At a special meeting of the Blanco County Commissioners Court on November 23, Commissioners voted to implement a burn ban beginning Monday, November 29 and extending through January 11 when it will be considered again. “We’ll make it effective on Monday,” said County Judge Bill Guthrie, “in order to give time for informing the public. It is not good when our officers enforce a law that people don’t yet know about.”
The ban is to be implemented at the request of the Johnson City fire chief who feels that the abundance of dry grass in the County indicates the need for caution.
Commissioners acknowledged the election of officers for the Blanco County Historical Commission: Chair, Nell Krueger; Vice-Chair South, Rebecca Howerton; Vice-Chair North, Sherry Jenkins; Treasurer, Pat Vallone; Secretary, Patty Coffee. “We’re adding a second Vice-Chair,” said Judge Guthrie. “We tried this on a recent project and it worked really well. It is important for everyone to be aware of the change.”
Commissioners authorized Judge Guthrie to sign a five year lease agreement with IESI for its use of the Solid Waste Transfer Station property which belongs to the County.
Commissioners declared a tailgate chip shredder to be surplus property and authorized placing it on GovDeals. Commissioner Paul Granberg said “it has not been used since we got our big one.”
A special meeting of the Commissioners Court that was scheduled for December 28 was cancelled in deference to the upcoming holiday season.
All the members of the Court were in attendance with the exception of Commissioner James Sultemeier who was ill.