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Commissioners court honors employee for service

May 28, 2014

Gainesville Daily Register, Texas



May 28--GAINESVILLE _Cooke County Commissioners Court approved, at Tuesday's regular meeting, a slate of items including a proclamation honoring county employee Charlie Milam for 12 years of service. Prior to his employment with Cooke County, Milam worked for more than 30 years for the city of Gainesville.

The court also approved funding for a software package for the Cooke County Sheriff's Office. Sheriff Terry Gilbert noted the software is for mobile computer units inside county patrol units.

"This software will pretty much allow us to do everything we do in the office in the field," Gilbert told the court. The software will cost $49,238.05.

The court also approved a consent agenda which included:

-- Consider and possibly approve FY2014 budget amendments.

-- Consider and possibly monthly bills.

-- Consider and possibly approve payroll and all related expenses.

-- Consider and possibly approve allowing the Cooke County Library to apply for the 2014 Edge Implementation Reimbursement Program.

-- Consider and possibly approve the annexation of a 1.95 acre tract of land by the city of Gainesville.

-- Consider and possibly approve the indigent cremation of two individuals.

-- Consider and possibly approve a resolution authorizing the sale of properties that were struck off at the May 6 sheriff's sale.

-- Consider and possibly approve a contract with Woodbine Water Supply for the installation of a water line on CR 147.

-- Consider and possibly approve a contract with Woodbine Water Supply for the installation of a water line on CR 232.

-- Consider and possibly approve a contract with Woodbine Water Supply for the installation of a water line on CR 217.

-- Consider and possibly approve a contract with EOG Resources, Inc. to lay temporary water transfer lines on CR 328.

-- Consider and possibly approve accepting auction proceeds from the sale of Constable Pct. 4's Dodge Durango in the amount of $1,377.50.

-- Consider and possibly approve accepting auction proceeds from the sale of Sheriff's drug forfeiture equipment in the amount of $15,782.34.

-- Consider and possibly approve accepting auction proceeds from the sale of desks in the amount of $123.50.

-- Consider and possibly approve the sale of miscellaneous out-of-fate computers and hardware from CSCD.

-- Consider and possibly approve a HIPAA Business Associate Agreement between Cooke County EMS and Muenster Hospital District.

-- Consider and possibly approve the agreement between Cooke County Justice Center and Suddenlink Business for cable TV services in the jail commissary area beginning June 1, 2014 through May 31, 2015, with two optional one-year renewals.

-- Consider and possibly approve the salvage of a Torro lawnmower for parts and transfer to Road and Bridge Pct. 2.

-- Receive and file for record the quarterly internal audit of Justice of the Peace Pct. 1.

-- Consider and possibly approve allowing the EMS Director to apply for a $3,500 grant with TEEX for instructor pay for an EMT class.

-- Consider and possibly approve the transfer of a stove from the old EMS station to Road and Bridge Pct. 2.

In a separate action, the court approved a contract with Nodal Seismic LLC for a seismic field operation on CR 343, CR 378, CR 398 and Double O Ranch Road. The item was part of the consent agenda and was removed and discussed prior to its approval.

There were no public comments.

No action was taken on the following agenda items:

-- Consider and possibly approve any necessary action regarding the Texas Department of Transportation's County Transportation Infrastructure Fund Grant Program.

-- Discussion of future agenda items.

County Judge John Roane noted no action was taken following an executive session.

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