By Chris Edwards
WOODVILLE – In a special-called meeting of the Tyler County Commissioners Court on Monday morning, the commissioners tackled a short agenda mostly consisting of opening and awarding bids for various services.
The commissioners voted to open all of the bids prior to considering which firms to award services to. The three agenda items for bids included bids for petroleum products for the county; road materials and hauling.
One bid was received for petroleum products, from Gardner Oil, and was approved. For road materials, the county approved all the bids received, because, as County Auditor Jackie Skinner explained, it was more cost effective for the county to use firms on the south end of the county for work in that region, and firms in the north end, likewise. For the bid for hauling materials, the commissioners voted the same way.
Another agenda item was to award a bid for the grant administration for a FEMA-funded drainage project for Colmesneil ISD.
Skinner said that only one bid was received, from Lankford Community Management Services, and said their proposal was “very reasonable.”
The commissioners approved Lankford as the administrator on the project, with their costs coming in at $125 per hour, and their services not to exceed 5% of the project’s cost.
The commissioners also approved an item for amending artwork or wall decorations for the Tyler County Courthouse.
Pct. 2 Commissioner Stevan Sturrock spoke about the item and said there needed to be an amendment made to state the decorations need to include a note that they can include sitting elected officials.
This item was approved to be in compliance with the Tyler County Historical Commission’s requirements for the restored courthouse’s appearance and décor.
There is another special-called meeting of the commissioners court scheduled for Friday, April 29, at 9 a.m. Among the three items for consideration is the Lakeland Ranch Section Two plat application.