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Section A: General News


County to apply for water grant


County to apply for water grant
Kelle Odom of Langford Community Management Services uses a map Sept. 4 to show Wilson County commissioners (from left) Albert Gamez Jr., Ricky Morales, and Paul Pfeil the location that would benefit from a proposed expansion of public water services that would be funded by a state grant.


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Wilson County News
September 12, 2012
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Approximately 25 households near the Fairview community in western Wilson County soon could enjoy clean, potable drinking water if the Texas Department of Rural Affairs awards a $275,000 community development block grant. The Wilson County Commissioners Court voted unanimously at a Sept. 4 special meeting to hold a public hearing on the proposed grant application.

Grant writer Kelle Odom of Austin-based Langford Community Management Services said if the county proceeds with the application, the commissioners would have to pass a related resolution. The county also would have to sign an interlocal agreement with the Picosa Water Supply Corp., which itself cannot apply for the grant. Pct. 4 Commissioner Larry Wiley said Picosa would cover any required matching funds, but that the county would take the lead on the grant.

Odom said the grant would allow Picosa to connect the homes, which are located just east of the Atascosa County line, to its water system. The homes are located on C.R. 106 between F.M. 2505 and C.R. 104; on C.R. 141; and on F.M. 2505 between C.R. 111 and C.R. 103.

Dawn Barnett, who serves as the secretary to Wilson County Judge Marvin Quinney, resides in the affected area. She said the area currently is not located in the service area of any water company. Picosa, Barnett said, has indicated that it could not afford to include the homes without receiving the grant funds.

Like many rural homeowners, Barnett said she and her neighbors obtain water from private wells.

“The well water is bad,” she said. “It comes out orange.”

Barnett said she would be surveying the residents in the area to better determine the area’s eligibility for the grant funds. At least 51 percent of those living there must be considered low to moderate income.

Also during the meeting, the commissioners approved reimbursement of funds related to the county’s 2010 disaster relief grant. A total of $41,320.64 was reimbursed -- of which Langford Community Management Services received $7,000 and Wilson County Precinct 1 received the rest.

According to Wilson County Treasurer Jan Hartl, the reimbursement was necessary to repay funds that were used by the two entities to repair damage caused by flooding in the Calaveras, Cañada Verde, Graytown, Fairview, and Saspamco areas that resulted from a slow-moving storm June 8-9, 2010.

Hartl said a review of the county’s finances revealed that the funds were direct-deposited into the county’s bank account. She said there was no formal notification of the funds’ availability and that there are plans to improve this process in 2013.

***Wilson County Commissioners Court, Sept. 4 special meeting
In attendance: Wilson County Judge Marvin Quinney and commissioners Albert Gamez Jr., Paul Pfeil, Ricky Morales, and Larry Wiley; Wilson County Clerk Eva Martinez, Sheriff Joe D, Tackitt Jr., and Treasurer Jan Hartl.
 

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The Marcelina Muse  
Dry Tank, TX  
September 12, 2012 2:45pm
 
Glad to see the Com Court listens to the citizens, cuz some say they don't. Don't suppose the lady bein' the county judge's secretary put this at the head of the line, do you?

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