Spending Cap Put Into Effect For County Officials, Holidays Decided
Among the items discussed on the agenda was the spending cap placed on and applied to all Delta County officials. The motion stated officials in the last three months in office can’t spend more than 25 percent of his/her budget without bringing it before the Court. Delta County Judge Jason Murray said this policy was based on the wording taken from the Texas Government Code.
Another highlight of the meeting was the decision of the County holidays. Those include 16 days. Holidays included are: October 10, 2016-Columbus Day, November 11, 2016-Veteran’s Day, Nov. 24 and 25, 2016-Thanksgiving, Dec. 22, 23, and 26, 2016-Christmas, January 2, 2017-New Year’s, January 16, 2017-M. L. King Day, February 20, 2017-President’s Day, March 2, 2017-Texas Independence Day, April 14, 2017-Good Friday, May 29, 2017-Memorial Day, July 4, 2017-Independence Day, September 5, 2017-Labor Day, and one floating Holiday of the Employee’s Choice.
The County’s motion for a 99 year lease for $1 with the City of Cooper for the Square passed 4-0. The County will continue to hold harmony amidst the City’s use.
“Just the way it has always been done,” said County Attorney Jay Garrett on the lease contract. He noted the cisterns were not documented in the lease. It will expire on August 31, 2115.
The Court adjourned at 10 a.m. and the next regular meeting will be on Monday, Sept. 26 at 9 a.m. on the third floor of the Delta County Courthouse.