The Yoakum County Commissioners Court met on Monday, December 10, where they addressed their weekly agenda.

First, on 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 $94,904.82 and Medical facility bills that totaled $191,117.93.

In the absence of Tax Assessor/Collector Jan Parrish, County Judge Jim Barron gave the month Tax Assessor/Collector’s report for the month of November. He noted a total of $828,449.57 of taxes had been collected during the month.

County Treasurer Darla Welch was in attendance and gave the beginning and ending balance monthly reports from February 2018 through November 2018. The opening balance from February was $64,355,134.94 and the ending balance in November was $49,102,463.10. She also had the two totals for each month during that time frame.

Judge Barron also noted monthly reports from both the County Clerk and District Clerk for November.

Rex Murphy from the county TxDot was present to discuss the Fiscal Year 2019 implementation of the County Assistance Program with materials to repair and maintain county roads damaged. He noted the main area to be addressed is the intersection of county roads 1939 and 1780.

County Auditor Darinda D. McWhirter certified a donation of $50,000 from Oxy Petroleum for the Sheriff’s department which was applied to a new video equipment which totaled $15,000. Another $15,000 was also designated for the Denver City EMS and $20,000 for the Denver City Fire Department.

There were two road crossing permits approved for Precinct #2, no request for the disposal of county equipment, four line item transfers, and no Soil Conservation requests.
Commissioners Woody Lindsey, Ray Marion, Tommy Box, and Tim Addison, as well as County Judge Jim Barron, were all in attendance. The next meeting will be held on Monday, December 17, starting at 10 am.