Taxes can be paid on the lower level of the Texas County Administrative Center in Houston.

Members of the Texas County Commission met April 29-30, according to recently released minutes.

Commissioners:

•Discussed tax statements with Collector-Treasurer Tammy Cantrell.

•Heard from David Hannes regarding food supply issues that he said could develop concerning COVID-19.

•Discussed insurance claims due to a March hail storm with County Clerk Laura Crowley.

•Visited about the distribution of state funds to Texas County totaling about $3 million for COVID-19 relief.

•Will send a $3,000 invoice to the Missouri Department of Agriculture for reimbursement on a program that identifies surveying points in the county.

•Heard from Sheriff Scott Lindsey that David Goodman would be promoted from jailer to jail shift supervisor on April 24. They also discussed a request for proposals for medical coverage for the county jail and plans for the county greenhouse for the upcoming growing season. Lindsey said he would like volunteers to also assist.

•Visited with Prosecutor Parke Stevens Jr. as he returned from a year-long active duty in Afghanistan related to payments made in his absence and the part-time prosecutor’s reimbursement and talked with Clinton Schwarz, emergency management director, on COVID-19 issues.

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