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Here’s the County’s fiscal picture for the week of July 22

Thursday, July 24, 2014 by Beth Cortez-Neavel

The Travis County Commissioner’s Court approved $2,498,147.12 in expenditures July 22, 2014.

Here is the breakdown of the expenses:

$369,369 to QA Construction Services, Inc. for the El Rey Sidewalk Improvements Project. The project will install one sidewalk on El Rey Boulevard from Candelaria Drive to Espanola Trail.

  • $234,561 for a Noble Assessment Platform from Noble Software Group, LLC for the Juvenile Probation Department. The software platform will assist with youth evaluation and case plan management.
  • $120, 750 to Green Constructors for a contract to make drainage and paving repairs at the Travis County Correctional Complex.
  • $49,500 to Access Empowerment’s Parking Mobility Program. The six-month pilot program provides education and law enforcement regarding illegal parking in parking spaces for people with disabilities.
  • $29,536 total for revenue contracts with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Austin and the Travis County 4-H Capital Project. One contract,  $24,336, is for the Afterschool Youth Enrichment Services . The second contract, $5,200, is for Cedars International Academy for Afterschool Youth Enrichment Services.
  • $25,348 in county cost share for a grant award from the Corporation for National and Community Service for a one-time augmentation of the Coming of Age program through the Health and Human Services and Veterans Service Department. The Coming of Age program, formerly the Travis County Retired & Senior Volunteer Program, helps people aged 50 years and older to stay engaged in the community.
  • $1,669,083.12 reimbursing United Health Care for Travis County Employee Health Care Fund claims paid from July 4 to July 10, 2014.
  • Travis County approved a 12-month extension for an as-needed contract with Ben’s Sprinkler & Plumbing Service for plumbing services. The original contract was approved May 17, 201, with two 12-month extensions. This is the last allowed extension. Last year, the county spent $46,523.09 on the contract.

The county earned unbudgeted revenue totaling $9,335:

  •  $7,935 in grant funds to the Health and Human Services Department for the Texas Gas – Share the Warmth program. The program helps Texans with financial emergencies to pay their home heating costs during the winter.
  • Through the Transportation and Natural Resources Department, the County approved two new Agricultural Lease agreements for tracts of land used for agricultural purposes. Through one lease agreement, the Wenzel family will graze cattle and raise hay, as they have done in the past. The other lease, Charles Fritsch, will continue to mow for hay on a separate property now owned by the county. The Wenzel family will pay the county $864 per year. Fritsch will pay the county $536 per year. The county has prorated the first year’s rent from the date of court approval.

 

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