updated 8:09 AM UTC, May 21, 2020

Court honor's Mattingly's 50 year service

by Tina S. Richards

The monthly meetings for Commissioners' Court were convened on Monday, March 11 and Friday, March 15. The Court's agenda included increasing the cost for pipeline easement crossings, passing a few resolutions, listening to several presentations, plus honoring the retirement of Gary Mattingly, and coping with new iPads.

In amongst tending to budgets and resolutions the Commissioners were also going paperless, due to the recently issued new iPads. Starting March 11, with a touch of a finger, Commissioners had access to digital agendas, reports, and budgets versus thick binders as they initiated their new iPads. Previously the Commissioners were issued a paper copy for each day's proceedings. Numerous trees have been sacrificed in the past years to keep the governing body of Tyler County informed. The Court is to be commended for going paperless!

Gary Mattingly was honored Monday, March 11, 2013 for his 50 years of service as Constable of Precinct 1. He was presented with a commemorative badge and star by Dale Freeman Precinct # 1's new constable. The Court presented Mr. Mattingly with a plaque and a standing ovation in honor of his years of service. Well done, Mr. Mattingly!

The Court approved an increase in pipe line easement crossings for county roads. Companies seeking an easement crossing will experience an increase of $500.00 for the right of way starting April 1, 2013. Proceeds from the increase will be used to repair damage to the surrounding area after the individual companies have conducted their work.

Commissioners announced the acceptance of bids for yearly contracts on: (1) petroleum products for County vehicles and equipment (2) road materials, culverts, bridge materials and cracked fuel oil for Tyler County. Bids will also be accepted for: (1) disposal of scrap metal currently stored at Tyler County Precinct #4's county barn and (2) disposal of scrap metal at the Tyler County Collection Center. Recent bids for several county vehicles were opened and rejected. The Court will be seeking other avenues to dispose of the vehicles in hopes of more profitable results than the bids.

March 2013 was recognized as Red Cross Month and April 2013 will be recognized as Fair Housing Month. The Court was presented with a 'Honor and Remember" flag to fly on the Courthouse grounds in of honor soldiers who have died in combat for our country. Citizens interested in acquiring a similar flag to commemorate fallen soldiers, starting with the Revolutionary War up through current duty, can find more information at www.tx.honorandremember.com or call (409) 698-4089.

The next regularly scheduled meetings for the Court will be Monday, April 8, at 10 a.m. and Friday, April 12, at 8:30 a.m. There will also be a Public Hearing April 11 at 10 a.m. for the purpose of receiving public input and comments for consideration regarding the Court proceeding with a request that the Department of Aging and Disability Services contract for additional nursing home beds under the state Medicaid program. The Court also wishes to remind the citizens of Tyler County that the County's offices will be closed March 29 in observation of Good Friday.

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