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County to accept credit cards

By Staff | Nov 5, 2014

County Commissioners agreed on Oct. 28 to start accepting credit cards for payments and purchases made at the county offices.

It was noted the Sheriff’s office would be the main station and the rest would operate out of them. Commissioner Eric Vincent said the credit cards would also work on the internet. It was believed they will be accepting Master Card, Visa, and American Express. The fees will be waived and there will be no cost to the county.

County Assessor Jackson Hayes said his office had sold $800 worth of maps recently and people want to use credit cards instead of having to dig around for cash. It will also be available for the magistrate and prosecutor’s office.

Luke Furbee, prosecuting attorney, approached the commissioners about the destruction of vicious animals. He said there is one that may soon need to be put down and ultimately the cost is left to the county. He said the veterinarian has agreed to do it, but there are still some things to be worked out. He said he just wanted to make the commission aware of it.

Sheriff Bob Kendle told the commission that 911 has employed another dispatcher. He said another is about to leave to take employment in the oil and gas industry and he is hoping the new one will be fully trained by then. He also said they would then need to hire an additional employee.

It was also approved to have the county employees’ Christmas party on Dec. 9 at the Middlebourne United Methodist Church Friendship Center.

Commissioners approved keeping the Tyler County Government Office listings in the Frontier Phone Book.

Jackson Hayes presented the commissioners with the report of exonerations and Teresa Hamilton presented the clerk’s fiduciary report. Both reports were approved unanimously.

Commissioner Vincent gave a report on the budget revisions. He said they were all from the Office of Emergency Management and provide income from flood plain permits. The revisions were approved pursuant to the signature of the State Auditor’s office. He also mentioned going to the 911 meeting; he said the key issue there is with personnel and he commended Josh Fulks for doing a fine job.

Commissioners approved the minutes from the Oct. 14 meeting and the next regular meeting will be held on Nov. 12 at 9 a.m. at the Tyler County Courthouse.