The Rockwall County Commis-sioners Court met for a brief meeting Tuesday morning, addressing a number of county business items and proclaiming the month of June as “Immigrant Heritage Month” in the county.
Proposed to the Commissioners and County Judge David Sweet by Royse City teacher (and candidate for Precinct 4 Commissioner) Ericka Ledferd, Sweet described the proclamation as a “really neat thing.”
“Immigrants have continued to grow business, innovate, strengthen our economy and create American jobs and in Rockwall County,” Sweet read from the proclamation, which was presented to Ledferd and her mother, Vilma. “Immigrants have provided the United States with unique social and cultural influence, fundamentally enriching the extraordinary character of our nation... and have been tireless leaders... in creating a fairer and more just society for all Americans.”
The court heard and approved a request by Carolyn Francisco for the use of the Rockwall County Veterans Memorial area on Yellowjacket Lane to host a ceremony on November 11 at 2 p.m. commemorating the 100-year anniversary of Armistice Day, the end of World War I.
“How many more 100-year anniversaries will we see in our lifetime?” Francisco said. “This is a historic event!”
The ceremony will include speakers, the presentation of a bronze plaque honoring Rockwall residents who served in WWI, and a flyover, weather permitting.
The court also approved an agreement with Kelley Akins, M.S. LPC, for the provision of mental health services for county inmates through September. The court had previously considered the measure but tabled it until Akins had received Licensed Professional Counselor certification.
The court also discussed the recent request for proposals issued for financial auditing services to the county. According to County Auditor Lisa Wylie, of the nine requests sent to various firms, only two responded, despite the fact that, as Wylie put it, auditing Rockwall County is a “small project.”
The court opted to review the requests received and address it at the next regular meeting.
In other actions, the court:
– Approved the purchase of repair services for hail-damaged county vehicles
– Approved a 5-year agreement with Axon Enterprises for 7 tasers to be used by county constables and bailiffs
– Received an update on the status of county indigent health services