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Commissioners Court voted to approve the hiring of 40 temporary workers to assist with flood recovery and clean-up.

Commissioners Court approves $500,000 for temporary positions due to flood relief

In response to last week’s countywide flooding event, Commissioners Court approved $500,000 from the general fund budget in support of temporary positions that will assist in the flood relief and clean-up efforts.  

The Court's action allows to expedite the hiring of workers for the eastern part of the county, represented by Precinct 1 Commissioner David L. Fuentes, said Commissioners Court Executive Officer Valde Guerra.

"As a result of the unprecedented rainfall that we had last week, the county will begin interviewing qualified applicants for these positions," said Guerra. "The individuals will be interviewed and hired by the respective commissioner."

Guerra emphasized that these are temporary positions that will end on December 28. The positions include maintenance, equipment operators, and truck drivers specifically for Precinct 1, which was affected the most due to the heavy rains and floods. Precinct 1 encompasses eastern Hidalgo County from Mercedes to Weslaco, Alamo, Donna, Hargill, the Delta Area and Progreso Lakes.

"These job postings are exempt from normal positing positions, given the emergency we have on our hands," Guerra said.

The county emergency response continues.

Did you miss today's meeting? Watch it at 9 p.m. Thursday on KMBH Ch. 10 or on the county's YouTube Channel!

If you missetoday's meeting, you can view it on our county website or YouTube Channel by clicking hereYou can also watch today's Commissioners Court    and Drainage District meetings on KMBH TV, cable channel 10, on Thursday at 9 p.m. Or watch it on Friday morning at 9 a.m. on your local school district channel 17.

The next regular meeting of Commissioners Court  will be on Tuesday, July 3, 2018. 
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