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Commissioners to weigh pre-position disaster recovery proposals Tuesday
Polk County Enterprise - May 2009
LIVINGSTON — The Polk County Commissioners Court will review and consider approving requests for proposals (RFPs) for pre-positioned disaster debris removal contracts at its meeting Tuesday. At the April 14 meeting, Emergency Management Coordinator Larry Shine told commissioners that pre-positioning contracts would make disaster relief efforts move faster than the county had foreseen with debris removal following Hurricane Ike in September 2008. Shine was instructed to draft RFPs for removal of vegetative debris and household appliances. Commissioners Court will consider the appointment of two elected offi cials to serve on the Deep East Texas Council of Governments (DETCOG) for the 2009-2010 term. Currently County Judge John Thompson and Pct. 4 Commissioner Tommy Overstreet serve on the DETCOG board. Overstreet is third vice president on the agency’s Executive Committee. As part of Tuesday’s consent agenda, the court will consider approval of the following: • Advertise for bids for the purchase of two used metal buildings to be located at the maintenance barn on Allie Bean. • Consider approval of capital purchase listing for 2009 reimbursement resolution. • Consider offers to purchase tax foreclosed properties. • Consider approval of lease agreement and related service contract with Texas Imaging Systems for offi ce equipment for Pct. 1 Justice of the Peace and emergency management offi ce. • Consider approval of service contract with Texas Imaging Systems for leased offi ce equipment previously approved by the court Jan. 27 for various county offi ces. • Ratify Polk County acknowledgement of Texas Association of Counties’ Health and Employee Benefi ts Pool existing policy and procedures.