At the regular meeting of the Blanco County Commissioners Court on June 8, the implementation of a burn ban was considered. Because of recent rains and the prospects of more wet stuff in the future, commissioners were unanimous in not implementing any kind of burn ban at this time.
Due to the lack of any burn ban, commissioners voted to place no restrictions on the use of certain fireworks during the upcoming July Fourth fireworks season.
Commissioners received an update on current building projects and Roger Stephensen of Templeton Construction was introduced as the building superintendent for the Blanco County Jail and Law Enforcement Center.
Architectural Consultant, Terry Julian, said that he had worked with Mr. Stephensen in the past and gives him his wholehearted support. “He knows what he’s doing,” he said. Judge Guthrie indicated that a groundbreaking ceremony will be held for that facility in about two weeks.
The County Judge said that all the commissioners would receive expenditure reports as the construction proceeds that will inform each of them how and when funds are spent. He said that pending unforeseen weather conditions, concrete will be poured this week for the driveways and the slabs of the new County Annex facility.
In other business, commissioners authorized Judge Guthrie to grant a twenty foot utility easement to Pedernales Electric for the purpose of an underground electric distribution system for the new Blanco County Annex.
Authorization was also granted to advertise for paving oil, rocks and aggregate for paving projects in Precinct 3.