The Commissioners Court will be revisiting the issue about matching funds for the acoustical changes for the district courtrooms.
Good news! It appears we may have identified a source for the $60,000 without increasing county debt. County Judge David Silva and Auditor Susan Morón are confirming this possibility.
However, to clear up any misconceptions, I would like to comment on Mrs. Morón’s statement in a recent article that the “Commissioners Court should not have approved ‘borrowing money’ from a bank, but ‘entering a contract with a state sanctioned lender.’”
1. The court approved entering a contract for $60,000 at 5 percent with our county depository, Prosperity Bank, which the county can do. In clarifying the motion, I may have added the words “borrow money,” which the county can not do.
2. The county is not required to enter a contract with only state sanctioned lenders. The wording of the agenda item submitted by Mrs. Morón restricted the court’s action to approving a resolution; a resolution with a state sanctioned lender was included in our court packet at 5.9 percent.
The question will soon be moot, but the folks in my precinct and others always ask for the “rest of the story.”
Susan C. Stasny
Commissioner, Pct. 2