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Posted on: September 4, 2015

PARKER COUNTY SUPPORTS LAW ENFORCEMENT

"This is a statement from/for all citizens of Parker County who support our men and women who wear the badge. I have ordered banners that will be put on county property with the above message. The first banner will go up tomorrow (Friday, Sept. 4) at the courthouse as soon as it is available. We will have a group photo of law enforcement and supporters from the community. All are welcome. Because I don't have the banner in hand, I can't give a set time for the photo. We will try to give an hour notice (but not promised) so the public can be there and show support. County employees are asked to wear blue FridayRead on...

Posted on: August 27, 2015

COUNTYWIDE POLLING LOCATIONS AVAILABLE TO ALL REGISTERED VOTERS

Click on the link below to see the list of Nov. 3, 2015 Election Day sites. For more information visit our Elections Department Web Page.

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Posted on: August 13, 2015

2015-16 PROPOSED BUDGET

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Posted on: August 7, 2015

HOME MOSQUITO CONTROL

Mosquito Repellents
Reduce mosquito issues by remembering the "five Ds:"

Dusk and Dawn — avoid being outdoors when mosquitoes are most active.Dress — wear long, loose, light-colored clothing that covers the skin.
DEET — use mosquito repellents that...Read on...

Posted on: June 12, 2015

RILEY ELECTED CHAIR OF REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION COUNCIL

PRESS RELEASE

Contact: Amanda Wilson

(817) 695-9284

awilson@nctcog.org

Riley Elected Chair of Regional Transportation Council

June 12, 2015 (Arlington, Texas) – Parker County Judge Mark Riley was elected chair of the Regional Transportation Council on Thursday and will lead the 44-member transportation policymaking body for the next year.

Riley, who has served as vice chair for the past year, replaces Dallas County Commissioner Mike Cantrell, whose one-year term has expired. Grand Prairie Mayor Ron Jensen was named vice chair, and Cedar Hill Mayor Rob Franke is the new secretary.

As the transportation policymaking body for the 12-county Dallas-Fort Worth area, the RTC oversees transportation planning for the fourth-largest metropolitan area in the country. The RTC guides the development of roadway, rail and bicycle-pedestrian plans and programs; allocates transportation funds; and recommends projects to the Texas Transportation Commission for other programs.

The RTC also ensures transportation services are coordinated throughout the region and the metropolitan area complies with air quality regulations. Ten Dallas-Fort Worth area counties are in nonattainment for ozone and have until 2018 to meet the federal standard.

A member of the RTC since 2008, Riley is serving his fifth term as Parker County judge. He has been an advocate for local and regional transportation improvements while in office. In 2008, Parker County voters passed an $80 million bond package to fund transportation improvements for the growing county, which has an estimated population of 124,630. This included construction of the 5.6-mile Ric Williamson Memorial Highway, a western loop around Weatherford.

Riley assumes leadership of the RTC following a legislative session that saw transportation funding increased across the state. In November, voters will consider Senate Joint Resolution 5, a proposed constitutional amendment that could add $2.5 billion per year in state sales tax by September 2017. Additional funding is expected by September 2019, when a percentage of the state motor vehicle sales tax is earmarked for transportation.

The Legislature also approved an end of diversions of the gas tax to some non-transportation areas of the budget and restored full funding to the AirCheckTexas Drive a Clean Machine Program.

SJR 5 follows the voter-approved injection of more than $1 billion per year through Proposition 1 in November 2014, which is helping the region build long-planned projects such as an interchange at Interstate Highway 30 and State Highway 360.

The additional funding will help NCTCOG and its partners continue to improve the multimodal transportation system of the fast-growing Dallas-Fort Worth area, which is expected to welcome more than 3.5 million new residents by 2040, pushing its population to 10.6 million.

The newly elected officers will serve through June 2016.

About the North Central Texas Council of Governments:
NCTCOG is a voluntary association of local governments established in 1966 to assist local governments in planning for common needs, cooperating for mutual benefit, and coordinating for sound regional development. NCTCOG's purpose is to strengthen both the individual and collective power of local governments and to help them recognize regional opportunities, eliminate unnecessary duplication, and make joint decisions.

NCTCOG serves a 16-county region of North Central Texas, which is centered on the two urban centers of Dallas and Fort Worth. Currently, NCTCOG has 238 member governments including 16 counties, 169 cities, 22 school districts, and 31 special districts. For more information on the NCTCOG Transportation Department, visit NCTCOG.org/trans.

For more news from the NCTCOG Transportation Department, visit NCTCOG.org/trans/outreach/media.

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Posted on: April 18, 2011

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Posted on: October 28, 2011

WEBSITE PERSONALIZATION NOW AVAILABLE

By clicking “Log In” on the MyDashboard bar at the top of the screen, users may create a login for the site or use their Facebook profile to access MyDashboard. Once logged in, visitors can choose the modules, features and keywords that they’d like to see...Read on...

Posted on: August 18, 2015

SUMMARY OF COMMISSIONERS COURT MEETING - JUNE 22, 2015

Summary of Commissioners Court Meeting – June 22, 2015

• Received recognition and plaque from the Texas Department of Health Services and the Texas Council on Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke for working to prevent and control heart disease, str...Read on...

Posted on: August 18, 2015

SUMMARY OF COMMISSIONERS COURT MEETING - JUNE 16, 2015

Summary of Commissioners Court Meeting – June 16, 2015

• Heard road and bride budget information from the Auditor and Commissioners.

*This is a summary of Commissioners Court, not the official Minutes of Commissioners Court*Read on...

Posted on: August 18, 2015

SUMMARY OF COMMISSIONERS COURT MEETING - JUNE 15, 2015

Summary of Commissioners Court Meeting – June 15, 2015

• Heard capital and non-capital budget requests from county offices and departments.

• Heard presentations from offices requesting additional full time or part-time employees in the 2015-1...Read on...

Posted on: June 22, 2015

SUMMARY OF COMMISSIONERS COURT MEETING - JUNE 9, 2015

• Heard overview of budget.

• Heard presentations from offices requesting additional full time or part-time employees in the 2015-16 budget.

• Heard from representatives of Emergency Service Districts 1, 3, 6, 7 and 9 regarding the county’s plan to ...Read on...

Posted on: June 22, 2015

SUMMARY OF COMMISSIONERS COURT MEETING - MAY 26, 2015

• Commissioners Court approved a plan which will allow voters to vote at any county polling location on Election Day, just as they are able to do during early voting. Up until this decision, voters had to vote at their specific voting precinct location on...Read on...

Posted on: June 22, 2015

SUMMARY OF COMMISSIONERS COURT MEETING - MAY 11, 2015

• Commissioners Court approved a grant contract presented by Precinct 3 Commissioner Larry Walden between his precinct and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. The Emission Reduction Incentive Grant is worth $177,000 in funding to replace two hi...Read on...

Posted on: April 27, 2015

SUMMARY OF COMMISSIONERS COURT MEETING - APRIL 27, 2015

• Commissioners Court approved an Amendment to the East I-20 Interchange Contract with Freese and Nichols providing funding for right of way acquisition, strictly for the I-20 Interchange and access roads. The amendment also provides funding for c...Read on...

Posted on: April 13, 2015

SUMMARY OF COMMISSIONERS COURT MEETING - APRIL 13, 2015

• Commissioners Court approved an addendum to the Communications Concept agreement allowing Parker County Building and Grounds to take over a portion of the audio/visual upgrades to the Commissioners Courtroom at the County Courthouse, which is estimated to save approximately $10,000 to $15,000 on the project.

• Approved advance funding agreement with TxDOT for East Loop Interchange pending final review by County Attorney John Forrest.

• Renewed contract with Ceres Environmental Inc. for disaster debris removal, reduction, disposal and other services.

• Renewed contract with Madden Machines Inc. for vending services

• Renewed contract with Rail Road Yard Inc. for steel I beams and piling.

• Awarded Bank Depository bid with BBVA Compass Bank.

• Awarded motor fuels bid to Lambert Oil.

• Awarded Juvenile Long Term Residential Services bid to G4S Youth Services and Therapeutic Family Life.

• Authorized advertising for bids for Juvenile Detention Services.

• Authorized advertising for bids for Scrap Tire Waste Removal.

• Authorized County Judge to sign the following tax resale deeds: from Parker County, Trustee to Eleazar Trejo Lot 5, Block 4, Western Lake Estates Subdivision, Section 'B', and addition to Parker County, Texas as described in Volume 1230, Page 259, Real Records of Parker County, Texas (Account No. R-031611); from Parker County, Trustee to Dennis Wicks 4.180 acres, more or less, situated in the Charles Gildon Survey, Abstract 523, Parker County, Texas, as described in deed dated March 8, 1984, from Billy R. Cain, Sheriff to Kenneth N. Price, Trustee, in Volume 1363, Page 745, Deed Records of Parker County, Texas (Account No. R-032159); from Parker County, Trustee to Dennis Wicks Lot 41, Block 35, Horseshoe Bend Addition, Phase 2, Section 7, a subdivision in Parker County, Texas, according to the map or plat thereof, recorded in Volume 360-A, Page 13, Deed Records of Parker County, Texas. (Account No. R-012071); from Parker County, Trustee to Dennis Wicks Lot 3, Block 35, Horseshoe Bend Addition, Phase II, an addition to Parker County, Texas, as described in Volume 1134, Page 274, Deed Records of Parker County, Texas (Account No. R-012036); from Parker County, Trustee to Dennis Wicks Tract I: Lot 7, Block 034, in the Horseshoe Bend Subdivision and Addition, located in Parker County, Texas (Account No. R-012004) Tract 2: Lot 8, Block 034, in the Horseshoe Bend Subdivision and Addition, located in Parker County, Texas (Account No. R-0 12005); from Parker County, Trustee to Dennis Wicks 1.0 Acre, more or less, out of the D.J. Stewmi Survey, Abstract 2671, as described in Volume 1063, Page 727, Deed Records of Parker County, Texas (Account No. R-068045); from Parker County, Trustee to Dennis Wicks all that certain 50.00 Acres, more or less, out of the D.J. Stewmt Survey, Abstract 2671, as described in deed dated August 15, 1960 from Margaret Knarr et vir to George Thomas Bumguardner etux, in Volume 322, Page 508, Deed Records of Parker County, Texas; SAVE & EXCEPT however the following: That certain 25.00 acre tract described in Volume 1007, Page 263, Real Records; That certain 1.00 acre tract described in Volume 1063, Page 727, Real Records; That certain 1.00 acre tract described in Volume 1064. Page 279, Real Records; That certain 14.00 acre tract described in Volume 1195, Page 117, Real Records; That certain 3.163 acre tract described as Tract 1 and that certain 1.837 acre tract described as Tract 2 in Volume 1195, Page 121, Real Records of Parker County, Texas; leaving herein a residue of 4.00 Acres, more or less (Account No. R-068036); from Parker County, Trustee to Rafael or Hermila Trejo Lot 19, Woodhaven Addition, an addition to Parker County, Texas, as described in Volume 1358, Page 1582, Real Records of Parker County, Texas (Account No. R-034236); from Parker County, Trustee to Dennis Hicks Lot 30, Block 38, Horseshoe Bend Addition, Phase II, an addition in Parker County, Texas, according to the map or plat thereof, recorded in Volume 360-A, Page 14, Deed Records of Parker County, Texas.

• Accepted a one year Maintenance Bond for roads in Ellis Creek Ranch, Phase II located in Precinct 2.

• Approved final plat for a subdivision to be known as Green meadows, Phase V located on Green Meadows Circle in Precinct 1.

• Gave notification that Precinct 2 workers will be on private property, 169 Star Point Lane, working on a drainage problem.

• Gave notification that Precinct 4 will be placing salvaged fill material from White Settlement Road onto private properties.

• Gave notification that Precinct 3 will utilize the County Farm property for purpose of storing equipment and road materials.

• Approved tower lease agreement with Azle Communications.

• Approved sales agreement with Azle Communications dba Breakthrough Communications for purchase of frequencies.

• Approved Election Contract with the City of Azle.

• Approved sending Michael Baldwin to the Texas Emergency Management Conference.

• Approved two orders for disposition by cremation of a pauper and authorized payments to The Majors Funeral Home and Alexander’s Midway Funeral Home respectively for disposition of the remains of an indigent person.

• Authorized the purchase of a 2016 F350 Crew Cab for Precinct 4 through the Buy Board Contract 430-13 at an amount of $36,620.

• Authorized the trade in of a current Gradall XL 3100 valued at $34,000 to go towards the purchase of a new Gradall Excavator XL 3100 IV from Kirby Smith through Buy Board Contract 424-13 for Precinct 4.

• Approved the surplus and sell for scrap, used oil and mixed scrap metal from County Clean Up at Precinct 4.

• Waived 10 day job posting requirement for a position in the County Clerk’s Office.

• Approved initiating the abandonment process for Judd Street in Precinct 2.

• Approved resolution for the Violence Against Women Act, Adult Family Violence Staff Grant for Fiscal Year 2016.

• Declared certain property as surplus and authorized inclusion in an online auction scheduled for May 1-19, 2015.

• Approved a reserve deputy for Constable Precinct 4.

• Approved modifying Kofile Contract TXMAS-13-36010 for the County Clerk’s Office.

*This is a summary of Commissioners Court, not the official Minutes of CommissionersRead on...

Posted on: April 6, 2015

APRIL IS CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH - REPORT SUSPECTED CHILD ABUSE

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. Please report suspected child abuse. Reports can be made by calling 1-800-252-5400 or by visiting https://www.txabusehotline.org. Reports can be made anonymously.

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Posted on: March 24, 2015

SUMMARY OF COMMISSIONERS COURT MEETING - MARCH. 23, 2015

• Commissioners Court honored local historian, author and found of the Parker County Abandoned Cemetery Association, Mary Kemp with a proclamation. Proclaiming it Mary Kemp Day in Parker County.

• Approved a proclamation honoring Weatherford City Man...Read on...

Posted on: March 9, 2015

SUMMARY OF COMMISSIONERS COURT MEETING - MARCH. 9, 2015

• Commissioners Court narrowed down to two, the number of companies that the court will select from for repair and replacement of the Parker County Courthouse roof and clock. The two companies, KBL Restoration and Premier Metal Works will submit proposals...Read on...

Posted on: March 2, 2015

SUMMARY OF COMMISSIONERS COURT MEETING - MARCH. 2, 2015

• Commissioners Court moved forward with the plan to video and make available to the public on the county’s website, meetings of Commissioners Court, with unanimous approval to authorize the signing of a contract with Granicus.

• Authorized the advert...Read on...

Posted on: February 9, 2015

SUMMARY OF COMMISSIONERS COURT MEETING - FEB. 9, 2015

• Commissioners Court recognized and commended the Parker County 911 Dispatch team in the Parker County Sheriff’s Office. The department received the Above and Beyond Award from the North Central Texas Council of Governments for the North Texas region for...Read on...

Posted on: February 3, 2015

SUMMARY OF COMMISSIONERS COURT MEETING - FEB. 2, 2015

• Parker County Commissioners Court heard a report on using a Construction Management at Risk system for repairs and replacement of the Courthouse roof and clock. The court will consider the information it received and make a decision at their Monday, Feb...Read on...

Posted on: January 26, 2015

SUMMARY OF COMMISSIONERS COURT MEETING - JAN. 26, 2015

• Parker County Commissioners Court continues to progress towards video recording future Commissioners Court meetings. Meetings will be recorded and archived, eventually being streamed live. Commissioners Court approved a plan from Communication Concepts,...Read on...

Posted on: January 22, 2015

SUMMARY OF COMMISSIONERS COURT MEETING - JAN. 21, 2015

• Approved allocation of state grant funds to each precinct for repair and construction of the following roads:
a. Precinct 1 - Knob Road from the Springtown city limit to Thomas Road and Veal Station Road from FM 51 to Old Springtown Road.b. Precinct...Read on...

Posted on: January 12, 2015

SUMMARY OF COMMISSIONERS COURT - JAN. 12, 2015

SUMMARY OF COMMISSIONERS COURT - Jan. 12, 2015

• New Precinct 4 Commissioner Steve Dugan was welcomed to his new position by County Judge Mark Riley and Commissioners Conley, Peacock and Walden.

• The Kiwanas Club of Weatherford was recognized ...Read on...

Posted on: January 2, 2015

VISIT THE PARKER COUNTY PHOTO GALLERY

Check out the Parker County Photo Gallery at the link below.

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Posted on: September 25, 2014

PARKER COUNTY BUDGET ADOPTED

Parker County adopted a tax rate that will raise more taxes for maintenance and operations than last year's tax rate. The tax rate will effectively be raised by 1.101% and will raise taxes for maintenance and operations on a $100,000 home by approximately $3.79. The adopted tax rate for Maintenance and Operations for both the General Fund and the Lateral Road remain the same as the previous year. The Debt Rate, which is a separate tax and not part of operations, was increased by .0059537, or slightly more than one-half penny. This increase pays for the voter approved bond debtRead on...

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