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February 12, 2013

Commissioners could select new License and Weight officer

RUSK —  Now that they have formally reactivated the defunct License and Weight program, Cherokee County Commissioners are planning to  hire an officer to enforce its mandate.

They are expected to convene in executive session during their Monday meeting to discuss qualifications and interviews of L&W officer candidates, who will be charged with monitoring the abuse of county roads. These duties include tracking down, weighing and giving tickets to truckers exceeding weight limits.

After the executive session, commissioners are expected to formally vote on the selection of such an official.

Commissioners were divided on the issue but ultimately reinstated the program during their last meeting on Jan. 28. Commissioners also passed a budget amendment for $40,000 to pay for this program.

Earl Dominy was the first person to fill the L&W Officer position. Former Jacksonville Police Officer Ricky Moore was the second. After Dominy resigned in 2006 to further his law enforcement career and Moore resigned in 2012 to become a county animal control officer, no replacement was selected. The program eventually was mothballed and the money used to fund it placed in reserves.

The meeting begins at 10 a.m. Monday in the Cherokee County Courthouse.

Also on the agenda, Commissioners will consider:

• Laying utility lines in each precinct;

• Advertising for bids to purchase one or more vehicles for the Cherokee County Sheriff's Department;

• Approving tax refunds greater than $500;

• Allowing Precinct 4 to dump and burn at a site off County Road 4212;

• Approving a resolution to end the mandatory participation of counties in the Collections Improvement program; and

• Various items on the consent agenda.

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