Waller County proclaims Juneteenth an observed holiday, awards electrical and comms contracts

By Sandra Sadek | Editorial Intern
Posted 6/17/20

The Waller County Commissioners Court held their weekly meeting June 17, passing a county-wide Juneteenth proclamation and approving two contracts for current constructions.

The court, led by …

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Waller County proclaims Juneteenth an observed holiday, awards electrical and comms contracts

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The Waller County Commissioners Court held their weekly meeting June 17, passing a county-wide Juneteenth proclamation and approving two contracts for current constructions.

The court, led by Commissioner Jeron Barnett that day in the absence of Judge Trey Duhon, passed a proclamation recognizing Juneteenth as an observed holiday. Juneteenth is the oldest nationally-celebrated commemoration of the end of slavery on June 19, 1865.

A contract with AmeriPower for electrical services at the new Precinct 4 building and a contract with Trinicom Communications for elevator and fire alarm panels for the New Justice Center were approved by the court.

Tim Chipman from the House of Help gave a presentation on the organization’s second Super Site Food Give Out. Chipman said 1,000 boxes of produce were given out a week in just four hours. He said the organization’s food pantry has seen a slight increase in clients due to COVID-19 and the closing the Saturday service day for the food give-out.

The court also approved the transfer of a 2013 Ford Explorer from the Sheriff’s Office to the Fire Marshal’s Office.

The Waller County Commissioners’ Court meets Wednesdays at 9 a.m. at the Waller County Courthouse in Hempstead. Meetings are currently being held virtually, including the public comments portion of the meeting.. Local callers should call 979-921-6212 and non-local callers should call 800-576-1131. User code is 14329937.

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