County seeks answers to drainage questions
By Tony Farkas
COLDSPRING — San Jacinto County Commissioners delayed action on approval of an affidavit of power line use at its regular meeting on Wednesday, citing a lack of information.
Representatives from M&S Engineering sought the affidavit on behalf of Entergy Inc., which is planning to relocate power lines in the area between Shepherd and Cleveland as part of a TxDOT highway construction project.
The affidavit simply would state that the county recognizes that those power lines were there and in use for at least 10 years.
However, Commissioner Donnie Marrs, filling in for the absent County Judge Fritz Faulkner, expressed concern about construction across county right-of-way and the installation of culverts. He also said he did not feel comfortable voting on an item without the judge or Commissioner Mark Nettuno being present.
Commissioner Laddie McAnnally asked if construction plans will be provided to the county; the representatives told the commission they only do engineering for Entergy, and since the project is a TxDOT project, any design information would have to come from there.
Marrs agreed, saying TxDOT needs to give the commission some answers.
The representatives assured the court that the affidavit was simply to acknowledge the existence of the lines, but would work with the county on their concerns; McAnnally said he wouldn’t approve anything, and the court tabled the matter.
In other business, the court:
•approved bond renewals for Anthony Dodson;
•approved handling buyout payments to Eastex Title Co. as a daily transaction, based on new procedures;
•approved changes to the county absentee policy to allow for 48 hours of mental health time;
•gave annual approval to the agreement between San Jacinto County Emergency Services District and the county;
•tabled setting a date for a tire reclamation day; and
•approved several items of county property as salvage.
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