by Andrew Harmon
On Monday, February 13, the Tyler County Commissioners Court assembled to discuss items on the scheduled agenda. The meeting opened with the invocation and pledge of allegiance to the American Flag led by Precinct 1 Commissioner, Martin Nash.
After opening statements, County Judge Jacques Blanchette presented motions dealing with the monthly county budget. This also included allowance and account payable items, amendments and line item transfers. All items passed unanimously.
During this session, the county commissioners created a full-time position for the maintenance department, and also decided that all new county employees will be required to use direct deposit for payroll checks.
An order passed to allow the sale of fireworks in the county for Texas Independence Day. Permitted sales will begin February 25, and run through midnight March 2.
The court also agreed to allow Sheriff Bryan Weatherford the privilege of sending two deputies to represent Tyler County in Washington D.C. for National Police Week.
The Tyler County Commissioners Court looks forward to a busy and successful spring season. The group meets next on Thursday, February 23, at 8:30 a.m.