The Commissioners Court met in regular session on Monday, September 9, where they addressed their weekly agenda.
Moving into 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 $107,580.38 and Medical facility bills that totaled $211,273.81. Also included in the bill paying was the part-time payroll.
The first item on the agenda was to approve the Treasurer’s report for the month of August. County Treasurer Darla Welch reported the county had a beginning balance of $53,039,024.98 and an ending balance of $51,862,651.73.
Tax/Assessor Jan Parrish also reported her office had collected $44,655.60 during the month of August.
County Judge Jim Barron also acknowledged receipt of monthly reports from the District Clerk’s office, the County Clerk’s office and Justice of the Peace #2 office.
Plains librarian Anne Benson was also in attendance requesting two new computers for the Plains library. One was to replace an older computer in her office and the second one would be located on the circulation desk. The total cost will be $3,805.06. The motion was unanimously approved by the Court.
Yoakum County interim CEO Sue Ann Parrish was also in attendance requesting funds for the purchase of two Mobile X-Ray machines and an anesthesia machine. The total cost of the X-Ray machines is $120,000 and the total cost of the anesthesia machine is $67,587.40. The Court approved both request.
She followed this request by introducing the new Yoakum County Hospital CEO Newman Wheeler to the Court. Monday was his first day as the new CEO. He is in the process of moving from Lubbock to Denver City to assume his new position.
In the next two items the Commissioners considered and took appropriate action on two RAMP agreements for both the Yoakum County Airport in Plains as well as the Denver City airport. They unanimously approved both agreements.
The Court did not take any action on a contract with Allison, Bass & Magee, L.L.P. to address redistricting issues. Judge Barron made a motion to approve the contract, but with no second the motion died. It was agreed to put this same item back on the agenda in two weeks.
There were no road crossing permit applications, several computer related items to be disposed of, two line item transfers, and three Soil Conservation request on Sections 245, 353, and 365. All of these are located in Precinct #3.
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 on Monday, September 16, in the County courtroom starting at 10am.