The Schleicher County Commissioners spent an hour in an executive session during their meeting on Monday, December 3rd, as they consulted with County Attorney Clint Griffin regarding real property. No action was taken on the matter when they returned to open session.

The commissioners discussed Gaines County School Lands which the county manages on behalf of SCISD. It was noted that L.W. Hunt is interested in obtaining a mineral lease on the property. County Judge Charlie Bradley told the commissioners that a public notice would need to be published in The Eldorado Success about the minerals being available for lease before any action could be taken on the matter.

The commissioners also met with Henriette Boom, a representative of EnergieKontor, regarding the Prickly Pear Solar Project. (See related story on Page 1)

The commissioners approved a memorandum of understanding between the county and the Schleicher County Library Board. As part of the agreement, the county will process payroll for the librarian and a library employee. The county will also furnish a building, pay for utilities and maintenance, based on the annual library budget.

Newly promoted Road Superintendent David Mejia spoke with the court about ordering road base. Commissioner Kirk Griffin suggested the base be hauled by a commercial hauler. It was noted that there is $50,000 remaining in the budget for just such a purpose.

The commissioners also approved a contract with UniFirst Services for county employee uniforms.

Before adjourning, the court approved a change to the wording on the Schleicher County Airport Hangar real estate lease. The change calls for the county airport board to be responsible for approving each lessee and making a recommendation to the commissioners.

County Judge Charlie Bradley presided over Monday’s meeting with Commissioners Matt Brown, Lynn Meador, Johnny Mayo and Kirk Griffin in attendance. Also present were commissioners-elect Steve Nelson and Chris Meador.

The next meeting of the Schleicher County Commissioners Court is slated for 9 a.m. on Monday, December 18, 2018, in the county courthouse’s first floor meeting room.