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Wood County Commissioners Court

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Animals and liquor banned from lake beaches
By JOHN SPARKS

 Meeting in regular session Friday, August 8, Wood County Commissioners voted to ban animals and liquor from the beaches on the four county lakes.


Judge Bryan Jeanes and Precinct-1 Commissioner Roy Don Shipp were not present for the meeting. Commissioner Roger Pace, Precinct-3 presided.


"Dogs and other pets and animals have become a real problem on the beaches and in other common areas of our lakes," Precinct-2 Commissioner Jerry Gaskill said in proposing support of two new rules governing the county's four lakes. The precinct lakes, built in the late 60's, have become popular recreation areas for many residents and many from other counties. The lakes are Lake Quitman in Precinct-1, Lake Holbrook in Precinct-2, Lake Hawkins in Precinct-3 and Lake Winnsboro in Precinct 4.

Commissioners adopted the new rules as additions (Section 11 and Section 12) to the existing Wood County Rules document.
In other action the court approved:
- payroll of $249,909.47.
- employee/dependent health claims of $68,664.17.
- claims of $268,270.59.
- monthly reports of Constables Steve Bowser, Precinct-1 and Edward Shadboldt, Precinct-3.
- fee structure for vehicle license ($10) to help support upkeep of county roads and bridges.
- revision of Bluff Ranch subdivision plat (combining three lots into two lots).
- contract with Texas Department of Health Services providing funding of $42,138 for personnel costs from the state DHS.
- right-of-entry agreement with Jerry Wilson to permit entry onto property to secure road sand (Precinct-4).
- out-of state travel by Angie Monk, Wood County Extension Agent to Indiana to attend National Conference.
- acceptance of price increase for oil sand mix with contracted supplier.
Two agenda items were tabled:
- Treasurer's report.
- Outdoor burning prohibition order.
Personnel actions taken at the meeting included:
- Robert Low Holland, change in position, from patrol sergeant to CID sergeant, WCSO, $16.56/hour.
- Jimmy Gene Coleman, promotion, deputy sheriff to patrol sergeant, WCSO, from $16.31/hour to $16.56/hour.
- resignations, WCSO, Joshua Glenn O'Grady, jailer; Donivan Davie Smith, dispatcher; Misty Renee Burns, deputy sheriff; William Dewayne Burge, CID Sergeant; Nathan W. Adams, deputy sheriff, and Joseph John Paul Karabin, jailer.
- Charlotte Jones, resignation, victim assistance coordinator, CDA, 421.37/hour.
- Chelsey Leann Clemmons, new hire, part-time records clerk, Office of District Clerk, $9.00/hour.
- Stacy Lee Deuson, new hire, deputy clerk, Office of Tax Assessor/Collector, $11.69/hour.
- Hube Larrimore Harless, new hire, part-time laborer, USVSWMD, $8.50/hour.

The next regular meeting of the Wood County Commissioners Court will be Friday, August 22 at 10 a.m. A special meeting of the court can be called with 72-hour public notice.

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 April 2009 15:10  

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