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Commission handles light agenda

By Staff | Oct 14, 2009

The Tyler County Commission handled a light agenda on Tuesday, as the commissioners discussed the Court Street Parking lot bids.

Jim Klug Paving offered the bid in the amount of $50,697.50; Vance Monroe, owner of Monroe Excavating, gave the bid in the amount of $45,200. The Commission made a motion to accept the bid from Monroe Excavating.

Once construction is complete, the lot will provide much needed parking space for County employees and citizens visiting the courthouse complex.

In other matters, they discussed the on going Poor Farm Revitalization project at the old County Home on the Tyler County Fairgrounds. Commission President Charles “Pork” Smith stated the Progress Society asked the commission for access to grant money established by private grants from private owners.

“The society is not looking to restore it to original state,” commented Smith.

“If these people are working this hard on this project, then let them.” stated Vice President, John Stender.

In light of this, the commission granted permission for the Progress Society to access the private funds to aid in the revitalization of the property.

Stender gave a report on the clock tower at the courthouse. According to Stender, the clock is ringing approximately eight minutes off.

“The cables are new so that might be the reason for it being slow,” stated Stender.

He also reported that the courthouse had a different custodian last week and they were very pleased with the work done.

The next regular meeting will be held on Oct. 27 at 9 a.m.