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County receives Certificate of Achievement for financial reporting

February 12, 2020 - 00:00
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  • County receives Certificate of Achievement for financial reporting
    Photos Citizen | John Jones County Commissioners Court proclaimed February as Black History Month in Colorado County during the Feb.10 meeting. Back row, from left: Pastor Dan Pore, Michael Fitzgerald, Pastor Joel Usher, Mary Fitzgerald. Front
  • County receives Certificate of Achievement for financial reporting
    County Auditor Raymie Kana with County Judge Ty Prause and the Certification of Achievement for excellence in financial reporting for fiscal year ending December 2018 to Colorado County from the The Government Finance Officers Association of Texas.

The Colorado County Commissioners Court convened Monday, Feb. 10 at 9 a.m. to great news in regards to its financial practices. The Government Finance Officers Association of Texas (GFOA) presented a Certification of Achievement for excellence in financial reporting to Colorado County for its comprehensive annual Financial Report for the fiscal year ending Dec. 31, 2018. County Judge Ty Prause noted this is “no small feat,” and County Auditor Raymie Kana “certainly earned this certification for the county.”

In other court action:

Michael and Mary Fitzgerald, residents of Alleyton, expressed their opposition to the proposed Alleyton/ Columbus consolidation during the public comments portion of the meeting.

Colorado County EMS annual report was given by EMS Director Michael Furrh.

Approved and adopted the Colorado County Elections Emergency Operations Plan and the Plan for Operation of Central Counting station for elections, respectively.

Application of Kinder Morgan Tejas Pipeline LLC was approved to use several roads in Pct 1 and Pct 4. This was approved with the stipulation that the bond be on file before any work could begin. Likewise, the application of Kinder Morgan Tejas Pipeline LLC to install a natural gas pipeline along the right of ways of county roads in Pct 1 and Pct 4. Approval was conditional by Wessels (Pct

1) and Gertson (Pct. 4) of Kinder Morgan posting its bond before any work was to begin.

Several advertisements for bids were allowed by the court for county road paving, road materials, culverts and herbicides and CRS-2 emulsion, MC-30 road oil and seal coat sealers or proven equal.

Approved to advertise for fuel bids for County Precincts, Sheriff Department, EMS and Robert R. Wells, Jr. Airport.

In the announcements by elected officials/department heads, Hahn said that LCRA is moving forward in its repairs and upgrades at Bea-son’s Park. Judge Prause praised the Columbus Volunteer Firemen for their efforts during fires, especially at the large structure fire on Highway 71 Sunday, Feb 9.