The Jasper County Commissioners Court considered the following agenda items during Monday’s regular session:
First, the court voted to seek funding through the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s local Emergency Preparedness Committee grant program.
This program allows Jasper County to prepare for disaster events involving hazardous materials, spills or explosions. The program will also allow Jasper County to keep local fire departments and other emergency responders informed about pipelines, chemicals used in local industries, and the types of materials being trucked and railed through the county.
In other emergency management matters, the court approved an order for Jasper County’s updated hazard mitigation plan, which the county, in coordination with the Southeast Texas Regional Planning Commission, had extended for another five-year cycle.
Next, the court approved the final plan for Cory Morhead Subdivision 27, which currently has 12 proposed lots and will be located at County Roads 797 and 802 in Buna.
In other matters, the court authorized the Jasper-Newton County Public Health District to share office space with the Jasper County Department of Health for Needy People at the Buna Sub-Courthouse. The Health Department will move from its current location at FM 1004 in the coming weeks and apply for a location for women, infant and child (WIC) services and child immunization services in Buna and Evadale.
The court then accepted the donation of an electric generator from the Jasper-Newton County Public Health District. The electric generator unit is used by District 4 Commissioner Vance Moss at the Jasper County compactor site and at the law enforcement gunnery training range off US 96 between Buna and Evadale.