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Law enforcement software gets trial run

CA MERON —Mi lam C ou nty commissioners on Monday okayed a trial run for a software program designed to aid law enforcement.

Sheriff's department cruisers will use the Copsync software f rom Wed ne sday (Sept. 30) through the end of the year.

Commissioners were told Copsync will equip the sheriff's department to run reports, use global positioning system (GPS) data and get driver's license information.

Also approved was an agreement presented by Red Cross of Central Texas, guaranteeing that if emergency shelters are set up in Milam by that organization there will be no cost to the county.

In other business, commissioners:

• Okayed a grade crossing warning device for County Road 236 north of Milano.

• Accepted a contract for sewer system inspections with Roy Urban.

• Approved an agreement with the City of Milano to seal coat a road in the Milano ISD school complex.

• Entered into a three year warranty contract w ith Hart Interciv ic on c ou nt y vot ing machines at a total cost of $9,600.

• Accepted a lease agreement with Xerox for a copier in the Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace office.

• Accepted a waiver for the

ederal Off-System Bridge Replacement program, allowing the county to take funds earmarked for a bridge repair project and use them elsewhere in the county or for other replacement projects.

• Heard presentations from Liberty National Insurance and the Counties Information Resource Agency.

• Accepted a memorandum agreement with the City of Lindale.

• Accepted the county's external auditor's annual report, noting the report is not complete and awaits information from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).


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