The Yoakum County Commissioners Court convened at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, June 22 in the Commissioners Courtroom at the County Courthouse in Plains, Texas, where they conducted their weekly meeting.
Those in attendance included Commissioners Woody Lindsey, Ray Marion, Tommy Box, and Tim Addison along with County Judge Jim Barron.
Others present for all or part of the session included County Clerk Summer Lovelace, County Treasurer Darla Welch, County Auditor Darinda McWhirter, Toni Jones, and Sheriff David Bryant.
Moving into the agenda which started with the payments of all bills which included County bills of $269,431.50 and hospital bills that totaled $142,793.18. The Commissioners unanimously approved the payment of all bills along with the Part-Time payroll.
The first item on the agenda was to consider and take appropriate action of TxDot introduction and discussion on county assistance program. Representatives of TxDot informed the court they had road material that the Commissioners might be interested in using. County Judge Jim Barron thanked TxDot for being in attendance.
Gregg Bruce and Billy Jewel from 24 Karate Ventures, LLC were in attendance to discuss health insurance options for employees at Shinnery Oaks Nursing Home. Both representatives discussed options between HMO (Health Maintenance Organizations) and PPO (Preferred Provider Organization) and what would work best for the Shinnery Oaks employees.
Joining the discussion was Ross Shamburger who represents companies with both HMO and PPO plans. The companies involved are United Health Care, First Care, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.
In the next item the Commissioners unanimously approved a bid from Mustang Country for the purchase of a new pickup for Precinct #4. The total cost was $32,921.55.
The Commissioners then approved a $500 donation from Dr. Scott Frankfather for the summer reading program at the Cecil Bickley Library in Denver City.
In the next item the Commissioners unanimously approved a request from the Texas Department of Public Safety to install an antenna at the annex in Denver City.
There were no road crossing permit applications, no request for the disposal of county equipment, no line item transfers, and no Soil Conservation request.
The next scheduled Court session will be on Monday, July 6 starting at 10am in the Commissioners courtroom.