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Victoria Sheriff's Office seeking grant funds for overtime, mileage

By Sonny Long
March 7, 2011 at 6:03 p.m.
Updated March 6, 2011 at 9:07 p.m.

OTHER ACTIONSOn Monday, the Victoria County Commissioners Court, among other actions, also:

Approved a 5-year lease agreement with the Victory County Groundwater Conservation District for office space at the Dodson Health Center.

Approved a notice of intent to support the Bloomington school district in connection with the Texas Safe Shelter initiative.

Awarded bids for road materials for all county precincts. The bids awarded included to Rexco (processed flexible base, limestone base, road gravel), Vulcan Construction Materials (aggregate, cold mix) and Martin Asphalt Company (asphalt).

The Victoria County Sheriff's Office has applied for $171,000 in state grant funds to pay for officer overtime and vehicle mileage.

The Local Border Security Program is administered through the Texas Department of Public Safety.

"It's the same type of application we have done before," Chief Deputy Terry Simons told Victoria County commissioners on Monday. "It's an additional set of funds. It will cover overtime and vehicle operating expenses exclusively. It can't be used for anything else. There's no match required."

"These are simply additional funds available from the grant we are now already operating under," said County Judge Don Pozzi.

The original grant was for fiscal years 2010 and 2011.

According to the grant application $131,000 will be used for officers' salaries and $40,000 for vehicle mileage. The funds must be used by the end of August.

Commissioners unanimously approved the new grant application.

Simons said he expects state approval within two weeks.

Commissioners also received the annual Texas Juvenile Probation audit report and Victoria Regional Juvenile Justice Facility residential contracts with Orange County and Fort Bend County.



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