Commissioners hold first meeting of new year
The Milam County Commissioners Court met Monday morning with a few new faces and a slate of things to discuss.
New County Judge Bill Whitmire and Commissioners Henry Hubnik, James Denman, Art Neal and Wesley Payne took up county business.
During the meeting, the Court accepted proceeds from property tax foreclosure sales in the amount of a little more than $48,000. These proceeds are from the 2019-20 period and are the amount above the property tax amounts due. These will also go down as general use funds and will not have specific use requirements.
Commissioners tabled several items up for discussion including uniform vehicle identification markings, a standardized permit application for driveways or county road entrances, and the moving of regular meetings to the new Milam County Annex. All items will be brought back after more consideration by commissioners.
Commissioners approved changing the time allowed during public comments from two to five minutes and heard a report from Milam County Emergency Management Coordinator Bryan Burns during the meeting.
Commissioners also assigned duties for the year including appointing Commissioner Henry Hubnik to the Central Texas Council of Governments, the long-range planning committee, and as TxDOT liason; appointing Commissioner James Denman to the CTCOG Solid Waste Disposal committee, the Milam County Economic Development committee, and the long-range planning committee; appointing Commissioner Art Neal to the Emergency Services Panel and the County Handbook Committee; and appointing Commissioner Wesley Payne to the Bail Board Exploratory Panel, the County Handbook Committee and the Animal Control Panel.