It’s All About the Policies

By Rachal Hisler

After gathering input from Road and Bridge Departments, Commissioners, and engineering firms Chambers County has officially adopted updated Subdivision, Infrastructure Criteria, and Drainage Criteria Manuals. All updated manuals may be found online at co.chambers.tx/page/road_and_bridge. County Engineer Bobby Hall emphasized that developers and contractors must consult these newly adopted manuals to ensure compliance.

Commissioners Court also adopted a uniform rental rate for community buildings, county wide. There was seemingly a disparity in the rates being charged by various offices throughout the county. Commissioner Gore of Precinct 1 was charged with heading up the process to ensure that community buildings would be priced consistently. In addition to rental rate changes the requirements for security have been updated as well. Security is required for events where alcohol will be served. Security officers will be paid at a rate of $40 per hour with a minimum of four hours. One security officer is required for every 100 people.

County Auditor Aaron Thomas proposed a Chambers County Financial Management Policy. It is a consolidation of pre-existing financial policies already maintained by the County. This Financial Management Policy will apply to all funds maintained by the County unless otherwise specified. The policy is to be reviewed annually. Chambers County currently manages over $108 million dollars in revenues and over $93 million dollars in expenses.

Chambers County Commissioners Court will hold its regular called meetings on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at the County Courthouse in Anahuac at 404 Washington Avenue.  Citizens are welcome to attend and make public comment.  Upcoming court dates and agendas are available on the county website under Agendas and Minutes.

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