County hires engineers


Madison County took more steps toward securing engineering services for flood-damaged areas of the county as it approved a resolution on Monday naming Jones & Carter Inc. of Houston as engineers.

The resolution is part of the process the county follows in regard to securing a $2 million General Land Office Community Development Block Grant for disaster recovery.

The funds will be used to help rehabilitate housing — that is not used for rentals — that was damaged in the flooding between March and June 2016.

Additionally, the county adopted a plan that will allow county residents to participate in the process involved with the disaster recovery grant.

It outlines the process the county is to follow for public notices and grievance procedures, among other information.

In other business, the county:

•approved a plan for funding the preservation and restoration of archives for the District Clerk’s Office;

•approved an agreement with the County Information Resources Agency for website hosting and content management, at an annual cost of $800 and $725, respectively. This is an increase from $550 and $500 for each area; and

•approved an agreement with the Capital Area Trauma Regional Advisory Council as part of the Texas Department of State Health Services Hospital Preparedness Program.