Fannin County Commissioners Court Votes to Tender Architectural and Engineering Services for Fannin County Justice Center and Annex

Fannin County, Texas — Fannin County Judge Randy Moore presided over a regular meeting of the Fannin County Commissioners Court held on Tuesday, May 3, 2022, attended by Commissioners AJ Self, Jerry Magness and Dean Lackey; Edwina Lane was absent.

The meeting opened with an invocation from Terry Paul Cunningham, pastor of Westside Baptist in Honey Grove, and the pledges were led by Major James Manis (retired).

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A brief update regarding the restoration of the 1888 Fannin County Courthouse included:

Only half of the flooring has been completed in the balcony audience hall

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The Fannin County Commissioners Court voted to authorize the district attorney’s office to contract former Texas Ranger Brad Oliver as a consultant at $1,000 a month to be paid from the prosecutor’s seizure fund district.

Fannin County Criminal District Attorney Richard Glaser told the commissioners court that he has money set aside to temporarily fund this contract, but, at budget time, the county will be asked to fund this. contract.

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The Fannin County Commissioners Court has approved a one-time 1.5 acre severance of a 3.0 acre lot, Property ID #126411 on Highway 78 in Leonard.

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Fannin County Commissioners Court approved a short dish; Property ID #s 84204 & 124148, 17 lots on 19.92 acres on CR 4045 and 4040 in Ector.

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The Fannin County Commissioners Court has voted to correct a motion filed April 19, 2022 regarding the adoption of the Hidden Meadow Trail in the Hidden Meadow Subdivision, on CR 4920 in Leonard.

In the original motion, Hidden Meadow Trail was given a different name.

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The Fannin County Commissioners Court voted to issue a Request for Qualifications for architectural and engineering services for the Fannin County Justice Center and Annex Building, which is the strip mall located at the east of the old Brookshire building.

Former site of Brookshire’s Grocery in Bonham


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The Fannin County Commissioners Court passed a business item regarding a bid from N*Tec Construction Equipment for a grader for Enclosure 1.

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The Fannin County Commissioners Court approved payment of the bills.

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The Fannin County Commissioners Court adopted a courier service agenda item due to the discontinuation of current free courier services.

Google will start billing monthly on June 1.

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The Fannin County Commissioners’ Court briefly discussed moving into the restored Fannin County Courthouse in 1888.

Some offices have already moved, including County Judge, Auditor, Purchasing Agent and Probate; The justice of the peace in precinct 1 will move on May 5.

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The Fannin County Commissioners Court adopted an agenda item regarding the approval and adoption of the Historic Fannin County Courthouse Facilities and Grounds Use Policy and Application reservation.

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The Fannin County Commissioners Court has issued an order fixing the new location of certain Fannin County Courts and the Fannin County Commissioners Court.

It was originally planned to move in next week, but a delay in completing the flooring has hampered the move.

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The Fannin County Commissioners Court voted to approve an order designating the location of all notices, subpoenas, postings, effective May 17, 2022, relating to foreclosures and contract lien sales (§51.002 Texas Property Code) as required by law.

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The Fannin County Commissioners Court voted to transfer ownership of certain county-owned furnishings, such as filing cabinets, to the town of Bonham.

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PCT. 3 Commissioner Jerry Magness reminded residents that more of their tax dollars go to the school district than to the county, although the county is most responsible.

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Regarding a Veterans Administration proposal to move a significant portion of Bonham VA to the metroplex, Judge Moore advised residents to continue to send their appeals and letters to elected officials, particularly the congressman Pat Fallon.

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On a wind farm project that would stretch from south of Dodd City to south of Honey Grove, Moore said the best thing the county can do is keep people up to date and informed about what’s going on. options.

The county judge said he called Cielo Wind Power and invited a company representative to join ongoing discussions, but his calls were not returned.

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Moore also reminded residents that the May 5, 2022 National Day of Prayer will be held at noon on the north side of the Fannin County Courthouse.

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