Erath County commissioners met Wednesday to tackle a short agenda, approving four items.
“We approved some line-item transfers and the only big thing on there was that we moved some money so the sheriff (Matt Coates) could purchase some new (Chevy) Tahoes,” said Erath County Judge Tab Thompson.
The Erath County Sheriff’s Office recently purchased two new Chevy Tahoe patrol vehicles — and four more on the way — with the hopes of replacing all of the old ones in the coming years.
Commissioners also approved payment of county bills, payroll and benefits.
“This is a new thing we’re having to do,” Thompson said. “Donna (Kelly) has to have approval to pay the county bills, so it’s just a procedural thing.”
Looking toward the future, the commissioners also approved a contract to purchase a building from Rick Hale.
“That’s going to be for future expansion for county offices,” Thompson said. “We’ve been talking about that for a long time. It’s right across the street from the Long Hotel.”