No burn ban in effect for Orange County
Jeff Kelley, director
of Emergency Management for Orange County, informed the Commissioners that, as
of Monday morning, 248 counties across the state of Texas have enabled at Burn
Ban. There are six counties left that have not implemented one and Orange
County is one of them.
“The only reason
why I’m not [asking] for [a burn ban] is the fire weather conditions haven’t
coincided with everything else,” Kelley said. “We’re getting pretty bad. At
this time, I would recommend no action, but be prepared to do so.”
Aug. 10, Jesse Charles “Chuck” McClain Jr., director of the Management
Information Systems department, unexpectedly passed away. The Commissioners and
all those in attendance to the Court Session took a moment of silence to honor
In order to
maintain stability in this difficult time, the Court approved appointing Lisa
Reeves as interim Director of Management Information Systems-MIS.
“I spoke with all
of the employees, I spoke with [Lisa] and everyone is comfortable with this,”
County Judge Carl Thibodeaux said. “We need someone there if there’s
authoritative [business] that needs to be done until the Court moves forward to
appoint a new director.”
approved the contract between Orange County and Lester A. Saucier Jr. P.E. for
Engineering Services on the Coastal Impact Assistance Program Grant project.
The motion authorized the County Judge to sign the same.
The Court approved
the revision of the On Site Sewer Facilities Program Guidelines to include
connection to public sewer system if available for low to moderate income
households approved by the Committee.
approved the filing $31,792.78 in the minutes of the court revenue received
from the City of Pinehurst. These funds are reimbursement for road materials.
The total for bills paid this week is
$354,446.27 including $37,239.39 to Memorial Herman
Baptist for supplemental Medicaid wire transfer.
The Court approved
the transfer of $200 from Books and Publications to Extra Help Salaries for the
163rd District Court; $60 from Books and Publications to Printing and Binding
for the Precinct One Justice of the Peace; $553 from Books and Publications to
Equipment Non-Inventory ($141), Travel Education ($252) and
Registration/Seminars and Conferences ($160). These transfers are to
provide fund for the remainder of the fiscal year.