County to begin tests of drivers


Drivers working for Madison County who have CDL licenses will now be subject to drug and alcohol tests after the Commissioners’ Court on Monday approved a plan.

County Treasurer Judi Delesandri said that in order to get the county compliant with Department of Transportation regulations, the county needed to adopt changes to its personnel policy.

“Each driver will have to be drug-tested within the next month, and then there will be random drug tests quarterly,” she said. “I will be the coordinator for this.”

Commissioner Sam Cook said the policy only affects drivers with a CDL license.

In other business, the county:

•approved a financing plan with Associated Supply Co. Inc. for $169,413 for a period of five years to purchase a Gradall XL3300 Excavator to be used by Precints 1 and 2;

•approved a lot split at 14548 Bundic Lane in North Zulch for Michael and Glenda Murphy;

•accepted the 2017-18 Texas Community Development Block Grant of $283,925 for North Zulch to be used for water line improvements;

•approved advertising for bids for road materials and hauling for the coming calendar year; and

•approved a contract with Northland Cable for $82.04 per month for cable services for the Emergency Operations Center.