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County closes out 2015 FEMA projects

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By BARBARA GREEN
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Montague County Commissioner’s approved accrued pay for the former county jail administrator to the tune of $11,421.73 and changed the position to non-exempt which the court interprets as the new person will not be on salary, but fill out a time sheet and be eligible for overtime after a set amount of hours.
The court went into closed session for about 15 minutes to consider the personnel item listed as jail administrator’s pay, job description and duties. Back in open session the payment to Jean Meyers was approved for accrued pay for “hours worked,” reported County Treasurer Jennifer Fenoglio. Meyers has been working at the jail since February 2014. She became jail administrator Jan. 1, 2020 and left the job on Nov. 7.
FEMA close-out
After seven years of work, Montague County has completed the last of its July 2015 Federal Emergency Management Agency disaster relief road flooding repairs and plan to close out the process with the last project

done in July.
Grant Coordinator Charley Lanier reviewed the extensive list of payments for all the precincts. Eligibility was approved on July 28, 2015 and final approval on Nov. 4, 2015.

Read the full story in the mid-week Bowie News.

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BISD approves administrator contracts, hears about budget error

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By BARBARA GREEN
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Bowie School trustees approved new contracts for all its primary administrators and discussed a hit to the budget thanks to an error in value calculation software.
After an executive session that lasted about an hour the board approved all the contracts presented that included the assistant superintendent, finance director, support services, athletic director, technology director and all the principals. Superintendent Blake Enlow said everyone on the list was approved and no one was left off the list.
School safety also was a topic listed in executive session, but no action was taken or discussed back in open session.

Read the full story in the mid-week Bowie News.

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Early voting opens today

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Early voting for the March 5 party primary elections began Tuesday and runs through March 1.
There will be four locations in the county for voting in person: Montague County Annex Community Room, Montague; H.J. Justin Building, Nocona; Saint Jo Civic Center, Saint Jo and Bowie Senior Citizens Center, Bowie. Voters are reminded they can cast ballots at any of these locations thanks to county-wide voting.
Early voting is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at those four locations starting Feb. 20 and going through Feb. 23. Extended early voting hours at all locations will be 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Feb. 24; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Feb. 25 and 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Feb. 26-March 1.

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Bowie sends demand letter to Nelson Street contractor

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By BARBARA GREEN
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It appears a letter from the City of Bowie demanding MX Construction return to work immediately on the Nelson and Mill Street drainage projects may be working as the contractor crew returned to the site on Wednesday.
In a Feb. 7 letter to Chris Delgado, project manager, Mike Tibbetts of Hayter Engineering, also representing the city, urged the crew to resume work and resolve problems discovered a month earlier in the inlet/junction box at the intersection.
The box had been constructed on soil that had not been tested – soil that the on-site superintendent for MX said would not pass the required compaction tests.
Bowie City Manager Bert Cunningham said Thursday MX was back at work Wednesday laying water lines and doing other tasks, but the city has not received a final response to how they will move forward on the inlet box. He added the full crew with the supervisor was not yet back.

Read the full story on the demand letter in the weekend Bowie News.

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