County takes no action during executive session


Editor’s note: The online version of this story has been changed to reflect an error that appeared in the print edition.

Matagorda County commissioners took no action during an executive session in regards “to hear a complaint or charge against an officer or employee” during Monday’s meeting of Commissioner’s Court.

County officials huddled for 15 minutes but opened back up the meeting by requested adjournment without any action being taken by the court.

In other court action during Monday’s meeting, commissioners approved a resolution regarding the 2019 Indigent Defense Grant Program and application. This grant will assist the county in the implementation and improvement of the indigent criminal defense services in the county.

“This is good to help those who cannot afford council during criminal proceedings,” said Matagorda County Judge Nate McDonald.

Commissioners also approved an advertisement for the re-bid of the city of Palacios Lift Station and Sewer Rehabilitation Project. The first bid that was received was out of budget so the decision as made to reject that bid and go out for re-bids on the project.

This project is funded by the General Land Office of the state of Texas to provide disaster recovery and restoration of infrastructure for communities impacted by the 2008 hurricanes.

County officials also held the first public hearing concerning the adoption of an ordinance to nominate an area of the county designated as a reinvestment zone. Commissioners also received documents from Air Liquide’s economic impact report as well.

The financials of this report were deemed confidential and were not filed in county commissioner records.

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