Commissioners make quick work of business
Johnson County commissioners concluded business quickly Monday.
County Judge Roger Harmon opened the semimonthly meeting by referencing the many TV special programs he watched last week that commemorated the 75th anniversary of D-Day.
“We owe our freedom to those brave soldiers,” Harmon said.
In the preceding business portion of the agenda, City Attorney Bill Moore said he would prefer more information be included in the minutes of the court’s meetings.
Moore was responding to a comment by Precinct 3 Commissioner Jerry Stringer, who, based on his attendance at a recent commissioners and county judges workshop, asked if all points of a discussion shouldn’t be included in the minutes.
Harmon and Precinct 1 Commissioner Rick Bailey said that such detail may not be necessary because, in addition to the minutes taken by County Clerk Becky Ivy and her assistants, the sessions are live on the Internet.
When asked his opinion, Moore said the written record is the final authority and he would like see a little more detail about the motion of each court vote.
In other actions under preceding business, commissioners renewed a contract with Hewlett Office Systems for maintenance of office equipment.
In the new business portion of the agenda, commissioners extended for one year a contract with Kennemer, Masters and Lunsford, certified public accountants, to perform the county’s audit.
Commissioners also approved an “Order for Disbursement of Salaries” that eliminates the necessity for a semimonthly meeting to approve the writing of checks for employee salaries.
Grand Opening Sept. 20
In other business, Baily announced a grand opening for the new Precinct 1 office and road and bridge maintenance facility will be 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 20, at 3400 FM 1434.
“We’re going to have a pizza that is 8-feet in diameter,” he said.
Harmon announced that, because of the July 4 holiday, the deadline to submit items for the July 8 agenda is Monday, July 1.
The next meeting of the Johnson County Commissioners Court is 9 a.m. Monday, June 24, in Room 201 of the Johnson County Courthouse in Cleburne.