Commissioners voted to move forward with repairs to the septic system at the East Llano County Annex, going with the original bid-winner, All Pro Plumbing. Following complaints from other bidders over a lack of consistency in what the job called for, it was determined that All Pro Plumbing met all of the specifications for the bid, and they would receive the job.
Grants from the HOT fund were awarded, totaling $30,850. Those receiving the grants were the Kingsland Community and Convention Center for $1,400 to cover advertising for the 6th Annual Kingsland Quilt Show, Texas Trails Maps for $19,200, which includes $300 in advertising for every lodging facility in unincorporated areas of Llano County on their map, Llano Crawfish Open received $7,500, and Castell on the Llano received $2,750 for trout stocking. It is the hope of the stocking of trout in the Llano River in the Castell area will bring in fly fisherman to the area.
The Court accepted donations from Fluor Enterprise, Inc and the Jeep Jamboree. Fluor is donating granite gravel that was excess material in their Ferguson Plant project. The Jeep Jamboree, which is a rock-climbing event, has been chosen as the roll out venue for the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee. They requested that the County put down an emulsion that would tamp down dust for the event, and offered to pay for the cost of the product if the County would lay it down. They donated $8,000 for the project. The county road that the emulsion will be applied to is CR 113A, and it will be applied to approximately 4.2 miles of the road, and will benefit residents on the road for about three to four months, keeping the dust to a minimum.
A workshop will be held on flood plain regulations, scheduled tentatively for March 4, at the East Llano County Annex. The workshop will serve as a venue to bring new Precinct Commissioners Peter Jones and Ron Wilson up to speed about new regulations, as well as allow for residents in the County to become familiar with the regulations.
Due to a lack of rain in the area and high winds, Commissioners voted to reinstate the burn ban in Llano County.