Last updated: July 22. 2014 1:06PM - 191 Views
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The Jackson County Commissioners approved a contract for professional services regarding an upcoming county revaluation, and considered other items on the agenda, during their regular meeting on Monday, July 21, in the Commissioners’ Office of the County Courthouse.

During the regular meeting, Commissioners approved to enter a professional services agreement with Total Assessment Solutions Corporation who will provide services for a commercial revaluation in the 2014 revaluation area within the Northwest quarter of Jackson County. County Assessor Lisa Roberson recommended approval for the company to provide the service. “It’s just for our commercial property, not residential,” Roberson said. “The can provide the service a lot cheaper than it is to hire salary workers to do the same work, and can get more of a professional service from them.”

Roberson said that a revaluation of the county is performed annually to evaluate the worth of the county as divided in quadrants. For 2014, the revaluation is to be performed on the Northwest quadrant of the Jackson County.

Commissioners approved a Resolution to request information from residents or businesses who plan to install future telephone lines within Jackson County. Per state statue the County is authorized to manage the use of public utilities within the county right-of-ways for the safety of the traveling public, and to send out a one time request of information for future installations of lines, poles, or wires, to the owner of any telephone line operated within county limits.

Commissioners approved the Commissioners’ Sale by Jackson County Treasurer Renee Howard on property acquired at resale located at 614 E. Liveoak.

Commissioners rejected all bids for one or more 2010 or newer model truck tractor with fifth wheel for District 2, as opened on the July 7, meeting including bids from MHC/Kenworth (OKC, 2012 Kenworth for $115,000) and Bruckners of Wichita Falls (2012 MAC, $96,603; 2014 MAC $108,353). Those bids were previously taken under advisement. Today, District 2 Commissioner Kirk Butler made the motion to reject all bids and added later that those bids did not match the specifications requested.

“I thought they were too high for what they were offering,” Butler said. “I come to find out that trucks are at a premium right now too, so I’m going to wait and see if they go down a little bit.”

After approval of claims the meeting adjourned.

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