Commissioners Tackle Agenda

Leon County Commissioners met Monday, April 8th, for their first regular meeting of the month. All four commissioners were present. Leon County Judge Byron Ryder presided over the relatively short agenda.

Leon County Clerk Christie Wakefield introduced the new employee in her office. Courtney Cunningham Smith has already started her new position in the clerk?s office.

Tom Nowlen, Sr. was introduced to the court and audience as the new Veterans? Services Administrator. Nowlen said he was glad to be here and looked forward to starting his new position.

Robert Reed of Express Electric was in court concerning the use of the EMS tower in Flo for his wireless internet service for the residents in that area. Reed will also supply the Flo Volunteer Fire Department with free internet service. The court voted to approve the use of the tower pending the signing of the contract.

The court voted to approve adding Christie Wakefield to the BVCOG Homeland Security Advisory Committee.

Approval was give for the Centerville Band to hold a concert at the Leon County Gazebo on Sunday May 21st from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Leon County Treasurer Brandy Hill presented the court with the 2017 1st Quarter Investment Report. The court approved the report.

A resolution that had previously been approved was amended slightly in the wording on the request of TXDoT. This is the resolution to name IH-45 between mile markers 151 and 168 as the Sgt. Wade Wilson Memorial Highway. TXDoT requested slight changes in the wording of the resolution such as ?named? to ?designate? and ?Sergeant? to ?Sgt.?. The court approved those amendments.

A Road Use Agreement for County Road 131 was approved for 90 days.

Judge Ryder reported that he had recently attended a hearing in Austin concerning the High Speed Rail. Ryder said that he was glad that he was able to testify at the hearing. ?There were a lot of folks there against the High Speed Rail,? said Ryder.

Hill reported donations this month in the amount of $1258.10 for the Senior Nutrition Center, $100.00 from Leslie Hensler, and another $25.00 to the Veterans? Services.