Logsdon relayed an offer from nearby Butler County to take over the process of dealing with strays at their facility for approximately half the cost the county is currently paying. The offer included giving Butler County a six-month trial for $7,500, and if the system proved satisfactory the two counties could enter an agreement for $15,000 per year. The motion passed.
An executive session resulted in Logsdon announcing that fiscal court will be involved in upcoming litigation and a motion was passed to give the case to Tom Goff for action.
In routine business matters, the court heard the second reading of an ordinance to amend the 2002-2003 budget regarding an increase of $15,000 in receipts to E-911. In a similar action, an ordinance was heard that amended the receipts of the general fund by $70,000.
Two bids for a "Muffin Monster" for the jail were opened. The "Muffin Monster" is a piece of equipment used to facilitate grinding sewage. The lowest bid at $20,250 was awarded to Toby Pump Environmental Services.
Court members also voted to accept three Crown Victorias from the jail and also approved the donation of a 1990 Ford F350 flat-bed truck to the city of Clarkson.
A contract between the county and state department of transportation was approved for six roads to be resurfaced at a cost of $46,000. The funds will be reimbursed to the county after the new fiscal budget comes through in July.
Goff presented a motion for approval to enter into contract with the Grayson County School System for the disbursement of $9,000 in reimbursement funds from the state to transport parochial students to school. The resolution passed.
Residents of the Pine Ridge Road area addressed the council concerning road conditions. According to Ty Young, he and others in the area have been promised that their streets would be repaired. Recent work on the water treatment plant has caused extensive travel of heavy equipment over the roadways, which resulted in further deterioration of the pavement.
" We, taxpayers, expect you to keep your word If you're not going to do it, tell us you're not going to.," Young said.