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Jefferson County
Jefferson County Commissioners Court
by Garrett Bryce
Monday, October 09, 2017

Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to amend the county’s contract with DRC Emergency Services to provide pricing for the removal of White Goods and Hazardous Household Waste in connection with removal of items damaged during Hurricane Harvey.

White Goods, which include appliances, will be removed at a cost of $70 per item with Freon, which must be collected from the appliance before disposal. Items without Freon will be removed at a cost of $30 each if within 15 miles of the designated disposal facility, and $35 if more than 15 miles away.

Household Hazardous Waste will be removed at a rate of $12.95 per pound within 15 miles of the disposal facility, and $13.95 per pounds outside 15 miles.

The commissioners court voted to approve a budget transfer of $14,000 for additional costs for indigent defense in the Criminal District Court.

The commissioners court voted to approve an interlocal agreement with the Port Arthur Independent School District for the provision of deputy constables for the ASAP program.

The commissioners court voted to ratify a grant agreement with the Texas Department of Public Safety/Texas Division of Emergency Management for Federal Emergency Management Agency grant funds related to Hurricane Harvey.

The commissioners court voted to proclaim the week of October 8-14 as Texas Extension Education Association Week in Jefferson County. Proclamation

All items were approved. All votes were unanimous with all members present. Agenda

Following the meeting, County Judge Jeff Branick provided updates regarding progress on Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts and programs. Listen (26:54)

He noted the progress in removing storm debris in the unincorporated areas of the county.

"We've already removed about 53 percent, as of Friday, of waste and debris in the unincorporated area," Branick said.

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