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Luke (rt) and his good friend Larry Weishuhn are both in their mid seventies and still enjoying the great outdoors, maybe more now than ever! Photo by Luke Clayton
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Luke (rt) and his good friend Larry Weishuhn are both in their mid seventies and still enjoying the great outdoors, maybe more now than ever! Photo by Luke ClaytonThere was a time back when I was in my twenties and thirties that I thought I would be hanging…
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As an outdoors writer for the past 39 years, I’ve become accustomed to “gallavanting” around the country fishing, hunting and collecting material for my articles. Lately though, I’ve been sticking pretty close to home. Kenneth Shephard with a good “eater…

Public hearing is on court agenda regarding Ridge Lake Estates Subdivision

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A public hearing is slated for 10 a.m. Tuesday – at the beginning of the regular meeting of the Polk County Commissioners Court – to receive public comment on a request to cancel a portion of Ridge Lake Estates Subdivision Phase 1, Lots 125, 127, 129, 131, 133, 146, 146, 147, 148, 149, 150, 151, 152, 153, 154, 155 and 156 (removing lots) and re-plat the same as Ridge Lake Estate, Phase 1, Partial Replat No. 1, Lots 1, 2, 3 and 4. Following the public hearing, the Court will consider action on the request.

The Court will discuss and consider action to award the construction contract for the Providence Water Supply Corporation ground storage tank and associated work, with the Polk County portion to be paid with American Rescue Plan Act funds.

A request from the district attorney to apply for rural law enforcement grants will be considered for approval.

The Court will consider action regarding Bid #2024.11 for the purchase of two vehicles for Precinct 4 Road and Bridge.

Action regarding Washington Cemetery will be discussed and considered. Additionally, the Court will consider approval to close Old Swarthout Road, located in Precinct 1.

In personnel matters, the Court will review and consider personnel action form requests submitted by department heads since the last meeting and will review any authorized emergency hires.

During informational reports, a certificate of achievement for excellence in financial reporting will be presented to the Polk County Auditor’s Office from the Government Finance Officers Association.

Items on the consent agenda include:

•Approve minutes of the Dec. 22 regular meeting;

•Approve schedules of bills;

•Approve order designating surplus property;

•Receive and record personnel action forms submitted by elected officials since the last meeting;

•Approve to file claim with state comptroller, pursuant to Government Code Sec. 61.0015(B) for reimbursement of a portion of the juror fees paid by Polk County during the period from Oct. 1, 2023 through Dec. 31, 2023;

•Approve fiscal year 2024 contract extension 23-1000824-2 (Oct. 1, 2023 through Sept. 30, 2024) between the Polk County Aging Department and Deep East Texas Council of Governments for Older American Act Program (congregate and home-delivered meals);

•Approve revised permit fee schedule;

•Receive certificate of project completion from Longroad Energy Holdings LLC for the Umbriel solar tax abatement agreement dated Nov. 10, 2020; and

Approve Precinct 4 Road and Bridge expense of $6,980 to move the water line on Darden Road at Bluff Creek, necessary for the replacement of the off-system bridge by Texas Department of Transportation.

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