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County to Request Increased Funding for Dispatch Services
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 • Posted July 27, 2012

At their special meeting on July 24, County Commissioners authorized County Judge Bill Guthrie to send a formal letter to the City of Blanco and the city of Johnson City requesting funding for dispatch services.

Commissioner James Sultemeier noted that, from January 2012 to June 2012, more than 70% of the calls received by county dispatchers were for the police departments of the two entities. The County will be requesting the amount of $500 per month to be paid by each of the cities for the dispatch services they are receiving.

The two cities each currently pay $100 per month for dispatch service; additionally, the City of Blanco donated land for an antenna that the County uses to serve the south end of the county.

Commissioners approved the continuation of optional fees for vehicle registration under Chapter 502 of the Texas Transportation Code. These fees have been in force for some time in Blanco County but were in need of re-approval.

Upon registering one’s vehicle, a fee of $1.50 will be charged for

Child Safety

and $10 will go to maintain County roads and bridges.

The Child Safety fee may go to non-profit entities for the purpose of providing programs and training relating to such school programs as DARE and to other child welfare programs and services in the County.

Commissioners approved the replat of Tracts 4, 5, and Park tract in the Friday Mountain Ranch subdivision. This would combine the tracts into one parcel at the request of the landowner.

The Commissioners authorized County Judge Bill Guthrie to sign the health insurance plan renewal. This item was discussed in the recently held budget workshops. It is the same plan that is presently in force.

Janitorial services for the County were granted to H&H Land Services, the sole bidder, in the amount of $13,740 for the fiscal year. This company is the current provider.

Big Tex Paving Company, the only bidder, was awarded a contract for paving in Precinct One in the amount of $37,892.72. 

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