The Yoakum County Commissioners Court met in regular session on Monday, January 27, 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 $88,137.49 and Medical facility bills that totaled $218,878.20. Also included in the bill paying was the part-time payroll.
In the first item on the agenda, Precinct #2 Justice of the Peace Judge Troy Scott requested money from Technology funds for the purchase of a computer for his office. He informed the court the total cost would be $2,587.85. The Court unanimously approved his request.
The next item was addressing revisiting rental rates on county buildings. After a short discussion Commissioner Woody Lindsey suggested this item could be discussed during their next workshop session on Monday, February 3. This motion was unanimously approved.
Yoakum County hospital administrator Newman Wheeler approached the Court requesting a replacement part for the hospitals CTSI Wireless Network. Technology Director Todd Carrillo was also present to answer any questions. The Court unanimously approved his request.
Chief Deputy Robert Whitfield addressed the Court requesting an interlocal cooperation agreement with Lubbock County and Yoakum County for the housing of inmates. The Court unanimously approved his request.
Criminal District Attorney Bill Helwig also was in attendance requesting a replacement computer for the Victim Assistant Coordinator and Case Intake Assistant from equipment line item. His request was also unanimously approved. The total cost will be $2,108.18.
Chief Deputy Whitfield once again approached the Commissioners requesting expenditures from facility maintenance/contingency for the replacement of a hot water heater. The total cost, which included installation, will be $9,825. This request was also unanimously approved.
There was one road crossing request in Precinct #2, a request for the disposal of computer related items, no line item transfers, and no Soil Conservation request.
Commissioners Woody Lindsey, Ray Marion, Tommy Box, and Tim Addison along with Judge Jim Barron were all in attendance.
The next meeting will be held on Monday, February 3, starting at 9 am.