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County approves computer purchase for command center

By Brian Knox | Published Saturday, January 5, 2013

The county’s incident command vehicle is nearly ready for action.

County commissioners Wednesday approved a line-item transfer of $12,000 to purchase laptop computers for the county’s incident command vehicle, from money that was already budgeted for the vehicle. The mobile unit will be able to respond to crime scenes, fires or other emergency situations.

“It’s definitely a good asset,” Sheriff David Walker said. “We’ve never had anything that nice before.”

Walker said he will bring the vehicle to the courthouse for the next commissioner’s meeting on Jan. 14 to allow elected officials to tour the vehicle.

Commissioners approved the purchase of the incident command vehicle last year. Most of the cost was paid for with grant money, with the county spending $41,434.

In other business, the commissioners decided to rebid for vehicles for the constables and one for the sheriff’s office. The previous bids specified that delivery would be by mid-January, but due to a safety issue, production of the vehicles wouldn’t have started until February.

Easement requests approved include: County Road 3848 and 3940, Texas Express Pipeline LLC; CR 2475, Devon Gas Services LP; and CR 3355, CR 4280 and CR 4380, CenturyLink.

Commissioners will meet again Jan. 14 and Jan. 28.

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