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County Commissioner Precinct 4

Ben Perry

215 N. 5th Suite 125
Waco, TX 76701
P.O. Box 648
Waco, Texas 76703-0648
Phone: (254) 757-5064
Fax: (254) 757-5007

ben.perry@co.mclennan.tx.us

 

 

 


Duties

star Administrative Duties
Various statutes affect the administrative operation of the commissioners court.
 
star Bonding Authority
In order to carry out certain responsibilities, the commissioners court is authorized to issue bonds for certain purposes. Commissioners are also responsible for management of debt incurred by the sale of such bonds.
 
star Contracting Authority
Commissioners have the general business responsibility for the county as well as contracting authority. Counties may enter into contracts or cooperative agreements with other local governments to accomplish mutually beneficial purposes, with the state for various services, and with private entities for services or supplies.
 
star Elections
The commissioners court is responsible for the holding of general and special elections of the county. Special elections include those authorizing creation of special districts, issuance of bonds, and other purposes.
 
star Fiscal Operation
The commissioners court has financial responsibility for the county, setting the tax rate, authorizing expenditures, and issuing bonds. This enumeration includes other statutes related to the commissioners' responsibility for fiscal operation of the county.




star Judicial Responsibilities
The commissioners court has certain responsibilities to the judicial operations at the county level.
 
star Offices, Boards and Commissions
Commissioners create offices, boards, and commissions to carry out certain purposes.
 
star Operating Facilities
Commissioners court is also responsible for providing buildings for use as offices and other operating facilities for the county.
 
star Personnel
Commissioners appoint certain officers to handle other personnel-related duties, such as, fire marshall, constable, additional deputies, librarian
 
star Public Health and Welfare
A general responsibility of the commissioners court is to provide for the public health and welfare. Provision for public welfare may include social services, libraries and parks and recreation. Specific statutes affect some activities in this general area.
 
star Public Works
The commissioners court has responsibilities in regard to water supply, irrigation and drainage, waste disposal, clean air and agriculture.
 
star Regulatory Responsibility
Counties have statutorily specified regulatory responsibilities. Additionally, in some cases they have an advisory role with state agencies.

 
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501 Washington Ave., Waco, TX, 76701
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