Page 18B — VAN ZANDT NEWS, Sunday, July 31,2005
County Commissioners Hold Special Animal Shelter Needs Adopted Families
Meeting To Honor Retiring Employee By Sheila Kunkk
By Wilbur Callaway received a gift certificate from his sonnel training at $600 a year. Grand Saline Animal Shelter
Correspondent Precinct 2 co-workers, and was Sheriff Pat Burnett explained it has adopted out 12 of the ani-
CANTON—In addition to honored by a large number of was for background checks of his mals that were featured in the
looking at the county's financial friends and citizens during a re- office personnel. Van Zandt News.
problems in a workshop Tuesday ception in the courthouse. —tabled adopting "Optional the Shelter is located in
morning, the Van Zandt County In other action, the commis- Group Term Life" insurance downtown Grand Saline at 498
Commissioners Court held a spe- sioners: through Texas County & District South East Pacific Street.
cial session and honored one of —dispensed with reading of the Retirement System, and also The shelter is open from 8
its outgoing county employees. minutes of June 30, July 5,12 and tabled 2006 plan rates until Van a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays.
J.L. Peace, a long-time me- 14 meetings. Zandt County Treasurer Judy Donald Wilhite is the animal
chanic in Precinct 2, was given a —approved paying the county Peoples contacts retirement offi- control officer and runs the
beautiful plaque for his 10 years bills as presented. cials to come to the court for a pre- shelter. He can be contacted at
and four months of service to the —set the next court meeting for sentation. (903) 962-6905 or (903) 355-
county by Precinct 2 Commis- 1:30 p.m. Monday, August 8, —approved putting out for bids 4204.
sioner David Risner. since the county-wide disaster for a position as "designated rep- Three, dogs are featured this Photo by Sheila Kuitick
"We are sure going to miss drill is scheduled all day August resentative" for proposals of ser- week. A male and female yel- This male and female yellow
him," Risner said. "If he told you 9. vices pertaining to on-site sewage low terrier mix and a female terrier mix are available for
a rooster dips snuff, I bet you —approved the monthly disposal systems. back and white mix. adoption at the Grand Saline •
could find a snuff can under the records submitted by various de- —approved budget amend- The adoption fee for the ani- Animal Shelter.
rooster's arm." partments of county government ments for Precinct 4 Commis- mals is $20.
Preacc, a resident of Canton for to be entered as a matter of record. sioner Ron Carroll (transfer
47 years, was scheduled to spend —approved a bond for reserve $6,000 from Road & Bridge to
The Grand Saline shelter be-
gan operation in March after Do Not
his last day on the job Friday, July deputy sheriff William R. Bass. fuel costs); Precinct 1 JP Don the completion of their new fa-
29. —renewed the annual contract Kirkpatrick (transfer $110 from cility.
In addition to his plaque, Peace with TCLEDDS for access to per- office supplies to office equip- I'htiltt by Shcilci Kiinick
ment); DPS officer Jeff Wimberly Three dogs arc currently avail-
($200 for film development); and able for adoption at the Grand
Precinct 1 Commissioner Ricky Saline Animal Shelter. This fe-
LaPrade (transfer $2,500 from male black and white mix dog
Road & Bridge to machinery). is approximately a year old.
—approved acceptance of Pri-
vate Road 6208 in Sycamore
Hills Subdivision as>a county
maintained road. Precinct 2 Com-
missioner David Risner said the
road "is in good shape."
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