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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