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2011-03-03 / General Stories

Commissioners’ Court Report

by Rainey Owen

The Lee County Commissioners, at their regular Monday meeting approved three resolutions concerning recycling. The first was to support efforts to require producers of televisions and other electronic products to participate in producer takeback recycling programs; the second was to support passage by the State Legislature of a measure to require takeback recycling of mercury containing products; and the thiird was to express support of legislation establishing a recycling refund system for plastic and metal beverage containers. All three resolutions were approved unanimously.

In other action, the Court took no action on agreeing with the Texas Historical Commission to participate in an Acoustical Study of Courtrooms in Restored Courthouses. Participating would require that 50% of the funding for the Study would come from County Tax Dollars.

The Court also voted to continue the county Wide Burn Ban since the fire index has risen to 541 as of Monday morning, with the danger level being 500. The high winds only add to the risk.

The Commissioners also voted to allow Delynm Peschke to sign up for the County to participate in the Homeland Defense Equipment Reuse (HDER) program. Under this program, surplus and replaced equipment that can be used by first responders can be secured at no cost to the County for use by Fire and Law Enforcement personnel. Mr. Peschke will be the focal point to HDER for the County organizations.

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