Court of Commissioners Approves Space for Local Emergency Management Liaison | News

The Walker County Commissioners Court has approved a request by the Texas Department of Emergency Management to provide office space for a local liaison who will work closely with the Walker County OEM and the district 16-C, located in Conroe. Office of Emergency Management coordinator Butch Davis said the state has provided funding to 200 Texas counties, including Walker County, to have a liaison officer. Funding for the officer will come from funds reallocated from the Emergency Performance Grant. The position would be full-time and the salary should be between $35,000 and $40,000. So far, 13 people have applied for the position and interviews are ongoing.

The commissioners took no action on a proposed deal between Goodwin, Lasiter and Strong for the OEM warehouse expansion project. The commissioners have requested additional financial information and are expected to revisit the project at a future meeting.

Following a discussion regarding communication and performance of the Grant Works Commissioners took no action regarding the review of Grant Works ARP contracts. Grant Works, now based in Austin, assists in tracking and managing contracts and projects, was founded in La Porte, Texas in 1979. Grant Works currently consults with 250 local government clients according to their website.

Commissioners accepted Indigent Advocacy Commission grant award for fiscal year 2022 in the amount of $45,469

June has been designated Elder Abuse Prevention Month by Walker County Judge Danny Pierce.

Stewards also approved several deviations and right-of-way acquisitions that were posted as part of the regular May 9 agenda.

Following a workshop, commissioners approved recommended amendments and modifications to the Walker County subdivision bylaws. These changes will come into effect on June 1.

Commissioners approved the consent agenda and adjourned in executive session, returning without making a decision.

The Walker Commissioners Court meets at 9 a.m. every other Monday in the Commissioners Courtroom located in Room 104 of the Walker County Courthouse. 1100 University Avenue in Huntsville.

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