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Lamar County Commissioners’ Court to receive training in Clarksville on Thursday regarding CERTZ Grant

The Lamar County Commissioners’ Court will participate in a special meeting next week in Clarksville — a workshop training exercise in connection with a transportation grant being made available to counties.

Lamar County Courthouse
Lamar County Courthouse

The meeting will be at 9 a.m. on Thursday (Jan. 16) in the conference room of the Extension Office behind the Red River County Courthouse in Clarksville.

This special meeting is actually a workshop training exercise provided by the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX).  Greg Brienkmeyer with TEEX will provide the workshop training.

This workshop training is to help county officials, in areas affected by increased oil and gas production, prepare cost estimates for road improvements they wish to submit for funding by special funds authorized by the 83rd Texas Legislature.

It will consist of an overview of the general process, followed by hands-on technical assistance with preparation of cost estimates for road projects that counties plan to submit.

This is in regards to the “County Energy Re-investment Transportation Zone” (CERTZ) grant. It is estimated that Lamar County is eligible for a minimum grant award of $135,000.