Commissioners to discuss sheriff’s deputy reserves, jail inmate health care

Montague County Commissioners will discuss the reserve deputy program for the sheriff’s office and a new inmate medical care program for the jail when they meet at 9 a.m. on Oct. 9.
The sheriff’s office would like to get clarification on the number of reserves the department can carry. Typically reserves are present or former licensed peace officers who may or may not be working in that field, but want to maintain their license.
Chief Deputy Chris Hughes said the SO police requires reserves work 16 hours a month to earn the necessary hours for their license. They work a variety of duties such as court baliff which can save paying a deputy for that service. If a reserve officer works a deputy’s shift he will be paid.
Also in the sheriff’s office, a new contract for inmate medical care will be examined by the court. Southern Health Partners is the provider.
The court will approve contracts with RDO for John Deere maintainers used in precincts one and four. This equipment is used through a three-year lease program, where they are returned for new units at the end of the lease.
A donation from residents on Treadway Road in precinct four will be presented for use in a paving costs share project.
Commissioners will award a company the engineering and administration professional services for the 2017 disaster relief grant with the Texas General Land Office. The county is seeking a grant to assist with road repairs from flooding and it advertised a request for proposals for professional services last month.
Other agenda topics
Colm Murphy will present the monthly veteran’s service office report.
Precinct one will ask to enter the Richard Truenbach property on Alamo Road to clear a fence line.
Stacy Hudson has made a request for one-time access through county property to move a trailer house onto private property.
The annual Texas Association of Counties Liability renewal will be reviewed.
A bid from Lee Ray Hawkins for a lot in the Lindsey Addition on a tax sale will be reviewed, along with a replat of two lots in Silver Lakes Ranch, phase three.