County 'on track' for budget surplus, says Comm. Berka
by PHILLIP WILLIAMS
Feb 27, 2014 | 972 views | 1 1 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend | print
FRANK BERKA, Pct. 3 Commissioner
FRANK BERKA, Pct. 3 Commissioner
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Upshur County Pct. 3 Comm. Frank Berka said during the Commissioners Court’s Feb. 14 meeting that with 67 percent of the current 2013-2014 fiscal year remaining, the county is “on track” for a surplus, barring some “catastrophic” event such as expenses for more capital murder trials.

Some 72 percent of the current county budget is unspent, Berka said.

Also on Feb. 14, the court accepted for recording numerous documents, including a check and explanation of funds from John M. Clark, Inc., related to the county’s “school land” in West Texas.

County Judge Dean Fowler said the check was for a “service agreement” with Clark, and that it and the other recorded documents would be available for public inspection at the County Clerk’s Office.

In other business, commissioners approved paying Sydaptic, Inc. $672 from the Courthouse Security fund for a battery backup which was ordered from the jail control board.

The court also approved the Gilmer Area Chamber of Commerce’s request to hold its April 19 annual Easter Egg hunt on the courthouse lawn at 11 a.m.

As reported in the Feb. 15 edition of The Mirror, the court also tabled proposals on computer information technology for further study.

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anonymous
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February 27, 2014
I should hope so,, as many of the roads in the county go unpaired,,, the rr crossing at holly rd, still has not been repaired,,, this is going on 14 months now,,,

After sticking a 4.3 cent tax increase and allowing the state run appraisal district raise land values to disastrous prices,,,

Just waiting for the next foulup,,,

People in your district or tired of a no road fixing commissioner,,,