A ROLL OF THE DICE -- Jack Turner (L) and Johnny Mayo (R) roll dice in 1984 to determine the winner of the election for Schleicher County Commissioner in Precinct #1. The two men finished in a 70-70 tie following a runoff in the Democratic Primary. Turner, the incumbent, rolled a six, while Mayo rolled a 15, making him the winner. Mayo steps down this week after 36 years on the job. -- THE ELDORADO SUCCESS | FILE PHOTO
A ROLL OF THE DICE -- Jack Turner (L) and Johnny Mayo (R) roll dice in 1984 to determine the winner of the election for Schleicher County Commissioner in Precinct #1. The two men finished in a 70-70 tie following a runoff in the Democratic Primary. Turner, the incumbent, rolled a six, while Mayo rolled a 15, making him the winner. Mayo steps down this week after 36 years on the job. -- THE ELDORADO SUCCESS | FILE PHOTO

Schleicher County Commissioner Johnny Mayo attended his last commissioners court on Monday, December 28th. His last day in office will be Thursday, December 31st, after 36 years on the job.

The commissioners met in the Memorial Building for a light agenda with Mayo being joined by Commissioners Steve Nelson and Chris Meador. Kirk Griffin was absent.

Payment was approved for toxicology reports, as submitted by Peace Justice Phil Edmiston.

Bids were sought for diesel fuel and unleaded gasoline and District and County Clerk report for November was approved.

County Judge Charlie Bradley told Commissioner Mayo that he appreciated his dedication and the many years of service he had given to the citizens of Schleicher County. Judge Bradley said, “I think a lot of people don’t know what is involved on a day-to-day, week-to-week basis that you put into being a commissioner. You have made this Commissioner Court one of the many better ones in the state.”

Mayo was elected commissioner on June 2nd, 1984, when he and incumbent Jack Turner finished in a 70-70 tie after a runoff in the Democratic Primary. The tie was settled with the men rolling dice.

Mayo rolled a combined total of 15 while Turner rolled a six.

Judge Bradley briefly discussed a residence on Depot Street where he said items are being illegally placed in the right-of-way. The commissioners discussed possible legal remedies with County Attorney Clint Griffin and Sheriff Jason Chatham.

Gary Gibson, the commissioner-elect for Precinct 1 was in attendance for the meeting.

The next meeting of the Schleicher County Commissioners Court is slated for 9 a.m. on Monday, January 11th. However, a swearing in ceremony will be held in the Memorial Building at 9:30 a.m on Monday, January 4th, as newly elected and re-elected officials will take the oath of office. Included among those will be Gibson, who will take over from Mayo as commissioner in Precinct #1.