By Kelly Young
Cherokee County commissioners will meet Monday at their regular time and place to manage the county’s business. Consideration will be given by the commissioners regarding whether to authorize County Judge Chris Davis to sign all documents concerning the financing of three new Mack dump trucks. The new trucks, which cost $97,315 each, will be used by precincts No. 1, 2 and 3.
According to County Auditor L. H. Crockett, Mack Trucks has a program where 14 months after selling a truck, they offer to buy it back for $91,000.
“Basically that means we will have the use of a new Mack dump truck for over a year, for less than $7,000,” he said. “They then sell the trucks to private contractors for a profit.”
The county will also discuss of approval of bids for the county’s chip seal, seal coat and primer needs.
Representatives from the V.G. Young Institute of County Government will be on-hand at Monday’s session to present the court with certificates for fulfilling the required number of CEU (continuing education units) hours, as mandated by the state.
In other business the court will consider:
• the laying of utility lines in each precinct;
• approval of the monthly reports from the constables for precincts No. 2 and 3;
• approval of the plat only for the Cornelius subdivision;
• approval of Janet Gates, district clerk, to attend the 7th annual Clerk’s College in Kerrville, Sept. 18-20; and
• paying the bills.
The Cherokee County Commissioner’s Court regularly meets at 10 a.m. the second and fourth Monday of each month, at the County Courthouse.
By Kelly Young