NEW BOSTON, Texas -- Bowie County Commissioners on Monday approved more than $388,000 in American Rescue Plan Act funds to pay for preserving historical records, buying a motor-grader and updating its bookkeeping software.
Commissioners approved allowing the District Clerk's Office to buy $99,488 in civil and criminal archives preservation and imaging services from the Dallas-based Kofile Technologies firm.
The court also agreed to use $10,000 in ARPA funds and about $14,180 in county funds to buy carts for transporting ballots to the courthouse during countywide elections.
Commissioners further agreed to spend $269,980 in ARPA funds to buy a John Deere motor-grader for road work, as well as to spend $8,775 in federal funds on county record software services from Charlotte, N.C.-based DebtBook company.
In other business, commissioners agreed --
• to allow County Judge Bobby Howell to approve a lease agreement that would allow the county to operate and maintain Berry Farm Park at Lake Wright Patman.
• to reappoint Sue Anderson, Darla Dikes, Jane Forrester, Billy McNally and Linda Shumake to the Bowie County Child Welfare Board.
• to grant the Bowie County Sheriff's Office permission to install and operate a radio transmitter, receiver and other communications equipment at the Branson radio tower on County Road 4003 near New Boston.