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Commissioners get straight to the point


By Mark Anderson

In the afterglow of Halloween, the Commissioners Court gave a treat and no tricks in a special meeting on Nov. 1. The treat the Commisioner's Court gave was brevity — lasting roughly 30 minutes, maybe a little longer. If you have ever sat in one of these meetings, you know how rare that is. County Judge John Lovett came in to excuse himself to preside over a matter in court. Judge pro-tem Mark Nuttano called the meeting to order at 11 a.m. The Pledge of Allegiance was said, followed by the opening prayer by Precinct Three Commissioner Thomas Bonds. The first part of the meeting was for public comments. Jeff Williams introduced himself to the county commissioners. He then explained not only his interest but a real need for a Fire Marshall for the county of San Jacinto. Williams showed the court his training and experience. After some brief discussion, it was said the position is not a well-paid position. Williams seemed to accept that as a part of the job. Jeff Williams was the only one present to speak. The county commissioners then got into the only point on the agenda after that, which was the payment of bills. Again, after some discussion, and fairly brief at that, Precinct 2 Commissioner Donny Marrs made the motion to pay the bills. Precinct 1 Commissioner Laddie McAnally seconded the motion. The motion was passed by a unanimous vote. Having no other business on the docket, Commissioner McAnally moved to adjourn, and that motion was seconded by Commissioner Marrs.


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