Greg Neal, representing Kinder Morgan, was present at Mondays meeting of the Schleicher County Commissioners Court. He told the group that the company’s 42-inch natural gas pipeline was put into service on January 4, 2021 and said that it will be on the tax roll.

Before construction began, Kinder Morgan placed $50,000 in an escrow account to cover any damages that the construction process might cause to county roads.

No formal action was take on the request, but Precinct 2 Commissioner Steve Nelson and Road Superintendent Leo Rodriguez are going to check for damage to County Roads 243 and 220 before returning any of the money to Kinder Morgan.

The motion to return any funds to Kinder Morgan will be on the next agenda.

The court gave approval for Judge Charlie Bradley and County Treasurer Jennifer Henderson to search for a new auditor.

In other business, the commissioners authorized County Treasurer Jennifer Henderson to create an account in which to deposit any money that might come the county’s way from the American Rescue Plan Act.

Judge Charlie Bradley then took up the possible changes to precincts lines and suggested hiring Sydney W. Falk, Jr. with Bickerstaff Heath Delgado Acosta LLP, an Austin law firm, to help with the redistricting process following the 2020 Census. The commissioners voted to approve Bradley’s idea.

Judge Bradley presided over Monday’s meeting with Commissioners Gary Gibson, Steve Nelson, Kirk Griffin and Chris Meador in attendance. County Attorney Clint Griffin and Justice of the Peace Phil Edmiston were also on hand for the meeting. County Treasurer Jennifer Henderson was attending a treasurers conference and was not present for the meeting.

The next meeting of the Schleicher County Commissioners Court is slated for 8 a.m. on Monday, May 3, 20201 in the Memorial Building.