Commissioners continue down road to recovery

By David Kapitan

Staff Writer

The Van Zandt County Commissioners Court continued to take steps to help repair the damage done by recent weather events that have battered much of the county during a meeting Tuesday, May 26.

The commissioners started down the road to recovery by approving a bid with Traylor Associates, Inc. to prepare the necessary paperwork for a Texas Department of Agriculture Disaster Relief Fund Grant and green lighting a measure that could lead to the reappraisal of storm damaged property.

Business opened with Precinct 2 Commissioner Virgil Melton Jr. advising constituents that county workers and the commissioners’ court as a whole were doing their best to get things repaired and operational as quickly as possible.

Melton noted that the county had already seen freezes, snow, ice, flooding and a major tornado throughout the first six months of 2015 and that those weather conditions not only sped up deterioration of road conditions but will also slow down repair efforts as well.

Constable Mickey Henson and Pct. 3 resident Stan Brown each spoke during public comment.

Henson commended the hard work being put in by county officials and workers, as well as the work done by the other communities in the county that have helped in clean-up efforts around Van. Henson reiterated a previous request that citizens be made aware of the latest information from the county audit. 

 

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