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County Postpones Clean-up Week

The inmate work crew helped remove the tiles from the Delta County Courthouse steps. Both entrances on the south and east sides are complete.
Cindy Roller
Cooper Review

The Delta County Commissioners Court opted to postpone the County-wide clean-up week due to inability to secure dumpsters for the four County barns. Administrative Assistant Tanner Crutcher said the agenda item will be readdressed at the next meeting on Monday, April 11. It is tentatively set for April 23-30, pending Court approval.

It is also noted the south side steps of the Delta County Courthouse are now reopened after receiving the same finish treatment as the east side steps.

The financial reports for February of 2016 were approved by the Court. The investment policy and credit card policy were brought back to the Court. Treasurer Hobbs said these were very general policies and hoped the Court had sufficient time to review them. Delta County Attorney Jay Garrett signed off on the passing of the policies adding they may need to be revised as need arises.

Debbie Huie presented the Monthly Report for the County Administrative office on the general ledger and how it was balanced and in agreement with the treasurer. With no objections the report was accepted.

Huie also referenced guidelines on insuring mobile equipment. She will also be updating the inventory list. The automobiles (including the Sheriff’s fleet), Courthouse, Delta County Jail, Delta County Civic Center and all County barns are insured through the Texas Association of Counties (TAC).

Precinct 1 Commissioner Rip Templeton entered into the minutes a letter he had approved by Attorney Garrett involving the street maintenance of the Hickory Grove Estates. Commissioner Templeton said the rules for subdivision street maintenance were established in a 19 page document on record March 9, 1992. Despite the ability by the State to now maintenance private roads which this subdivision falls under Delta County has voted to not provide this service as decided in a previous Court meeting. Public funds (tax money) cannot be spent on private roads and the Hickory Grove Estates is considered private as deemed on Jan. 21, 2015. State law forbids the maintenance of private property.

Training certificates for Treasurer Bonnie Hobbs from the County Treasurers Association of Texas as she has completed 41 hours of required training. Delta County Judge Jason Murray thanked her for attending. Training certificate for Judge Murray was also entered into the minutes as he has completed all his necessary education.

Precinct 2 Commissioner Gary Anderson accepted the one and only bid of $6,500 for the Ford pickup in his precinct.

Delta County Sheriff Ricky Smith gave his report of eight inmates. He is also working with the Texas Association of Counties for a grant to help refinish the Courtroom floor and purchase 18 matching chairs as well as shotguns, shotgun locks and tasers for the deputies. The grant was submitted.

The Court adjourned at 9:54 a.m. on March 28, 2016.

Court will meet again on Monday, April 11 at 9 a.m.

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