It’s not only a new month, it’s also a new fiscal year for the County of Grimes. And due to a recent ruling by the state attorney general that all bills must be approved before checks are cut, the court will now be meeting every week on Wednesdays. Regular Sessions will still take place on the second and fourth Wednesdays, with Special Sessions just to approve checks every other Wednesday.
County Judge Ben Lehman explained to County Attorney Jon C. Fultz the reason for the so-called special meetings is so residents who want to keep up with county business will know there’s no need for them to attend them.
And though weekly meetings will now be necessary, and Wednesday works best, Fultz emphasized the state doesn’t mind when meetings are held, just so long as everyone knows about it.
At the request of Anderson Mayor Gail Sowell, the court also unanimously appointed Sherry Fauth to the county’s Child Welfare Board and tabled agreements with both the Brazos Valley Council of Governments and CHI St. Joseph Regional Health Center.
The court also declared Oct 1 – 7 to be National 4-h Week and Judge Lehman gave an update on the high speed rail situation. We’ll have more on both of those for you later, here on Navasota News.