Hale County Commissioners breezed through a short agenda during yesterday’s court meeting. Commissioner Mario Martinez was approved as the replacement for Judge Bill Coleman on the South Plains Association of Governments Board of Directors. Approval was also granted for various contracts, including a new autopsy contract effective September 1 with South Plains Forensic Pathology, a jury package totaling $7,408 and SAAS for Incode at a cost of $32,038. The contract with Hart InterCivic, which provides election equipment, was renewed for three years at a 4% overall hike at $15,747 per year. The process of digitizing land and title records from sovereignty-1990 will begin this year as well at a cost of $150,282.50 for year one. Commissioners approved the hiring of Destiny Talley as a summer part time employee in the district clerk’s office, and okayed the purchase of new equipment for the airport for a new automated weather observation system.
Plainview City Manager Jeffrey Snyder will receive his first evaluation from the city council during tonight’s meeting as he wraps up year one. Council members will also receive the annual report from the chamber of commerce and award a bid for a new roof at the civic center. The meeting begins at city hall at 7 pm and is open to the public.