By Devin Corbitt, The Belton Journal
The Bell County Commissioners Court approved the acceptance of maintenance on two groups of roads during their meeting on Monday. The first roads run through The Ranch at Woodlands Trails Subdivision, a 22-lot subdivision within the Temple Extraterritorial Jurisdiction (ETJ). The second set of roads serves the La Paloma Subdivision, a 59-lot subdivision within the Village of Salado’s ETJ.
The commissioners also approved a preliminary plat for the Amity Estates – Phase II Subdivision. The property will contain 49 lots within Salado’s ETJ.
The Bell County jails receieved two pieces of good news during the meeting, the first of which granted them approval of a contract with Managing for Excellence, a software configuration. The program will cost the county $100,000.
The second item concerning the jail approved an interlocal agreement with Milam County, which will allow Milam County to house prisoners in Bell County for a fee of $66 per day per prisoner. Milam County has already approved the agreement.
In their final item of the day, the commissioners reannounced the dates for public hearings on the proposed 2016 budget and tax rates. The first public hearing was held Wednesday morning, —-. That hearing was continued Wednesday evening after press time. The final public hearing will be held Aug. 24 at 9 a.m. at the Bell County Courthouse. The budget and tax rates will be adopted Aug. 31.