Schleicher County Commissioner Johnny Mayo presided over the January 28th meeting of the Commissioners Court in the absence of County Judge Charlie Bradley who was away attending a training class.

The court breezed through several official reports, including a quarterly report for the Eldorado Emergency Medical Service and Justice of the Peace reports. County Treasurer Jennifer Henderson also presented payroll to be approved. 

Commissioner Kirk Griffin advised the court that he had been seeking prices to install a new concrete low water crossing on County Road 350 where the torrential rains received last fall had washed the road away.

If and when the commissioners make a final decision, the crossing is expected to be 200 feet long by 22 feet wide and county crews will have to prepare the road bed before construction could begin.

The commissioners went behind closed doors for an executive session to discuss real estate matters, but returned to open session without taking formal action on the matter.

In other business, the commissioners approved the payment of $550 in annual dues to the Texas Association of Counties. They also approved the expenditure of $335.97 for an indigent request for help with water and gas utility bills.

They also voted to accept a bid of $1.75 per gallon for a transport load of unleaded gasoline from Regal Oil in San Angelo.

County Judge Charlie Bradley and Sheriff David Doran were authorized by the commissioners to sign on behalf of the county for grant money from the U.S. Homeland Security Department.

Sheriff Doran was on hand for a portion of the meeting and updated the commissioners on the steps being taken to transition the former YFZ Ranch, now known as the ETG Ranch, to the new operator. He advised that the company has hired a caretaker to look over the day-to-day operations of the property.

In addition to Commissioner Mayo, who presided over the meeting, Commissioners Kirk Griffin, Steve Nelson and Chris Meador were in attendance.

The next meeting of the Schleicher County Commissioners Court is slated for 9 a.m. on Monday, February 11, 2019, in the first floor meeting room of the county courthouse.