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updated 6:48 PM UTC, Oct 14, 2019

Commissioners authorize CDBG grant submission

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By Chris Edwards
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WOODVILLE – During Monday morning’s meeting of the Tyler County Commissioners Court, the county approved a resolution authorizing the submission of a CDBG grant amount toward designated projects.

Lesley Waxman of the David J. Waxman consulting firm spoke to the court about the grant process. The application was made to the CDBG Disaster Recovery Program for repairs to damages incurred through Hurricane Harvey in 2017.

The awarded amount of $757,502 was split between Woodville, Ivanhoe and Tyler County Special Utility District. Waxman said the projects that have been designated by each entity will be posted for public comment by Thursday. The projects slated include work on water, street and sewer systems.

Interlocal agreement with DMV approved
Commissioners approved an interlocal agreement between the county and the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles at Monday morning’s meeting of the Tyler County Commissioners Court.

Lynnette Cruse, the county tax assessor, presented the agreement, which is a provision acknowledging the county’s responsibility for overseeing the equipment and consumables on the registration and title system.

Williams named to Burke Board
Tyler County Hospital CEO Sondra Williams was appointed to serve a two-year term on the Burke Board of Trustees as the Tyler County representative on the board.

Williams replaces Dr. Sandra Wright, the former TCH CEO, who served on the Burke Board for 14 years. Wright was recognized for her service with a plaque at the last regular meeting of the commissioners court. Williams will begin her term on Sept. 1.

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