NEW FIRE HYDRANTS   Fifteen new fire hydrants have been installed in Welch at a cost of $85,000 with the funds being provided by a Community Development Block Grant awarded by the Texas Department of Agriculture.   (Herrel Hallmark/Press-Reporter)
NEW FIRE HYDRANTS Fifteen new fire hydrants have been installed in Welch at a cost of $85,000 with the funds being provided by a Community Development Block Grant awarded by the Texas Department of Agriculture. (Herrel Hallmark/Press-Reporter)

    Both the regularly scheduled meeting of the Dawson County Commissioners Court and a special called meeting will be held on the same day this coming week.
    The Commissioners Court will hold its regular meeting at 4 p.m. Tuesday in the County Courtroom of Dawson County Courthouse, North 1st Street and Main Avenue, in Lamesa.
    The special called meeting will get underway at 5:05 p.m.
    That special called meeting will be a public close-out hearing to review the county’s program performance, including the actual use of Community Development Block Grant funds expended under TxCDBG Contract 721511.
    County Judge Foy O’Brien said the special meeting is being held in regard to the Welch Water Project, which recently was completed after the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) agreed to allow a modification to the original grant.
    That original grant of $350,000 was awarded for the installation of 15 fire hydrants in Welch and for the drilling of a new water well for that community.
    After it was learned earlier this year that the quality of the water from a new well would not meet Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) standards, an amended grant was submitted for approval by TDA.
    That amended grant removed the provision for the drilling of a new water well and only allowed for installation of the 15 fire hydrants at a cost of $85,000.

 

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