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June 24, 2014

Pecan Valley Centers trustees Waddy, Patton reappointed


PALO PINTO – During their regular meeting Monday, Palo Pinto County Commissioners approved the reappointment of Lynn Waddy and Brenda Patton to the board of trustees of Pecan Valley Centers for Behavioral and Developmental Health Care.

Their appointment extends from Sept. 1, 2014, to Aug. 31, 2016, County Judge David Nicklas said.

Waddy has served on the board since 2007 and Patton since 2008.

Pecan Valley provides assistance for those with mental illnesses, alcohol and chemical dependency and intellectual and developmental disabilities in Palo Pinto, Erath, Hood, Parker, Johnson and Somervell counties. County commissioners appoint the board of trustees.

Commissioners also approved amendment one of a Texas Community Development Block Grant program contract for Texas Best Proteins that gives Kennedy Sausage Plant longer to pay back the grant money it received to move from Weatherford to its present location at U.S. Highway 281 and Interstate 20. The payment was placed on hiatus for 12 months.

The extension was approved, Nicklas said, so Kennedy Sausage can complete repairs of its warehouse destroyed in an April fire. Plant owners expect repairs to be completed by September.

The plant was originally the location of a sales barn the county owned, Nicklas said. A contract between the county and state allowed the county to transfer funds to Kennedy Sausage for economic development in the county.

Texas Best Protein, which owns Kennedy Sausage, makes monthly payments to the county and the county takes that money and gives it to the state, Nicklas said.

Additionally, commissioners approved a resolution that opposes the Environmental Protection Agency’s new ruling that attempts to define waters of the United States under its jurisdiction, Nicklas said. This resolution is in line with the Farm Bureau’s opposition to the EPA.

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