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County commisioners court meets

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    Tax Assessor/Collector Linda Harmon (Center) is photographed with her employees and Commissioner Court Members. Front Row, left to right:  Kathy Foster, Linda Harmon (Tax Assessor/Collector) and Joyce Schanhals. L to R Second Row, left to right: Commissi

The Bastrop County Commissioners Court met on Monday and accomplished the following:

• The following Bastrop County employees received service awards: Kathy Foster, Bastrop Tax Office, 30 years; Joyce Schanhals, Bastrop Tax Office, 25 years; Sergeant Jason Bentura, Bastrop County Sheriff’s Office, 10 years; Richard Hutchins, Bastrop County Veterans Services Office, 10 years; Michael Allen, Precinct 1 Road & Bridge Department, 5 years; Officer Melissa Deschambault, Bastrop County Sheriff’s Office, 5 years

• Tabled discussion of proposal regarding extension of development permit and potential relocation of privately owned transfer station requested by Chris Thomas of Waste Connections. Considerable discussion was offered by members of Court, Thomas and Steve Chamberlain, who noted he is a member of Citizens to Save Cedar Creek and Bastrop County Democratic Party. The extension is due to time constraint on finding another suitable site for a station.

• Restricted parking of vehicles over 29,500 pounds and vehicles with trailers at the Bastrop County Tax Office (TADS). Currently there are only 73 spaces with 69 regular spots and four handicapped spots available. Fifty-seven are committed by employees and county vehicles. Arrangements are being made by county to use additional property for county vehicles to alleviate the problem.

• Approved variance for Double Eagle Ranch, Section 2 request to divide 109 residential lots out of 131 acres in the Jose Antonio Navarro survey.

• Appointed Luis Leyva to Bastrop County Animal Shelter Advisory Committee.

• Revised Bastrop County Driveway Standards, adopted February 25.

• Revised a previous resolution for Texas legislature from a “Film Friendly” designation for Bastrop County to the “Film Hospitality Capital of Texas.” The Texas Film Commission has rights to the phrase “film-friendly.”