Commissioners Court approves grants
Monday, 04 March 2013 by Matthew Girard
The Bell County Commissioner's Court approved support for two grants to help those in need during Monday's regularly scheduled meeting at the Bell County Courthouse.
One of the grants supported by the Commissioner's was for the Temple and Killeen H.E.L.P. Centers to apply for a City Development Block Grant (CDBG) for use in assisting qualifying citizens. The grant is for child care and helps fund education for a person to learn a specific skill or to find employment.
The Commissioner's also approved the authorization for the Bell County Juvenile Probation Department for an "Encircle: Building a Collaborative Partnership for Our Youth" grant. The County juvenile center would be a sub recipient of the grant in the amount of $17,500. The program is to help those who have had extended stays in the center to readjust once they are released.
The Commissioner's also approved an agreement with Clearwater Underground Water Conservation District for the right of way of entry and use of county road right of way for the installation of a monitoring well located on the corner of Stillman Valley Road and Wild Mountain Road. The 700-foot well will be used to monitor the aquifer below.
The purchase of a Duraparcher Truck Mounted Unit in the amount of $79,080 was also approved. The budget for the truck was originally set at $78,000, but increased because of the truck needing to be transported to and from Pearl, Miss. for the mounting process.
In other business, the Commissioner's also tabled the removal of the current burn ban throughout the County.