Fannin County Commissioners Court declares countywide burning ban

Fannin County, Texas — The five members of the Fannin County Commissioners Court were in attendance for a regular meeting held Tuesday, July 5, 2022. The meeting opened with an invocation from Baptist Church pastor Josh Lott of Ivanhoe. The pledges were led by Major James Manis (retired).

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The Fannin County Commissioners Court voted to institute a burning ban for Fannin County.

An increasing number of fires are damaging property and depleting the resources of local fire departments.

“Do not burn outdoor trash, do not burn brush piles,” Fannin County Judge Randy Moore warned.

Over the past week, local fire departments have responded to 19 fires, including two on Sunday evening, said Fannin County Emergency Management Coordinator Troy Hudson, adding that most VFD fire chiefs call for the burning ban to be implemented.

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The Fannin County Commissioners Court voted to transfer $32,744.99 from Equipment Sale 220-364-1630 to R&M Machinery Parts 220-622-4580 for Enclosure 2.

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Fannin County Commissioners Court voted to retain Newt Cunningham as Fannin County Counsel voluntarily.

“He was very helpful in buying property and several other things,” Judge Moore said. “We appreciate all of your help in the past and look forward to working with you.”

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The Fannin County Commissioners Court voted to tender for a model year 2000 (or newer) tandem axle dump truck for Precinct 4.

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The Fannin County Commissioners Court voted to approve a flat court for Cascia Estates, 3 lots on 3,749 acres, Property ID #82039 off Commercial Route 121 in Randolph.

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The Fannin County Commissioners Court voted to approve the Fannin County Subdivision Committee Bylaws, with modifications.

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The Fannin County Commissioners Court filed an agenda calling for approval of partial transponder funding for the southwest portion of the county.

Fannin County CP. 3 Commissioner AJ Self spoke about the problems police and firefighters are having with radio signals in this part of Fannin County. A repeater in the southwest portion of Fannin County would benefit the Leonard and Trenton Police and Fire Departments, as well as the Sheriff’s Department.

The total cost is estimated at just over $59,000. The cities of Trenton and Leonard are discussing how to share the cost of the repeater.

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The Fannin County Commissioners Court voted to approve the purchase of a Land Pride Model RC5715 15′ Batwing Mower from Paris Farm and Ranch in Paris, TX for compound 3 at $25,044.73 to be paid from of purchasing equipment, 230-623-5710.

Fannin County CP. 3 Commissioner Jerry Magness said this mower is very durable.

“It’s a good deal,” remarked Commissioner Magness.

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The Fannin County Commissioners Court voted to approve payment of the bills.

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The Fannin County Commissioners Court met in executive session at 9:42 a.m. to seek counsel’s opinion regarding pending or contemplated litigation regarding Fannin County Courthouse contracts.

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The Fannin County Commissioners Court reconvened in regular session to report that no action was taken regarding consultation with counsel during the executive session.

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The Fannin County Commissioners Court voted to reject current offers for lawn care contracts for county buildings and return for new offers.

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The Fannin County Commissioners Court voted to allow the Assistant District Attorney to use Room 201 of the Fannin County Courthouse on Wednesday mornings each week until further notice.

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