Commissioners Court To Consider Proposed Tax Rate, Consolidation of 2 VFDs

Hopkins County Commissioners Court have a full morning of work ahead of them Monday with a regular meeting scheduled at 9 a.m., with a work session to immediately follow.

Commissioners will be asked Aug. 12, to consider and vote on a proposed tax rate; and to set the date, time and place for two public hearing regarding the tax rate.

A public hearing will also be conducted to consider a plan for the district clerk’s technology fund for preservation and restoration of records, per Senate Bill 1684, Government Code 51.305 and 51.305(f).

Also proposed for the commissioners court to consider is an inter local contract between Hopkins County and Lubbock County pursuant to the Fair Defense Act, Texas Code of Criminal Procedure 26.044(b) and Texas Government Code Chapter 791.

The court will be asked to consider a resolution creating the North Hopkins-South Sulphur Volunteer Fire Department, combining the two department to maximize resources to better serve the county.

Continuing Hopkins County Fire Department’s 20-year anniversary, Cumby Volunteer Fire Department is scheduled to be recognized with a proclamation honoring their continued service to the county.

The work session that follows Sulphur Springs City Manager Marc Maxwell is scheduled to talk with the commissioners court about a tire-derived-cylinder road base project.

Sheriff Lewis Tatum and Fire Chief Andy Endsley are slated to discuss operations, review revenues and expenditures, and any proposed improvements or repairs for their departments; while Tom Glosup will discuss maintenance of county buildings and status of construction of the courthouse annex next to the county jail.

A budget work session is scheduled to follow at the end of the meeting. A copy of the proposed county budget for 2020, as well as the three prior years, can be viewed and downloaded from the county website.

Regular meetings of HCCC are held in the Commissioners Courtroom on the first floor of Hopkins County Courthouse, and work sessions are held in the the Meeting Room on the Third Floor of the courthouse.

Hopkins County Courthouse, located at 118 Church St. in Sulphur Springs

Author: Faith Huffman

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