Somervell County Commissioners approved the transfer of nearly $70,000 in funds during their meeting on Monday. Judge Walter Maynard said most of the moves were due to an unexpected rise in worker’s compensation insurance.

“Most of these have come about due to an unexpected increase in worker’s comp insurance,” Maynard said.

Out of the $56,310 transferred, $8,835 was moved to various departments to cover the increase.

The biggest transfer was $20,000 from an EMS medics account to an EMS part-time account.

A total of $18,000 was moved to the fire department’s equipment and furniture account.

Other business covered by the commissioners included reviewing the quarterly accident reports. Of the eight reports, all but two were related to poison ivy incidents.

The county will accept bids for library books. Bids are due by 5 p.m. Feb. 6 and will be opened on Feb. 9.

Bids for shavings were opened in court and taken for consideration along with bids for prisoner food.

A contract between Somervell County Juvenile Probation and Gulf Coast Trades Center was approved.

The center, located in Houston, allows juveniles to work on obtaining their GED and driver’s license.

The commissioners went into executive session to discuss a matter involving commercial or financial information brought forward by a business prospect.

No action was taken on the item in open court.