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Commissioners approve purchase of front-end loader

The Parmer County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, December 11 at the Parmer County Courthouse in the County Courtroom in Farwell to discuss a lengthy agenda.

Among the many subjects discussed was the approval of the purchase of a front-end loader for use in Precinct 3.

They heard an update from Veteran’s Service Officer Bill Dannheim. Dannheim also tendered his resignation but the Commissioners will not consider it until the next meeting on Thursday, December 21.

The Commissioner approved fire department calls for the year for Bovina (17), Farwell (41), Friona (54) and Lazbuddie (27). Each year $100,000 is set aside for the county fire departments. Each department is given $12,000 in January and the remainder of the $100,000 is divided between the separate entities in December. For the fire calls in 2017, Bovina received $4,892.09; Farwell received $11,798.56; Friona received $15,539.57; and Lazbuddie received $7,769.78. The Rhea Community received only two calls for the year and received their $12,000 in January.

Also approved was a request from an employee for paid unused vacation days and an agreement to hold a joint election between Republican and Democratic parties.

They did not approve a SPAG Accounting invoice for the Llano Estacado Regional Water Planning Group.

Approval was postponed for additional upgrades to the Bovina Agri-Life Extension office.

Parmer County Sheriff Randy Geries asked the commissioners to consider the transfer of property to the Texico Fire Department regarding a grill guard. The grill guard had been used on a Sheriff’s Office vehicle but the vehicle was traded off and the grill no longer fit any of their equipment. The commissioners approved the matter and sold the grill to the Texico Fire Department for a sum of $1.

Sheriff Geries also asked the commissioners to consider a policy amendment dealing with holiday time. The item was taken under advisement until the proper language could be approved.

The commissioners will meet in regular session on Thursday, December 21. All meetings are open to the public and begin at 10 a.m. in the County Courtroom of the Courthouse in Farwell.