Washington County Commissioners will consider taking the first step in designing a new Emergency Communications Center during their meeting next Tuesday.  County Judge John Brieden said that the county is currently leasing the dispatch center building on Baylor Street from the City of Brenham.  The county is about 4 years into a 5 year lease agreement, and another 5 year term can be renewed, but there is no guarantee of the building being available after that.  Breiden said the county hasn’t even selected a site yet, but they would like to get an architect involved in considering designs for the center.  Commissioners will consider requesting for qualifications for architectural services for a new Emergency Communications Center Tuesday.

Also on the agenda for Tuesday’s meeting, commissioners will consider looking to hire an outside firm to file for flood damage and mitigation funds from the General Land Office and the Texas Department of Emergency Management.  Brieden said last week that the county lacks the expertise required in filing for the grants and is requesting proposals for those services.

Commissioners will also consider approving several contracts.  They will consider a contract renewal with Delta Dental Insurance, and an agreement with Accelerated Card Company to process credit and debit card payments.  They will also consider a contract for election services for the May 5th Burton School Board Election.

Commissioners will consider a Tax Phase-In Agreement for the expanded Kountry Boys Sausage facility and make the appointments and reappointments for the County’s Homeland Security Committee.

Washington County Commissioners meet next Tuesday at 9:00 AM at the County Courthouse.


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