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Jefferson County
Jefferson County Commissioners Court
by Garrett Bryce
Monday, January 29, 2018

Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to renew a policy with Axis Insurance for commercial property insurance coverage.

The policy will take effect on February 1 at an annual premium of $1,126,662, a 10 percent increase from 2017.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to renew the county’s boiler and machinery coverage with Hartford Steam Boiler at an annual premium of $14,237. The rate is a 26 percent increase from 2017.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to renew excess workers’ compensation and liability coverage with Colony Insurance Company, at an annual premium of $170,625. The rate is a 3 percent increase from 2017.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to renew government crime coverage with Great American Insurance Company at an annual premium of $4,750. The rate is a 3 percent increase from 2017.

The commissioners court tabled action regarding to adoption of a resolution in support of regulating game rooms.

The proposed resolution seeks authority from the state legislature to regulate game rooms. It also notes that while Jefferson County is not currently qualified as a county with authority to regulate game rooms under state law that many counties, such as Harris, Fort Bend, Brazoria and Galveston counties, have been granted authority by the State Legislature. Resolution

The commissioners court tabled action regarding the extension of leave without pay for up to 90 days for Harry Guillory, a Road & Bridge Precinct 4 employee.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to adopt a resolution recognizing Darrel Martin for 30 years of service to the Jefferson County Regional Airport and wishing him well in his retirement.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to adopt a resolution recognizing Michelle Labrie for 22 years of dedicated service to the Jefferson County 136th District Court as court coordinator, and wishing her well in her retirement.

Both Martin and Labire were recognized by the court during the meeting. Listen (22:59)

The commissioners court voted unanimously to renew a United States Naval Museum Loan Agreement for the MK 16 MOD 7 torpedo on display at Veterans Memorial Park.

All other items were approved by unanimous vote. All members were present. Agenda




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