The Terry County Commissioners Court met on Monday, March 23 in their regular meeting. A short agenda was worked, with Commissioner Mike Swain presiding in the absence of Judge Butch Wagner.
The biggest item on the agenda was that of approving an application for a plat. Tate Newsom was present to answer any questions related to the plating of 258.17 acres of land on the north side of Brownfield. This field is basically due north of Cub Stadium. The subdivision will be called Augusta West. There will be a total of 48 lots offered for residential and commercial use. Access to the subdivision will be via the three paved areas on the west, south and east sides of the property. The Court did approve this application. The property is owned by Tate and Rhiannon Newsom.
Newsom told TownTalk Radio, “I have some names on a few of the lots, but nothing could be contracted until all the legalities are taken care of.” Newsom stated that there would be some restrictions on the area, but he welcomes all questions about it. “I think it will be a good thing for the county and give some housing options close to town and on paved roads.” One corner of the property has been donated to a local congregation in Brownfield as a future site for their church building.
The Court also extended the date of the Disaster Declaration to match the latest declaration from the State. “We are just not sure how long this thing is going to go on, ” stated Swain. “We will just do whatever the State dictates at this point.”
Following routine business, the meeting was adjourned.