Plats, inmate contract approved during brief court meeting
Polk County Enterprise, July 2007
LIVINGSTON — Polk County commissioners approved pending county business in a rapid-fire meeting Tuesday that concluded just 10 minutes after the Pledge of Allegiance.
Commissioner Buddy Purvis presided over the meeting that included only consent agenda items in the absence of County Judge John Thompson.
Those uncontested items included approval of a plat for Cedar Point Section Six in Precinct 2 and receiving a preliminary plat for Harbor's Edge, also located in Precinct 2.
The court approved a request from Sheriff Kenneth Hammack for a contract with Texas Auto Title for the sale of abandoned vehicles.
Hammack said the previous contract holder had ceased operations and the new contract will provide a method of disposing of the abandoned vehicles impounded by the department. In a typical year, three to five vehicles are impounded, according to Hammack.
Commissioners also agreed to renew an agreement with Limestone County to temporarily house Polk County inmates. As of Tuesday morning, the county had 108 inmates in the Livingston jail and was housing an additional 35 in contract space, Hammack said.
The court also accepted the following offers of purchase for tax foreclosure properties.
• Precinct 1: Lots 29, 30, 31 and 32, Nugent's Cover #2 — Paul Kachouroff $2,630; Lot 784, Forester's Retreat #3 — Paul Spindle $527.89; Lot 785 Forester's Retreat — Paul Spindle $400.37.
Precinct 2: Lots 9, 12, 14 and 16, Block 1 Creekside #1 — Karen Hogg $2,040; Lot 3, Block 10, Impala Woods #1 — Patricia Smith Williams $300
Precinct 3: Lot 9, Hardins Hideout Charles and Phyllis Kovar $2,000; Lots 10 and 17 Hardins Hideout Charles and Phyllis Kovar $7.000.
Commissioners also introduced the newly hired human resources supervisor Jeanette Montgomery.
Montgomery was chosen after a special commissioner's court meeting held June 20, during which commissioners interviewed finalists for the position.
Montgomery previously worked in the county's personnel department with Judy Isaacs, who is retiring from the department.
Montgomery also has experience in the human resources field from her tenure with the human resources department at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.
"She is very knowledgeable about human resources issues and is familiar with county benefits and the employees from her previous work here," said Jan Shandley, administrative assistant to County Judge John Thompson.