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Travis County expenses, revenues for week of July 15

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 by Beth Cortez-Neavel

Each week the Monitor reports on Travis County’s spending habits. For the week of July 15, the Travis County Commissioners approved expenditures totaling $3,999,952.09. The County approved three different grant applications from the Transportation and Natural Resources Department to the Capital Metropolitan Planning Organization for the allocation of future Surface Transportation Program Metropolitan Mobility funds for the 2015 to 2019 Fiscal Years. If the grants are approved, the county will provide a 20 percent match for each of the following grants. (The total grant match amount has been included in the above approved expenditures total.) A program grant totaling $9,500,000 with a $1,583,000 county match; a program grant totaling $3,700,000 with a $616,667 county match; and, a program grant totaling $3,000,000 with a $500,000 county match.

  • $257,250 for a construction contract award to Commercial Plumbing Specialists, LLC for a domestic hot water boiler replacement in the Travis County Correctional Complex, Building 130.
  • $1,043,035.09 to reimburse United Health Care for claims paid for participants in the Travis County Employee Health Care Fund for the period of June 27 to July 3.
  • The County approved one as-needed contract that is exempt from County Purchasing Act Requirements to Dr. Kimberly Harrison for psychological and psychiatric services as requested by the District and County Criminal Courts.

Travis County’s extra revenue for the week totaled $327,375.99:

  • Emergency Services received $18,230 from Emergency Service Districts to pay the Southwest Texas Regional Advisory Council as part of an August 2013 Interlocal Agreement to fund a unified data system to record and store incident and patient data. The money will go to the council.
  • The Juvenile Probation Department received $75,600 in grant money from the Texas Juvenile Justice Department.
  • The Transportation and Natural Resources Department received $43,493.99 from WS-COS Development, LLC c/o RESIG, LLC and Pulte Group in lieu of parkland dedication. The money is suggested to go toward the acquisition or improvement of parks. Use for the funds will be brought back as individual projects are identified.
  • The District Attorney’s Office received $190,106 through the Environmental Crime Prosecutor Grant from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to support the prosecution of felony environmental crimes. This is the funding for year three of a three-year grant.

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