Court Awards Contract to OSI Security

By Teresa Barbian

 

The Jones County Commissioners Court met for their regularly scheduled meeting on March 14, 2016. The minutes from the last meeting were approved and the court approved to advertise for the sale of surplus property from Precinct 2.

Next on the agenda was a bid of $33 submitted by Catherine Coleman for the purchase of (R21825), Lots 6 and 7, Block 1, TM Caton Addition of Stamford, the court approved this item. Next, the court approved a bid for $55 that was submitted by Cynthia R Wells for the purchase of (R28450), Lot 13, Block 118 of the original town of Stamford. The court approved a bid for $100 submitted by Mackenzie Trail Cowboy Church for the purchase of (R16096), Lot 14, Block 86 of the original town of Stamford. The Court approved a bid for $125 submitted by Mackenzie Trail Cowboy Church for the purchase of (R13022), Lots 8 and 9, Block 85 of the original town of Stamford. The court approved a bid for $150 submitted b Mackenzie Trail Cowboy Church for the purchase of (R26816), Lot6, Block 105 of the original town of Stamford. Next, the court approved a bid for $10 submitted by Anson Independent School District for the purchase of (R11739), North half of Lot 2, Block 7 of the original town of Anson. The court approved a bid for $10 submitted by Anson Independent School District for the purchase of R22877), South half of Lot 2, Block 7 of the original town of Anson. The court approved a bid for $10 submitted by Anson Independent School District for the purchase of (R24935), Lots 5 and 6, Block 7 of the original town of Anson. Next, the court approved a bid for $400 submitted by B.J. Fudge for the purchase of (R25104), Lots 7 and 8, Block 5 of the original town of Hamlin. The court approved a bid for $515 submitted by Billy Fudge Jr. for the purchase of (R18923), Lot 3, Block 15 of the original town of Hamlin. The court approved a bid for $100 submitted by Randy Pritchard for the purchase of (R17942), Lot 4. Block 42, Moore’s West Addition, City of Hamlin. Next, the court approved a bid for $100 submitted by Bobby and Rose Evans for the purchase of (R14671), North 9’ of West one-half, Lot 6, and west one-half, Lots 7 and 8, Block 6 of the original town of Hamlin. The court approved a bid for $375 submitted by Jaime Espinoza Montanez for the purchase of (R13696), Lot 10 and south half Lot 11, Block 85 of the original town of Hamlin. The court approved a bid for $75 submitted by Willie and Amanda Medley for the purchase of (R25488), Lots 3 and 4, Block 6, W.R. Chapman Addition, City of Anson. Next, the court approved a bid for $200 submitted by Willie and Amanda Medley for the purchase of (R26961), Lots 5 and 6, Block 6, W.R. Chapman Addition, City of Anson. The court approved a bid for $101 submitted by Weldon Davis for the purchase of (R11149), Lots 1 and 2, Block 3, Wilson and McCreight Addition, City of Anson. The court approved a bid for $100 submitted by Robert and Kim Jimenez for the purchase of (R16832), Lot 8, Block 183, Johnson Addition, City of Anson. The court approved a bid for $100 submitted by Robert and Kim Jimenez for the purchase of (R11196), Lot 9, Block 183, Johnson Addition, City of Anson. The court costs were waived for all the previous bids.

The next agenda item was to discuss and take action on the TXDOT fiscal year 2016 County Assistance Program Allocations. Funds in the amount of $17,590 from TXDOT to Jones County for crushed rock were approved. Next on the agenda, discuss and take action on the Pitney Global Financial Services Agreement with the tax assessor/collector’s office. This is a renewal of a lease agreement of $100 per month for the postage meter that is used for multiple offices in the courthouse. This item was approved. Next, discuss and take action on the Affordable Care Act Lookback period. The court approved the continuation of a 6 month lookback period. The next item on the agenda was to discuss and take action on the deputation of Deputy Sheriff Brad Wilson. The court approved the deputation.

Next on the agenda, discuss and take action to review and bid on cameras for the jail. The court accepted a bid of $19,096.57 from OSI Security to install a camera system in the jail. Funds left over from the original construction of the jail will be used to pay for this camera system. Next, discuss and take action on equipment and/or portable building purchase. The court approved the purchase of a portable building from Abilene ISD for Precinct 4, an upgrade to a ¾ ton pick-up for $6500 for Precinct 3, and a trade in for a 672G John Deere road grater for Precinct 1.

The next agenda item was to discuss and take action on road material and material hauling bids and/or proposals. The court approved to accept bids from New Horizons (hauling material) for $90 per hour, Druid Oilfield Services (hauling material) for $85 per hour with a one way trip charge, J & K Cattle Company (hauling) for $90 per hour, and Tubb Quarry (materials) for limestone at $7 per ton and 2 inch rock at $10 per ton. These vendors will be added to the list of approved vendors for TXDOT road and FEMA projects that the commissioners can use.

Next the commissioners considered the disaster declaration and all items related regarding FEMA, TDA, and TDEM forms and requirements. FEMA now wants updates on the statuses of all precinct projects repairs. Judge Spurgin also received a call from Commissioner Sid Miller stating that they have approved the TDA monies for the 25% match of FEMA dollars. Each precinct should complete documentation that site work has been completed and the county will receive $350,000. Precinct 1 had enough damage to meet the threshold to declare another disaster from the rain/snow storm back in December. No action was taken.

The commissioners then discuss and took action on the TXDOT County Transportation Infrastructure Grant. Judge Spurgin just wanted to let the commissioners know that the county is continuing to make requests for payments and the county is continuing to receive these payments. No action was taken.

The next agenda item was to discuss and take action on the inmate housing agreement with the US Marshal Service. Pending the supervisor’s approval, the US Marshal Service has approved an agreement to pay the county $56 per day to house federal inmates. The court does not have the agreement in writing yet, so no action was taken. This item will be placed on the next agenda for approval by the court.

Next, the commissioners discussed the masonry repair on the courthouse proposal. Jessie Ramira from Hamlin submitted a bid of $26,400 to repair the stonework on the exterior of the courthouse. Judge Spurgin will request additional details on what is included in the estimate. No action was taken.

 

The Treasurer's report was the next agenda item. The county was secured with $9,129,857.26. The account balance at the end of February was $8,980,171.22 which left the county over secured with $149,685.04. This item was approved. Next, the court approved line item transfers and approved to pay the bills. The meeting was then adjourned.

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