Commissioners address routine business ahead of holidays
By Tommy Mann Jr. – For The Record
Commissioners Court was short and to the point on Tuesday afternoon.
Orange County Commissioners met Tuesday afternoon and took care of regular county business items in a very short but efficient meeting.
The first item on the agenda including transferring $1,150 from the county’s general fund to Memorial Funeral Home in Vidor for indigent funeral expenses. Commissioners approved the transfer of $2 from an account designated for office supplies to a rentals account. Also, a transfer of $2,600 was made for from a non-inventory equipment account to a general machine and equipment account Judge Rodney Price, Orange County Justice of the Peace in Precinct 4.
During the open session of Commissioners Court, resident David Chris Wagstaff, a member of Crime Watch Orangefield and the Golden Triangle Militia, addressed commissioners on the need for additional lighting in Orangefield and other areas of the county.
“There is a lot of crime and a lot of dark roads in Orangefield,” Wagstaff said. “More street lighting would help improve safety in traffic areas, like near Oila Road down from the (Orangefield) high school and out at the Cajun Way intersection on (FM) 1442.
“I would also like to see an increase in police patrols in Orangefield,” he continued. “I see more (county law enforcement patrols) in Vidor and Bridge City than in Orangefield. I know Orange County has a budget problem, but it has a crime problem too.”
Since the item was not listed on the agenda, commissioners are unable to respond by law.