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Fannin County Commissioners Court: Articles still being opened from time capsule
By Jarrett Tucker
Jul 11, 2018
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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 and a quorum was established with all members in attendance.

In public forum this week, Larry Stanley spoke about a hearing for the Wilkes and Bonham cemeteries relocation from the new lake's pool. The hearing will be in the 336th district court on July 16 at 8:30 a.m.

Agenda item number four approved minutes from June 19, June 20,and July 3.

Item number five, six, eight, nine, ten, and eleven all dealt with different subdivision activities in the county.

Agenda item seven authorized the Fannin County Judge to sign LESO recertification for Defense Logistics Agency 1033 program on behalf of the Fannin County Sheriff’s Office.

Item twelve on the agenda was to approve County Treasurer’s report of Texpool and ICS Accounts for June, 2018. Texpool interest was $8,096.52 with a balance of $5,447,493.29 in nine accounts. ICS interest for June was $5,142.27 with a balance of 6,077,030.27.

Agenda item thirteen was to approve County Treasurer’s Financial Report for June, 2018. The county took in receipts of $1,688,234.83.

Agenda item fourteen discussed a Burn Ban for Fannin County. There was not a burn ban placed on the county at this time, but this item will be left on the upcoming agendas with an eye on the weather.

Agenda item fifteen approved the award of Bid # 18014 Fuel and Oil. There were six bids received and McCraw oil had the best bid and was recommended by Ms. Whipple.

Item number sixteen approved payment of the bills.

Item seventeen continued examination of items in time capsule.  There were letters read from First National Bank of Trenton, The City of Ector, the County Service Officer, The Fannin County Bar Association, The Fannin County Agent, The First National Bank of Bonham, The Dedication Ceremony of the Courthouse in 1888, The Daily Favorite front pages for the time period, and the City of Honey Grove.

Item number eighteen was comments by the County Commissioners and County Judge.

·        Commissioner Lackey mentioned that the Dodd City Volunteer Fire Department’s BBQ fundraiser went very well, and thanked everyone for their support.

·        Judge Carter said the budgeting process for the county will start Thursday the 12th of July at 9:00 a.m. He expects Thursday’s agenda to be recommendations from himself and the commissioners. Then on Friday the 13th the budget process will start at 9:00 a.m. with department heads to make requests for the upcoming year.

Agenda item sixteen was to adjourn the meeting.

If you have any questions or comments for your County Commissioners or County Judge their contact information can be found at the web addresses below.