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December 10, 2012

Courthouse restoration gets green light now; referendum vote possible


Corsicana —

Consent agenda

Minutes of the Dec. 3 court meeting, payment of bills, and minutes of the Nov. 1 Lake Planning and Zoning Commission were approved, along with ratification of several actions of the Lake P&Z.

Burn ban

Commissioners enacted a 30-day burn ban due to dry conditions in the area on the advice of Eric Meyers, county emergency management coordinator. The ban does not include a ban on fireworks, which the court called for extreme caution in using.

Tax, treasurer’s reports accepted

The Tax Assessor/Collector’s report for October and November, and the Treasurer’s report for November, were both read and approved by commissioners.

CASA award to Cotten, commissioners

Jenny Bratton of CASA presented commissioners and Sheriff Les Cotten with plaques of appreciation for 10 years of support of the CASA organization. She also praised the efforts of board member Mike Cox, Chief Deputy of the Navarro County Sheriff’s Department, for his work. Cox is retiring from the department at the end of December.

Herrington awarded plaque

A plaque of appreciation was presented to Kit Herrington by the North Texas Behavioral Health Authority for his work as a member of that organization. Herrington attended his next-to-last commissioners meeting Monday. He’s being replaced on the commissioners court by Jason Grant, and on the Health Authority by Chris Aldama.

Property struck off tax rolls

At the request of Corsicana Mayor Chuck McClanahan, several parcels of property on Hardy Avenue and West 12th Avenue were struck off the tax rolls. The city plans to develop the property on Hardy Avenue as a “Welcome to Corsicana” site, and the 12th Avenue property for a connecting road to the city’s service center.

Computer warranty approved

Extended warranties for computers in the JP Courts were approved. The warranties will be paid for out of the JP Technology fund.

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