Free Use of Dump Areas May End

Leon County Commissioners met for their last regular meeting of the month, Wednesday, April 25th. Commissioner Joey Sullivan presided over the meeting in Judge Byron Ryder?s absence.

Commissioners briefly discussed the solicitation of bids for Solid Waste Disposal Services in the County. Currently there are four locations where citizens can dispose of items twice weekly at no charge. Commissioner David Ferguson said that Leon County is about the only county that does not charge for people to dump items.

The court decided to go out for bids after it is determined what policy the surrounding counties are following for this service. The county could begin charging for dumping or hire a service to operate the facilities and allow them to charge. Ferguson also said the sites should be reduced to only one or two locations instead of four and recycling should be added at the sites.

The court approved a proclamation for Mental Health Awareness Month. The court heard from Dr. Carly McCord who discussed the impact of Telehealth Counseling Clinic and NAMI Brazos Valley in Leon County.

A proclamation was approved designating April as Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month.

A proclamation for Soil Stewardship Week was also approved.

A bid for $750 for Lot 15, Block 2, Hilltop Lakes, Section 1 was approved for Betty Seabaugh.

A request from Leon County Sheriff Kevin Ellis to apply for a Bullet Proof Vest Grant was approved.

The 1st Quarter 2018 Investment Report was approved.

Approval was also given for Cassandra Noey to attend training in San Antonio and include mileage and food.

The annual contract renewal for the Remote Birth Access Contract was approved.