Fannin County Commissioners Court distributes capital credits for unclaimed property

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Fannin County, Texas – The five members of the Fannin County Commissioners Tribunal were in attendance for a regular meeting on Tuesday, September 28. were headed by Carolyn Rogers.

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A brief discussion of the ongoing restoration of the 1888 Fannin County Courthouse included advice that the stone repair crew is waiting for material, workers finish plaster and drywall in segments, and fixtures lighting are powered. Hopefully the dome will be put in place to enhance the Fannin County Fair Parade.

Fannin County Judge Randy Moore said the plan was to move into the restored courthouse by the end of December 2021 or January 1, 2022.

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The Fannin County Commissioners Court approved the interlocal agreement between Fannin County and the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) regarding access and use of the DPS automated non-occurrence system.

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Bonham Fire Chief Scott Ridling presented the EMS monthly report for August 2021, which included 285 transports.

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The Fannin County Commissioners Court approved a resolution authorizing the 2022 County Grants Program for the Tri-County Senior Nutrition Project.

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The Fannin County Commissioners’ Court has added the title of floodplain manager to Troy Hudson, EMC, effective October 1, 2021. Mr. Hudson will oversee county floodplain policy.

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The Fannin County Commissioners Court approved the minutes of the special meetings held on September 7, 2021 and September 9, 2021.

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The Fannin County Commissioners Court approved the purchase of 26 Hart Intercivic-Verity 2.5 ?? Duo-Go ?? portable voting systems for $ 40,050 from CARES Act funds to aid curbside voting. This will leave $ 20,950 remaining in the county’s CARES Act funds.

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The Fannin County Commissioners Court resolved the distribution of unclaimed property capital credits received in the amount of $ 122,009.21. Funds are limited to certain uses including tourism, children and literacy.

The funds have been allocated as follows:

$ 7,509.26 – Benches at the courthouse

$ 22,899.99 – Fannin County Children’s Center

$ 22,899.99 – Public libraries in Bonham, Honey Grove and Leonard

$ 22,899.99 – Child Welfare Board

$ 22,899.99 – Five Chambers of Commerce: Bonham, Leonard, Trenton, Ladonia and Honey Grove

$ 22,899.99 – Creative Arts Center

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The Fannin County Commissioners Court approved the purchase of a desk and chair for the office of the Director of Environmental Development; not to exceed $ 650.

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The Fannin County Commissioners Court voted to extend the county’s deposit account contract with Legend Bank for an additional ninety days; From September 28, 2021 to December 27, 2021.

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The Fannin County Commissioners’ Court voted to hire The Roof Doctor to replace the roof of the South Annex for its listed price of $ 17,040; upcoming FY2022 contingency for R&M purposes.

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Commissioners voted to extend the current dump trailer leases for constituencies 2 and 3 for 6 months at $ 500 per month starting October 1, 2021.

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The Fannin County Commissioners Court voted to approve the resolution to apply for the 2022 Fannin County Indigent Defense Formula Grant program.

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The Fannin County Commissioners Court voted to approve the budget amendment to increase the budget for Road & Bridge # 3: add $ 4,000 to revenue Reimbursement of 230-370-1450 materials and $ 4,000 to culverts R&B Materials 230 -623-3420.

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The Fannin County Commissioners’ Court will move $ 848.95 from 100-370-1310 (Insurance Loss Payments) to 100-560-4540 (R&M Auto, Sheriff) for damage to the unit in due to a hailstorm.

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The Fannin County Commissioners Court has issued a county-wide ban on outdoor burning.

Troy Hudson, Fannin County emergency management coordinator, told commissioners the conditions are extremely dangerous.

Commissioners will review the burning ban next week.

“It’s all a powder keg,” Fannin County Judge Randy Moore said.

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The commissioners approved the payment of the invoices.

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The proclamation of the Fannin County disaster declaration for COVID-19 is in effect until revoked or updated by the Court of Commissioners.

As of Monday afternoon September 27, 2021, Fannin County had been informed of a total of 4,526 cases of the new coronavirus since the start of the pandemic.

Fannin County has suffered four more COVID-19-related deaths in the past week, bringing the county’s total to 132.

The county currently has around 67 active cases, up from 80 in last Monday’s report.

The hospitalization rate in trauma ward E is 17.85%, up from 20.26% last week.


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