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ELLIS COUNTY - First matter on the Ellis County Commissioners’ Court agenda Friday, Oct. 1, was to approve a change order for a contract with Prime, Inc., who constructed the Sub-courthouse in Ennis.

The change order is for an additional $6,000 needed to cover unplanned costs involving an electrical entrance. 

Professional engineering services from General Datatech, L.P., needed to help implement hardware for data networking and telecom for CSCD/ Emergency Management was the second item approved by the commissioners’ court.

The services will help to program phones and other equipment already in place at the I-35E building.

"We can now have everything done at that location by next Friday, Oct.8," said Ellis County MIS Director Teral Crawford.

Next item up, was to approve moving the personnel and budget of the county’s IT Department from the county auditor’s department to the office of County Judge Carol Bush.

Also on the agenda, were several bids concerning the selling and relocation of several Ellis County items.  

First bid concerned declaring some doors, frames, and windows from the county’s Highway 77 location as surplus, so all those items could be disposed.

The court decided to take no action.

The next bid involved moving several items and the Adult Probation department from their current location at 1201 N. Hwy 77 in Waxahachie, to a new location on Clift Street in Waxahachie, the bid was approved.

The demolition of the interior at the 1201 N. Hwy 77 location was also approved.

No action was taken on the final two bids on the court’s agenda which, focused on the selling of walls, partitions, cubicles, doors and windows from the Hwy. 77 building. 

The grand opening of the Ennis Sub Courthouse , located on 207 S. Sonoma Trail, will be held Friday, Oct. 8, from 4:30- 5:30 p.m.

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