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EMP Credits, Off-System Bridge And Chapter 381 ED Programs On Commissioners Court Agenda

Hopkins County Commissioners Court will hold a special court session Monday morning, Sept. 21, to consider items related to equivalent match projects, certain permits, a Chapter 381 agreement, longevity pay schedule and a grant contract.

The commissioners will be asked to consider approving a resolution to perform authorized equivalent match projects, known as EMPs, and to receive excess EMP credit from Rains County and Hunt County for authorized EMP projects.

Also expected to be presented for court approval is a “general form of draft advance funding agreements” with Texas Department of Transportation for off-system bridge replacement in Hopkins County.

The Commissioners Court too will be asked to consider an increase for on-site sewer facility (OSSF) permits for Hopkins County.

A Chapter 381 economic development program and agreement are also on the Sept. 21 agenda.

Submitted for court approval is a SAVNS Maintenance Grant contract. The Statewide Victim Notification System (SAVNS) is “an automated method of providing victims of crime with access to information and notification about changes in offender status and court events twenty-four hours a day. SAVNS provides crime victims with this information via a toll-free number and website. The system operates by networking status information from participating county and state contractors into a central database operated by a private vendor.

Resources are allocated to the Office of the Attorney General by Texas Legislature to provide assistance in establishing contracts between county/state entities and the central database company, according to the OAG’s office.

The special meeting of Hopkins County Commissioners Court will begin at 9 a.m. Monday, Sept. 21, in the Commissioners Courtroom on the first floor of Hopkins County Courthouse, 118 Church St., in Sulphur Springs.

A work session will immediately follow the adjournment of the regular court session. The court is scheduled to meet with representatives from the sheriff’s office and fire department to discuss operations, review revenue and expenditures, and discuss any proposed improvements or repairs.

Hopkins County Courthouse, 118 Church St., Sulphur Springs, Texas

Author: Faith Huffman

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