Commissioners approve new vehicle lease for Nutrition Center

County commissioners on Monday approved a measure to lease a
new vehicle for the Nutrition Center. The court gave the authority to
immediately find a vehicle suitable for delivering home meals. The lease will
be in effect for seven months until the next budget begins at the end of
September.

At that
time, commissioners can renew the lease or buy the vehicle. According to Nutrition Center employees
attending the meeting, the current vehicle, a Ford Expedition, has regular
breakdowns, flat tires, not to mention a faulty air conditioning system and
heater.

In other
action, commissioners tabled an item under “Other Grant Matters” relating to
paving the Fire Station Phase II Annex property located on Broadway. Instead,
commissioners opted to obtain bids for the interior of the building, including
an office, bathroom and storage. Once bids are submitted for the interior work,
commissioners will have a better idea about how much money is available for the
paving project.

Commissioners
also approved accepting bids to renovate the MHMR Building on Broadway, which
suffered some water damage a few months ago following a deep freeze. For more
information about what renovations are entailed, qualified bidders should
contact Ruben Mendez.

Commissioners
also took action on the following items:

·Accepted the Local Border Patrol Security
Program-15 Grant for the Sheriff’s Office in the amount of $26,254.20 for
“overtime and operational costs for increased patrol and investigative capacity
for certified peace officers along with other law enforcement support
personnel” and certain operational costs incurred as part of these overtime
patrols and investigations, such asfuel/mileage and additional costs for minor emergency repairs, such as
tire repair, fan belt replacement, etc.

·Approved sale of property listed as Causes 4693,
4831, 4832, and 4837 to Samuel Florez in the amount of $1,500 each.

·Approved resolution for submission of
application and pre-agreement for the 2015-2016 Texas Community Development
Block Grant.