County commissioners have to tap into contingency funds


Montague County contingency fund took a big hit Monday as the Montague County Commissioners paid a delinquent big for health insurance benefits and approved a temporary work in the district clerk’s office.
County Judge Rick Lewis reported they received a delinquent bill from the Texas Association of Counties for health and employee benefits to the tune of $66,845.25. Adding that to the regular monthly payment of $94,215.84 the county is sending some $161,061.09 to TAC.
The premium is paid monthly, so only the delinquent amount will have to come out of contingency. County officials have been reviewing the records and going back three years problems were found in not documenting employees properly, for example, taking off one who has left his job or adding a new one.
This task of paying the insurance premium is handled in the county treasurer’s office. Jennifer Fenoglio was named to that position on Dec. 26, 2019 following the resignation of LaVonda Langford.

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