RUSK – Cherokee County leaders may find themselves among the dozen Texas counties which have adopted a resolution declaring themselves a 2nd Amendment Sanctuary County, pending the outcome of a Commissioners' Court meeting slated for 9 a.m. Tuesday in Rusk.

An action item on court's agenda reads: “Consider and take appropriate action on a resolution declaring Cherokee County a 2nd Amendment Sanctuary County.”

In East Texas, Smith and Wood county leaders have adopted resolutions proclaiming their respective counties as such.

Also during the meeting, the county leaders will consider:

• Laying utility lines in each precinct;

• Approval of tax refund(s) greater than $500;

• Approval of a resolution that allows them to cast votes for the 2020-21 Cherokee County Appraisal District board of directors;

• Accepting a check from JAMEX, Inc, for road damage to County Road 4807 in Precinct 4;

• Authorizing the amendment of budget account 010-560-112 (Salary Court Reporter) for the 2nd District Court to use the account for one of the following: a) salary for a full-time official court reporter; b) salary for a full-time official court recorder; or c) supplemental salaries for existing staff appointed as the court's official and deputy court recorders;

• Discussion of transferring Judgement NISI revenue, collected and held in the Registry of the Court, into the General Fund; and

• Approval of a consent agenda that features monthly reports from Pct. 2 and Pct. 3 Constables; approval of Ganske Subdivision No. 1, a subdivision of nine acres in the J.B. Kerr Survey, Abstract No. 493. Cherokee County, Texas – no roads; and payment of bills, payroll and transfer of funds.

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