County Judge reminds people to exercise their voting right

Today is Super Tuesday and Election Day in Texas and Tom Green County Judge Steve Floyd took the opportunity to remind people of the importance of exercising their voting right. He said this year’s Elections Office and citizens group have made a great program, trying to make voting as easy and convenient as possible. Floyd said he was discouraged to hear about the low early voting turnout and he is hoping the overall turnout will be better.

Multiple items on the Tom Green County Commissioner’s Court agenda were tabled Tuesday. These items were: the consideration of replat of tracts 33-34 and 36-38 at Dove Creek Estates, vacating roads and related replat in Oak Mountain Estates and authorizing the library to apply for a $75,000 Texas State Library and Archives Commission Special Projects Grant.

Other items discussed at Tuesday’s meeting were consent agenda items including a ECR Service Agreement with Tyler Technologies as a matter of record, line item transfers and budget amendments for fiscal year 2016 and accepting memorandum of understanding between the Texas Department of Public Safety and the county regarding Transportation Code 621.402.

Commissioners also discussed adopting a resolution in support of hosting the 2018 West Texas County Judges and Commissioners Association Annual Conference. The City of San Angelo has previously hosted this conference in 1996, 2002 and 2014. All items above were passed.

No action was taken on ongoing grants and issues dealing with ongoing construction and remodeling projects.

Other announcements were the announcement of a special-called meeting at 3 p.m. March 3 to discuss a resubmittal of a military grant that must be submitted Friday.

Also, on March 7 there will be an hour-long free training session on how to respond to an active shooting event. The training will be conducted by San Angelo Police Department officers from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m.  in the Stephens Central Library Sugg Community Room. At this time, only 15 people have registered, however there is room for 50 attendees. The training is open to the public.