McCulloch Co. Names Carrie Ross AgriLife FCH Agent, Mason Co. Continues Sub-Division Review

McCulloch and Mason County Commissioners each held one of their two regular May meetings on Monday, May 23 .

McCulloch County – 

McCulloch County Commissioners began their session with a discussion of the need for a uniform policy among the four precincts for permitting and installing culvert installation. Commissioners subsequently approved the adoption of a policy covering culvert placement and a standard permit form for culvert installation.

Commissioners approved  the appointment of Carrie Ross as the new Family and Consumer Health Agent for the McCulloch AgriLife Extension service. Ross has been a resident of McCulloch County for 20 years and is currently serving as the Assistant Principle at Brady High School. She said she is looking forward to the being a part of the local AgriLife Extension organization.

Also approved by Commissioners was a request to move a Rochelle School sign into a County easement on 5th Street in Rochelle, and the addition of the McCulloch County Salvation Army to the jury reimbursement form.

Commissioners also voted to extend  the current County Burn Ban for another 30 days.


Mason County – 

Mason County Commissioners began their meeting with a presentation and approval of a new phone system from Snider Technology.

Mason Commissioners have been asked  to allocate  American Recovery Plan Act (or COVID-19 Relief) funds to the Concho Valley Regional Food Bank. The director of the Regional Food Bank indicated they were make that request other Counties.  Mason Commissioners agreed to take the request under consideration

Commissioners approved of the purchase Service Plans for two CPR machines purchased recently using American Recovery Plan Act funds.

Other items on the Mason County agenda involved accepting donations, classifying a new employee, Indigent Defense Commission funds, and funding for the Courthouse Rebuild Project and setting the calendar for conducting the Budget and Tax Rate process this summer.

Most of the session was devoted to discussion of the draft of proposed Subdivision regulations.  County Judge Jerry Bearden indicated several members of the public voiced their opinions and concerns about sub-divisions.  He said the Commissioners realize it is a really, really touch subject. But, he added they also recognize that its an area that needs to be addressed by Commissioners Court.  After going ovr two the proposed drafts presented, Judge Bearden said the Court is ready to proceed with trying to get  consolidated draft sub-division regulations together for the public to approve and support.


(Judge Bearden will be a guest on KNEL’s Morning Program Tuesday at 8:45am with a review of the Commissioners’ Meeting.)