Schleicher County Commissioners met on Thursday, November 14 for a Public Hearing regarding lowering the speed limit on County Road 201 and to canvas the November 5th election results. Schleicher County resident Cindy Cawley, who lives on County Road 220 was present to brief the court on her concerns about that roadway.

Cawley asked if certain spots could be evened out near the entrance to her ranch. Judge Charlie Bradley assured her the problem would be corrected.
Commissioners Kirk Griffin, Chris Meador, Steven Nelson and Johnny Mayo then voted to lower the speed limit to 25 miles per hour on a portion of County Road 201 (Old Sonora Road). The road is currently seeing heavy truck traffic due to an abundance of 30-inch pipe being stored at a pipe depot in a field south of Eldorado. The pipe belongs to Enterprise Crude Pipeline LLC.

The City of Eldorado has posted signs on their portion of the road, which passes just east of the Wash House car wash.

The commissioners met again on Monday, November 18th for their regular session. Among other business, they approved a joint election agreement with the Election Administrator’s office in the amount of $4,000 per year. The commissioners also approved Mary Ann Gonzalez’s District/County Clerk report for October.

The commissioners then called for bids for a transport load of diesel fuel.

County Treasurer Jennifer Henderson asked that all county employees and elected officials be paid by mandatory direct deposit. The commissioners approve the request, effective January 1, 2020.

County Judge Charlie Bradley then presented a request from the Regional Juvenile Detention Service Center for $21,731.17 to cover the county’s share of 2019 operations. The detention center housed several juveniles from September to August 2019 and then housed the same youths at the Gulf Coast Trade Center.

Judge Bradley noted that he went through a election security training course and received a certification.

Moving on to other business, the commissioners approved donating a grid roller to the City of Eldorado.

Raul Reyes, a retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel and a candidate for 23rd Congressional District, spoke to the commissioners briefly about his campaign for the Republican nomination to replace U. S. Congressman Will Hurd. Reyes is a native of Del Rio, Texas and is now a home contractor.

Reyes had a distinguished military career. He told the commissioners that he is a supporter of President Donald Trump and is strongly opposed to illegal immigration.

A two-person camera crew, working for Engie Resources, was present for the meeting. They are producing a documentary on the Live Oak Wind Farm’s economic impact on Schleicher County.

The film crew recorded during the meeting and interviewed Judge Bradley afterward.

Judge Bradley presided over Monday’s meeting with Commissioners Johnny Mayo, Kirk Griffin, Steve Nelson and Chris Meador in attendance. The next meeting of the Schleicher County Commissioners Court is slated for 9 a.m. on Monday, December 2nd in the first floor meeting room of the county courthouse.