss a uniform fee for all county facilities.
A road crossing permit submitted by Riley Exploration to bore under a Precinct #2 county road for a road crossing was unanimously approved.
There were no requests for the disposal of county equipment, no line item transfers, and no Soil Conservation request.
Commissioner Marion said work was progressing on the new Denver City Community Building. The completion of the new facility is expected to be sometime in July.
Commissioners Woody Lindsey, Ray Marion, Tommy Box, and Tim Addison along with County Judge Jim Barron were all present.
The next meeting will be held on Monday, April 10, at 10 am in the County Courthouse.