County Commissioners Court meets with full agenda

By Cameron Wallace

The Cuero Record

The vehicle and parts shortage has impacted the DeWitt Country Sheriff’s Department.

Sheriff Carl Bowen stood before the DeWitt County Commissioners Court on Monday, Oct. 11, to make his case for changing purchase orders for Chevrolet Tahoes to Chevrolet Silverado Pickup Truck Special Services Vehicles. The vehicle and parts shortage has made finding the Chevy Tahoes virtually impossible. According to Sheriff Bowen, production on those vehicles is slated to ramp up in March, with deliveries not expected until late fall or early winter next year.

“In an effort to get more Tahoes on the road, and get the high-mileage or less maintainable vehicles off the road, we’re exploring the possibility of getting three Silverado SSD pickups for supervisors, and move their Tahoes on to patrol...and the Silverados are less expensive.”

The Sheriff’s proposal was approved and passed by County Commissioners.

There were several other items on the agenda, including the replacement of an obsolete Taser for DeWitt County Constable Precinct 1. That, as well, was passed.

Other items that were approved and passed include appointment of County Commissioner (Precinct 2) James Pilchiek Sr. to DeWitt County Appraisal District Board of Directors; adoption of proclamation designating Oct. 6 as German-American Day in DeWitt County; Internet Services Agreement; verbal authorization to enter a new contract with Texas Gas Service to supply Precinct 3 barn natural gas utility service; approval of the Interlocal Agreement between DeWitt County and the City of Yorktown for 24-hour law enforcement services, beginning Oct. 1, 2021, and ending Sep. 30, 2022.

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