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Friona, Bovina firefighters request aid from county

The Parmer County Commissioners Court met in regular session on Monday, May 22 at the county courthouse in Farwell to discuss a lengthy agenda.

The current burn ban will be kept in place until the next commissioners meeting on Monday, June 12, 2017.

“The ban does not stop someone from burning but makes the point that if you plan to burn, call the Sheriff’s Office to inform them of the location of the burn,” stated Parmer County Judge Trey Ellis. “It is wheat harvest time and a fire could wipe out a field and a farmers livelihood.”

Representatives from City of Friona, City of Bovina, Friona Volunteer Fire Department and Bovina Volunteer Fire Department met with the commissioners concerning subsidies to the fire services offered in Parmer County. The entities were requesting additional funds for Friona and Bovina Volunteer Fire Departments. The commissioners tabled the issue until their budget workshop in July. They promised to include something for each service in the 2018 budget.

The commissioners approved the Inter-Local Agreement for E9-1-1 services and equipment through Panhandle Regional Planning Committee.

Art Chavez and Ray Parker of Washington National Insurance addressed the commissioners concerning supplemental insurance for the county employees. No action was taken.

Friona ISD requested $9,039.60 from the Permanent School Fund for security measures at the Primary building and portable classrooms. The commissioner approved the request.

The commissioners approved the purchase of a copier for the County Courtroom and safety equipment for the precincts. The safety equipment purchased were first aid kits for each County Barn and each motor grader.

In other business, the commissioners approved the use of the courthouse lawn during Border Town Days on July 29, 2017.

The commissioners tabled the proposed revisions to the Parmer County Policy Manual giving them time to study the changes until the next meeting in June.

Perdue, Brandon, Fielder, Collins & Mott were unable to attend the commissioners meeting so the collection report was tabled until June.

Sheriff Randy Geries reported that the population of the jail is 25 at this time.

The Commissioners will meet again on June 12, 2017 at 10 a.m. in the County Courtroom at the Parmer County Courthouse. All meetings are open to the public. The Commissioner’s Court reserves the right to go into executive session at anytime.