Commissioner’s court takes care of business

The Hutchinson County Commissioners Court took care of business at its regular meeting Monday at the Hutchinson County Courthouse.At this meeting the commissioners discussed considering or approving the action regarding redistricting and a letter from Allison Bass & Associates L.L.P. concerning assessment of the existing political boundaries. The motion was made to leave existing boundaries as they are and to not move forward with redistricting and the motion followed through. Also approved was the West Texas Gas line crossing for County Road 13, Precinct 3. The commissioners accepted certificates of completion from elected or appointed officials Larry Coffman, Jerry Hefner, and S.T. Isbell for the County Judges and Commissioners Association of Texas. Commissioners Coffman and Eddie Whittington submitted certificates of completion for a course in Panhandle County Judges and Commissioners training. Robin Stroud, district clerk, had completed a course in registry of the court. The commissioners approved the amendments for a grant received by the EOC. The grant was for $4,050 for equipment that was not budgeted. Also approved were a Sheriff’s Department grant received for $2,460 for training, and a grant for $662 provided to the Constable from Precinct Number Two for training that also was not budgeted. Lastly, depository bids were opened from InterBank, Amarillo National Bank,and Happy State Bank of Borger. All banks had a cashier’s check enclosed for a specific amount. Kathy Sargent, County Treasurer, made the suggestion to accept InterBank to be the depository for Hutchinson County. The commissioners agreed with Sargent and the motion to make InterBank to be the depository for Hutchinson County as approved.