The Williamson County Commissioners Court held its final capital improvement projects workshop of the year Dec. 4.
In a decision made early in the workshop the court planned to only make time-sensitive financial decisions, leaving about $5.2 million in the budget for the new diocese that will be sworn into office in January. As County Judge Dan Gattis and Precinct 4 Commissioner Larry Madsen have about three weeks left in their tenure—to be replaced by former Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace Bill Gravell and local businessman Russ Boles, respectively—the court thought it best to leave the decisions up to the newly elected officials.
The court did vote to allot no more than $500,000 to integrate justice of the peace Precinct 4 technology into the same computer system the rest of the county uses. The funding would go toward purchasing the new technology, transferring and scanning data, and removing the stand-alone server the office currently uses.
Following the vote the county has $5,195,715.54 remaining in the capital improvement budget to be used at the discretion of the new court.