“The PEBC has done an excellent job of monitoring this for us, to keep us out of trouble and not cost us any money,” County Judge Mark Riley said. “Whether we like some of these things or not is not the decision. It’s how to best comply and be efficient with our tax dollars.”
Diana Kongevick, with the PEBC, said county employees will be educated to make sure they understand the options.
In other business, commissioners:
• Approved appointing Riley as the contact for litigation in Cause No. CV13-0129 RAS Ranch, Ltd. vs Parker County.
• Approved the purchase of a 1/2-ton 4x4 crew cab pickup truck for the sheriff’s office, awarding the contract to Jerry’s GM for $32,000 instead of Roger Williams for $31,890 — the bidder recommended by purchasing — so the sheriff’s office could take immediate delivery instead of delivery May 20. The purchase will be made with money from forfeitures.
• Tabled a recommendation from a committee made up of representatives from the offices of the auditor, treasurer, attorney and purchasing agent to award a bid for online auctioneering services to Lonestar Auctioneers Inc. The current auctioneer charges a 10 percent buyer’s premium to the bidders, while Lonestar has an 8 percent premium, according to purchasing, a better value for bidders. Riley said his concern was the value of the service provided.
• Approved posting stop signs facing north and south at the intersection of Old Garner Road on the Ric Williamson Memorial Highway, as well as at four intersections with Blue Ridge Drive and at Elliott Lane at Goshen Road.
• Proclaimed June 7 as Weatherford Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution Day in Parker County. The organization has received national recognition for their constitutional activities educating fifth graders.
• Reappointed Tim Watts to a four-year term on the Upper Trinity Groundwater Conservation District Board.
• Approved an election contract with the City of Azle.