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Commissioners plan ‘awareness’ designations

The Ellis County Commissioners’ Court will convene Monday to approve a proclamation declaring March as Meals on Wheels Awareness Month and April as Child Abuse Prevention Month throughout the county.
Members of child welfare boards will wear blue on April 2 to raise awareness in support of Child Abuse Prevention Month.
Other items to be discussed and considered include:
• Approval to adopt an order authorizing certain Sheriff’s Department vehicles to be exempt from the inscription requirement in the Transportation Code and to appoint Sheriff Ray Stewart, Chief Deputy Charles Sullins and Captain Danny Williams representatives to obtain regular license plates to be used on those exempt vehicles.
• Acceptance of a donation from Ronnie Caldwell of culverts in the amount of $1,560.60 to be placed under Ebeneezer Road.
• Approval of a refund for payments made in error to Ennis Regional Medical Center in the amount of $20,212.86.
• Consideration and action to approve a proclamation congratulating the Problem Solvers of Midlothian High School for winning the State competition and qualifying for International competition on May 28.
• Consideration and action to accept the resignation of Matt Craig from Ferris Emergency Service District 5, effective immediately.
• Consideration and action to appoint Karen Markgraf to the Ferris Emergency Service District Board 5 to fill the unexpired term of Matt Craig, effective immediately through December 31, 2008. Markgraf will be eligible for reappointment at that time.
• Consideration and action to approve a Work Order Under Interlocal Agreement to Boom-Ax Old Alma Road north and south of FM 1183; reclaim Lyons Road and Alma Drive; reclaim Blade, Rubber Roller and North Truck Old Alma Road; Blade and Shape: South Old Alma Road, Toth Road, Lyons Road and Alma Drive within the City of Alma.
• Consideration and action to execute a Cooperative Agreement for Additional Law Enforcement Services at Lake Bardwell with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
• Consideration and action to authorize the county judge to sign paperwork to allow Ellis County to apply for funds available for TERP grants (Texas Emissions Reduction Plan) through the TCEQ (Texas Commission on Environmental Quality).
• Consideration and action to enter into an agreement with ArchiTexas for architectural services for the Ennis Sub-Courthouse.
• Consideration and action to forward and tender to the citizens of Spring Creek Subdivision for their consideration and approval the Amended Agreement and Resolution to replace the Agreement and Resolution dated July 7, 2005, concerning the old iron bridge over Grove Creek.
• Consideration and action regarding the following presented by Richard Denniston, Purchasing Agent:
• To award the bids for limestone chip seal aggregate, limestone flex base material, emulsified asphalt, hot mix cold laid asphalt, asphalt surface treatment, road base stabilizer, washed pea gravel and steel beams and shapes.
• Consideration and action to accept the construction of the infrastructure of the portion Judy Drive that falls within the subdivision Shiloh Grove, George Tellez, Precinct 4.
The Ellis County Commissioners’ Court will be held Monday at 6:00 p.m. in the Commissioners’ Courtroom at 101 West Main Street on the second floor of the courthouse.

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