BONHAM — Holiday pay for Fannin County employees was the most-discussed agenda item at Monday’s Fannin County Commissioners Court meeting. The Court also made decisions regarding the use of e-cigarettes in County buildings and the County Energy Transportation Reinvestment Zone.

BONHAM — Holiday pay for Fannin County employees was the most-discussed agenda item at Monday’s Fannin County Commissioners Court meeting. The Court also made decisions regarding the use of e-cigarettes in County buildings and the County Energy Transportation Reinvestment Zone.


Most County employees work five, eight-hour shifts per week, said County Judge Administrative Assistant Rita Watts. Some County employees, by choice, work four, 10-hour shifts per week. The official holiday policy pays County employees for eight hours on a holiday. The Court decided to leave the policy as-is, meaning those who work 10-hour shifts will need to make up the two hours they were not paid for.


Some Sheriff’s Office employees work 12-hour shifts, Watts said. The Court voted to change the policy for these employees, so that on holidays they are paid for a 12-hour shift.


The committee for the County Energy Transportation Reinvestment Zone recently established CETRZ boundaries and listed nine projects to be completed in the zone, said Precinct 2 Commissioner Stanley Barker. The Court approved the creation of the CETRZ and the projects.


The Court approved the use of the Courthouse parking lot for a car show to be held this Sunday.


The Court decided to include e-cigarettes in the County no smoking, no tobacco policy.


The Court approved a proclamation naming Friday "National Wear Red Day" in the county as a means of women’s heart health awareness. According to the proclamation, National Wear Red Day is meant to encourage Fannin County women to "take action and make heart health a priority for themselves and their families, become aware of their heart disease risk and take action to control their risk."


The Court approved the SB 1747 prioritized project list for the county transportation infrastructure fund grant program.


Before adjourning, the Court approved a service contract for the Courthouse HVAC annual maintenance agreement, water treatment agreement, upgrades to the water treatment agreement. They also approved a budget amendment to cover costs from the contingency fund.