After a closed session discussion, the Navarro County Commissioners voted Monday to authorize Precinct 1 Commissioner Jason Grant to negotiate for the possible purchase of property to house the Precinct 1 barn.

The Texas Open Meetings Act allows for closed session discussions on legal and personnel matters, and for the purchase of real estate.

The current Precinct 1 barn is located on property at the corner of North 45th Street and West State Highway 31, but that land was sold several years ago.

However, the lot with Highway 31 frontage has continued to serve as the Precinct 1 barn under an agreement with the buyer of the land that calls for the county to be responsible for the taxes due on the property.

County officials did not disclose the location of property being considered for purchase, citing the ongoing negotiations.


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