Big Spring Herald
Howard County Commissioners place burn ban back on for 90 days
Howard County Commissioners convened for a regular meeting yesterday afternoon to discuss updates on the recently lifted burn ban, possible finalization of the Commissioner Court Holiday Schedule for FY 2021, and action over a special Town Hall meeting for Tuesday at 6 p.m.
Judge Kathryn Wiseman began the meeting with discussion over the Commissioner Court and Holiday Schedule for FY 2021. With adjustments being made at the previous meeting, a motion was made by Commissioner Craig Bailey to approved the schedule and was seconded by Commissioner John Cline. The motion passed unanimously.
Emergency Management Coordinator
Emily McClain initiated discussion on agenda item Training-County Emergency Management Coordinator. According to McClain, funds were needed for transportation and lodging in order to allow for a week long training on pipelines to be given to staff.
“With the amount of pipelines we have in our county, this is highly recommended for our district,” McClain said.
Commissioner Bailey offered to allow for the residual of his training budget to be allocated to McClain's training. After some discussion, the Court then offered to allow for each of their individual training budgets to be transferred to the pipeline training budget for McCain's efforts. A motion was made by
Commissioner Bailey to approve the funding and was seconded by Commissioner Jimmy Long. The motion carried unanimously.
Judge Wiseman then moved into discussion regarding Howard County Appraisal District – Nomination of member on Board of Directors. Due to the resignation of a former member, Commissioners are required to provide nominations for the Board of Directors. A nomination for Wayne Fox was given by Commissioner Bailey and a second nomination for Sandy Smith was given by Commissioner Cline.
Regarding the City & County Interlocal Agreement agenda item,