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Commissioners will seek another mitigation planner


LIVINGSTON — Layoffs of 42 staff members at the Texas Engineering Extension Service will force Polk County Commissioners to cancel an agreement with TEEX to draft a mitigation plan in connection with the county’s disaster recovery projects. Commissioners will consider issuing a new request for proposals during its meeting at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Local officials also will discuss approving a resolution supporting House Joint Resolution 56 and Senate Joint Resolution 17 relating to a Constitutional amendment to restrict the power of the legislature to mandate requirements upon certain local governments. The court is also set to consider closure of certain roads while bridges are being replaced as part of the Off- System Bridge Replacement Program. Affected roadways include Colita Loop at a tributary of Rocky Creek, Jack Station Road at Kennedy Creek, Union Springs Road at Bear Creek and Midway Road at Woods Creek. The court will consider approval of a contract with Hester + Hester Architecture LLP for furniture, fixtures and equipment design services for the Polk County Judicial Center as addressed in the original contract as an “additional service available,” according to Tuesday’s agenda. County officials will receive a request from Putnam’s Landing Property Owners Association for installation of a stop sign at the intersection of Putnam’s Landing Dr. and Pearson Avenue and set a public hearing. The court will take action on a bid to purchase 11 vehicles and trade in eight used vehicles, as discussed in previous meetings. Most of the vehicles are in the sheriff’s department fleet and retire patrol vehicles with more than 100,000 miles. A letter of credit filed by developers of the Pelican Point Subdivision in Pct. 2 which expires on Feb. 22 will be discussed during Tuesday’s session. The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday on the third floor of the Polk County Courthouse.


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