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Page 10 COUNCIL from page one $1,054 for road oil. The city voted to sell a 1974 police car to Bill Bearden, the high bidder, for $710. Other bids were $409 and $202. The city also hired Edward R. York Jr., an attorney from Corsicana, to collect delinquent taxes for 1976 and prior years at 13 per cent for this year, and 15 per cent the second year. City manager John Lott said that the city has $19,539.81 in delinquent taxes on the books as of March I, with $8,508.79 of this 1976 taxes and $11,031.02 taxes for prior years, The vote to hire the tax attorney was 3-0, with Marles Drake abstaining. The council voted to support Senate Bill 251 which would remove the responsibility of utility rate setting by nmnicipalities and place that responsibility directly with the Texas Utilities Commission or the Railroad Commission. Mayor A.M. Thompson said the results of the city's election Saturday will be canvassed at the next regular meeting of the City Council April 11. COUNTY from page one be shifted to Henderson County to do the audit, Carroll said. "All my constituents want to be assured that the money that is supposed to be there is still there," Ned LaRue, Precinct 2 commissioner commented. "Can you assure us of that?" Carroll said that balance sheets prepared by the audit would slow the status of all accounts. Asked by Leland Tarrant if auditing 1976 books would "take care of problems in the year before," Carroll said, "Not necessarily." He said it would clarify beginning cash balances, but would not indicate any" mishandling of funds during 1975. In answer to a question from auditor Tom Simmons, Carroll assured the court that all funds in all offices of the county would be audited. The call for an audit was by unanimous vote of the com- missioners. In other action the court voted to hire Ellen Stevens to do some painting work on the second and third floors of the courthouse for $I,I00. She was low bidder for the work. Bill Dickson of Malakoff bid $1,500. The court authorized Judge Winston Reagan to represent the tIenderson County Commissioners Court on the annual Trinity River Authority and Trinity Improvemeat Association trip to Washington D.C. to testify at hearings on the project budget. The court also authorized Joe Dan Fowler to sell old plat books which were recently replaced with new ones for $50 each. GRANT from page one for funds. Barber said that it took 63 points based on varying criteria for a municipality to be funded. Malakoff had 64 points, barely getting under the wire for the grant he said. He said that if Malakoff had not acquired 10 points in HUD's grading system for the code enforcement project, there would not have been a gran this year. Some $40,000 will be used in the code enforcement section of the grant. Barber said that the area defined by the grant could be inspected and financial aid could be offered to individuals to bring their residences up to a standard set by the city. He said that the city would not be getting into a Cy-wide code enforcement sibmtion, mad that codes adopted wuld be only for the grant area, and would not be permanent-- lasting only for the period of time the grant program is in effect. The council approved a $2,500 expenditure for additional services to Barber & Associates involved with the code enforcement planning. The council passed several resolutions relating to the grant application, Expenses involved in making the grant application can be taken from grant funds, Barber told the council. The council also passed a resolution establishing a fair market value of easements for the storm sewer project of $50 property-owner except for one lot owned by Robert Reed for $500 because the easement destroyed the value of the entire lot. The addition of water lines in the West End would provide 66 additional families with water service, the preliminary application for the grant indicates. are dilapidated, 86 are substandard and 17 are in standard condition. Of the 130 families in the area, 118 are low income families, the application indicates. The area of the grant is bounded by the r tracks on the south, a line parallel to and at Heights Street on the east, a line parallel to and at Good Hope Street on the north, and a line parallel to and at Cherry Street on the west. SCHOOLS trom page one Association {TSTA) plan (SB 230 and HB 613) differs shghtly from the governor's bill. TSTA proposal calls for a new salary schedule for teachers that would increase the base salary from $8,000 to $10,000 for a beginning teacher with a bachelor's degree. It would also provide additional classroom teacher unit in kindergarten through third grade according to a graduated formula which would favor school districts with lt financml ability. All bills proposed for consideration of this session of the legislature are based on a large surplus in the Texas treasury which makes additional funds available to the state for aiding education during the next two years. Of particular concern to the ad valorem tax payer, however, is the method of financing education in future years when there is no surplus. None of the bills applies itself directly to finding an alternative to the ad valorem property tax on a long range basis. 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