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April 16, 2014

CR speed limit changes, E-filling fee top agenda

CHEROKEE COUNTY — On Monday, Cherokee County commissioners set April 28 to hold public hearings concerning the changing speed limits on two county roads.

Judge Chris Davis said the hearings are routine when attempting to implement a speed limit change. The speed limit on CR 1520 is proposed to be set at 15 mph, and the speed limit on CR 1510 to 35 mph. The public hearings will be at 10 a.m. at the courthouse,

Davis said.

Also, on the commissioners' court agenda Monday, approving a $2 recovery fee to offset the cost of setting up an E-filing system for the county.

Davis said a particularly informative portion of the meeting was a presentation about the county's retirement services.

"It (the presentation) was long overdue. It was a good report, and our retirement is in good, good shape," Davis said.

The presentation was given by Ralph Wallace from the Texas County and District Retirement System.

Pearman Motor Company in Alto was the low bidder on a one-half ton pickup for the Cherokee County Sheriff's Department.

The regularly scheduled May commissioners' court meeting was approved for  May 9 to accommodate the Northeast Texas County Commissioners' Conference.

Other items approved on the agenda included:

- Taking bids on a used asphalt laydown machine for Pct. 4;

- Signing a contact with Romeo Equipment for a lease of a roller for Pct. 4.;

- A tax refunds greater than $500;

- Assisting North Cherokee Volunteer Fire Department on an addition to parking lot at Tecula Station

- Monthly sheriff's report; and

- A consent agenda including the monthly reports from the County Auditor, County Treasurer, License & Weight Department, Pct. 2 and Pct. 4 Constables, and authorize payment of bills, payroll and transfer of funds.

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