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062322 county drainage funds

By Tony Farkas
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COLDSPRING — San Jacinto County looks to shore up storm runoff with Hazard Mitigation Program grant funds.

At its regular meeting on Wednesday, Jennifer Boyd of Langford Community Management Services told the County Commissioners Court, absent Laddie McAnnally and David Brandon, that there currently are three applications in the works.

The grants deal with soil stabilization in three of the four county precincts, and the deadline to submit is June 30. It will require a 10 percent match from the county; the county would find out about the grant status around the beginning of 2023.

Additionally, Boyd said the grants work on a reimbursement basis, meaning the county will do the work and then submit requests through Langford for the funds.

In other business, the commissioners:

• approved the abandonment of a portion of Bishop Road in Outlaw Ridge Estates;

• approved merging two lots in the Bay Hill subdivision;

• renewed the county’s liability coverage with the Texas Association of Counties;

• renewed the county’s health benefits with the Texas Association of Counties;

• named Tanya Matthews as wellness coordinator;

• approved a bond renewal for Jaclyn Williams; and

• approved an exception to the county rehire policy to allow the hiring of Jailer James Bour.

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