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Subdivision action items point to growth in Fannin County
By Jarrett Tucker
Jul 7, 2017
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Fannin County, Texas At the regular meeting of Fannin County Commissioners Court, the meeting opened with the invocation which was delivered by David Woodson.  A quorum was established and Fannin County Pct. 2 Commissioner Stan Barker presided over court in the absence of Fannin County Judge Spanky Carter.

Agenda item number three was to approve minutes from three previous meetings, June 13th, June 20th, and June 27th, 2017. The minutes were approved.

Agenda item number four was to approve an amendment for the renewal of the Lexis Nexis contract, which is a research tool used by the district attorney. The amendment was approved.

The next three agenda items were dealing with new subdivisions in the county. There were some corrections to the plat of a subdivision on county road 4030. This was approved. Next was the preliminary plat of Bear Creek Estates which was passed on until next week due to not receiving letters from utility providers.

The third subdivision item dealt with a waiver for a subdivision road in Monroe Estates. There are some issues dealing with the subdivision rules and regulations dealing with roads. The commissioners feel the subdivision committee needs to address these issues in upcoming meetings. With some further discussion the waiver was approved.

Agenda item number eight dealt with a nomination for the Fannin Central Appraisal District Board of Directors. A nomination is not needed until July 27th, so no recommendation was made at this time.

The next item dealt with the testing of 200 E. 1st street for possible contaminants. This site is a possible location for the county auditor. Concerns were brought up by Mr. Grammar and by the commissioners. After some discussion, the court decided to test the soil only, with a possible follow up of the air and wipe tests for the property. This motion passed with a cap of costs not to exceed $6,736.05 for the soil test.

Item number 10 was to fund the emergency repair of the Fire Repeater at the Ivanhoe Tower due to a possible lightning strike. If the antenna needs replacement, cost will be $1,715. If it is not the antenna, cost to replace other components will be less.

The last agenda item was to pay the bills and this was approved.
The meeting was then adjourned.

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