Commissioners’ tribunal to discuss taxes and funds | News

The Wharton County Commissioners Court will work together on a joint COVID-19 expense claim from the Houston-Galveston Regional Council on Monday.

The commissioners are expected to formalize new electoral districts for commissioners, justices of the peace and police officers at its 9:30 a.m. meeting in the Wharton County annex building.

Among other items on the county agenda, the commissioners:

• Take into account the guidelines and criteria for granting tax breaks. This is a review done every two years, but it comes at the same time that Southern Rock Energy Partnership applied for the tax incentive to build a refinery near El Campo on its southwest side.

• Consider joining the Texas attorney general’s office to accept and participate in the state’s opioid settlement agreement with Johnson and Johnson.

• Roll the remaining funds from Kinder Morgan and M2E3 for road damage settlement.

• Award of an architectural service offer for the design and pre-engineering of a metal building for the transfer station at East Bernard.

• Hire Russell McDougall as Wharton County Emergency Management Coordinator, effective March 1st.

• Purchase a server for the County of Wharton library.

• Set dates for Commissioners Tribunal meetings in 2022.

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