Burn ban, budget plans top county discussions


Budget talks continue for the county and there was no action on a burn ban at Monday’s commissioner’s court meeting.
Although the heat index continues to rise, commissioners delayed taking any action on a rural burn ban. Each indicated there has not been any requests from residents or fire departments to adopt a burn ban at this time.
With about a month remaining before the county adopts its new budget, the court heard more discussions on the proposed document.
Sheriff Jode Zavesky reported his office continues to lose deputies and jailers. He said an informal survey of area counties indicates some are paying signing bonuses and/or stipends.
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