Commissioners act on numerous items during Aug. 11 meeting

by Emily Waldrep

The Tyler County Commissioners Court held its monthly meeting at 10 a.m. on Monday, August 11 at the County Courthouse, Room 101, to discuss agenda items pertaining to bidding, agreements, and equipment sales.

The court reported that there was a parcel of land in front of the Woodville Health and Rehab center that will be up for sale, so the court agreed to go out for bids to try and get the best price for the land instead of selling to one individual offer.

Commissioners also approved a Statement of Understanding between the Red Cross and Tyler County, agreeing that the Red Cross will come into the county during emergencies such as hurricanes to help with food, shelter and basic emergency management that will need to happen within the county during a natural disaster or emergency crisis.

Commissioners voted to join the National Joint Power Alliance, or NJPA, which is a free service that helps the city to assist the needs of clients who could be better provided by NPJA, which helps the city save money.

The Court also voted to sell a Waldon Master Sweeper II to Jasper County. The Sweeper was lightly used and no longer running, and was sold to Jasper for $500.00.

Next, commissioners solicited bids for work on the Tyler County Office Complex. Bids had previously been solicited, but came back too high, so they voted to send them back out.

Finally, Commissioners reviewed Tyler County Basic Plan Annexes covering shelter and mass care, law enforcement, recovery, utilities, human services and transportation. According to the court, these plans have to be updated every five years. The plans have to be sent to the state, approved, and sent back before they can be put in place.