New bridges and extension agents discussed

Jul 17, 2014

During the Delta County Commissioners Court on Monday discussion over new bridges in the County and the future of the AgriLife Extension agents were highlighting topics.

Texas Department of Transportation presented a resolution of approval for a local match fund in a Federal bridge program. The bridge at County Road 3220 at Big Creek and CR 3080 at draw in Precinct 3 are the first on the docket. The cost will be just over $190,000 each with the County matching $4,377 each and Lamar County has contributed $53,000. The resolution to begin this work was unanimously approved.

Repairs are in store for two bridges in Precinct 3 in Delta County
Credit Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

A salary contribution agreement with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension was presented in which the County will continue to provide funds for an agent in the coming year (however the statement was not specific to the dollar amount). The County had been sharing agents with Franklin County with Lindsey Yeager remaining as the family and consumer science agent. Franklin County has opted to have two fulltime agents. Delta County will hopefully be able to retain one fulltime agent for the upcoming year.

Court will meet again on Monday, July 28 at 9 a.m. on the third floor of the Delta County Courthouse.