Animal shelter funding, new airport director: 5 things to know from Montgomery County Commissioners Court, July 25

The Montgomery County Commissioners Court, from left: nJames Noack, Jim Clark, Judge Craig Doyal, Mike Meador and Charlie Riley

The Montgomery County Commissioners Court, from left: nJames Noack, Jim Clark, Judge Craig Doyal, Mike Meador and Charlie Riley

Montgomery County Commissioners Court approved a number of different agenda items during its Tuesday meeting.

 

  1. The court approved an amendment to an agreement with the Houston-Galveston Area Council that provides $43,000 in additional funding for training at the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office. The original agreement was approved on April 11 of this year.

  2. The court approved a notification of default on a tax abatement agreement with Forest Ridge Office Condominiums.

  3. The court approved a $400,000 increase in the Montgomery County Animal Shelter funding. The request from shelter officials was originally for about $798,000, but commissioners approved half the amount stating they wanted more time to review the shelter budget.

  4. Commissioners approved $50,000 in funding for a new courier vehicle for the Montgomery County Library System. The existing vehicle is no longer operable and library officials said the cost of repair was too great to justify.

  5. Commissioners appointed James Brown as the new director of the Conroe-North Houston Regional Airport. Current director Scott Smith retires on Friday.