Richard Abshire is on vacation. Colleague Emily Fox provides this update.
At its regular meeting Tuesday, the Rockwall County Commissioners Court approved several road-related items, including engineering services for the road project on FM549. The border road between the cities of Rockwall and Fate will be worked on from State Highway 66 to Interstate 30.
The commissioners also approved a three-year deal on a new electronic payroll time keeping system. The Web-based system will cost $15,500 up front plus a monthly fee of more than $1,000. Funding for the new system was included in the 2010 budget.
Today is the last day of the commissioners’ budget workshops. The first draft of the 2011 budget includes a $1.8 million deficit. The final budget will be approved in August after the release of appraisal figures from the Rockwall County Appraisal District.