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SanJacCountySealBy Tony Farkas
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COLDSPRING — The San Jacinto County Commissioners Court opted to move forward with several grant applications for fire prevention and solid waste disposal.

The vote came during the regular meeting on Wednesday.

While the county approved the application in September, it approved a contract with Langford Community Management Services for grant administrator services in connection with the wildfire protection plan grant.

Additionally, the county approved agreements with the cities of Coldspring, Shepherd and Point Blank to be part of the application and planning processes, and a resolution urging action.

In a separate matter, the county approved the application for a DETCOG solid waste grant, which if received will go toward a county-wide tire cleanup day. Last year, a similar event brought in 55,000 pounds of tires to be recycled.

Commissioner David Brandon was named administrator for the grant.

In other business, the county:

•approved advertising county property at High Creek and Clear Creek to be sold at auction. The bids will be advertised for 30 days and will have a $15,000 minimum;

•approved an agreement with Tyler Technologies for software;

•approved a grant request for indigent defense;

•proclaimed October as Head Start Awareness Month;

•approved the purchase of a used 2011 Ford F-750 dump truck for $48,000;

•approved the designation of office equipment as salvage; and

•approved a revised plat for Jeffrey Bell that combines two lots. Commissioner Mark Nettuno reminded the court that taxes will still be due on the two lots in the coming tax cycle.

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