Commissioners court takes care of business
Hutchinson County Commissioners Court met Monday, February 13, 2012 in the Hutchinson County Courthouse. The Commissioners approved the resolution that expands the scope of the Hutchinson County Volunteer Fire Department. Hutchinson County Fire Marshal, Danny Richards spoke about the EOC volunteers and jobs they take on. The state of Texas only recognizes three emergency response groups and they are Law Enforcement, EMS and the Fire Department. The EOC will be a part of the Hutchinson County Volunteer Fire Department. In emergency situations, a staging officer will make sure that everyone involved has the proper safety equipment and communication. The staging officer will only be used if three or more agencies are used for emergencies. In the EOC there are seven citizens trained for the position of staging officer. Commissioners approved to keep current burn ban effective as well, under Richards’ recommendation. They also approved applications and resolution for flood plan insurance, repair to the courthouse bathroom sinks at $500 each, and the contract with Guardian for replacement of the control system computer in the jail. The cost to replace the control system computer in the jail will be $37,898.38.