County continues outdoor burn ban


By LPR Staff

Despite the arrival of autumn and cooler temperatures, Caldwell County residents are still under an outdoor burning ban, the Commissioners Court decided on Monday.
County Fire Marshal Jeff Wright asked the Court to continue the burning ban because most parts of the county have received little to no rainfall over the last

several weeks.
Wright said he receives reports of burning ban violations five or six times per week.
Cleanup and road repair under a FEMA grant which began last month has been completed, according to Judge H.T. Wright. The grant was to pay for repairs after last fall’s flooding events. One fallen tree is still creating headaches for the Court, as an agreement to remove the tree has not been honored.
In addition, the County has started construction on the bridge over the San Marcos River on County Road 116 in Prairie Lea. Construction should be complete and the bridge opened by May 2006.
In brief court news:
The commissioners met with attorneys in an executive session to discuss pending or possible litigation. No announcement was made regarding any litigation.
Commissioners Neto Madrigal and Joe Roland volunteered to serve on the Capital Area Regional Transportation Planning Organization (CARTPO) Project Evaluation Sub-Committee.
The Court approved the tax roll in the amount of $7,558,557.81 for 2005.
The Caldwell County Appraisal District is preparing for a tax resale auction on Nov. 29, 2005. More than 30 properties from throughout the county are slated to be auctioned.
Caldwell County employees will have more than 12 holidays next year, the same observed holidays as were on the 2005 calendar.


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