The Mason County Commissioners' Court heard a special presentation from Mike Dail on Monday morning concerning the legal availability of forming a special commission to help the city and county deal with the pending power line discussions. Mr. Dail explained the history of the law allowing for the creation of such a commission, and pointed to recent successes other communities had enjoyed with such a tool in battling the Trans Texas Corridor in east Texas.
The County voted unanimously to join with the City in forming the commission, then voted to appoint Judge Jerry Bearden as their representative and Mike Dail as the citizen representative.
The County also voted to renominate the same slate of candidates for Mason County Appraisal Board as in the earlier seating of that body. Those nominees will be Julia Gonzales, Pat Reardon and Del Roy Reichenau.
In other action, the County voted to move ahead with their final application procedures for the Texas Historic Courthouse Restoration grant. They also examined the costs of a partial emergency grant that would allow them to focus on their most immediate security and building integrity concerns (the roof and the electrical system).
In the Judge's report, Judge Jerry Bearden informed the Court that Governor Rick Perry had appointed Melvin Rex Emerson, Jr. as the new judge for the 198th Judicial District to replaced the recently retired Judge Prohl. Judge Emerson had most recently served as the county attorne for Kerr County.