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County approves services agreement
Houston County Courier - June 2008

During the regular meeting Tuesday, June 24 of Houston County Commissioners Court a professional services agreement with R. G. Miller Engineers, Inc. a Houston based firm, was approved.

The firm is slated to open an office in Crockett.

"We are very fortunate to have a civil engineering firm opening an office in Houston County,” said Houston County Judge Lonnie Hunt. 
"Under this agreement, there is no monthly retainer fee.  The county will only pay for engineering services as we utilize them on a case by case basis.  We all know that Houston County is growing, and most of us think we are headed toward substantial new growth in the future.  This will be a great benefit to us as we plan for that future growth.”
R. G. Miller’s Crockett office will open around July 1 in the Currey Title Building at 605 East Goliad.  
It will be headed by Stephen G. Keller.  Carl Goolsby, a Crockett native and former TxDOT engineer, serves as the Transportation Program Manager of the firm.
In other business Tuesday, the Houston County Commissioners Court approved a request to the State Comptroller for Houston County’s share of unclaimed capital credits received from electric cooperatives. 
By law these funds are designated for economic development activities. 
Last year the county received more than $19,000.
Commissioners approved a Host Agency Agreement with Experience Works for participation in the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP). 
Commissioners adopted a resolution to participate with the County Information Resources Agency, a division of the Texas Association of Counties, to develop new software utilized by the justice system;
The county agreed to take over monthly payments through the end of September for six broad-band wireless access cards used by the sheriff’s office to provide mobile computer technology in patrol cars. 
Previously this was paid out of the Sheriff’s Forfeiture Fund.
Commissioners approved a contract with Terracon Consultants, Inc. for a Phase I environmental assessment of the proposed new jail site on South Fourth Street in Crockett.
C. R. Hodges Surveying was authorized to conduct a survey including topographic map for the proposed new jail site.
Commissioners approved the salaries of three new employees: Logan Taylor road hand in Precinct 4, Michelle McClour office manager for Agrilife Extension, and Diana Cantu transferring from extension office to county attorney’s office as hot check clerk







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