No burn ban for County, fireworks only allowed outside city limits on private property

Because of the recent weather in the Concho Valley and no drought in the foreseeable future, there will be no burn ban set in place during the Fourth of July weekend and fireworks will be allowed as long as citizens do it outside of the city limits and on private property.

“We are generally fine with people wanting to celebrate Fourth of July with fireworks, but we ask that they clean up after themselves,” Judge Steve Floyd said.

During Tuesday’s meeting, Floyd also presented the 2015 Distinguished Service Award to the Tom Green County Historical Commission. It is their 30th consecutive year to receive the award.

2015 Distinguished Service Award

Receiving the award from the left are: David McMahon, Tina DeLong, David M. Johnson, Chairwoman Golda M. Foster and Judge Steve Floyd.

Other items discussed at the meeting were line item transfers and budget amendments for Fiscal Year 2016, an approval of Tom Green County Sheriff’s Office’s request to submit the application for the 2016-17 Justice Assistance Grant Program, an approval of the interlocal agreement between the City of San Angelo and Tom Green County regarding the 2016 Judge Advocate General program award and accepting a grant award No. 3170801 from the governor’s Criminal Justice Division to the Tom Green County Sheriff’s Office.

Furthermore, commissioners discussed the I-14 Gulf Coast Strategic Highway Coalition presented by Roland Pena, reinstating the procedure for paying Medicare premiums in lieu of county insurance benefits and appointing two members to the new tax increment reinvestment zone board on behalf of Tom Green County.

With a 3-1 vote, Lee Pfluger and Johnny Silvas were appointed to the new TIRZ board.

All items above were passed during Tuesday’s meeting.