2013-02-28 / Community News

Commissioners Oppose HB 958

At the regular meeting of the Lee County Commissioners’ Court on Monday, February 25, the Commissioners dealt mostly with routine matters; however, one item on their agenda was anything but routine. The Commissioners joined with other counties in the state to approve a resolution opposing House Bill 958, introduced by a single State Representative, that would significantly change the funding of retirement benefits for retiring county employees. While the matter is rather complicated and technical, the net result of this Bill would significantly either increase the County’s cost for these benefits, or reduce the benefits received. The vote was unanimous to oppose this bill.

After receiving assurance from the City of Giddings to share half the cost, the Commissioners approved a Service Agreement with Motorola for an upgrade and software subscription at the Lee County Law Enforcement Center. This upgrade is necessary to stay in step with the communications capability of other agencies in the Capitol Area.

In other matters, the Court acknowledged that a recommendation is needed for a replacement to fill a vacancy on the Lee County Central Appraisal District Board of Directors due to the resignation of Ron Jones. This will be addressed in the next court meeting. The Court also appointed Meredith Franks to a three year term on the Lee County Child Protection Board.

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