County commissioners keep burn ban on, approve task force with SMH
The Stephens County Commissioners Court voted to leave the burn ban on and approved various business at their Monday, July 22 meeting, including agreeing to help set up a task force with Stephens Memorial Hospital. They also allowed the Breckenridge Economic Development Corporation to lend assistance with the new rodeo arena.
Fire Chief Calvin Chaney was in attendance to give his recommendation to the board about the burn ban. Chaney told the board the moisture index ranged between 300-400 and said several grass fires have started, recommending the burn ban stay on. Because the burn ban was already put in place, no action was required.
The board also approved a measure that will see the commissioners join a task force, alongside the Stephens Memorial Hospital, to try and come up with the best way to pay for the county’s emergency medical services. County Judge Michael Roach and Breckenridge City Manager Andy McCuistion attended the SMH board meeting on July 18 to discuss this issue. At the county commissioners meeting, Roach and the board approved the measure to join the task force, and assigned Roach and Commissioner Will Warren to the task force.
For the full story, check out the July 31 edition of the Breckenridge American.