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2011-03-17 / General Stories

Lee County Commissioners Report

by Rainey Owen

The Commissioners of Lee County met in regular session on Monday, March 14, 2011. They received several routine reports of County officials and approved those that required approval.

They approved a Resolution presented by a group of students from Giddings High School to declare April 2011 as Child Abuse Prevention Month. After approving this Resolution, they authorized placing a banner on the Courthouse lawn and placing ribbons around the trees on the lawn.

They also approved changes to the scope of work to be done using funds from a $58,560 grant from the State Energy Conservation Office. Originally, several projects were planned, but due to State requirements for use of American made parts and equipment and the requirement for certain minimum wage payments, the original bids have risen substantially. As a consequence, only the boiler at the County Annex building and the A/C in the Lexington building can be covered.

The Court formally approved Saturday, April 9, 2011 as Spring Cleanup day, to include hazardous waste disposal. This disposal will include the provision to accept, at the Giddings location only, batteries, latex paint, oil and oil filters, tires, and antifreeze. A notice will be coming in local newspapers detailing the specifics of this. The Court also approved agreements with four other organizations for recycling and the equipment and transportation of these.

After hearing a report that the fire danger index is at 575, up considerably from two weeks ago, the Court agreed to continue the Burn Ban for the entire County.

Offenses Investigated 06
Incidents 12
Arrest Misdemeanor 03
Arrest Felony 02
Assist Other Agencies 00
Calls to L.I.S.D. 00
Accidents Investigated 01
Traffic Citations Issued 45
Warnings Issued 20
Open Doors 01
Animal Control Calls 15
Assist Lexington EMS 02
Assist Lexington Fire Department 01
Citations DC/Curfew 00

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