The Washington County Commissioners met this (Tuesday) morning to amend the Section L Item 5 of the Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) Agreement between Washington County HOME Consortium and Brazos Valley Affordable Housing Corporation regarding the use of CHDO proceeds. Brenham goes through the State of Texas instead of HUD, who no longer recognizes smaller counties. Each smaller county now has to go through the state instead of HUD.

Also approved was the granting of a County Extension vehicle, which would cut out mileage payments to the Extension employees who were using their personal vehicles to attend county functions. The money is available due to the past staffing shortages.

Jay Petrash of the Washington County Sheriff’s Department informed the Commissioners on the addition of an intern to the department. The internship is unpaid, and will be required to do 200 hours of service to complete the Criminal Justice courses through Blinn College.

Also presented was the evidence of the Tax Assessor-Collector Dot Borchardt continuing education, which is in compliance with Texas Property Tax Code Section 6.23 (D).

The 911 report given by Kevin Deramus reported that the 911 Texting system will be available at the beginning of the year, and that information will be going out to community groups to encourage people to sign up for the system and how to use it. The previous Blackboard system did not have a large number of users, and Deramus wants to go out into the community to inform the public on what 911 Texting is and how and why to sign up for it.

The Washington County Commissioners meet every Tuesday at 9am at the Courthouse


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