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By Tony Farkas
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COLDSPRING — The San Jacinto County Commissioners Court approved resolutions to aid area senior citizens center, as well as gave its blessing for county employees to service equipment for the center.

At its regular meeting on Wednesday, the court, with commissioners Mark Nettuno and Donnie Marrs absent, the county signed resolutions authorizing the grant program for senior citizens centers in Coldspring and Cleveland.

County Judge Fritz Faulkner said that the county provides funds annually to the centers for those agencies to provide services, such as Meals on Wheels. Additionally, the county must approve the organizations’ accounting and other matters in order for the centers to receive state grants from the Texas Department of Agriculture.

Faulkner also said that the Cleveland center was included because it covers the south end of the county and many county residents use those services.

In a separate matter, the court approved allowing the county Maintenance Department to service the generator for the San Jacinto Senior Citizens Center.

In other business, the court:

•approved another 30-day burn ban. expired, and judge can issue one for 7 days. Had some rain recently, but not enough. Approved new one

•approved adding a color copier and maintenance agreement for the Maintenance Department;

•approved the fee structure for all county fees;

•accepted a $100 donation from K.M. Johnson for road repair on Cemetery Road;

•approved an agreement with Shepherd ISD for road work;

•approved naming three roads Jasper Lane, LaRue Lane and Holiday Road for 911 addressing purposes; and

•discussed changes to the General Land Office grants, and projects which would help the county secure additional funding.

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