With all Commissioners back in place the Commissioners Court met in regular session on Monday, September 23, where they addressed their weekly agenda. The Court barely had a quorum last week as two Commissioners were out of town on business.
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 $140,878.50 and Medical facility bills that totaled $241,862.48.
In the first item on the agenda the Court unanimously approved the deputation of Calvin Michael Ruzicka, corrections/communication officer at the Sheriff’s office. Sheriff David Bryant made the request. He noted the new deputy was a certified jailer and would not need to go to the jailer school. Ruzicka previously worked in Terry County.
The Court unanimously approved a new contract with AirMedCare which will be good through November of 2020. This service covers all residents of Yoakum County who might need the service because of an incident in the county or even outside the county boundary lines. The key is it covers all county residents. The total cost is $31,248.00.
The next item to consider was to take appropriate action on a contract with Allison, Bass, & Magee, L.L.P. to address redistricting issues. Commissioner Woody Lindsey requested to table this item until a representative of the company could come and visit with the Court. It was unanimously approved to table it until a future meeting.
County Tax Assessor/Collector Jan Parrish was also in attendance requesting funds from contingency for Vista scanning imaging software. The Commissioners unanimously approved her request.
Chief Deputy Robert Whitfield also approached the Court requesting funds for five new body worn cameras. After a lengthy explanation of the difference in cameras made by two different companies the Commissioners unanimously approved the purchase of five new body cameras at an individual price of $995.00 for a total cost of $4,975.
County Clerk Summer Lovelace also addressed the Court concerning action on a contract with ES&S on purchasing poll books for 2020. The Commissioners voted unanimously to allow her to move forward with this purchase.
There were no road crossing permit applications, no request for the disposal of county owned equipment, no line item transfers, and no Soil Conservation request.
Commissioners Woody Lindsey, Ray Marion, Tommy Box, and Tim Addison along with County Judge Jim Barron were all in attendance.
After a short break the Commissioners were to have a work session for discussions with Alvin Alexander with Ergon.
The next meeting will be on Monday, September 30, in the County courtroom starting at 10am.