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Jefferson County
Jefferson County Commissioners Court
by Garrett Bryce
Monday, September 25, 2017

Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to adopt an order waiving permit fees for renovations necessary due to hurricane damage for the time period of one year, ending September 15, 2018.

The commissioners court voted to ratify an agreement with the Texas Department of Transportation for disaster debris removal.

Under the agreement, TxDOT will perform one first-pass emergency clearance and collection of eligible disaster debris from specified county road.

The commissioners court voted to accept a $25,000 donation from the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas for disaster recovery efforts related to Hurricane Harvey.

The commissioners court voted to accept the 2017 Port Security Grant.

The grant provides $903,333, or 75 percent of funding, while the county will provide $301,111 in local match funds.

The commissioners court voted to adopt a resolution to apply for funds through the Indigent Defense Formula Grant Program and to designate the County Auditor as the financial officer for the grant.

The commissioners court voted to adopt a resolution certifying that the county has made a grant to Nutrition and Services for Seniors, an organization that provides home-delivered meals to homebound persons in the county.

All action items were approved. All votes were unanimous with Commissioner Brent Weaver absent. Agenda

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