Janice May,(center), wife of Former Justice of the Peace Precinct 3 Roy May, along with granddaughter Chelsea May, received a plaque of appreciation for Judge May's service to Washington County. Also pictured is Commissioner Kirk Hannath.

The Washington County Commissioners presented a plaque to the family of former Justice of the Peace Judge Roy May in appreciation to his service to Washington County during a meeting of the Washington County Commissioners  this (Tuesday) morning.

The Commissioners also approved an agreement between Washington County and Everbridge, Inc for a mass notification system. The system will replace the current BlackBoard Connect System. The Commissioners encouraged the public to sign up once the system is in place, which will be done through the website. The new system is considered less expensive, and the Commissioners noted that it would only be for emergencies. An Interlocal Agreement is pending between the County and the City of Brenham.

Also approved was the canvassing for the Special Election that was held back in January for lection of a state representative to serve out the unexpired term of Lois Kolkhorst from House District 13.

The Commissioners also approved the donation of $200 to the Washington County Historical Commission from the Citizens State Bank.

David Wellmann and Alan Winkelmann were approved as two Fair Association appointments to the Fairgrounds Management Board.

There was also discussion and approval of the revised TxDot Transportation Infrastructure Fund Project List. The revised grant included the addition of Moye Road from Koether to Bascome Lane.

Also approved was the Readopting of the Resolution dated April 6, 2010, identifying projects that were not funded in Round 1 of the Texas Department of Rural Affairs Hurricane Ike Disaster Relief Program that still meet the HUD CDMG National Program “Urgent Need” designation. The excess funds need to be used or lost.

The Commissioners also approved the monthly Washington County EMS report, noting that for December, there were a total of 613 calls, which was slightly above average, and that 74% of the calls came from within the City of Brenham and only 26% came from within the county, which is also slightly higher than usual.


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