Two public hearings set for July 13

By Allison Flores

Yorktown News-View

Two public hearings were set at Monday’s County Commissioners Court; the first is scheduled for Monday, July 13 at 9 a.m. in the DeWitt County courtroom to consider placing a 4-way stop sign at the interception of Matthew-Adams Road, Primitive Baptist Church Road, and Edgar-Leesville Road in Commissioners Precinct No. 2.

The second public hearing that will also take place on Monday, July 13 at the DeWitt County Courthouse at 9 a.m. is to consider designating Charco Road in Precinct 3 as a No Thru Truck Traffic Road.

County approved an interlocal agreement between DeWitt County and the City of Cuero for emergency communication services provided through the IPAWS system.

DeWitt County Emergency Management Coordinator was approved for an unpaid intern as part of the Emergency Management Program from North Texas University. The intern would learn on-the-scene alongside the Emergency Management Coordinator Cyndi Smith for a total of six weeks and 240 hours.

DeWitt County Juvenile Probation terminated a contract with Liberty Resources Family Services Inc. for non-residential services; the Juvenile Probation Department looks to enter into a different contract with Believe Behavioral Health out of Victoria, which will work to serve a larger number of juveniles.

Court also approved Court Order #2020-037 designating DeWitt County’s Chief Juvenile Probation Officer as an exempt employee position pursuant to the U.S. Department of Labor and Section 13(a)(1) of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

In discussing issues related to the planning and construction of the new county annex building, Commissioners approved a guaranteed construction price from Weaver and Jacobs for $6,831,506, and authorized the County Judge to execute contract “Amendment A” stating the amount of the project and timing of project completion of 14 months.

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