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San Jacinto News-Times - Local News
Stories Added - December 2008
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Commissioners approve installation of security cameras for courthouse
San Jacinto News- Times - December 2008

COLDSPRING -- San Jacinto County Commissioners’ Court approved the installation of a security system for the county courthouse last week during regular session. Utilizing Homeland Security Funds for the project, commissioners approved a motion to give Advantage Security Integration the contract, which will cost about $25,000 for 12 to 14 surveillance cameras. The motion activated cameras will be installed outside and inside the courthouse. Monitors will allow the county to watch live scenes while recorders will allow the county to catch activity on disk for up to three to four weeks before recording over. Commissioners approved a motion to ratify an agreement concerning the county’s debris assessment survey. The ratifi cation came after it was announced that the federal government will continue to pay all the local costs of Hurricane Ike debris removal for an additional six months. “With the federal government stepping up to pay 100 percent of Hurricane Ike debris removal costs, local governments across the Eighth District can breathe a huge sigh of relief. In the wake of such massive devastation, even a minimal local match would exceed a Hurricane-strapped county’s entire annual budget – and that’s just to remove debris. I want to personally thank President George W. Bush for responding to the calls for help from southeast Texas and fi nding the funding necessary to make such a huge step toward normalcy. This is defi nitely something we all have to be thankful for,” said Representative Kevin Brady, (Rep. The Woodlands). In other business, commissioners: • Approved an extension of the county’s current inmate medical contract. • Approved a bond for Van M. Loggins as a criminal investigator for the San Jacinto County Criminal District Attorney’s offi ce. • Approved the appointment of San Jacinto County Auditor Carole Martin as executive sponsor for the Health and Wellness Program through Texas Association of Counties. • Approved the appointment of Deborah Winfrey as the wellness coordinator for the Health and Wellness Program through Texas Association of Counties.


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