Young County Commissioner’s Court

Monday April 22, Young County Commissioners Court was called to order with the United States of America and Texas pledge.

Fort Belknap was in attendance to talk about the recent Crawfish and Cannons event. A rough estimate of 250 to 300 people attended the event. Crawfish ran out about 1:30pm which was stated to be a good thing. The objective was to draw as many people as possible to draw attention to the Fort. Branding of Fort Belknap was discussed and a proposal to use $510 dollars of the HOT funds to hire a company to make an electronic drawing of the Gift shop and Museum for future renovations. Hot funds are funds set aside to be used on the Fort. The proposal passed 5-0.

Treasury report was addressed briefly stating that sales taxes this year collected so far are at 110% above what was collected this time last year--meaning businesses are paying taxes earlier than last year.

Comments were made by the court that the sales tax for the car lots are way above last year’s average.

Employee bonds were discussed and passed 5-0 of $5000 per employee for Young County Attorney Secretary Meagan L. Dawson, Deputy District Clerk to Chief Deputy District Clerk Teresa I. Kilpatrick, Ft. Belknap Caretaker Amber Hammond and Deputy District Clerk Karina Huerta.

Discussion over putting sound in the square of Graham Square by attaching speakers to the court house and installing portable speakers in the ground that could be pulled out of piping when not in use. Multiple organizations should be participating in the purchasing of the equipment.

Update on the annual food truck competition was given. 49 trucks applied and 30 trucks have been accepted. A declaration was exclaimed for the the commissioners to please control the weather during this year’s competition. The court erupted into laughs. There was no motion made due to obvious reasons.

Discussion of a vote previously passed regarding auctioning county vehicles resulted in the only vehicle that met reserves and sold was a truck that did not run for roughly $3000 dollars to everyone’s amusement and wonder.

Discussion of the burn ban was had. It was quickly determined one was not needed due to upcoming and previous rain.

Session ended with a closed session to deliberate on the hiring of a grounds custodian and building custodian.

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213 E. Main St.
PO Box 577

Olney, Texas 76374

Phone: (940) 564-5558

Fax: (940) 564-3992