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Travis County Commissioners Court spending for May 27, 2014

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 by Austin Monitor

Here is a detailed look at how much money Travis County Commissioners spent this week:


·       Approved $7,500.00 for a County Cash Match grant accompanying a $17,000.00 grant awarded to the Travis County Historical Commission by the U.S. Department of the Interior through the National Park Service. The total grant required a $8,500 matching grant from the county, but the Historical Commission will fill $1,000 through in-kind funding from volunteer hours. The grant will fund a historical survey of the southwest portion of Travis County and will complete the ongoing historical survey of the county by the historical commission.

·       Approved $32,071.00 to the County Attorney’s Office toward hiring one additional full-time attorney and a paralegal to support additional resources for the Health Services Division, including legal services to Central Health. Cost included the extra expenses of a new hire, like office furniture, computer equipment and benefits.

·       Approved $1,069,244.41 for reimbursement payment to United Health Care for claims paid for participants in the Travis County Employee Health Care Fund for May 9-15, 2014.

·       Approved $196,300.00 for Secure Control Systems, Inc. to replace a control room panel in the Travis County Correctional Complex.

·       Approved $650,000.00 for contracting with six professional early childhood service organizations:

o      AVANCE,  $95,000.00

o      Workforce Solutions, $193,000.00

o      Austin Child Guidance Center, $58,000.00

o      Communities in Schools, $98,000

o      Austin Community College, $52,000.00; and

o      Any Baby Can, $154,000.00.


Travis County Commissioners spent  $1,955,115.41 at Tuesday’s meeting.

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