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Organ and Brown Nominated to Fill Unexpired Term

Lexington’s Mike Organ and Tim Brown have been nominated to fill the unexpired term of Ron Jones on the Lee County Appraisal Board. The Lee County Commissioners met on Monday, March 11, 2013, and nominated Organ, while the City of Lexington nominated Brown. The Directors of the Appraisal Board will make the final decision about who will fill that vacancy.

Commissioners also heard from Lee County Sheriff Rodney Meyer about Lone Star Commissary, which was the only group to respond to a request for Commissary Services at the Lee County Law Enforcement Center. The Court approved an agreement with Lone Star Commissary, which has been providing these services for the past several years.

The Commissioners also approved an agreement with Live Air Networks to provide internet service to the Lee County Tax Office and the Precinct 3 Building in Lexington. Both locations have been experiencing poor and intermittent service for some time.

The Commissioners also approved an agreement for Live Air to provide telephone service to the Lee County Probation Office. The phone equipment and service at this location have needed upgrade/replacement for some time.

After considerable discussion, the Court approved Cutright, Allen Architects to draw plans and specifications for the changes needed for the Lee County Clerk’s Office, which will be relocated into the County-owned building at 849 East Industry in Giddings. This is the space where St. Mark’s Clinic was previously located. Once the proposal from Cutright, Allen, is received, bids can be issued and the project can get underway. The Court accepted a Lease Proposal from Mary’s Clinic, which wants to lease approximately 2,600 square feet of office space in the same building. Health and Human Services was previously located in this space.

In other action, the Court designated Saturday, April 13, as County Cleanup Day and they decided to take no action to implement a burn ban. With the continued high winds, the Commissioners caution all residents to be very careful with outdoor fires. They feel the danger of these spreading is still quite high.

The Court also accepted a file copy of the Courthouse Structural Balcony Framing Repairs As-Built Specifications and As-Built Drawings into the County Records.

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