The Hopkins County commissioners court discussed D6, Inc. and fire station radios at their regular January 24 meeting.
After an invocation by county treasurer Danny Davis, the court convened at 9:02 a.m.
The court unanimously approved its consent agenda.
The court considered requests for utility placements by Farmers Electric Co-Operative at the following locations: Near County Road 3541 which is northeast of Farm Road 900, and near County Road 1183 south Of Farm Road 1567. The court unanimously approved the request.
No citizens presented themselves for public comment. Public comment was open from 9:11 a.m. to 9:12 a.m.
The court then discussed establishing a 381 agreement between the county and company D6, Incorporated.
D6, located near OceanSpray Cranberries, makes filmseal and packaging. Economic development corporation director Roger Feagley specified to the court that the 381 agreement would apply to two expansions the company was planning: one for 300,000 square feet and one for 120,000 square feet.
Feagley specified D6 had recently moved their headquarters from Portland, Oregon to Sulphur Springs, which he called “quite a coup for us.” Feagley stated D6 had already more than doubled the number of employees they planned to hire at the Sulphur Springs location.
Pct. I Commissioner Mickey Barker clarified that these building additions would be in the same location as D6’s current building, and Feagley stated yes. The additions would be built on to what he referred to as “the old Coca-Cola building.”
Newsom stated that Feagley and Pct. 3 Commissioner Wade Bartley were in the process of applying for a $1.5 million grant from the office of the Texas Governor in order to transfer all D6 operations to Sulphur Springs.
With no further discussion, the 381 agreement was unanimously approved.
The court unanimously authorized the reappointment of Dana Sills to the Lakes Regional Community Center Board Of Trustees.
The court unanimously approved the appointment of Como mayor Jerry Radney as the emergency management coordinator for the City of Como. The court will appoint an emergency management coordinator for incorporated cities Cumby and Tira in the upcoming weeks, fire marshal Andy Endsley stated.
The court entered into the record a submission of state-required paperwork from the following offices or individuals:
- Constable Pct. I (Norman Colyer)
- Constable Pct. II (John Brian Beadle)
- Justice of the Peace Pct. I (BJ Teer)
- Justice of the Peace Pct. II (Brad Cummings)
- District Clerk (Cheryl Fulcher)
- Homeland Security, Environment Division
- Homeland Security, Law Enforcement Division
- Fire Department (Andy Endsley)
- Sheriff’s Department (Lewis Tatum)
- Tax Assessor-Collector (Debbie Pogue-Mitchell)
- Treasurer (Danny Davis)
The reports were not read aloud.
The court did not have any budget amendments.
The court unanimously authorized payment of bills.
The court had one item under grants: Endsley presented that on January 21, Station 20 had applied for a $1.5 million American Fire Grant. The grant application was for mobile radios for Station 20, city of Sulphur Springs fire department, all county volunteer stations, Delta County, and Franklin County.
According to Endsley, this is the culmination of a year of planning. Endsley provided this update as information-only, and required no action from the court.
The court did not have any personnel matters.
The court did not have any disposal of assets.
The court did not have any resolutions or proclamations.
With no further business, court was adjourned at 9:15 a.m.
By Taylor Nye. Abbi Beggs contributed to this report.