BONHAM — This week, the Fannin County Commissioners Court discussed the District Attorney’s Office’s website, the purchase of pews for the courthouse and several other agenda items.

BONHAM — This week, the Fannin County Commissioners Court discussed the District Attorney’s Office’s website, the purchase of pews for the courthouse and several other agenda items.


District Attorney Richard Glaser approached the Court asking for approval to a contract between Sheep Boutique Internet Marketing and the Fannin County D.A.’s office to establish, set up and maintain a website for the office.


"For the last two years we’ve been trying to get our website set up, and the IT department is spread pretty thin," Glaser said. "So I heard a presentation down in Leonard by a lady that said she could do it for us. So I had IT meet with her, and we met with her, and she’s come up with a plan that’s going to cost about $1,500. I’m going to take that out of my discretionary funds."


Employees of the D.A.’s office currently do not have access to edit their website, which is part of the County’s website. Glaser said the office wants a separate website to they can edit it and put more information on it. The website would include links to the County website.


The Court expressed concern regarding the contract and over the D.A.’s Office having a website separate from the County website. Commissioner Stanley Barker said he would like to see the final contract before approving it. Judge Spanky Carter said he was concerned about the cost.


"I understand this is your discretionary funds, but I know there are going to be other things that you’re going to want to spend money on. And it’s not like we have a lot of extra money," Carter said.


The Court voted to pass on the item.


The Court then considered an amendment to the Securus Master Services agreement for the Fannin County Jail.


"This particular agreement is for our inmate phone service that we have over at both jails. And due to some FCC (Federal Communication Commission) rulings … there has to be an amendment to this contract that has to do with the interstate calling," said County Purchasing Agent Jill Holmes.


Christina Clay of Securus Master Services, the company that handles inmate calls at the Fannin County jails, was present to answer the commissioners’ questions.


The Court voted to approve the amendment, thus renewing the County’s contract with Securus for another 36 months.


Next, the Court considered the purchase of 22 pews from the First United Methodist Church, Bonham for $500. Holmes and Barker went to the church last week to look at the pews, Holmes said. The County would actually receive 31 pews. The Church is only charging for 22 because nine of them "will require some work," Holmes said.


The Court did not establish exactly where the pews would be installed, although the Commissioners Courtroom and the State District Courtroom were mentioned as possibilities. The Court voted to approve the purchase.


The Court then approved the purchase of a 15-foot, heavy-duty Batwing Rotary Cutter through the TXMAS Contract for Precinct 3. The Court approved selling additional equipment for surplus for Precinct 3 to sell through online auction.


Finally, the Court approved the following proclamations for:


• April 2014 as Sexual Assault Awareness Month;


• Child Abuse Prevention Month for April 2014;


• Bertha Voyer Memorial Library in Honey Grove as a finalist for the Best Small Library in Texas; and


• Red River Art Fest Week the week of April 26, 2014.