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Posted on: July 26, 2017

SUMMARY OF COMMISSIONERS COURT MEETING - JULY 24, 2017

·         Commissioners reduced auto registration fees on Parker County residents by $6 per vehicle on a motion by County Judge Mark Riley and a unanimous vote by Commissioners Court. The opportunity to reduce the fees arose from a termination of the county’s participation in the Low Income Vehicle Repair Assistance, Retrofit, and Accelerated Vehicle Retirement Program (LIRAP). Funding for the program was terminated by Governor Greg Abbott. Due to the fact that the county still has $683,000 in funds that will be carried forward, Parker County residents whose vehicles do not pass the state’s emissions testing requirements will still be able to access.

 

·         Accepted the outside audit which is highlighted by the county’s sound budgeting principles which have resulted in the county’s emergency reserves growing to $14 million. Parker County Judge Mark Riley said that when he first took office the county’s reserves were at less than $1 million. The outside auditor commended Parker County’s Commissioners Court and Auditor for its fiscally responsive budgets. The county received a clean opinion from the outside auditing firm of Weaver and Tidwell, L.L.P.

 

·         Authorized County Judge to sign tax resale deeds.

 

·         Approved all plat items.

 

·         Approved all purchasing items.

 

·         Notified residents along Greenwood Road that Precinct 3 crews will be on private property improving drainage along the bar ditch.

 

·         Waived 10 day posting requirement for Operator II position with Commissioner Precinct 1.

 

·         Waived 10 day posting Assistant County Attorney position in County Attorney’s Office.

 

 

·         Waived 10 day posting requirement for bailiff position with the 415th District Court.

 

·         Waived 10 day posting requirement for Court Clerk position with Justice of the Peace Precinct 1.

 

·         Approved renewing contract for TY 2018 Texas Vine Contract.

 

·         Approved renewal of contract with Department of State Health Services and County Clerk.

 

·         Approved reappointment of Elizabeth Lawrence to the Pecan Valley Board of Trustees.

 

·         Approved accepting of anonymous donation of $600 to pay for an indigent cremation.

 

·         Approved orders 17-21 and 17-22 for disposition by cremation and authorize payments of $600 respectively to Whites Funeral Home.

 

·         Appointed Donna McCauley to the Parker County Historical Commission.

 

·         Released K-9 officer from duty with Parker County Sheriff’s Office due to a terminal illness. The Labrador Retriever will be released to his handler.

 

·         Approved election contract with Springtown ISD.

 

·         Approved inviting Weatherford City Council to a joint meeting with Commissioners Court.

 

·         Commissioners Court approved proceeding on procuring 21 parcels for the East Loop

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