Commissioners approve county personnel changes

By Larry Tucker
editor@wood.cm
Posted 5/12/22

Personnel actions highlighted a short agenda at last Tuesday’s Wood County commissioners meeting.

Personnel moves in the sheriff’s department included hiring Thomas Hammond as a jailer …

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Commissioners approve county personnel changes

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Personnel actions highlighted a short agenda at last Tuesday’s Wood County commissioners meeting.

Personnel moves in the sheriff’s department included hiring Thomas Hammond as a jailer full-time replacing Ahneka Tullos, Dakota Hughes hired as a deputy replacing Delton Graves, and Janet Gilchrist as a jailer replacing John Cooper.

Other personnel moves were approving the resignation of part-time worker Pamela Bennett from the Wood County Economic Development Commission, Michael Joachim hired full-time in Precinct 3 as a road tech, Traci Chance as county court administrator/administrative assistant, Shauna Key given a raise in district attorney’s office, Paige Brown received a salary increase, and Althena Young resigning from the elections office.

Commissioners approved tax deed sales to two properties in Mineola presented by Patrick Woods. One bid was accepted for $5,101 at 608 Padgett which had a value at $2,320. The other bid was $12,459 on 406 Giles Street, valued at $63,520. 

Commissioners approved an inter-local agreement with the city of Quitman for mowing at the water treatment plant lagoons and sewer rights-of-way through Dec. 31 and approved Memorial Day fireworks sales in the county.

Commissioners approved to advertise for a construction manager at-risk for the replacement of the boiler and chiller system in the Wood County courthouse.

Commissioners approved two orders of assignment for a presiding judge for county court. Judge Sam Griffith replaced Judge Lucy Hebron on both assignments.

The commissioners approved the annual fire systems monitoring contract for the new tax office with Firetrol Protection Systems. 

A public hearing on the revision of Lot 1, Golden Valley Subdivision was set for June 14 at 9 a.m.  

Commissioners approved claims including: payroll at $401,787; health and dental $99,734; accounts payable $203,099; and direct claims of $260,784.