Fannin County Commissioners Court Opens Negotiations for Architectural Services at Justice Center

Fannin County, Texas — Fannin County Judge Randy Moore presided over a regular meeting of Fannin County Commissioners Court held on Tuesday, June 14, 2022, attended by County Commissioners Edwina Lane, AJ Self and Jerry Magness; Dean Lackey was absent to attend a training course.

The meeting opened with an invocation from Brian Lackey, pastor of OneCity Church in Bonham and the pledges were led by Major James Manis (retired).

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In a public forum, Carolyn Rogers expanded on a hot topic discussing the history of Flag Day, which was June 14, 2022.

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The Fannin County Commissioners Court approved the minutes of the regular meetings held on May 24, 2022 and June 7, 2022, as well as the minutes of a special meeting on June 27, 2022.

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The County Clerk’s Office reported monies collected for May 2022 – Courts: $22,269.50, Land Records: $40,036.50.

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The Fannin County Court of Commissioners approved the Treasurer’s Financial Report and Treasurer’s Investment Report for May 2022.

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Justice of the Peace Precinct 1 declared $5,661.00 collected for April 2022 and $6,518.20 collected for May 2022.

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The Fannin County Commissioners Court has approved a single 1.5 acre severance on a 3.79 acre parcel on FM 824 in Honey Grove, Property ID #70427.

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The Fannin County Commissioners Court approved the purchase of a Fujitsu FI 7160 scanner ($900) and an HP Laserjet Pro M404dn printer ($350) for the 336th District Court.

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The Fannin County Court of Commissioners approved the auditors’ reports for May 2022.

Fannin County Auditor Alicia Whipple said the general fund currently reflects revenues exceeding expenses by $4,165,859.69, which elicited a favorable response from Judge Moore.

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The Fannin County Commissioners Court passed an agenda item calling for partial funding of a repeater for the southwest portion of the county.

The Court of Commissioners will likely return to this agenda item in the near future.

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By a vote of 3 to 1, the Fannin County Court of Commissioners approved a resolution in favor of a new TAPS administrative and operational facility in Sherman, Texas.

Commissioners Lane, Self and Magness voted in favor of the resolution, with Justice Moore voting in opposition.

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The Fannin County Commissioners Court approved employee guidelines for the historic 1888 Fannin County Courthouse, with a amendment to allow a coffee maker on each floor in a designated area to be determined in two weeks by the Court of Commissioners.

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The Fannin County Commissioners Court approved payment of the bills.

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The Fannin County Commissioners Court entered executive session at 9:35 a.m. to (1) seek counsel’s opinion regarding: (a) pending or contemplated litigation; or (b) an offer to settle; or (2) on a matter in which the attorney’s duty to the government agency under the Texas State Bar Professional Conduct Disciplinary Rules of the State of Texas is clearly in conflict with this chapter – regarding future Fannin County Justice Center matters, Lake Ralph Hall Zoning Commission Members and contract issues regarding health insurance.

Another executive session was held to deliberate on personnel matters relating to the appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline or dismissal of a civil servant or employee; or (2) to hear a complaint or accusation against an officer or employee – regarding county positions and salaries.

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The Fannin County Commissioners Court reconvened in regular session, and Judge Moore noted that most of the discussion centered on salaries and the budget.

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The Fannin County Commissioners Court has finalized membership in a restructured Lake Ralph Hall zoning commission.

The zoning commission originally had nine members, but a conversation with attorney Jim Allison of the Texas Association of Counties revealed that five is actually the maximum number of council members allowed and that an elected county must be the chairman.

Lake Ralph Hall Zoning Commission will consist of Jerry Magness (chair), Newt Cunningham, Jaylen Wallace and John Ed Shinpaugh, as well as Ladonia Mayor Jan Cooper until January 1, 2023, when she will be replaced on council by the elected Mayor of Ladonia , Patricia Harrod, or an appointed board member.

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The Fannin County Commissioners Court has voted to enter into negotiations with EIKON Consulting Group for architectural services for the future Fannin County Justice Center.

Former site of Brookshire’s Grocery in Bonham


EIKON designed the Lee Walker Government Center in Lewisville and the fire stations in Sherman and Gainesville.

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The Fannin County Commissioners Court has approved the selection of a firm to conduct an environmental site assessment of the future Fannin County Justice Center site; amount not exceeding $10,000.

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