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Budget Amended To Cover Increased Costs Of Feeding Inmates At Hopkins County Jail
Sep28

Budget Amended To Cover Increased Costs Of Feeding Inmates At Hopkins County Jail

Housing Agreement With Rockwall County, Architect For New ‘Trustee Housing Facility’ Approved Too Several jail-related items were approved this week. The jail budget required amending to balance additional food costs not factored into the 2020-21 budget. An interlocal cooperation agreement with Rockwall County and an architect to construct the new Hopkins County Jail ‘Trustee Housing Facility’ too received...

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City, County Fire Departments, EMS Partnering To Apply For Regional Communications Grant
Sep16

City, County Fire Departments, EMS Partnering To Apply For Regional Communications Grant

An interlocal agreement approved this week by Hopkins County Commissioners Court signaled the start of a partnership among city and county firefighters and the local EMS service, formed to go after a regional communications grant. Hopkins County Fire Marshal Andy Endsley said while the interlocal agreement is between the City of Sulphur Springs Fire Department, Hopkins County Fire Department and Hopkins County EMS, the regional...

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381 Agreement For JB Weld, Repositioning Of Culvert, DMV Optional Fees, Grant Documents
Sep16

381 Agreement For JB Weld, Repositioning Of Culvert, DMV Optional Fees, Grant Documents

A Chapter 381 Economic Development Program agreement for JBW Holdings LLC, repositioning of a culvert, DMV optional fees, and routine grant documents were among the items Hopkins County Commissioners Court approved during the regular court session this week. JB Weld Agreement JB Weld After a lengthy negotiation process, Hopkins County Commissioners Court Monday unanimously approved a 381 Economic Development Program Agreement with JB...

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Commissioners Court Approves Reinvestment Zone And 381 Agreements For 3 Solar Projects
Sep15

Commissioners Court Approves Reinvestment Zone And 381 Agreements For 3 Solar Projects

Hopkins County Commissioners Court this week, after hearing from at least five Dike property owners regarding issues related to a solar facility to be constructed in that community, tackled four other items on the agenda pertaining to three additional solar farms, including a reinvestment zone, an amendment to one Chapter 381 agreement, and requests for tax incentives for solar facilities proposed for Saltillo and Pine Forest...

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Dike Property Owners Voice Opinions Regarding Planned Solar Facility, Property Rights, Incorporation
Sep14

Dike Property Owners Voice Opinions Regarding Planned Solar Facility, Property Rights, Incorporation

Nearly half of Monday morning’s Hopkins County Commissioners Court meeting revolved around planned solar projects in Hopkins County, especially the one greenlit for the Dike community. Dike property voice their opinions Monday morning regarding a planned solar farm in Dike, property rights and incorporation during public comments portion of the meeting. Dike property owner Michele Barnes Dike property owner Michele Barnes has...

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Commissioners Court To Consider Reinvestment Zone, Economic Development Agreement For Stampede Solar
Sep12

Commissioners Court To Consider Reinvestment Zone, Economic Development Agreement For Stampede Solar

Sept. 13 Agenda Also Includes Proposals For 381 Economic Development Agreements For JBW Holdings, 2 Pine Forest Solar Projects Hopkins County Commissioners Court will be asked Monday to consider a number of proposed contracts and agreements, including a reinvestment zone and economic development agreement for Stampede Solar. The Sept. 13 agenda also includes proposals for 381 economic development agreements with JBW Holdings LLC and...

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Commissioners Court To Consider Adopting Budget And Tax Rate Monday
Aug22

Commissioners Court To Consider Adopting Budget And Tax Rate Monday

Repairs To 2 County Buildings, Pine Forest Solar And Hybrid’s Road Use Requests Are Also On Aug. 23 Agenda The Hopkins County Commissioners Court has a full agenda Monday morning, with adoption of the budget and tax rate at the top of the list. Bids for repairs for two county buildings, Pine Forest Solar LLC and Pine Forest Hybrid I LLC’s road use requests, the Selection Committee’s review of and recommendations...

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Early Voting Location Change, Election Grant Approved By Commissioners Court
Sep28

Early Voting Location Change, Election Grant Approved By Commissioners Court

Hopkins County Commissioner Court made short work of the Sept. 28 meeting agenda, working through the entire agenda in 17 minutes. Among the items considered were an OSSF fee amendment, an early voting location change for the Nov. 3 elections, an elections assistance grant, inmate housing agreement with Rockwall County and a down payment on vehicles for the sheriff’s office. Early Voting Location Change Hopkins County...

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2 Citizens Voice Concerns, Opinions During Public Hearing For County Tax Rate
Sep10

2 Citizens Voice Concerns, Opinions During Public Hearing For County Tax Rate

Hopkins County Commissioner Court will be asked Monday, Sept. 14 to consider adopting a proposed tax rate. Prior to that, counties are required to hold public hearings to allow county residents to voice concerns or questions regarding the proposed tax rate to the Commissioners Court. During the second tax hearing, two citizens expressed their displeasure with the current tax structure and and impact of increased tax bills. Proposed...

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New Patrol Vehicles, Civic Center Vending Machine, Payroll System Approved By Commissioners Court
Sep09

New Patrol Vehicles, Civic Center Vending Machine, Payroll System Approved By Commissioners Court

New patrol vehicles for the sheriff’s office, a vending machine and a new payroll system were among the items approved during the Sept. 8 meeting of Hopkins County Commissioners Court. New Patrol Vehicles Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Tanner Crump asked the Commissioners Court to consider approving a financing agreement for 7 Chevrolet Tahoes for the sheriff’s department. The SUVs would be financed for...

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