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Jan. 27 Commissioners Court Agenda Includes Emergency Management Appointments, Fire Agreements

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Hopkins County Commissioners Court will be asked during their regular 9 a.m. meeting Monday, Jan. 27, to consider at least two items each for the cities of Como, Cumby and Tira, as well as four requests from Farmers Electric Cooperative Inc., a plat and matters related to two roads.

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The court members will be asked to consider an emergency management coordinator and a fire investigation agreement each for the City of Como, City of Cumby and City of Tira. Proposed to serve as emergency management coordinators are Tira Mayor Allen Joslin, Cumby Mayor Doug Zimmerman and Como Mayor Darla Reed.

FEC has submitted requests to construct electric power distribution facilities that will cross County Road 3518, south of County Rad 3520; Crounty Road 1179, west of FM 2297; County Road 1127, south of County Road 1120; and County Road 1181, northwest of State Highway 19.

The court, according to the posted agenda, will be asked to consider allowing Precinct 4 to take in Private Road 4822 and Private Road 4823 in Rock Creek Subdivision, and adding both to the county road inventory.

A plat of Together Good Deeds II Addition is back on the agenda. The court was asked at the Jan. 13 meeting to consider approving a plat request to separate two lots in Together Good Deeds II Addition to sell, but tabled the matter at the request of Precinct 4 Commissioner Joe Price.

County Clerk Tracy Smith at the Jan. 13 meeting that the land in question is located in Cumby and had received approval from the City of Cumby to provide sewer and water services. County rules require commissioners approval for the action. The county guidelines require proof of provision of water and resources.

When asked at the Jan. 13 meeting about the property and request, Precinct 4 Commissioner Joe Price said he hadn’t viewed the property and wasn’t familiar with the request. He made the motion for the plat request to be tabled until he could become more familiar with it.

The court too will be asked t approve an agricultural license agreement by and between the City of Sulphur Springs and Hopkins County Precinct 2.

Any remaining fire protection agreements signed and submitted by volunteer fire departments for court approval also will be considered at that time. The deadline for VFDs to approve and return them to the county is Feb. 1.

Gary Odom, Patsy Johnson and Lynda Hager, members of the first governing board of Hopkins County Regional Civic Center, are to recognized with a proclamation Monday morning.

The court too is anticipated to pass a resolution for an application for fiscal year 2020 State Homeland Security Program Grant Funds for a Hopkins County Regional Communications Trailer Project.

Following adjournment of the regular meeting, the Commissioners Court is slated to move from Commissioners Courtroom on the first floor to the Meeting Room on the third floor of Hopkins County Courthouse, for a regular work session.

Tom Glosup is slated to discuss maintenance of county buildings and construction. The Civic Center general manager is scheduled to discuss events, repair and improvement, and a review of revenues and expenditures.

The Commissioners Court are slated to meet with Kirby Hollingsworth of the Sulphur River Basin Authority.

Also on the agenda are discussion of environmental concerns and a budget work session.

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Author: Faith Huffman

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