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Jefferson County
Jefferson County Commissioners Court
by Garrett Bryce
Monday, February 05, 2018

Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to appoint Tom Noyola as an executive board member of the Southeast Texas Disaster Recovery Team.

Commissioner Everette “Bo” Alfred nominated Noyola for appointment to the position.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to approve a contract with Industrial and Commercial Mechanical for the cooling tower fill and drift eliminators at the Ford Park Central Plant. However, the item was approved for one tower only, in a total amount of $63,531. The additional tower will be considered at future meeting.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to approve a letter of cooperative agreement between the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and the Rape and Suicide Crisis Center. The agreement establishes participation as developed by the Texas Attorney General Office’s Sexual Assault and Crisis Division.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to approve a memorandum of understanding between the sheriff’s office and the Lamar Institute of Technology. The agreement is a continuation of the partnership with LIT in the training of police officers and correction officers in the county.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to adopt a resolution recognizing Christopher W. Berry for 25 years of service to the sheriff’s office and wishing him well in his retirement.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to adopt a resolution recognizing Kimberly R. Hadnot for 29 years and 1 month of service to the sheriff’s office and wishing her well in her retirement.

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

Following the meeting, the commissioners court held a workshop to hear a presentation regarding the findings of the Kaiser Family Foundation Report, an early assessment of Hurricane Harvey’s impact on vulnerable Texans in the Gulf Coast region, and to discuss interest supporting long-term disaster recovery planning in Jefferson County.




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