The Terry County Commissioners met in regular session on the now commonplace Zoom app. All Commissioners were present for the meeting.
The item of main interest on the agenda was that of discussing and acting on Governor Abbott’s press release to take place later in the day. County Judge Butch Wagner told the Court, “I have no problem with us agreeing to follow whatever the State’s guidelines are. We will decide on when to open the Courthouse, depending on what the Governor says this afternoon. We will likely allow each office in the Courthouse to set their own guidelines for safety.” Commissioner Mike Swain made the motion for the County to follow the State guidelines when they are announced. Commissioner Ernie Elizardo seconded that motion and it was approved unanimously.
An item of discussion was that of requiring all County employees to use mandatory direct deposit for their paychecks. “This is something we need to talk to all our employees about and probably look at making in mandatory at a later meeting. It just makes it easier for the County Treasurer’s office and requires less contact, which is something we are certainly looking at these days,” stated Wagner. This was not an action item at this time.
The Court did vote to not allow any fireworks on Memorial Day due to the dry weather the county has experienced. Commissioner Swain stated, “There has been a lot of wheat cover killed to get ready to plant and I just think it would be too big a fire hazard at this time.”
Following other regular routine business, the meeting was adjourned. The next Commissioner’s Court is scheduled for May 11 at 10 a.m.