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Kaitlyn Willis/The Red River Sun—
CHILDRESS- Several items, including the approval to seek bids for a new security system for the sheriff’s office, were discussed by the Childress County commissioners during its August 12 meeting.
Sheriff Mike Pigg told the court the current system is outdated and needs replacing.
The commissioners also approved both the 2020-2021 Forfeiture and Seizure budget and the Pre-Trial and Diversion budget.
In other business, commissioners approved:
- Engaging the auditing firm of Foster and Lambert, L.L.C. for the county’s audit.
- Memorandum of Agreement for fiscal year 2021 between Childress County and Helen Farabee Centers to house individuals for an Emergency Commitment Order.
- Accepted an order regulating temporary signs on county property. Election signs are not to be placed on the County Courthouse property unless presented before the County Commissioners for permission.
- Removing MetLife Insurance, which offers vision and dental insurance at county employee’s expense. Texas Association of Counties is offering county employee’s dental insurance for better coverage and more cost efficient. Childress County employees have had the option for vision insurance coverage for 2 years.
- Approved transferring money for Precinct 4 presented by Precinct 4 Commissioner, Rick Elliot. Commissioner Rick Elliot requested to transfer $7,000 from his fuel line item into the repair line item from the 2019-2020 budget to pay for repairs on the equipment.
The next Childress County Commissioner Court Meeting is at 9 a.m., Sept. 14, 2020.