Grayson County Commissioners moved quickly through a routine meeting Tuesday morning without Grayson County Judge Bill Magers, who was in Austin. Precinct 2 Commissioner David Whitlock is the longest serving commissioner, so he ran the meeting in Magers’ absence.
Commissioners approved a request from 24 landowners in Precinct 4 to purchase the county’s interest in the south roadway easement of 1st Street in the Wilson Lakeside Park subdivision north of Pottsboro, near Highport. Attorney Peter Munson spoke for the landowners and said they are willing to pay a little more than $7,000 for the 460 feet by 30-foot-wide piece of property that currently dead ends into U.S. Army Corps of Engineers property.
Munson said closing that part of the road will not leave anyone in the neighborhood lacking for public road access. Commissioner Bart Lawrence said it is a win-win for the county because he doesn’t have to pay to keep that part of the road up anymore and the county makes some money off of its easement rights.
Commissioners also approved a request to replace Commissioner Phyllis James with Bryan Wilson on the Texoma Council of Government’s Board of Directors. Commissioner Jeff Whitmire said James has been on the board as the community representative for a year now and would like to be relieved of that position. Whitmire said he has spoken to Wilson and he seems to be up for the post and willing to serve.
“Mr. Wilson has a good background and will bring some positive tools to the board of directors,” Whitmire said in a motion to replace James with Wilson on the TCOG board.
James seconded the motion and no one voted against it.
Next, commissioners approved a request to declare as surplus two Grand Caravan SE 4-door vans from the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office, so they can be sold at auction. County Purchasing Agent Jeff Schneider told commissioners each of the vans have right at or more than 200,000 miles on them.
Next, commissioners approved a request by James that she be allowed to enter into an interlocal agreement with the city of Whitesboro to do just over $11,000 worth of work on streets in the city.
The Commissioners Court will not meet on July 3, James announced, because there will not be a quorum of commissioners present.