The Orange County Commissioners took no action on the current burn ban. Jeff Kelley, the emergency management coordinator for Orange County, explained that the high humidity helps in keeping the fire danger at bay. The county has had little precipitation and it’s not looking like this area will see any for the rest of the week.

Precinct 3 Commissioner John Dubose said that he has received many calls about the salvinia problem in the lakes and bayous. The county is working on getting aerial shots of the area but that is still about 30 days out. Dubose explained that, in order to get refunded for the removal of the salvinia, they have to follow specific directions from the Department of Parks and Recreation. He asks that the community be patient while they are working on this.

Connie Cassidy, purchasing agent for Orange County, asked the commissioners to approved the use of Pederson & Pederson Inc. to conduct a County Surplus Auction on Friday, Dec. 3 at 9 a.m. The storage facility housing the surplus is located at 712 Polk St. in Orange. A preview day is set for Thursday, Dec. 2. This auction is open to the public.

Precinct 4 Commissioner Beamon Minton asked the court to replace Lamech Wright, the Vidor representative on the Hotel/Motel Tax Committee, with Johnnie Andrus. The court approved of this replacement.

Total bills paid for the week equal $268,685.94.

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