• Out-going Precinct 3 Stephens County Commissioner Joe High looks over the county treasure’s report during his final commissioner’s court meeting on Tuesday. High has served on the court for the past 16 years. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge American)

County-wide burn ban reinstated

The County-wide burn ban is back on. On Tuesday county commissioners voted to reinstate the burn ban in Stephens County during the regular meeting.

County Judge Gary Fuller said he spoke with Breckenridge Fire Chief Calvin Chaney and he recommended that the burn ban be put back in place.

“After visiting with Calvin this morning he suggested we go ahead and put the burn ban on because they’ve had a few highway fires,” Fuller said.

During the meeting commissioners also set the official holiday schedule for county employees in 2017 and the meeting dates for the Commissioners Court.

The 11 holiday dates approved for county employees in 2017 are New Year’s Day, Jan. 2,; President’s Day, Feb. 20; Good Friday, March 14; Memorial Day, May 29; Independence Day, July 4; Labor Day, Sept. 4; Columbus Day, Oct. 9; Thanksgiving, Nov. 23 and 24 and Christmas, Dec. 25 and 26.

They also voted to continue in 2017 with their same Commissioner’s Court meeting schedule. They will meet on the second and fourth Monday of each month unless the day falls on a holiday. If it’s a holiday, then they will meet on that Tuesday.

In other business commissioners voted for Stephens County employees to remain on the current salary system where employees are paid every two weeks.

They also voted to approve the CNA Surety Bonds for William Hardy Warren, County Commissioner, Precinct 3 and County Road Commissioner, Precinct 3, Stephens County; Dan Young, County Constable, Stephens County; William Hunter Holt, Sheriff, Stephens County; Kristi Strawbridge, Deputy County Clerk, Stephens County, Sharon Trigg, Treasurer, Stephens County; John Edward Russell, County Commissioner, Precinct 1, Stephens County; Christie Latham, Tax Assessor/Collector, Stephens County Hospital District, Stephens County, City of Breckenridge, County of Stephens, Breckenridge Independent School District, Tax Collector Stephens County.


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