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Road closures on County agenda

The Ellis County Commissioners’ Court will discuss the temporary closing of three roads and the renaming of another at their regular meeting Monday.

Consideration and action will be taken to accept a Notice of road Closure from the Texas Department of Transportation to close Pluto, Schield and Pecan Tree roads within the limits of Mill Creek, Hog Creek Tributary and Onion Creek. This temporary closure will be from approximately July 2009 through April 2010 for the purpose of constructing new bridges.

Regarding the naming of a Precinct 1 road, the Commissioners’ Court will convene to a public hearing to discuss the topic of the name of Askew Road. The proposed new name is Moggie Lane.

Other items up for consideration include:

• Presentation regarding the TAC Healthy County Program.

• Presentation of the Sheriff’s Annual Report and Annual Racial Profiling Report.

• Consideration and action to rescind the Ellis County Burn Ban.

• Consideration and action to approve the lease of Ellis County Handicap Voting Equipment to entities in Ellis County for the April 25 Mountain Peak Water District election and the May 9 city and school board elections and to approve Judge Chad Adams to sign lease agreements.

• Consideration and action to approve and reaffirm the revised Tax Abatement Guidelines, Criteria and Procedures for Ellis County.

• Consideration and action to approve an application for grant funds through the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to provide funding through the Local Initiative Project with matching funds toward the purchase of a replacement/lower emissions vehicle to be used in Constable Precinct 4.

• Consideration and action to approve an application for grant funds through the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to assign funds left over from Ellis County’s share of funding through the Local Initiative Project to the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) for the Regional Smoking Vehicle Program.

• Consideration and action to authorize the Ellis County and District Attorney’s Office to file a civil lawsuit against Jimmy Lee Bollin seeking both injunctive relief and civil penalties to address an ongoing sanitation and environmental quality nuisance, as defined by Chapters 341 and 366 of the Texas Health and Safety Code and the Ellis County Commissioners Court, which exists on property located at 3040 FM 660 near Ferris.

• Consideration and action to participate in a tire recycling program sponsored by NCTCOG.

• Consideration and action to grant a variance regarding a utility easement for the address 145 Willow Bend Drive in Waxahachie to Daniel Graham.

• Consideration and action to accept the resignation of Debbie Scruggs from Avalon Emergency Service District #8.

The Commissioners Court will meet Monday at 6 p.m. in the Commissioners Courtroom on the second floor of the Ellis County Courthouse located at 101 W. Main St. in Waxahachie.

The Commissioners Court reserves the right to consider and take action on the above agenda items in any particular order.

Anyone wishing to address the Commissioners Court concerning a posted agenda item must make a formal request by presenting a "Participation Form" to the County Clerk at least 10 minutes prior to the beginning of the meeting.

If you or your representative, have a disability that requires special arrangements and you plan to attend this public meeting, please contact the County Judge’s Office at 972-825-5011 within 72 hours of the meeting. Reasonable accommodations will be made to meet your needs at the meeting.

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