The Vessel Turn-In program was a success this year, it was reported during the June 26 meeting of the Calhoun County commissioners.

“During the event, we had 37 vessels turned in,” said Robb Muir with the Texas General Land Office.

The two-day event was held at two sites – Port Lavaca and Seadrift.

Muir said the event achieved the goal of removing oil and gas from the environment.

Muir said the boats combined length was 695 feet, and the $4,000 disposal fee saved the state $135,000 of the $139,000 it would have cost.

“We appreciate you giving us two sites this year,” said Commissioner Vern Lyssy.

In other business, the commissioners:

-- Accepted $6,104 from the Golden Crescent Regional Advisory Council for the 2019-2020 EMS/Trauma Care System Grant to be used for trauma-related items and training.

-- Approved the county’s policy regarding Inclement Weather Closings/Emergency Closings/Evacuations.

-- Accepted $467.50 to be placed in the Precinct 1 budget from the auction of a mower.

-- Accepted K9 Hunter as an asset of the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office.

-- Declared items from Precinct 1 as surplus and authorized disposal.

-- Approved submission of CEPRA grant utilizing GOMESA funds as matching funds for the Boggy Nature Park, Phase 1.

-- Accepted reports from the District Clerk’s Office and the Tax Assessor-Collectors Office.

-- Approved payment of bills for the county and Memorial Medical Center.

-- Heard a report from the American Red Cross on Hurricane Harvey recovery.