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HoS8 & Sons Book B nde / , Spr r ort Mtoh. 0 0 ANN ROUNSAVALL concerning thegrant, deteriorated housing or buildings; Members of the present citizensMrs. Bynum told councilmenthatthe and Associates for work on the grant city councilmen approved Expenditures, if approved, will be $25,000 for code enforcement; and committee will continue to serve if the pre-application will be filed around application. of a $600,000 HUD used for $125,000 in water improvemen- $30,000 for administration. 1981 grant is approved. They are Luther Christmas time, and that approval or Development Block Grant ts which will allow placement of fire Ellis, Mac McLain, Sam Stoggner, I.W. rejection should be received by the first In the mayor's report Howard Julian meeting Monday, Nov. 24. hydrants in two areas of the city not In related business the council ap- Brown, and Oresta Jackson. Alfred of March. Last year's grant was for pointed out that Christmas lighting has now covered; $103,500 for rehabilitation proved two resolutions, one approving Williams has worked as coordinator for $250,000. been provided to the city by members is being prepared by of sub-standard housing within the city; submission of the pre-application and the current grant program work. of the Chamber ~f Commerce, and ex- 'ayler and Associates of $306,000 for relocation and replacement one to approve a citizens participation Councilmen also approved a con-pressed his appreciation to Williams for Nancy Bynum of that firm of sub-standard housing; $10,500 for plan and appointment of a citizens ad- The city has previously received sultant contract with Barber-Trayler the work that he has done on the 1980 the second public hearing clearance and demolition of vacant and visory committee, three HUD grants for improvements to water, sewer, housing and codes, grant. PRESS 1980 Heartbeat Of This Progressive Territory" cents single copy YEAR, NUMBER 51 Box 509, Malakoff, Texas 75148 489-0531 THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4,1980 i,~ i r ~ ~ L ROUNSAVALL crowd is expected in Monday afternoon at 4 p.m. of the largest Christmas the history of the city will of town. guard will lead ~de, courtesy of the U.S. Air Texas Sunshine Girls, reknown horse drill team in the Rose Bowl in Large crowd expected at annual Rotary parade ~: ~, ~memmlmwwwsmamm mwwwmwmmw@ml= Pasadena, California last year will also motor cars, and will provide rides for be a part of the Malakoff festivity, children at the elementary school cam- Shriners will be on hand with their pus following the parade. . St0p here * Start here ...... HWY 31 ........................... ; mm =l oama=e.m -I The Malakoff Volunteer Fire Depar- tment will provide an engine for Santa Claus to ride on, and Santa has agreed to visit with children after the parade at the elementary campus. Six bands are scheduled to appear: the Malakoff High School Band, the Trinidad High School Band, the Cross Roads High School Band, the Cayuga ' HlghSchooi Band, the Henderson Coun- ty Junior College Band, the Mabank High School Band, and as an added at- traction the Henderson County Junior College Cardettes. Scan Lawler, area poster child for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, will also be presented to the crowd. I~ine~up for the parade will be at 3 p.m., and Judging will begin at 3:30 p.m. Judges for the event will be Coun- ty Judge Winston Reagan, Henderson County Junior College president Bill Campion, and TP&L District Manager Howard Watson. The parade will start at the intersec- tion of North College and Jackson Avenue, and will travel south on North College to Hwy. 31. From Hwy. 31 the parade will wind to Mitcham Street, turn on East Main, and head north on Terry Street. The parade will end at the elementary school campus. (See parade route map in this issue of The News). Cash ~wtll be awarded for the floats In each category, in: clt~tng civic, scko~, and churches. An overall theme prize of $125. Theme o/ thisyear's Rotary sponsorial parade willie Christmas- the Star of Hope for the New World. Malakoff Lions Club members will have a float in the parade, and will also provide candy for Santa to give to youngsters along the route. Anyone with a float or entry in the parade should contact Randy Warren, Rotary event chairman. PAT HARRIMAN budget prepared by Chief Appraiser County's central ap- Ken Monroe at a public hearing Nov. 25. will cost $556,121. The Two changes were made in the board approved the budget, which were approved by the /i~: UEMREY and Doug Knowles were on hand to watch over the loading railroad tank car at the Smackover Shell plant this week. The first from the plant left for Oxcldental Chemica! in Florida. The economy, Smackover Shell, is limited produc- continues. At full production ten carloads of 80 long tons of (Staff photo by Ann Rounsavall) board. Monroe said that he wanted to combine two categories - gasoline mileage allowance and automobile rental into one transportation category. The gasoline mileage allowance is $25,200 and the automobile rental allowance is $18,000. The cost of the transportation category will be $43,200. The other change is a 10 percent salary flexibility without board ap- proval. Monroe said that in some areas, the salaries he had proposed were low. "I'd just like to be able to offer 10 percent more if necessary when hiring for some of these positions," Monroe said. "I wouldn't do that unless the O" By PAT HARRIMAN Another county budget problem surfaced Monday when the jail stan- dards inspector told commissioners they would have to have 15 jailers. The county now employs five. funds were available from some other category." This 10 percent flexibility applies only when Monroe is hiring someone for a job. Any other sala~ increases will have to be approved by.the board. D.E. Brooks, an employee of the Henderson County Junior College tax office and Paul Sutton, an employee of the Athens Independent School District tax office, were the only people at the meeting besides the board members. Brooks said he thought the $37,500 electronic data processing cost was high. "We (HCJC) use Western Data Processing and they charge us 22 cents O be certified as jailers. a line," Brooks said. who comes to the board," Monroe said. "Western quoted me 45 cents per line Brooks said that he felt the budget to put the information from all 17 was notoutofline. jurisdictions together," Monroe said. "I worked with (board member) Pay "Are your appraisers going to just Lowe and I know he's tight with a dollar get the cards from the different tax and watches where the money goes," offices or are they going to go out on the Brooks said. field and measure my house?" Brooks Monroe said that in preparing the asked, budget, he had probably overestimated "We're going to start with copies of on some of the items. all of the jurisdictions' records and use a ratio-type study approach, which is "Basically, we've got a unique used by the State Property Tax Board," situation because there's not been an Monroe said. "The budget won't allow appraisal district like this before," for each house to be re-appraised, so we Monroe said. "I've tried to hit a happy feel this is the best method, medium in cost and keep the budget "This ratio-type method involves flexible, because we dOn't know what taking a sufficient sample of on-site we'll run into. If we have any surplus, appraisals of all the different types of we can use it in another area or pass it classifications," Monroe continued, back to the jurisdictions in the form of Monroe also said that he realized cuts in their third and fourth quarter there would still be some inequities, so payments." the time allowed for the board of review In the board meeting, Monroe was would be longer than usual, authorized to begin negotiations for "The board will 100k at any0ne,s house office space at I01 E. Corsicana. "That way they can help with the female prisoners, if one needs to be ~ ~ ....... ~ : = ~~ :: searched or their cell checked," Dearingsaid. Calendar of events Sheriff-elect Charlie Fields told the Henderson County has yet to adopt a commissioners that he would not : =: ::::~: :: ~:::. ~ .: ~::: /. ::: ~ : ~:: : 1981 budget, which must now expand to "move in until all the furniture and MEETINGS include 10more employees, personnel are turned over to me."The Malakoff Lions Club will meet tonight (Thursday) Dec. 4, at 6:30 p.m. at The Henderson County Corn- "The number of jailers is required by the Lions Den. All members are urged to attend. missioners Court accepted the new the jail standards and by the statutes of Log Cabin Swingers will meet Saturday, Dec. 6, at the red barn in Log Cabin county jail and juvenile facilities at the state. We have to have enough staff Estates. Monday's meeting. The commissioners to meet the requirements by law,"The annual Trinidad High School Basketball Tournament is underway this hope to open the Jail on Jan. 1. Fields said. weekend with games scheduled Thursday and Friday nights as well as all day Bob Dearing, a supervising inspector County Judge Winston Reagan saidSaturday. with the Texas Commission on Jail that the hiring of more personnel would The Malakoff City Council will meet in regular session Monday, Dec. 8, at 6:30 Standards told the commissioners court that the Jail was ready for operation as soon as a few "minor things" were taken care of. These minor things include a washer and dryer, a freezer, a dishwasher, mattresses, new shower heads, three exit signs, an exercise area and more jailers. Dearing said that it would take 15 people to operate the Jail, which will hold 53 prisoners, and is expected to have between 3,5-50 the first week it opens. "At any time of the day, you've got to have at least three people on duty," Dearing said. "There needs to be a guard downstairs, one upstairs and a dispatcher. The jailers must make hourly checks of the prisoners' cells." Dearing also suggested that the dispatchers, which are usually women, "create budget problems." The commissioners court has not yet adopted a 1981 budget. In the proposed budget, $135,000 of the $275,000 revenue sharing money has been earmarked to be transferred to the general fund for law enforcement. The commissioners have opposed the transfer because they would not get any of the revenue sharing money. Reagan said that the county needs more money for law enforcement, "which is what I've been saying all along. It is required by law that we hire these new people." The money for the needed appliances and furniture will come from the original $1.2 million dollar jail bond. "We've got about $40,000, plus whatever interest it's earned, to pay for See JAIL, page 6 p.m. at the city complex. Masonic Lodge No. 759 Study Club will be held Monday,, Dec. 8, at the lodge hall in Malakoff. Malakoff Rots,tans will meet at noon Tuesday, Dec. 9, at the Harbor House Restaurant for their weekly luncheon meeting, Timber Trails 4-H'ers will meet Tuesday, Dec. 9, at 7 p.m. at the Lions Den. RAINFALL REPORT November recorded 3.65 inches of rainfall, according to Bro. EP. Allen. The month was the wettest since May, which brought 4.67 inches. Total for the year is 27.91, an amount 22.98 inches behind the same period last year. OF'FIt'F, IItIt'RS The Malakoff News office is open on a regular basis from 9 am until 4 p m Monday through Friday. For your convenience, please contact the office during those hours to assure that your news in i~ciuded ('(IMMt~NITY A N NOt~Nt'I,:MEN'rs To make sure people are aware of your organization's activities, contact the Malakoff News at 489.05',t1. For an item to appear in the News on its Thursday publication it nlust be received at the News office by 4 p m. on the preceeding Monday I)EAI)I.INE INFORMATION . 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