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2013-03-28 / Front Page

Shooting Range Approved for Sheriff’s Dept.

During their regular meeting last Monday morning, the Lee County Commissioners approved a request by Sheriff Rodney Meyer for a shooting range to be constructed behind the Sheriff’s Department facilities. The State of Texas mandates that all peace officers be qualified to handle the fire arms they carry at least once a year. Meyer wants his officers to be certified every six months.

The department has been utilizing private property in the past, but now will present to the court a design, along with estimated costs, to have a range that is both safe for officers and area residents, as well as respectful of the environment.

In other action, the Commissioners’ Court proclaimed April, 2013 as Child Abuse Prevention Month for Lee County, allowing the placing of blue ribbons and a banner on the Courthouse lawn and at other county facilities. The ribbons and banner are to remind the residents of Lee County of the need to be aware and report any child abuse activity as a way of helping protect the children of the area.

The Commissioners also proclaimed April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month, allowing the Family Crisei Center to put a display concerning sexual assault in the Courthouse.

The Court took no action on an agreement with Cutright, Allen Architects concerning the remodel/renovation of the County’s property at 849 East Industry for the County Clerk’s Office.

The Court approved action to prepare an application for a Capital Area Council of Governments Homeland Security Grant to provide funds for the 800MHz radio system service and maintenance.

Finally, the Court did not impose a burn ban, but reminds all residents to exercise great caution before starting any burn activity. There have been several recent fires that flared up from embers as late as the day after a burn.

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