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County Approves Law Enforcement Interlocal Agreement with City

Commisioners Hear Probable Cost Opinion on Heating and Cooling Project

Published Oct. 10, 2012 @ 6 a.m.

A regular meeting of the Garza County Commisioners' Court was held on Monday September 24th, 2012.  The meeting lasted 36 minutes with twelve orders of business being covered.

The Interlocal agreement between Garza County and the City of Post, for Law Enforcement Cooperation, was presented.  The agreement extends provisions similar to the prior year's agreement, with the City paying $350,000.  The order was approved by a majority.

Parkhill, Smith and Cooper, an architectural firm, presented an Engineer's Opinion on Probable Cost for the heating and cooling project for the courthouse.  The report indicated a total estimated cost of $406,092.  Approximately $31,000 has been set aside for the project in the 2012-2013 budget.  One potential means for covering the remaining cost would be a loan to the county from Citizen's Bank.  A motion was made and approved to request the appearance of a representative from the architectural firm at the next meeting, so that additional questions can be answered.

The renewal of the Texas County and District Retirement System (TCDRS) was presented and approved.  The updated program includes an increase in the county's match rate from 7.70% to 8.17%, with an additional cost to the county of $13,128 for fiscal year 2012-2013.

Two line item transfers of $2096.56 to the Clerk's office and $1053.32 to the Judges office were motioned and approved.

Additional items coverered included the acceptance of a sealed bid for 509 S. G Place, acceptance of standard reports from a variety of county officials, acceptance of previous meeting minutes, approval of County Court terms from 2013, and approval of presented accounts payable.  Also covered and approved were the terms for continued engagement of services with independent auditor Joe F. Hays, CPA, to handle the audit of the County of Garza and Garza County Juvenile grant funds.

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