SHERMAN, April 24, 2014 – Dr. Susan Thomas, Executive Director of Texoma Council of Governments (TCOG) celebrated a ribbon cutting for the new Maintenance Facility for the Texoma Housing Partners, a public housing consortium operated by TCOG.
Dr. Thomas stated, “This is an exciting day for the Texoma Housing Partners. This 6400 square foot Maintenance Facility will store all inventory, supplies and equipment in one location which will produce tremendous efficiencies. With everything in one place, managing the maintenance operations for the 18 cities participating in the consortium will be completely streamlined.”
Managing the maintenance operations for the 18 cities participating in the consortium will be completely streamlined.
Built with capital funding received over three years, the building includes 5175 square feet of warehouse space and 1225 square feet which includes office space, kitchen area and conference room. The building is fenced in the back and includes a large concrete drive for roll up dumpsters and deliveries and also includes covered equipment parking. Special attention was taken to create an energy efficient building by installing high energy efficient heating and air-conditioning, appliances and lighting.
The Texoma Council of Governments is a voluntary association of the local governments in Cooke, Fannin, and Grayson Counties. Established in 1968, the Texoma Council of Governments promotes economy and efficiency in the coordinated planning and development of the tri-county region through its community and economic development activities. Either directly, or through contractors, the Council provides housing, utility assistance, and weatherization services for low-income citizens in the region and assists the elderly through a variety of Area Agency on Aging programs. The Council also facilitates the delivery of grant funding for homeland security and criminal justice.
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