Schleicher County Commissioners Court decided Monday to discuss the possible closure of County Road 238 at their next meeting on October 19th.

Arthur Uhl, representing the 6 Mile Ranch in eastern Schleicher County posted a notice of intent regarding road closure of County Road 238 at the Schleicher County Courthouse on August 24th, 2020. The road runs through the 6 Mile Ranch and connects U.S. 190 with Schleicher County Road 245 west of Ft. McKavett.

The possibility that the road might be closed has drawn organized opposition from a group of neighbors calling themselves Friends of Schleicher County Road 235, LLC. The group has called for others to support them and published newspaper notices, including on Page 7 of this edition.

Whether or not to close the road has been a topic of conversation at previous meetings. On Monday, the commissioners met at the Civic Center and opted to formally place the item on their October 19th agenda.

The Commissioners Court has the authority to close the road, but only by a unanimous vote.

In other business, the commissioners voted to offer a Medicare supplement insurance plan to current and retired employees in 2020 through the Texas Association of Counties. The county will pay 25 percent of the premium.

Justice of the Peace Phil Edmiston gave his September report, explaining the distribution of fines and fees he has collected.

County Judge Bradley reminded the commissioners that Frontier Communication’s fiber optic line has been installed. Central Communications, the county’s current internet provider will be given a 30-day notice of cancellation.

Before adjourning, the commissioners approved the county’s 2021 holiday schedule.

Judge Bradley presided over Monday’s meeting with Commissioners Chris Meador, Kirk Griffin, Steve Nelson and Johnny Mayo in attendance.
The next meeting of the Schleicher County Commissioners Court is slated for 9 a.m. on Monday, October 19th at the Schleicher County Civic Center.