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Commissioners Court To Consider RFPs For Architectural Services Qualifications, Road Use Agreements

Hopkins County Commissioners Court appears to have a full agenda Monday morning, with items for architectural services qualifications for two projects, road use agreements and an interlocal agreement.

The commissioners court is scheduled to consider authorizing issuance of requests for proposals for qualifications for architectural services related to the hazardous mitigation assistance grant programs for a Community Safe Room as well as architectural services related to American Rescue Funds or state and local Fiscal Recovery Funds concerning a “trustee housing facility.”.

Among contracts submitted for court approval is a special use agreement for County Road 4760 (the agenda does not denote who the agreement is with). A resolution granting Pine Forest Hybrid, LLC’s request for use of certain roads too has been submitted for consideration by the Commissioners Court.

One routine item on the July 26 agenda is an interlocal agreement between Hopkins and Lubbock counties for participation in a Regional Public Defender for Capital Cases Program. The agreement basically serves as insurance, to help cover the costs associated with prosecution of capital murder cases, should the county have any, officials explained prior to approving the agreement in past years

The court too will be asked to consider approving an agreement between the County Clerk and Integrated Data Services for docket application. The County Clerk’s Office already has one agreement with IDS for software services, with Bill Wilder as the vendor. The Commissioners Court on July 12 agreed for County Clerk Tracy Smith to contract with IDS to be able to post certain records, such as monthly reports, Commissioners Court records and election results and information online. Prior to that, the Commissioners Court minutes were recorded on Laserfiche, which the clerk noted is not very user friendly. The request for the 9 a.m. meeting Monday would assist with dockets.

The consent agenda includes meeting minutes from one regular meeting and six work sessions, and requests from Farmers Electric Cooperative to construct electrical power distribution facilities across County Roads 1130 and 1136, in Precinct 1.

Sheriff’s and Constables’ fees are submitted for approval along with any bills, revenues, expenses, financial statements and payroll; any grants, donations, asset disposal or personnel matters that may have been submitted for Commissioners Court consideration, although none are listed.

Time has also been designated immediately following the consideration of the consent agenda for public forum, should anyone choose to address the court.

Following adjournment of the regular 9 a.m. meeting of Hopkins County Commissioners Court Monday, July 26, 2021, in the first floor courtroom inside Hopkins County Courthouse, the Court will reconvene in the third floor meeting room for a work session with fire department and sheriff’s office personnel, and a budget work session. The court will hold another work session at 9 a.m. Aug. 2 in the meeting room at the courthouse with fire department and sheriff’s office personnel and a budget work session.

Author: Faith Huffman

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