Grayson County commissioners will start the new year considering a tax abatement for J.P. Hart Lumber Co for improvements within the Industrial Reinvestment Zone, Number 122017-01.


The meeting starts at 10 a.m. in Sherman.


Hart Lumber, which provides building materials and supplies for residential and commercial building work throughout Texas, is planning a $5.5 million to $6.5 million facility investment and up to 37 new jobs as part of the first phase of its expansion to the city. In 2016, Sherman’s Economic Development agreed to provide the company more than $500,000 in incentives. A month later, the company purchased 30 acres along Progress Drive. At a groundbreaking ceremony a year ago,


Grayson County Judge Bill Magers said of the company, “This company shares the values of Grayson County — they are out kind of people.”


In addition to the J.P. Hart Lumber Co. deal, commissioners will consider the following:


• a request to accept insurance settlements on county vehicles;


• consider renewing the annual contract with James Thorpe for aggregate hauling;


• discuss and take action to authorize the solicitation of bids to deliver and install two electronics shelters to the North Texas Regional Airport — Perrin Field;


• conduct a public hearing to consider and take possible action on petition to abandon the county’s right of way known as Georgetown Ridge Road; and


• consider and take action to accept payment of settlement funds for damage to county property in Precinct 4.


Herald Democrat Managing Editor William C. Wadsack contributed to this report.