Commissioners reinstated the county wide Burn Ban at their June 25 meeting, effective that same day. The Burn Ban will not prevent fireworks displays put on by Kingsland’s Aqua Boom, the City of Llano or Escondido in Horseshoe Bay.
Replatting of the Catharine Cove Subdivision was approved, including a name change to Hill Country Cove, and the final reading of the Schuchardt Tract was also approved.
An update by Corix on Regional Water Plans by Corix General Manager Ed Yanoshita was postponed until the July 23 Commissioners Court meeting. Darren Barker, with LCRA was on hand to speak on Yanoshita’s behalf and told the Court that Corix would be attending a meeting on July 10 regarding the Region K Planning, and wanted to wait until after that meeting to come before the Court.
Barker will be joining the staff of Corix next week, and briefly described plans for Corix to acquire approximately twenty utility systems from the LCRA, which range from Lometa to Matagorda. The systems pull from both Lake LBJ and groundwater. Barker said that at this time, Corix was not planning on assuming the Tow Village or Bonanza Beach utility systems, and would not consider it until such time that the systems are brought in to compliance under TCEQ guidelines.
Precinct 1 Commissioner Johnnie Heck questioned whether or not Corix would be able to interconnect systems should water wells run dry in order to provide water to those without. Barker said that the question was less technical and more economic, meaning that the ability to interconnect is there, however, the cost is prohibitive.
Election judges and alternates were selected and approved for the term of August 1, 2012 to July 31, 2014.
Llano County Sheriff Chief Deputy John Neff submitted a letter of thanks to the Llano County Building Maintenance Department commending them for their diligence on the Llano County Radio Tower Project, and work they have done on it, as well as various tasks completed at the jail and Law Enforcement Center. Neff praised their work ethic and will do attitude. Specifically, he commended Billy Carney, Donovan Hohmann, Donnie Carpenter and Brandon Weaver.
Johnnie Heck reported that there were no changes on the status of the School Lands; there are still two active proposals and the county will continue to solicit additional entities.
Judge Brascom told the Court that the LCRA had authorized the conveyance of the LCRA Western District Complex to the county, and a survey of the property is scheduled. It is estimated that the county will assume the property the week of July 9.
The next meeting of the Commissioners will be July 2 for a Budget Workshop.