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Court issues proclamations

by Tina S. Richards

The regular monthly meetings of the Tyler County Commissioners' Court convened Monday, May 13 and Friday, May 17.

Several organizations and causes were recognized by the Court for their ongoing work throughout the county. In conjunction with Adult Protective Services (APS), the Court declared May 2013 as Elder Abuse Awareness Month. Jennifer Page, representing APS, accepted the proclamation from the Court. May 2013 was also declared Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Month. Before a chamber full of hospital supporters, the Court presented Dr. Sandra Wright with the official proclamation declaring the week of May 12-18, 2013 as National Hospital Week. "May" may be each of these organizations "month" but remember they need your support throughout the year as they serve our community.

Dr. Bob Swearingen was re-appointed to a two year term as the local health authority for Tyler County. Commissioner Martin Nash will represent Tyler County as our public official on the board of Directors of Deep East Texas Council of Governments (DETCOG). Thank you for your services gentlemen.

Dale Freeman, Tyler County's Emergency Management Coordinator, petitioned the Court to adopt a standard procedure that would be followed in any disaster situation. His recommendation of the National Incident Management Systems' (NIMS) policy and procedures were approved by the Commissioners just in time for hurricane season.

In other business, Commissioner Rusty Hughes of Precinct 2, requested and received a clearance for a water main crossing on County Road 1020 for East Texas Coop Pipeline. The court also agreed to an inter-local cooperation agreement between the Tyler County Sheriff's Department and San Jacinto County for future jail services. Currently Tyler County houses the overflow of county prisoners in Jasper County. The new arrangement provides the sheriff's department with options when seeking housing for prisoners. Currently Jasper charges $38 a day compared to San Jacinto's proposed billing of $25 a day.

The next regularly scheduled meetings for the court will be Monday, June 10 at 10 a.m. and Friday, June 14 at 8:30 a.m. The public is always welcomed.




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