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Victoria County commissioners meet in the Victoria County Courthouse at 115 N. Bridge St.

Victoria County commissioners on Monday will receive the final documents needed to allow mold removal work to begin at the Victoria County Jail.

For months, the jail has been listed among the state’s noncompliant jails, facilities that are not up to state standards when it comes to the health and safety of the people who work and are detained there.

Victoria County commissioners have spent the past few months discussing a mold remediation plan to help get the jail back in the state’s good graces. At its June 24 meeting, commissioners accepted a bid proposal with Gerloff Company Inc. in San Antonio to do the work.

Monday, commissioners will receive the fully executed contract and certificate of insurance from Gerloff Company Inc., which is the final step before work can begin.

The mold remediation project will cost $76,039.42 and has a completion timeline of 47 calendar days.

Also Monday, commissioners are scheduled to consider approval of the closing documents regarding the purchase of the building at 311 E. Constitution St., which is the current office of the Victoria Advocate.

At their July 1 meeting, commissioners approved the commercial contract and received the leases, and they are expected to approve the closing documents Monday. The county plans to convert the building into a disaster recovery and response center, and the Advocate plans to move into new offices in downtown Victoria.

Commissioners are also scheduled to meet in closed session Monday to discuss personnel changes regarding the appointment of a constable for Precinct 4 as well as the county’s new engineer/project manager position.

Morgan Theophil covers local government for the Victoria Advocate. She can be reached at 361-580-6511, or on Twitter

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Morgan Theophil covers local government for the Victoria Advocate. She can be reached at 361-580-6511, or on Twitter.

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