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Hartley Commissioners approve new patrol vehicle

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Hartley Commissioners approve new patrol vehicle

by Drew Stegall


The Hartley County Commissioners’ Court had a regular meeting Monda morning at the Hartley County Courthouse in Channing.

The meeting started with a scheduled time to have an audience with the public. There was no one from the public to address the court. All current bills and financial reports were paid and approved. The minutes from the previous meeting that took place on May 10th were approved. Next, the court approved a health insurance contract with the Texas Association of Counties and Blue Cross Blue Shield.

The court also approved a certificate that showed all employees have completed a cyber security training from the Texas Association of Counties. The court discussed and allowed the Hartley Sheriff Chanze Fowler to pre-order a new patrol vehicle. The new patrol vehicle will be a 2021 Dodge Durango. This vehicle should be available in October or November.

The court asked Fowler to set a policy that the reserve deputies must live in Dallam or Hartley County. He agreed to set this policy. The court appointed Becky Koepke to the Dallam- Hartley Hospital District. Koepke is a school teacher at Hartley ISD.

Bids for the construction of the remodeling of the Justice Center were tabled because there were two commissioners out sick for this meeting. Judge Ronnie Gordon felt it would be better for all commissioners to be present when opening bids. This also affected the budget amendments portion of the regular meeting. Without open bids there was no need to make budget amendments. The court then appointed members to the American Recovery Act Committee. This committee consists of the County Treasurer Dinkie Parman, Judge Ronnie  Gordon, and Sheriff Chance Fowler.

The Dallam County Commissioners’ Court also had a regular meeting Monday at the Dallam County Courtroom in Dalhart, Texas. The meeting began with a chance for the public to have an audience with the court. There were no members of the public who wished to address the court. The court then discussed, considered, and acted upon current bills. All current bills were approved.

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