county courthouse – Gonzales For Commissioner http://gonzalesforcommissioner.com/ Sat, 26 Mar 2022 00:23:04 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://gonzalesforcommissioner.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-13.png county courthouse – Gonzales For Commissioner http://gonzalesforcommissioner.com/ 32 32 Fannin County Commissioners Court Regular Meeting March 22 https://gonzalesforcommissioner.com/fannin-county-commissioners-court-regular-meeting-march-22/ Thu, 17 Mar 2022 23:54:17 +0000 https://gonzalesforcommissioner.com/fannin-county-commissioners-court-regular-meeting-march-22/ PUBLIC NOTICE OF MEETINGTAKE NOTICE THAT A REGULAR MEETING OF THEFANNIN COUNTY COMMISSIONERS COURT TO BE HELDTuesday, March 22, 2022 09:00IN BONHAM CITY COUNCIL ROOM,BONHAM CITY HALL, BONHAM, TEXAS(and by teleconference) SPECIFICALLY FOR THE FOLLOWING: 1. Establish quorum 2. Summon 3. Pledges 4. Presentations 5. Discussion, Review and Action Regarding Courthouse Restoration – County Judge […]]]>

PUBLIC NOTICE OF MEETING
TAKE NOTICE THAT A REGULAR MEETING OF THE
FANNIN COUNTY COMMISSIONERS COURT TO BE HELD
Tuesday, March 22, 2022
09:00
IN BONHAM CITY COUNCIL ROOM,
BONHAM CITY HALL, BONHAM, TEXAS
(and by teleconference)

SPECIFICALLY FOR THE FOLLOWING:

1. Establish quorum

2. Summon

3. Pledges

4. Presentations

5. Discussion, Review and Action Regarding Courthouse Restoration – County Judge

6. Discussion, review and action to nominate two new members of the Fannin County Child Welfare Council Board of Directors; background checks completed and approved – County Judge for Brenda Magness, FCCWB President

7. Discussion, Review and Action to Approve Minutes of 3/15/2022 (R) – County Judge for County Clerk

8. Discussion, consideration, and action to accept the recommendations of the County Elections Committee for constituency consolidation in the May 7, 2022 constitutional election held in conjunction with municipal and school board elections in accordance with Texas Election Codes 51.002 and 42.008 – County Judge for County Clerk

9. Discussion and report on monies received by the Fannin County Clerk’s Office for February 2022; $20,693.22 – County Judge for District Clerk

10. Discussion, Review, and Action to Approve the Agreement Between Fannin County and Bonham Family Drug Regarding Prescriptions Through the Fannin County Indigent Health Care Program – County Judge for Director of destitute

11. Discussion, Review, and Action to Approve the Agreement Between Fannin County and TMC Bonham, Bonham Specialty Clinic for Health Care Services Provided through the Fannin County Indigent Health Care Program – Judge of the county for the director of health care for the indigent

12. Fannin County Courthouse Move-In Date Discussion, Review, and Action – Precinct 4

13. Discussion, review, and action to approve the Fire Alarm System Monitoring Agreement with Four Feathers Alarm, LLC for the Fannin County Courthouse; 3 years / $39.95 per month – County Judge for Buying Agent

14. Discussion, consideration and action to add funds to janitorial supplies budget line for three leased properties – County Judge for Purchasing Agent

15. Discussion, Consideration, and Action to Use Rene Bates Auction House for Sheriff’s Vehicles and Other Equipment Deemed Surplus – County Judge for Purchasing Agent

16. Discussion, review and action to transfer funds from Contingency to R&M Auto, 100-553-4540, Constable Precinct 3, for required car graphics and to pay for a Taser battery, for Constable Pct. 3; total costs not to exceed $950.00 – county judge for purchasing agent

17. Discussion, review and action to move product from PCT. 3 auction items from line 230-364-1630 (equipment sales) to 230-623-5710 (equipment purchase) – Commissioner 3 for buying agent

18. Discussion, Consideration, and Action to Approve the Ordinance Authorizing the Sale of Fireworks in Fannin County During the Period April 16, 2022 to April 21, 2022 at Midnight for San Jacinto Day – County Judge

19. Discussion and Possible Action Regarding Veterans Administration Proposal – County Judge

20. Discussion, Consideration, and Action to Approve Payment of Bills – County Judge for County Auditor

21. Public forum

22. Comments from County Commissioners and County Judge

23. Adjourn

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Charles County Commissioner’s Meeting Update March 15 https://gonzalesforcommissioner.com/charles-county-commissioners-meeting-update-march-15/ Wed, 16 Mar 2022 20:41:03 +0000 https://gonzalesforcommissioner.com/charles-county-commissioners-meeting-update-march-15/ LA PLATA, Md. – On Tuesday, March 15, Deborah Carpenter, Director of the Department of Planning and Growth Management, and Jim Campbell, Director of Planning presented the Board of County Commissioners with a presentation equity in the planning process of the Ministry of Development and Growth Management. The ministry proposes to integrate equity into public […]]]>
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LA PLATA, Md. – On Tuesday, March 15, Deborah Carpenter, Director of the Department of Planning and Growth Management, and Jim Campbell, Director of Planning presented the Board of County Commissioners with a presentation equity in the planning process of the Ministry of Development and Growth Management.

The ministry proposes to integrate equity into public engagement considerations using not only traditional engagement methods such as community meetings, public hearings, charettes and traditional publicity methods, but also intentional equity to include virtual, in-person and hybrid formats; training in the use of various formats; go directly to residents with flexible hours; provide amenities such as babysitting services and food; and provide translators. The department is currently integrating equity through sub-area plans, a comprehensive plan update and zoning rewrite, public hearings, public outreach, and other community issues.

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Court of Commissioners plans to close part of CR 4746 and set cleaning days https://gonzalesforcommissioner.com/court-of-commissioners-plans-to-close-part-of-cr-4746-and-set-cleaning-days/ Sun, 13 Mar 2022 21:35:14 +0000 https://gonzalesforcommissioner.com/court-of-commissioners-plans-to-close-part-of-cr-4746-and-set-cleaning-days/ The Hopkins County Commissioner’s Court is expected to consider closing a portion of CR 4746, setting county cleanup days and two flat requests during the regular court session on Monday, March 14, 2022. Submitted for court approval at the meeting is a request and petition to close and abandon a portion of County Road 4746. […]]]>

The Hopkins County Commissioner’s Court is expected to consider closing a portion of CR 4746, setting county cleanup days and two flat requests during the regular court session on Monday, March 14, 2022.

Submitted for court approval at the meeting is a request and petition to close and abandon a portion of County Road 4746.

Hopkins County Courthouse

The Court of Commissioners was asked to review a preliminary subdivision for the Oak Grove subdivision as well as a new subgrade for Honeysuckle Estates Lot 14 Phase One and Lot 37 Phase 3.

The court of commissioners will also be asked to consider setting annual county clean-up days. Offered are Friday and Saturday April 29-30.

As required, the agenda shows the county judge formally ordering a special constitutional amendment election on May 7, 2022. Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued a proclamation on February 16 setting May 7 as the date for the special election for two proposals, which could have an impact on local school taxes. The judge is required to order the election, a formality for it to appear on the county ballot.

The two constitutional amendments were proposed by two joint resolutions, submitted by the 87th Texas Legislature, second convened session, and the 87th Texas Legislature, third convened session, of the State of Texas.

According to the Governor’s proclamation, the proposals shall be as follows:

STATE OF TEXAS PROPOSAL #1

“The constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for the reduction of the amount of a limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for general primary and secondary public education purposes on the homestead of an elderly or disabled person to reflect any statutory reduction from the previous tax year in the maximum compressed rate of maintenance and operating taxes imposed for these purposes on homesteads.

STATE OF TEXAS PROPOSAL #2

“The Constitutional Amendment increasing the amount of the homestead ad valorem tax exemption for public schools from $25,000 to $40,000.”

On February 14, 2022, the Court of Commissioners agreed to consolidate the electoral districts from 12 to 6 for the May 7 special election. Early voting will continue to take place in the Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace Courtroom, located inside the Hopkins County Courthouse Annex Building on Jefferson Street from April 25 through May 3. 2022.

The court will consider approving the agreements with the volunteer firefighters who have handed them over since February 14. The deadline for VFDs to sign their agreements and return them to the county was before the end of the first week of February. Only five of the county’s VFDs had them fired at the February 14, 2022, court of commissioners meeting. All of those deals were approved and accepted by the court. County officials planned to contact the other six departments regarding the documents.

Fire protection agreements stipulate what VFDs accept in exchange for certain funding and other benefits provided by the county. For example, the court reimburses insurance costs, fuel costs and pays an allowance to each VFD, as agreed in the agreement, to help with operating expenses.

In the last 2 years the departments each received air cylinders and last year also received assistance of up to a certain amount of funding to be used to obtain tires for the VFD trucks from the supplier at a reduced rate.

Sulfur Bluff, Como, North Hopkins/South Sulphur, Cumby, Miller Grove and Tira VFDs had yet to return the agreements to the county when the other five agreements were approved at the February 14 Court of Commissioners meeting. 2022.

The commissioners’ CFUs will also be noted.

The minutes of the meetings of February 14 and March 4 are submitted for approval on the agenda.

The applications submitted for consideration by the Court of Commissioners at the regular 9 a.m. meeting on Monday, March 14, 2022 are applications by Spectrum/Charter to construct and place meter base posts or ground meter bases on the County Road 4760 and County Road 3504, and Oncor Electric for a service order.

Immediately after the adjournment of the regular meeting, the Court of Commissioners was to move to the third floor of the courthouse for a business session. The commissioners and judge are to discuss department operations, expenditures, and any proposed improvements and repairs with Sheriff Lewis Tatum and Fire Marshal Andy Endsley; and county building maintenance with Tom Glosup. The court may also hold a budget work session.

The following Monday, March 21, the court is scheduled to meet at noon at the offices of the Sulfur Springs-Hopkins County Economic Development Corporation at 1200 Enterprise Lane to discuss economic development in Hopkins County.

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Panola County Court of Commissioners Agenda: March 15, 2022 | News https://gonzalesforcommissioner.com/panola-county-court-of-commissioners-agenda-march-15-2022-news/ Fri, 11 Mar 2022 17:43:06 +0000 https://gonzalesforcommissioner.com/panola-county-court-of-commissioners-agenda-march-15-2022-news/ Panola County Commissioners Court A regular meeting of the Panola County Commissioners Court will be held Tuesday, March 15 at 1:30 p.m. at the Panola County Courthouse. 1. CITIZEN COMMENTS: This is for citizens to comment on any topic that is not on the agenda regarding county business. Members of the Court may respond to […]]]>

Panola County Commissioners Court

A regular meeting of the Panola County Commissioners Court will be held Tuesday, March 15 at 1:30 p.m. at the Panola County Courthouse.

1. CITIZEN COMMENTS: This is for citizens to comment on any topic that is not on the agenda regarding county business. Members of the Court may respond to direct questions, but any action relating to this item must be placed on a later agenda.

2. STEWARDS’ REPORT: These are for informational purposes only. Any action to be taken on the basis of these reports will be included in a future action programme.

3. COUNTY JUDGE’S REPORT: This is for information purposes only. Any action to be taken on the basis of this report will be included in a future action programme.

a. To record the resignation of Jordan Holland as Communications Officer with the Panola County Sheriff’s Department effective February 23, 2022.

b. To register a change in employment status for Shakami Manning from Sheriff’s Clerk with the Panola County Sheriff’s Department to Civil Procedure Deputy effective March 1, 2022 at the rate of $23.02 per hour.

vs. To record the resignation of Jared Bailey as Patrol Deputy with the Panola County Sheriff’s Department effective March 2, 2022.

D. To record the appointment of Denise Gray as Reserve Deputy to the Panola County Sheriff’s Department effective March 1, 2022.

e. To record the retirement of Glenn Alexander as Department of Roads and Bridges Operator for Panola County, Borough #2 effective March 31, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.

F. To record the separation of Steven Coots as an operator with the Department of Roads and Bridges in Panola County, Borough #2 effective March 9, 2022.

a. Approve and record a request from TGNR to place temporary 12” water transfer lines within the right of way of Panola County Roads #1252, #125, „.

a. Accept and record a donation of $500.00 from Carthage Church of Christ for the Panola County Sheriff’s Department.

b. To record the February 2022 Treasurer’s Report for the Panola County Treasurer‘s Office.

vs. To file the February 2022 Fund Balance Report for the Panola County Auditor‘s Office.

D. Approve and save Amendment No. 6 to the 2022 budget.

CONFERENCE APPLICATIONS

a. Approve and register a conference request for the following Panola County elected officials/employees: Holly Gibbs, Panola County Tax Assessor; Cassandra Brooks (2); PCSD Patrol Deputy Chris Hansen; PCSD Detention Officer Robert Hudnall; PCSD Patrol Deputy Jeff Martin; PCSD Patrol Deputy Richard Mojica; IT administrator Barry Tate; PCSD Detention Transport Officer Ronnie Endsley; PCSD detention officer Chelsi Bullock; PCSD Detention Officer Chris Williams; and Panola County District Clerk Lindsey Smith.

5. Approve payment of current Panola County bills as prepared and submitted by the County Auditor.

6. Approve payment of the current Panola County payroll as prepared and submitted by the County Treasurer.

7. Discuss and act upon approval of a proposed election agreement between Gary ISD and Panola County.

8. Award the purchase of food for the Panola County Detention Center to the lowest and best food vendors on the recommendation of Jail Administrator Tina McMullen.

9. Discuss and act upon approval of an engagement letter from Rachael Payne, CPA, PLLC for fixed asset listing and amortization schedule services as of December 31, 2021.

10. Discuss and act on the establishment of a Panola County Fire Marshal/EMC position and approve the position description effective April 1, 2022.

11. Discuss and act upon approval of an interlocal agreement between Panola County and Panola County Emergency Services District #1.

12. Discuss and act upon the passage of Resolution #R-PCSO-03-2022 authorizing Captain Adam Jones of the Panola County Sheriff’s Office to submit a request for grant funds through the Governor’s Office, Bureau of Public Safety, Homeland Security Grants Division for the Statewide Emergency Radio Infrastructure (SERI) Grant Program which provides funding for activities/projects that support the efforts states and regions to improve or maintain an interoperable emergency radio infrastructure.

13. Discuss and act upon the ratification and approval of the revised Schedule D of the Software Agreement between Fidlar Technologies and Panola County approved September 28, 2021; and ratifying and approving five purchase orders for Fidlar services.

14. Discuss and follow through with the approval of a contract with Condor Indexing Services for indexing services for the Panola County Clerk‘s Office under new records management services.

15. Pursuant to SB No. 944-Section 552.004 of the Government Code to discuss and act upon approval of a new cell phone line with Verizon for use by Panola County Treasurer Joni Reed.

16. Discuss and act upon approval of Panola County Department of Highways and Bridges Uniform Policy.

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Fannin County Commissioners Court lifts burning ban, urges caution https://gonzalesforcommissioner.com/fannin-county-commissioners-court-lifts-burning-ban-urges-caution/ Wed, 09 Mar 2022 03:51:51 +0000 https://gonzalesforcommissioner.com/fannin-county-commissioners-court-lifts-burning-ban-urges-caution/ Fannin County, Texas — Fannin County Judge Randy Moore along with Commissioners Edwina Hale, Jerry Magness and were in attendance for a regular meeting of the Fannin County Commissioners Court held on Tuesday, March 8, 2022. Commissioner AJ Self was absent. The meeting opened with an invocation from Reverend Lee Jackson of Bonham Central Baptist […]]]>

Fannin County, Texas — Fannin County Judge Randy Moore along with Commissioners Edwina Hale, Jerry Magness and were in attendance for a regular meeting of the Fannin County Commissioners Court held on Tuesday, March 8, 2022. Commissioner AJ Self was absent.

The meeting opened with an invocation from Reverend Lee Jackson of Bonham Central Baptist Church.

The pledges were led by Major James Manis (retired).

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In a public forum, Pct. 3 Justice of the Peace Kenny Karl advised the public that effective April 1, 2022, all Class C Misdemeanor Courts in Fannin County will be issuing warrants for outstanding/unresolved matters before their court, which means that anyone with an unsolved Class C misdemeanor charge may be taken into custody.

Judge Karl said all law enforcement agencies in the county are working together on this initiative and he urged residents to take appropriate steps to resolve the Class C misdemeanor charges before action is taken.

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Brian Neal, newly retired superintendent of Savoy ISD, said he is now caretaker for Fort Inglish at Bonham.

Mr. Neal reminded residents of the exciting history of this area, noting that the original Fort Inglish was built around the same time as the Battle of the Alamo.

Neal invited the community to come and experience Fort Inglish and said he would even wear period clothing on special occasions.

Fort Inglish is open from noon until 4:00 p.m. Thursday and Friday.

Fort Inglish- photo by Allen Rich


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Judge Moore invited everyone to attend the 1888 Fannin County Courthouse Rededication Ceremony scheduled for Thursday, March 10 at 10:00 a.m.

“I think Thursday will be a great day for the county and our citizens,” remarked Pct. 4 Commissioner Dean Lackey. “I’m proud to be part of it.”

“It’s a tribute to this county and to our region,” Justice Moore added.

Although restoration work is underway, most of the furniture will be in the bedrooms on the second and third floors.

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The Fannin County Commissioner‘s Court lifted the burning ban, while warning residents that dangerous conditions exist at times on windy days when humidity is low.

Judge Moore urged residents to burn early in the morning when the humidity is higher.

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The Fannin County Commissioners Court has approved a zoning change from A&R, Agricultural District to RE, Rural Estate Single Family District for 60 acres of 143.69 acres, Property ID # 82975 on CR 2955 Honey Grove.

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The Fannin County Court of Commissioners followed the recommendation of the Lake Ralph Hall Zoning Commission and approved a Special Exception Request for Property IDs 78166, 78172, 79612, 113834, 120501, 128038, 128039 on CR 2730 in Honey Grove, allowing The Peninsula lots 2, 11-22, 47, 50, 59-61, 67-69 and The Shores lots 11, 31 and 32 to be at least 60 feet wide.

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The Fannin County Commissioners Court has approved a 3-lot, 1.0-1.45 acre flat court on CR 5015 in Trenton.

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Justice of the Peace Precinct 1 reported $4,067.20 collected in January 2022 and $7,191.00 collected in February 2022.

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Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace declared $1,849.00 collected in February 2022.

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The Fannin County Commissioners Court voted to transfer $8,315.33 of insurance loss payments (100-370-1310) to R&M Auto (100-560-4540).

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The Fannin County Commissioners Court has approved the monthly auditors’ reports for February 2022.

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The Fannin County Clerk’s Office reported $19,869.23 for courts and $39,275.50 for land records in February 2022.

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The Fannin County Commissioners Court filed an agenda item regarding the addition and/or replacement of members of the Fannin County Subdivision Committee and to clarify organizational guidelines, bylaws and process of the Subdivision Committee.

PCT. 2 Commissioner AJ Self will discuss regulations and process with the Plot Committee and then report back to the Commissioners Tribunal with recommendations in the near future.

The bylaws state that the committee will have a maximum of nine members.

Judge Moore suggested that the county clerk and the district attorney, or their designate, be present.

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The Fannin County Commissioners Court voted to approve the easement and right of way with Oncor that will service the new Fannin County Jail Fire Engine Room.

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The Fannin County Commissioners Court approved payment of the bills.

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George Harmon and Klein Klotz of the Nitsche Group led a detailed discussion on health care benefits for Fannin County employees.

“We want to treat our employees well,” Judge Moore said, adding that the county currently has a good plan with a $500 deductible, even though it’s getting more and more expensive. The county is paying $13,300 a year per employee for health benefits and there are fears it could jump to $15,000 next year.

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The Fannin County Commissioners Court entered executive session at 10:46 a.m. to deliberate on whether to enter one or more opioid settlements

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The Fannin County Commissioners Court reconvened in regular session at 11:12 a.m. and voted to accept the opioid settlement agreement and authorized the county judge to sign on behalf of the court of commissioners.

A previous opioid settlement of approximately $30,000 to $35,000 is expected soon.

Another settlement of $15,000 is in preparation. An important rule of $180,000 will be spread over 18 years.

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Panola County Court of Commissioners Agenda: March 1, 2022 | News https://gonzalesforcommissioner.com/panola-county-court-of-commissioners-agenda-march-1-2022-news/ Sat, 26 Feb 2022 14:00:00 +0000 https://gonzalesforcommissioner.com/panola-county-court-of-commissioners-agenda-march-1-2022-news/ Panola County Commissioners Court A regular meeting of the Panola County Commissioners Court will be held Tuesday, March 1 at 1:30 p.m. at the Panola County Courthouse. 1. CITIZEN COMMENTS: This is for citizens to comment on any topic that is not on the agenda regarding county business. Members of the Court may respond to […]]]>

Panola County Commissioners Court

A regular meeting of the Panola County Commissioners Court will be held Tuesday, March 1 at 1:30 p.m. at the Panola County Courthouse.

1. CITIZEN COMMENTS: This is for citizens to comment on any topic that is not on the agenda regarding county business. Members of the Court may respond to direct questions, but any action relating to this item must be placed on a later agenda.

2. STEWARDS’ REPORT: These are for informational purposes only. Any action to be taken on the basis of these reports will be included in a future action programme.

3. COUNTY JUDGE‘S REPORT: This is for information purposes only. Any action to be taken on the basis of this report will be included in a future action programme.

a. To register Whitney Harrison’s employment as a Communications Officer with the Panola County Sheriff’s Department effective March 1, 2022 at the rate of $16.06 per hour.

b. To record the resignation of Matthew Williamson as Detention Officer with the Panola County Sheriff’s Department effective March 4, 2022.

a. Approve and register an application by Comstock Resources to place a 10-inch pipeline borehole within the Panola County Road 3122 right-of-way.

a. Approve the minutes of the meetings of the Court of Commissioners held during the month of February 2022.

b. Approve and register the Affordable Care Act of 2022 Reporting and Tracking Service (ARTS) Renewal Confirmation Program Agreement between the Texas Association of Counties Health and Employee Benefits Pool and Panola County.

vs. Approve and register the annual Federal Fair Share Agreement and Certification Report between the Federal Government, Panola County Sheriff’s Department and Panola County for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2021.

D. Approve and register the annual Federal Fair Share Agreement and Certification Report between the Federal Government, Panola County Criminal District Attorney’s Office and Panola County for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2021.

e. Approve and register the annual Federal Equitable Sharing Agreement and Certification Report between the Federal Government, Panola County 1 and 4 Police Station Offices and Panola County for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2021.

F. Approve and register the annual Federal Equitable Sharing Agreement and Certification Report between the Federal Government, Panola County 2 and 3 Police Station Offices and Panola County for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2021.

g. Ratify and register the Chapter 59 Asset Forfeiture Report by Law Enforcement Agency for the Panola County Sheriff’s Department for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2021.

h. Ratify and register the Chapter 59 Asset Forfeiture Report by Law Enforcement Agency for Panola County Constabulary Precincts #1 and #4 for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2021.

I. Ratify and register the Chapter 59 Asset Forfeiture Report by Law Enforcement for Panola County Precincts #2 and #3 for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2021.

J. To record the financial statements of the Panola County Juvenile Probation Department for the fiscal year ending August 31, 2021.

k. To record the financial statements of the Panola County Community and Correctional Supervision Department for the fiscal year ending August 31, 2021.

I. To file Declaration of Office and Oath of Office forms for Panola County Emergency Services District #1 Board Member Gene Giles.

M. To file the declaration of office and oath of office forms for Glenn Hambrick, member of the Sharpe Field Advisory Board of Panola County Airport.

nm Approve and register Amendment No. 5 to the 2022 budget.

y. To register a Panola County General Certificate for the East Texas Housing Finance Corporation General Counsel.

CONFERENCE APPLICATIONS

a. Approve and save one or more conference application forms for the following Panola County elected officials/employees: Justice of the Peace for Panola County, Districts 2 and 3, Toni Hughes; Panola County Justice of the Peace Clerk, Precincts #2 and #3 Maria Hernandez; Clerk of the Justice of the Peace for Panola County, Precincts #2 and #3 Mary Sue Kiper; Holly Gibbs, Panola County Tax Assessor; Cassandra Brooks, assistant chief assessor/collector of taxes for Panola County; and Panola County Treasurer Joni W. Reed.

5. Approve payment of current Panola County bills as prepared and submitted by the County Auditor.

6. Approve payment of the current Panola County payroll as prepared and submitted by the County Treasurer.

7. To open sealed proposals for an Ad Valorem Automated Tax Collection System for the Panola County Tax Assessor-Collector. The proposals could be granted at a future court meeting.

8. Discuss and act upon County Judge David L. Anderson’s approval of enrollment of eligible county employees in the 2022 Cybersecurity Training Course hosted by the Texas Association of Counties.

9. Discuss and act on the approval of a special election order for May 7, 2022.

10. Discuss and act upon approval of an engagement agreement between Panola County and Hause Monnin Consulting.

11. Discuss and act upon approval of the cancellation of the initial subscription between Panola County, Texas and Vista Solutions Group regarding the Panola County Office of Elections; and to authorize the county judge to notify the company of the said cancellation.

12. Discuss and take action by proclaiming March 5, 2022 as Panola County Cleanup Day in Panola County.

13. Discuss and act on the approval of the interlocal agreement between Panola County and Shelby County, Texas regarding the allocation of 9-1-1 boundaries.

14. Discuss and act on the approval of Guardian Security Solutions, LC proposals for camera system upgrades.

15. Discuss and act upon approval of a maintenance agreement between Panola County and Sydaptic, Inc. regarding routine maintenance of the Panola County Detention Center.

16. Discuss and act upon approval of a Genesis eBonds License and Service Provider Agreement between Panola County and GenCore Candeo, Ltd. DBA The Genesis Group for Panola County Detention Center.

17. Discuss and act after approving the posting of a petition to close part (the last 1,027 feet) of County Road #1833.

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Panola County Commissioners Court Agenda: February 13, 2022 | News https://gonzalesforcommissioner.com/panola-county-commissioners-court-agenda-february-13-2022-news/ Sat, 12 Feb 2022 14:00:00 +0000 https://gonzalesforcommissioner.com/panola-county-commissioners-court-agenda-february-13-2022-news/ Panola County Commissioners Court A regular meeting of the Panola County Commissioners Court will be held Tuesday, February 1 at 1:30 p.m. at the Panola County Courthouse. 1. CITIZEN COMMENTS: This is for citizens to comment on any topic that is not on the agenda regarding county business. Members of the Court may respond to […]]]>

Panola County Commissioners Court

A regular meeting of the Panola County Commissioners Court will be held Tuesday, February 1 at 1:30 p.m. at the Panola County Courthouse.

1. CITIZEN COMMENTS: This is for citizens to comment on any topic that is not on the agenda regarding county business. Members of the Court may respond to direct questions, but any action relating to this item must be placed on a later agenda.

2. STEWARDS’ REPORT: These are for informational purposes only. Any action to be taken on the basis of these reports will be included in a future action programme.

3. COUNTY JUDGE’S REPORT: This is for information purposes only. Any action to be taken on the basis of this report will be included in a future action programme.

a. To register Mark Harrison’s employment as an Operator with the Department of Highways and Bridges in Panola County, Borough #3 effective February 16, 2022 (pending drug and physical testing) at salary starting at $18.89 per hour.

b. To register Bobby Henley’s employment as a temporary operator with the Panola County Department of Highways and Bridges, Borough #3, from February 28, 2022 through September 8, 2022 (pending drug testing and physical examination) at the rate of $19.77 per hour.

vs. To register Karlee Cohorst’s employment as a Communications Officer with the Panola County Sheriff’s Department effective February 12, 2022 at the rate of $16.06 per hour.

D. To register the retirement of Denise Gray as a Civil Procedure Deputy with the Panola County Sheriff’s Department effective February 28, 2022.

a. To record the January 2022 Treasurer’s Report for the Panola County Treasurer’s Office.

b. To file the January 2022 Fund Balance Report for the Panola County Auditor‘s Office.

vs. Approve and register the official bond and oath of Panola County Assistant Auditor Macaria Janet Barnett.

D. Approve and save Amendment No. 4 to the 2022 budget.

CONFERENCE APPLICATIONS

a. Approve and save one or more conference application forms for the following Panola County elected officials/employees: Clerk of the Justice of the Peace for Panola County, Precinct #1 & #4 Raven Wallace; James Young, Panola County Emergency Management Coordinator; and Panola County District Clerk Lindsey Smith.

5. Approve payment of current Panola County bills as prepared and submitted by the County Auditor.

6. Approve payment of Panola County payrolls as prepared and submitted by the County Treasurer.

7. Discuss and act on the approval of food item forms for bids solicited to purchase food items for the Panola County Detention Center.

8. To appoint Rose Helen Reid, Carl Anderson, Mark Manning, Sharon Ivey and Steven Hill to the Sex Business Orders, Permits and Licenses Appeal Board for a one-year term beginning February 27, 2022 and continuing ending February 27, 2023.

9. Discuss and act on the declaration of over 200 tires as surplus property for the Panola County Department of Roads and Bridges.

10. Discuss and act upon approval of a proposed election agreement between Panola County Freshwater District #1 and Panola County.

11. Discuss and act upon approval of a proposed election agreement between Panola College and Panola County.

12. Discuss and act on the acceptance of the Marty Johnson Hangar #14 lease termination agreement; and to approve the hangar lease agreement between Panola County and James D. Woods for Aircraft Hangar No. 14 at Panola County Airport-Sharpe Field.

13. Discuss and act on approval of a quote from Associated Supply Company, Inc. for the purchase of a Case 580SN backhoe for use by the Panola County Department of Roads and Bridges, sector 3.

14. Appoint one (1) member of the Panola-Sharpe County Airport Grounds Advisory Board for a two-year term beginning February 16, 2022.

15. Appoint one (1) member to the Panola County Emergency Services District #1 Board of Directors for a two-year term beginning February 16, 2022.

16. Discuss and pursue approval of a Texas State Library and Archives Commission microfilm storage contract for county and district offices.

17. Discuss and act upon approval of a quote from Fish & Still Equipment Inc. for the purchase of two (2) Rhino 3150 15′ Flex-Wing Bushhogs for use by Panola County Road and Bridge Department, Precinct #3 .

18. To consult with counsel pursuant to Section 551.071 of the Texas Government Code regarding Panola County c. Purdue Pharma, Inc., et al.

19. Consider allowing the county judge to enforce the order regarding the settlement offers in the Texas multidistrict opioid litigation case for the county in Panola County v. Purdue Pharma, Inc., et al., MDL PRETRIAL CAUSE NO. 2018-63587, in Harris County 152nd District Court.

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Planning Commission will review the plan of the municipal capital | Municipal https://gonzalesforcommissioner.com/planning-commission-will-review-the-plan-of-the-municipal-capital-municipal/ Sat, 12 Feb 2022 04:30:00 +0000 https://gonzalesforcommissioner.com/planning-commission-will-review-the-plan-of-the-municipal-capital-municipal/ The design and rehabilitation of a new headquarters for the Frederick Police Department will likely be one of the planning commission’s top priorities in its recommendations for projects in the city’s long-term capital projects plan. city. The commission is expected to discuss recommendations for the city’s capital improvement plan for the 2023-28 fiscal year at […]]]>

The design and rehabilitation of a new headquarters for the Frederick Police Department will likely be one of the planning commission’s top priorities in its recommendations for projects in the city’s long-term capital projects plan. city.

The commission is expected to discuss recommendations for the city’s capital improvement plan for the 2023-28 fiscal year at a meeting Monday evening.

Work underway on the building at 100 E. All Saints St. that the city purchased in December is among the top projects recommended by city staff for the Planning Commission to recommend the mayor and aldermen be included. in the plan.

The four-story, 65,000-square-foot building will replace the department’s smaller headquarters in the Frederick County Courthouse complex on West Patrick Street.

City staff also recommend continued support and funding for parking for a future downtown hotel and conference center.

The city and county will help purchase land and other public improvements, according to the staff report.

The recommendation comes after no additional funds were allocated to the project under the FY 2022-27 CIP.

The staff report also recommends adding a project to the CIP for the Monocacy Blvd. and Md. 26 interchange, and that the city should make funds available during the capital plan period for conceptual designs. of Monocacy Boulevard, once an agreement is reached. with the National Highways Administration.

The Md. 26 corridor has seen phenomenal growth over the past decade, beginning with the development of Clemson Corner and including Market Square, the Worman’s Mill Village Center project under discussion and the construction of the mall of the new Walmart store , according to the staff report.

Recent approvals for another project will add 553 additional housing units and 29,000 square feet of non-residential development, which, along with other potential projects, makes the exchange project even more significant, according to the staff report.

“With the Monocacy and Route 15 interchange completed and the ongoing construction of Monocacy Blvd., the reliance on this intersection will only continue to increase,” the report said.

The staff report also recommends funding for improvements along East Street, including sidewalks, lighting and street furniture and resolving crosswalks at major intersections; a project to connect Pine Avenue to 6th or 7th Street; and money for the completion of all phases of a Rails With Trails project along East Street, North Market Street and Md. 26.

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Fannin County Commissioners Court Discusses Public Improvement Districts https://gonzalesforcommissioner.com/fannin-county-commissioners-court-discusses-public-improvement-districts/ Wed, 09 Feb 2022 05:04:04 +0000 https://gonzalesforcommissioner.com/fannin-county-commissioners-court-discusses-public-improvement-districts/ Fannin County, Texas — Fannin County Judge Randy Moore and County Commissioners Edwina Lane, AJ Self and Jerry Magness were in attendance for a regular meeting of the Fannin County Commissioners Court held on Tuesday, February 8, 2022. Pct . 4 Commissioner Dean Lackey was absent. The meeting opened with an invocation from David Bradley, […]]]>

Fannin County, Texas — Fannin County Judge Randy Moore and County Commissioners Edwina Lane, AJ Self and Jerry Magness were in attendance for a regular meeting of the Fannin County Commissioners Court held on Tuesday, February 8, 2022. Pct . 4 Commissioner Dean Lackey was absent.

The meeting opened with an invocation from David Bradley, pastor of Life Covenant Baptist Church in Bonham, Texas.

The pledges were led by Major James Manis (retired).

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

Outside

Complete lawn and landscape installation.

Complete cut pipes and install cleanout outlets in landscaped areas.

Install flag poles.

Full floor lighting.

Installation of the ADA ramp in progress on the south.

Interior

Complete the stencil work in the courtroom.

Install and sand wood floors at 2 and 3.

Trim installed on 1st level.

Finish the acoustic plaster and remove the scaffolding.

Painting on the 3rd level.

Exit light and trim.

Install the cast iron treads and risers for the 2nd through 3rd west stairs.

Workers don’t expect an antique stair railing to arrive until April, so a staircase likely won’t be available when the restoration ceremony takes place on March 10.

An exterior door to the south side of the courthouse should be in place for the restoration ceremony. The other exterior doors will not be installed until large objects have been brought into the restored courthouse for fear of scratching the doors.

The workers paint the interior doors.

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The Fannin County Commissioners Court has approved an order creating a reinvestment area for BT Masroor Storage, LLC, 10,568 acres on Property ID #70807, which is located south of Bonham near the South Jail on County Road 4200.

The 10,568 acres will remain designated as a commercial-industrial reinvestment area for a period of five years and may be renewed for an additional five years.

This acreage is close to the power plant located near the old prison on CR 4200 south of Bonham.

The creation of a Reinvestment Zone is the first step towards a possible tax relief.

This will be the second battery storage facility to come to Fannin County. Belltown Power’s facility south of US 82 near Savoy will be a 300 megawatt storage facility (with the possibility of expansion to 600 megawatts) and BT Masroor Storage is proposing to construct a 150 megawatt storage facility.

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The Fannin County Commissioners Court voted to close Fannin County offices, excluding first responders, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on March 10, 2022 to allow county employees to attend the rededication ceremony of the Fannin County Courthouse in 1888.

“We want all county employees to attend the ceremony,” Judge Moore remarked.

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The Fannin County Commissioners Court voted to overturn the burning ban for Fannin County to allow residents to begin burning broken limbs resulting from the recent ice storm.

Jason Walker addressed the Commissioners Court and said there was no reason to implement a burning ban if the county did not enforce it to protect property, citizens and firefighters.

“What’s the point of having one if there’s no way to enforce it,” echoed Pct. 3 Commissioner Jerry Magness.

Fannin County Sheriff Mark Johnson said deputies will write illegal burning tickets under certain conditions.

“Just because we’re removing the burning ban doesn’t mean you don’t need to be careful,” Judge Moore warned.

Moore suggested residents call the appropriate sheriff’s department and fire department before burning.

According to the Texas Water Development Board, “January 2022 was the fifth consecutive month that the state’s drought-affected area increased. There have been some improvements over the past month, primarily in eastern Texas, while that other parts of the state have seen more degradation, especially in central Texas.”

Commissioners will revisit this issue next week.

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Mark DeMay, Director of Indigent Health Care for Fannin County, provided a report on Indigent Health Care activity for January 2022. Both DeMay and Justice Moore commended the Bridges Out of Poverty program for helped break the cycle of poverty.

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The Fannin County Commissioners Court voted to pay for the courthouse flag poles out of CARES funding rather than contingencies. The county has about $20,000 of the remaining CARES fund money; after the purchase of the courthouse poles, approximately $9,000 will remain in this fund.

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The Fannin County Commissioners Court voted to purchase an air purifier with CARES funding for the county clerk’s office at a cost of $179.99.

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The Fannin County Commissioners Court voted to approve the Master Plat for the addition of Orduna 2 at County Road 4875 and FM 272 in Trenton; 66 lots on 95.92 acres.

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The Fannin County Commissioners Court approved payment of the bills.

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In a public forum, Major Manis said he felt that enforcement of a burning ban was sometimes necessary.

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The Fannin County Commissioners Court adopted an agenda item calling for a discussion with George Harmon and Klein Klotz of the Nitsche Group regarding health care benefits for Fannin County employees.

This discussion will likely take place at a regular meeting of the Court of Commissioners on February 22, 2022.

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The Fannin County Commissioners Court met in executive session at 9:57 a.m. to deliberate on the purchase, exchange, lease, or real estate value of the future Justice Center property.

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No action was taken on real property during the executive session.

Judge Moore said securing a proper justice center is a top priority for the county.

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The Fannin County Commissioners Court discussed Public Improvement Districts (PIDs) at a regular meeting on February 8, 2022. A proposed development requested a PID with the County and Mark McLiney, Senior Managing Director at SAMCO Capital Markets, Inc., gave an overview of this tool that can be used to finance public infrastructure.

Developers use PID bonds, as well as private capital, to directly fund improvements.

If a commissioner’s court or a city decides to create a public improvement district, a specialist is needed to buy and sell these bonds.

A PID is paid for by the developer and the people who live in the specific PID neighborhood, but open to the public.

Taxpayers who live in the PID will generally pay higher taxes, but benefit from better amenities which often include walkways, parks, public swimming pools, boat docks or other public infrastructure that must be open to the public, built as specified by the county and eventually ceded to the county.

The value of the development must exceed the loan by a ratio of 3 to 1.

There will be an annual appraisal on each lot, much like ad valorem taxes, with the notable exception that the PID appraisal may be prepaid.

The PID disappears once the bonds are redeemed.

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Judge Moore commended Troy Hudson and Jennifer Peaco of the Fannin County Emergency Management Team for their work during the recent ice storm and power outages.

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Fannin County Commissioners Court Discusses Time Capsule, Implements Burn Ban https://gonzalesforcommissioner.com/fannin-county-commissioners-court-discusses-time-capsule-implements-burn-ban/ Wed, 02 Feb 2022 04:51:21 +0000 https://gonzalesforcommissioner.com/fannin-county-commissioners-court-discusses-time-capsule-implements-burn-ban/ Fannin County, Texas – The five members of the Fannin County Commissioners Court were present for a regular meeting held on Tuesday, February 1, 2022. The meeting opened with an invocation from Reverend Sylvester Smart of Greater Joy Fellowship in Bonham, Texas and co-pastor of First Congregational Methodist Church in Bonham. The pledges were led […]]]>

Fannin County, Texas – The five members of the Fannin County Commissioners Court were present for a regular meeting held on Tuesday, February 1, 2022.

The meeting opened with an invocation from Reverend Sylvester Smart of Greater Joy Fellowship in Bonham, Texas and co-pastor of First Congregational Methodist Church in Bonham.

The pledges were led by Major James Manis (retired).

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

Outside

  • Landscaping, flower bed, topsoil and turf irrigation installation.

· Flag poles installed.

· Sidewalks and mowing strip completed.

· Site cleaned for parking contractor.

Interior

· Full acoustic plaster and scaffolding removed.

· Wood floor being installed on 3 and 2.

· Woodwork being installed on 1st level.

· Cast iron tread installed on 2n/a level.

· Final wood finish on 2n/a level.

· Ready for final plumbing tomorrow.

· The remaining lighting and sockets are switched off.

· Finish the rest of the curved metal ceilings.

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The Fannin County Commissioners Court approved the minutes of a special meeting on January 11, 2022 and a regular meeting on January 18, 2022.

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The Fannin County Commissioners Court voted in favor of a countywide outdoor burning ban.

Troy Hudson, Fannin County Emergency Management Coordinator, told the court that local firefighters have battled 28 grass fires and 12 structure fires since the first of the year.

Mr Hudson said the low amount of rainfall predicted was unlikely to be enough to alleviate the dangerous conditions.

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The Fannin County Commissioners Court voted to approve a resolution to accept a grant from the Governor’s Office for the Structured Family Therapy Program run by Juvenile Probation for the 2022-2023 fiscal year.

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The Court of Commissioners discussed what content will go into the restored 1888 courthouse time capsule. The time capsule will be opened in 100 years.

Commissioners will include a Bible, examples of the impact of a pandemic, information on the county’s two new lakes, photographs of county department personnel, law enforcement patches, product pricing, and more. groceries and gasoline, and the county budget.

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The Fannin County Commissioners Court approved the purchase of a 2014 Dodge Ram 3500 Tradesman from Bonham Chrysler for $30,158.21 from Section 210-621-5710, Equipment Purchase, for the area 1.

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The Commissioners’ Court discussed the 1888 Fannin County Courthouse Rededication Ceremony and the budget for the event. The event programs are ready to be printed.

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The Fannin County Commissioners Court has approved the construction of a rest room for Pct. 3 employees at a cost not exceeding $3,500. [metal, windows and door to frame up room with storage overhead and to move $1,500 from 230-623-4900 (Miscellaneous) to 230-623-4300 (R&M Building) for a total of $3500.]

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The Court of Commissioners passed an agenda item regarding the location of the flagpoles at the restored Fannin County Courthouse.

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The Fannin County Commissioners Court approved payment of the bills.

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In a public forum, Major Manis said his wife, Sheryl Manis, had been approved for a liver transplant.

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The Fannin County Commissioners Court convened in executive session at 9:43 a.m. to deliberate the purchase, exchange, lease or value of real estate for the proposed justice center.

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Fannin County Commissioners Court resumed regular session at 10:17 a.m.

Fannin County Judge Randy Moore said the commissioners court is continuing to consider how best to create appropriate space in a centralized location for county employees as the county grows.

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Judge Moore reported that Fannin County suffered four additional COVID-19-related deaths in the past week, bringing the total to 163 since the pandemic began.

Moore also warned residents that freezing precipitation is expected to begin Wednesday evening.

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