Facility and security improvements were the the focus of Monday’s Hopkins County Commissioners Court work session.
Repairs to the Texas AgriLife Extension Office building on Houston Street are expected to require attention sooner rather than later. The county officials had hoped the project could wait until the next budget year, however, closer inspection revealed that damage is more extensive than originally intended. Thus, repairs will need to be addressed sooner than anticipated, according to the county judge.
Security at county facilities was another topic raised during the work session. With the addition of three new buildings this spring, commissioners have asked the sheriff’s office to valuate the overall security of county buildings. Technology is one area department staff was asked to evaluate for potential improvements.
The work session adjourned to allow county commissioners to meet with FEMA representatives Monday morning regarding the October 2019 disaster assistance requests.