County Passes Resolution for Water Grant
City of Post votes Monday
Published July 26, 2012 @ 8:20 p.m.
Tuesday at the Post Community Center, a quorum of three members of the Garza County Commissioners' Court considered a resolution authorizing the submission of a Texas Community Development Block Grant program (TxCDBG) application to the Texas Department of Rural Affairs for the disaster relief fund; and authorizing the county judge to act as the county’s executive officer and authorized representative in all matters pertaining to the county’s participation in the community development grant program.
The agenda item followed a joint public town hall meeting with the City of Post concerning emergency water issues during sever drought periods.
Garza County, one of seven governmental entities tied to the White River Municipal Water District, decided to proceed in seeking possible emergency grant funds of $350,000 that would benefit the efforts of WRMWD's efforts in securing back-up water supplies.
To qualify for the funds, an entitiy must be under the Stage 3 Drought Contingency Plan which begin August 1, 2012.
With only three of the five court members present, Precinct 2 Commissioner Charles Morris motioned to table the item until the next regular meeting in hopes the entire court can be included in the decision. The motion died for lack of a second.
Then Precinct 3 Commissioner Ted Brannon motioned for the county to proceed with the grant process by approving the resolution. The motioned passed after it was seconded by Judge Lee Norman. Morris was not in favor of the motion.
According to WRMWD General Manager Tom Fulton, White River water customers "who live outside the city limits would be included in the Stage 3 restrictions. The District will enforce those residents restrictions."
The Post City Council will consider whether to seek the grant opportunity at it's meeting set for Monday, July 30 at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall.