Tuesday Nov 29, 2022

Judge announces food drive between county, city – Odessa American


Ector County Judge Debi Hays holds a picture of the winning design and slogan for the Ector County Health Department Outreach Mobile Unit on Tuesday. (Royal McGregor | Odessa American)

After the regularly scheduled agenda was completed during Tuesday’s Commissioners Court meeting, Ector County Judge Debi Hays announced a food drive to benefit Jesus House.

Hays said the drive would be a competition between Ector County and the City of Odessa.

The food drive started on Tuesday and will last the next two weeks. Hays said donations can include canned and dry goods.

“We are going to try to make this a fun event,” Hays said. “We are starting this event today (Tuesday) until July 26 to try to help fill that pantry.”

On the regularly scheduled agenda, the Ector County Commissioners court discussed various items.

Agenda items include recognizing and presenting Madison Guerrero, Britton Morrow and Carson Nevill with plaques for creating the winning design and slogan for the Ector County Health Department Outreach Mobile Unit.

Guerrero, Morrow and Nevill posed with photos of the commissioners and county judge. Ector County Health Department Director Brandy Garcia said the mobile unit is scheduled to be wrapped and a ribbon cutting is set for July 28.

“Being in this position and I know the four commissioners are extremely excited about having a local unit that is going to go out in our community to talk about diabetes to talk about COVID to talk about immunization and a multitude of other health concerns that we have with our community,” Hays said during the meeting. “I’m excited and proud of these three individuals.”

The health department also accepted donations from several agencies within Ector County for the Ector County Health Department’s July Back to School Immunization Clinics.

Garcia ran through a list of donated items that included free haircuts, gift cards, skate passes and bikes.

“Last week on Thursday, we had probably 10 vendors in the parking lot,” Garcia said during the meeting. “We had a really good turnout and we gave out about 60 vaccinations. We plan on doing that every Thursday for the month of July.”

To start the meeting, Oxy Project Manager Steven Scannapieco presented to the commissioners about a Low Carbon Ventures for road improvements on County Road 307 (South Wheeler Road). Commissioners approved the proposal.

In addition to the road improvements, Scannapieco said there would also be a fiber optic cable above ground.

Greg Simmons, the Commissioner for Precinct 2, asked Scannapieco why the fiber optic cable would be above ground instead of below ground. Scannapieco said with the amount of underground pipes that it’s more cost effective to run the fiber optic cable above ground.

Commissioners tabled a SOV (Statement of Values) for submission to Travelers Insurance Group in partnership with USI Insurance Services.

A rumor circulating about housing illegal aliens was squashed by a representative from an investment company during the commissioners meeting. The representative said they don’t know how the rumor got started but the properties are for mobile home units.

Commissioners approved four proposals for mobile home units. Two of the mobile home units are located at 3740 N. Vega Avenue and 3735 N. Vega Avenue. The other two mobile home units are located at 8749 W. Kassidy Street and 8735 W. Kassidy Street.

The commissioners meet in executive session to discuss legal matters, real estates issues and transactions, and personnel …….

Source: https://www.oaoa.com/local-news/judge-announces-food-drive-between-county-city/

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