The Nocona News (Nocona, Tex.), Vol. 101, No. 32, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 18, 2007 Page: 3 of 8
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Thursday, January 18, 2007, The Nocona News, Page 3
City's finances in good shape
Megan Spruiell (left) and Zowie O'Neal (right) watch as a Lady Eagle from Holliday loses con-
trol of the ball last Tuesday. The Lady Indians routed the Eagles for Nocona's second win of the
Mounting overtime bothers court
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Wright said it was a factor of
jailers filling in for others who
were off, or filling in vacancies
created by terminations or resig-
Wright noted the dispatcher
cannot work the floor, but must
be in the control room, while
two jailers work the floor result-
ing in three positions for each 8
Sappington noted the jail did
not have 90-95 prisoners per
day, but instead was averaging
between 35 and 40 - less than
half the capacity. "Looks to me
like we could have fewer peo-
ple," he said, referring to state
regulations which allow for one
jailer if the jail is operating 48
beds or less.
"If you'll look at the last two
years if you'll look at the people
I've fired that could have
brought lawsuits against the
county for their actions, it's sav-
ing the county money," Wright
Commissioners also asked
what happened to the plan to
house prisoners for other agen-
cies - a source of revenue to
help offset the manpower
Wright said the department
was in contact with some other
to move to new
location Jan. 24-26
MONTAGUE - The
Montague County Tax
Appraisal District will be relo-
cating their offices to 7548 St.
Hwy. 175-north in Montague.
(Formerly the offices of the
Fann Service Agency and the
Soil Conservation Service.)
The Tax Appraisal District
offices will be closed Jan. 24-26
reopening for business at 8 a.m.
on Monday, Jan. 29 at their new
All mail will be picked up
daily and processed by the date
agencies about possibly housing
prisoners including the U.S.
Marshall's Service and Fannin
County. But nothing has been
"The only way I'm going to
be able to cut overtime and
comp time is if I've got another
jailer," Chief Wright repeatedly
told the court.
expressed doubts that adding
personnel to the department
would save anything.
"I can't see adding one more
person can cut the amount of
other-time that's being
charged," Pet. 1 Comm. Dickie
Wright pointed to the
increased presence of deputies
on 24-hour patrol to driving
down the crime rate in
apologized for Wright getting
the inquisition rather than the
elected officer holder, but the
court had questions that, as the
council's fiscal managers, need-
ed to be answered.
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After transferring the
$24,300 from the General Fund,
which had been budgeted, it left
the Golf Course with a negative
operation for the year of $2,712.
Henley noted there had been
progress is lowering that
amount, plus the fact that the
Golf Course was now debt free.
It had been paying off some
grounds equipment the past four
years which contributed to the
The city also operates two
fiduciary Funds, the Firemen's
Pension Trust Fund and the
Cemetery Trust Fund, which
both showed modest increases
from interest earned during the
The city's $1,532 million in
revenues come from four pri-
mary areas—sales taxes
($253,561), property taxes
($449,198), franchise taxes
($193,989) and charges for serv-
ices ($365,825). Fines and for-
feitures contribute another
$84,778 towards the total - or
88% of the city's revenues.
Of the $1,447 spent by the
General Fund in 2005-06,
$482,260 was spent on general
government, $303,434 was
spent on streets, $367,616 was
spent on the Police Department
and $122,536 was spent on cap-
ital expenditures - or 88% of the
The council reappointed
Sherre Horn, Charles Cook,
Darci Woody ard, Syd Now ell
and Travis Cargill to the
Nocona Library Advisory Board
and named one new member ot
the Board, Nelda Coulston.
The council also approved a
one year contract with the North
Montague County Water Supply
District for raw water for 2007.
The monthly fee increased from
$3,250 to $3,500.
NEDC Executive Director
James Yohe reported that the
engineers had been in town last
week examining the buildings
along Clay Street for a structur-
Mon. — 9:00-10:00 a.m.,
Exercise; 10 a.m.-3 p.m.,
Tues. - 10 a.m.-3 p.m.,
Bridge; 12-4 p.m., Games-
"Chicken foot"; 5-7 p.m. TOPS
Wed. —9-10 a.m., Exercise;
1st & 3rd, 9 a.m. -12 p.m.,
Blood Pressure Check
Thurs. - 10 a.m.-3 p.m.,
Fri. — 9-10 a.m., Exercise;
7-10 p.m., Dance, Bring a cov-
Up To *1000°°
for the recovery of stolen tools
from 914 Fayette jobsite.
• Very rare Miller 150 small stick
welder in blue carrying case. If
you see one, it's probably mine.
• Dewalt 18v cordless trim nailer.
• 1/2 Rigid HD Drill w/case.
• Dewalt air trim nail gun w/case.
Contact 841-0924 or 825-3281 with
any information leading to recovery.
al evaluation. The city has
entered into an agreement with
the U.S. Department of
Agric ulture' s Rural
Development Agency to con-
duct the survey and then use low
interest loan funds to help prop-
erty owners make structural, not
cosmetic, repairs to the struc-
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that provided the inspiration for
Steve to begin performing at
local venues and festivals. After
the meeting with Hubbard,
Steve began laying the ground-
work for the CD.
Nocona Nights is sponsored
by the Nocona Chamber of
Commerce and is in its fourth
Tickets are still available for
this show and can be obtained
by calling the Nocona Chamber
of Commerce office at
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Mesler, Tracy R. & Mesler, Linda L. The Nocona News (Nocona, Tex.), Vol. 101, No. 32, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 18, 2007, newspaper, January 18, 2007; Nocona, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth439557/m1/3/: accessed February 19, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .