David Ball – For The Record

The Orange County Commissioners Court will consider issuing a countywide burn ban due to the recent dry weather at their regular meeting at 2 p.m. on August 10 in the Orange County Commissioners’ Courtroom, 123 South 6th Street in Orange.

Ryan Peabody, emergency management coordinator, will present before the court the possibility of issuing a burn ban for the county.

He will also request his department hire a deputy emergency management coordinator and waiving the six-week waiting period.

Commissioners will discuss and possibly approve an action regarding Orange County’s agreement with the Orange County Economic Development Corporation.

Commissioners will decide upon clarifying and/or renewing the options for the Texas Association of Counties Health and Employee Benefits Pool Program for 2015-2016 fiscal year, effective Oct. 1, 2015. Orange County was given a deadline of Aug. 3, 2015 to adopt a benefits plan. TAC has extended the deadline for one week in order to clarify the options that were given in commissioners court.

The court will consider authorizing the purchase of capital outlay items for projectors, screens, and a camera for the Orange County Expo and Convention Center as recommended by the selection committee.

Also related to the Expo Center is a decision to be made to allow the selection of a committee to review the center’s landscaping project.

Lastly, commissioners will consider entering into an agreement with the Texas Department of Public Safety for the release of driving records to governmental entities and authorizing David Dubose, Judge Pro Tem, to sign the same.