County finds answers to questioned invoices

By Roxanne Thompson, Staff Writer

Limestone County commissioners received answers Tuesday about invoices they had questioned at their previous meeting.

The resolutions happened at their May 9 meeting, where they also received a $600 donation for a bullet-proof vest, heard an update on two inmates who had to have extensive medical treatment, and received an update on Senate Bill 2, which would limit county tax revenue increases to 5 percent without an election.

Road Administrator Jerry Herin reported back to the court on two landfill dump charges that Commissioner Pct. 3 Jerry Allen had questioned at the April 25 meeting, which Allen thought should have been free since the county has an agreement to maintain the road to the landfill in exchange for dumping trash there at no charge. Herin said that those who run the Mexia landfill told him they had to charge the county for those loads because they were comprised of creosote lumber, which is not considered trash but must be handled differently. The other option Herin said, is for the county to take the creosote lumber to a processing operation in Itaska, which would cost much more. Consequently, the court gave the auditor the OK to pay those bills.

To read more of this story, pick up a copy of Thursday's edition of The Groesbeck Journal! You can also subscribe online or call 254-729-5103.

Groesbeck Journal

P.O. Box 440
Groesbeck, TX 76642
Phone: 254-729-5103
Fax: 254-729-0362