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December 11, 2012

Commissioners approve technology projects

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• Approved the delinquent-tax attorney’s report. In his last report of the year, Charles Brady said recent trends show positive momentum in collecting delinquent taxes.

In the past five months, he said outstanding taxes have decreased to $2.141 million from a high of $3.107 million. He said most of those owing taxes are on a payment plan, which he said is far more effective than relying on lawsuits.

“I think we can expect better performance this year than last year,” he said.

• Approved changing the description of the commissioner’s secretary position to “part-time” instead of attaching specific minimum or maximum weekly work hours.

• Approved District Judge Jerry Ray’s expenditures in excess of approved limits prior to the end of his term in office.

• Approved the request to re-plat Phase 3, Section 5A, Lots 783-R and 784-R of The Hills Above Possum Kingdom Lake.

• Approved the request to re-plat Phase 3, Section 5A, Lots 780-R, 793-R and 794-R of The Hills Above Possum Kingdom Lake.

• Tabled the request to re-plat Phase 3, Section 5, Lots 686 and 687 of The Hills Above Possum Kingdom Lake.

• Approved the request to re-plat Phase 3, Section 5, Lots 688, 689 and 690 of The Hills Above Possum Kingdom Lake.

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