County Commissioners swear in Jeff Jones as Constable of Precinct 2 Wednesday, Courthouse to host “Inherit The Wind”

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Notice is hereby given that a Special Meeting of the Lamar County Commissioners’ Court will be held on the 28th day of February, 2018 at 1:00 p.m., in the Commissioners’ Courtroom located on the first floor of the Lamar County Courthouse, 119 North Main Street Paris, Texas, at which time there will be discussion and/or action on the following subjects:

1. Pledge of Allegiance to the U.S. Flag and the Texas Flag. – Lamar County Judge, M.C. Superville, Jr.

2. Approval of minutes. – Lamar County Judge, M.C. Superville, Jr.

3. Discussion and/or action regarding the Lamar County Commissioner’s Court allowing the “Paris Community Theatre”, including its’ staff, actors, cast, and crew, the use of the public areas of the Lamar County Courthouse, such as, the Courtrooms, jury rooms, restrooms, balcony, etc. in preparation for, and actual production of a famous American play, about the American legal system, called “Inherit the Wind.” The historic Lamar County District Courtroom, and the Lamar County Courthouse in general are excellent venues for just such an event. This play has been performed in the Courthouse in Clarksville, and other Courthouses around the nation which showcases high Courthouse drama. The Paris Community Theatre is requesting use of the building, after hours, beginning in early March through April 22, 2018. Judge R. Wesley Tidwell has approved the use of the District Courtroom for these dates. The Paris Community Theatre assures the Lamar County Commissioners Court that no staff members will enter any spaces that are not otherwise common areas of the Courthouse. During the production of the play, when the public will attend its’ performance, The Paris Community Theatre will hire off-duty police officers to act as security to safeguard the public and property. The Lamar County District Judges are in agreement that The Paris Community Theatre be allowed the use of the Lamar County Courthouse for the production of this important American play. Resolution No. R2018-005. The production dates for the play are FRIDAY, APRIL 20TH”, “SATURDAY, APRIL 21ST, AND “SUNDAY, APRIL 22ND. EVERYONE IS INVITED TO ATTEND. Tickets may be purchased through Paris Community Theatre, Josh Maxwell Managing Director, Paris Community Theatre, PCT Office 115 Clarksville St., In the Brown Centre for the Creative Arts. Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10am – 3pm. Phone – 903-784-0259. FAX – 903-784-4195. Email office@pctonstage.com. Seating is limited and everyone is advised to acquire their tickets early so as to be sure to attend this spectacular event in this very unique venue.—M. C. Superville, Jr., Lamar County Judge; R. Wesley Tidwell, Judge 6th Judicial District Lamar and Red River County, Will Biard, Judge 62nd Judicial District Lamar and Hopkins County, Bill Harris, County Court at Law Judge, Lamar County, Sydney Young, Attorney, Director of Inherit the Wind for PCT, Jill Drake, Assistant Prosecutor and Stage Manager for Inherit the Wind, Gary D. Young, Lamar County District and County Attorney.

4. Discussion and/or action regarding Lamar County Commissioners’ Court to receive into the minutes a copy of the “acceptance letter” from Jeff Jones accepting the appointment to the position of Lamar County Constable Precinct Two position which was left vacant by Mike Ford. This appointment becomes effective upon the Courts’ receipt of this letter of acceptance, approval of a bond, and execution of the appropriate oath. – County judge, M.C. Superville, Jr.

5. Discussion and/or action regarding Lamar County Commissioners’ Court receiving and approving the Official Bond and Oath for Jeff Jones, Constable Precinct Two. – County Clerk, Ruth Sisson

6. Discussion and/or action by Lamar County Commissioners’ Court receiving into the minutes a copy of the letter dated February 21, 2018, that the County Judge sent to Mr. Tommy Henderson, Director of Operations with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). This letter is in regards to TxDOT donating additional salvage “Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement” (RAP) material to Lamar County. This request for material will not be counted against Lamar County’s current (FY2018) 2060 Weight Tolerance allocation of $19,199. – County Judge, M.C. Superville, Jr.

7. Discussion and/or action regarding Lamar County Commissioners’ Court receiving an update and status report on repairs, and needed repairs, in the Courthouse and/or other County property. The item contemplates Lamar County Commissioners’ taking reasonable action as needed to repair and/or maintain County property. – Lamar County Judge, M.C. Superville, Jr.

8. Discussion and/or action regarding Lamar County Commissioners’ Court to review and/or accept an “Engagement Letter for Initial GASB 75 OPEB Valuation for Lamar County” actuarial services to be provided to Lamar County for the September 2016 fiscal year by Gabriel, Roeder, Smith and Company(GRS) for a total cost not to exceed $2,500. – Lamar County Auditor, Kayla Hall

9. Discussion and/or action regarding Lamar County Commissioners’ to approve “Master Interlocal Purchasing Agreement” between North Central Texas Council of Governments and Lamar County for actuarial shared services. – Lamar County Auditor, Kayla Hall

10.Discussion and/or action regarding Lamar County Commissioners’ to approve “Master Agreement Other Post Employment Benefits (OPEB) Actuarial Valuations” between Gabriel Roeder Smith and Company (GRS) and Lamar County to perform an actuary of Lamar County’s OPEB. – Lamar County Auditor, Kayla Hall

11. Discussion and/or action by Lamar County Commissioners’ Court regarding line-item transfers for various offices. – Lamar County Auditor, Kayla Hall

12. Discussion and/or action by Lamar County Commissioners’ Court to approve payment of claims, payroll, and other bills. – Lamar County Auditor, Kayla Hall

13. ADJOURN

Colton is the founder of Paris Free Press. He was born and raised in Paris, Texas, graduated from North Lamar ISD and Paris Junior College with an Associate Degree. He lives in Lamar County with his loving girlfriend and their three dogs and two cats. He has once been uncredited in The Paris News.