Commissioners Court to meet Friday
by PHILLIP WILLIAMS
Aug 28, 2014 | 1335 views | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Upshur County Commissioners Court will consider approving contracts involving governmental grants Friday.

The court meets at 9 a.m. in the county courtroom on the third floor of the Upshur County Courthouse.

Commissioners will consider renewing their annual grant to the Meals on Wheels program, as well as approving a maintenance grant contract for funding from the state the attorney general for a victim notification program.

The court will also consider a contract with the state which would allow persons born anywhere in Texas to obtain a certified copy of their birth certificate through the Upshur County clerk’s office.

County Judge Dean Fowler said the attorney general’s office provides the programming, software and hardware to the sheriff’s office under the Statewide Automated Victim Notification Service. Crime victims can be notified of upcoming parole hearings for inmates involved in their cases, he said.

The contract involving birth certificates would allow the Department of State Health Services to provide that “vital statistics” service.

In other major business Friday, the court is scheduled to consider:

• authorizing Fowler to execute a “First Amended and Restated Memorandum of Lease” involving Upshur County-owned “school land” in West Texas.

The memorandum, involving an agreement with Calthon Cattle Co. which the court has already approved, would be filed in Baylor and Throckmorton Counties. Certain revenue from the land is annually disbursed among the nine school districts lying partly or wholly in Upshur County.

• approving the cost summary presented by NETDATA, which will provide most of the county’s computer software after the court recently accepted the firm’s bid on a majority of it. In approving the summary, the court would authorize Fowler to execute it.

• Approving District Clerk Carolyn Parrott’s request to renovate her office at the Upshur County Justice Center.

• Permitting work at livestock pavilions at the Yamboree grounds under an interlocal agreement with the City of Gilmer.

• Approving an amended plat for Walnut Creek Estates.
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