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Front Page October 3, 2017  RSS feed

Commissioners approve seeking rifle resistant armor grant for deputies

By Mac Shadix


Melinda Wilson, President of the Leon County Master Gardeners asked the Commissioners and was approved to use an area of two to three acres at the Expo for a showcase garden. 
Photo by Mac Shadix Melinda Wilson, President of the Leon County Master Gardeners asked the Commissioners and was approved to use an area of two to three acres at the Expo for a showcase garden. Photo by Mac Shadix During their regular called meeting on Friday, September, at 9:30 a.m., the Leon County Commissioners Court approved the Sheriff’s office going forward with a grant that would provide rifle resistant armor for deputies. All commissioners except Joey Sullivan who was recovering from recent surgery were present at the meeting.

The court approved a donation of $1,500 dollars to the Leon County Master Gardeners for decorations on the Centerville courthouse square after being asked for assistance by Melinda Wilson, President of the Master Gardeners. Wilson also received approval for the organization to use two to three acres at the Expo Center for a showcase garden.

The commissioners proclaimed October “Domestic Violence Awareness Month” and approved a banner to be placed on the Courthouse Square announcing the same.

Twin Cities Mission was authorized to use a county office at the juvenile probation department for counseling and work on cases in this area.

The court approved raising the bond amount for the County Judge from $20,000 to 100,000 as required by new statutes.

A salary supplement for the Tenth Court of Appeals in the amount of $19,000 was approved.

Approval was given to Commissioner David Ferguson to continue to widen CR 282. This project will connect FM 1511 with FM 1618, creating an oil top road that cuts off several miles of travel to reach Centerville for citizens in the Flo area. Ferguson also received approval to sell a 2015 Cat grader locally with a minimum bid of $200,000.

A road use agreement with Cross Texas Transmissions was extended for one year.

Donations for Veterans Service were announced as: Nucor $750, Lone Star Freight Liners $250, Normangee State Bank $500, Ridley Block plant $300, Commissioner David Grimes $50. Cassandra Noey $50 and Mustang Tractor and Equipment $500.

The Commissioners approved continuing the use of Smith Janitorial Services of Centerville even though it was the higher of two bidders by about 1%, Smith has been providing the service for the last nine years without complaint.


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