The Jacksonville tax office could receive a new security system if the Cherokee County Commissioners Court approves it. A decision will come during the 10 a.m. Monday regular meeting in the county courtroom in the county courthouse in Rusk.

Pct. 3 Commissioner Katherine Pinotti said the building came pre-wired for a security system and installation would cost about $600.

“A lot of money is kept there during tax season,” Pinotti said. “It really needs a security system.”

She also said work on the system, if approved, could be started and finished within a day’s time. Pinotti added the office needed to go through commissioners court for the system because money for it was not budgeted.

The type of system requested is an ADT system.

Commissioners will also look at approval for the Jacksonville Economic Development Corporation to proceed with incentives for Bob Lee Archery.

JEDCO President Darrell Prcin said he will go before the commissioners to talk about what the county can do to encourage economic development.

“This will begin a dialogue about the opportunities the county may have in going forward,” Prcin said. “It will also keep the county informed about activities in Jacksonville’s extra-territorial jurisdiction.

In addition to delivering the monthly report, the Sheriff’s Department will also ask for approval for Chris White to be named a reserve deputy. White had resigned from his captain position to devote more time to his security company earlier in the spring.

The department may also follow the court’s decision on advertising for bids on renovation work for its dispatch office. Bids received for a used car for the department will also be looked at.

Routine items to be checked are the laying of utility lines in each pct. and the consent agenda, including monthly reports for the county auditor and constables from precincts 1, 2 and 4, and the payment of the bills.

Other items will be looked at during the open meeting:

• Demolition of an old building at the county airport.

• Discounted Jet A fuel to local pilots at the airport.

• Permission to purchase material from Johnny Isaacs, such as broken asphalt, from a dismantled racetrack.

• Authorization to assist New Summerfield with street repairs on Marigold and Water Tower Road with the city paying for materials.

• Continued participation in the Brazos Valley HOME Consortium.

• Proposal for the digital scanning and conversion of real property records project for the county clerk’s office and records management/archive plan.

• Bids for a soil stabilizer for Pct. 3.

• Interlocal agreement with Bullard to assist with repairs to Old Bullard School Road from County Road 3707 to the end of the road in Bullard.

• Annual road report from Pct. 3.

• Action to authorize County Judge Chris Davis to execute the interlocal cooperation agreement on behalf of the county.

• Approve Jake Carter and Phillip Jones as reserve constable for Pct. 2.

• Contract between the Texas Department of Transportation, Cherokee County and Texas NICUSA, which builds, operates, maintains and markets

The Cherokee County Commissioners Court meets at 10 a.m. the second and fourth Mondays of each month in the county courtroom in the county courthouse in Rusk. The meetings are open to the public.

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