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East Cedar Creek Freshwater Supply District meets at 12:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month at the ECCFSD office on Hammer Road just off Welch Lane in Gun Barrel City.
Eustace City Council meets at 7 p.m. in the Eustace City Hall the first Thursday of each month. For more information, call (903) 425-4702. The public is welcome
Eustace Independent School District meets at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at the Eustace High School Library. For more information, call (903) 425-7131. The public is welcome.
Gun Barrel City Council meets in Brawner Hall at 6:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month. Call (903) 887-1087 for more info. The public is welcome.
Gun Barrel City Economic Development Corporation meets at 1831 W. Main, GBC, at 6 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month. For more information, please call (903) 887-1899.
Henderson County Commissioner’s Court meets every Tuesday at 9 a.m. in the Henderson County Courthouse in Athens. The public is invited to attend.
Henderson County Emergency Services District #4 meets at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at 525 S. Tool Dr. in Tool.
Henderson County Historical Commission meets the first Wednesday of each month at 1 p.m. in the HC Historical Museum.
Kaufman County Commissioner’s Court meets the second and fourth Monday of each month at 9:30 a.m. at the Kaufman County Courthouse in Kaufman and sets a night meeting the second Monday of the quarter at 6 p.m. Call (972) 932-0218. The public is invited to attend.
Kemp City Council meets at Kemp City Hall at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month. For more information, please call (903) 498-3191. The public is invited to attend.
Kemp Independent School District meets at 6 p.m. the third Monday of each month in the Board Room in the Administration Building. For more information, please call (903) 498-1314. The public is invited to attend.
Log Cabin City Council meets the third Thursday of the month in city hall. For more information, please call (903) 489-2195. The public is invited to attend.
Mabank City Council meets at 7 p.m. in Mabank City Hall the first Tuesday of each month. For more information, please call (903) 887-3241. The public is invited to attend.
Mabank Independent School District meets at 7:30 p.m. the fourth Monday of each month. For more information, please call (903) 887-9310. The public is invited to attend.
Payne Springs City Council meets at city hall at 7:30 p.m. every third Tuesday of each month. For more information, please call (903) 451-9229. The public is welcome.
Payne Springs Water Supply Corp. meets the third Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m. at the Payne Springs Community Center, located at 9690 Hwy. 198.
Seven Points City Council meets at 7 p.m. in Seven Points city hall the second Thursday of each month. For more information, please call (903) 432-3176. The public is invited to attend.
Tool City Council meets at 6 p.m. in the Oran White Civic Center the third Thursday of each month. For more information, please call (903) 432-3522.
West Cedar Creek Municipal Utility District is held at 6 p.m. the fourth Monday of each month. For more information, please call (903) 432-3704.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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County approves tax abatement for medical facility
By Barbara Gartman
Monitor Staff Writer
KAUFMAN–A new addition, Phase II, is planned for the Forney Medical Plaza.
Kim Buckner, facility representative, presented statistics to Kaufman Commissioners Monday, prior to her request for a tax abatement.
Commissioners approved a 50 percent abatement for four years.
The planned addition will add 32,000 square feet to the current 50,000 square feet already established, she explained.
“This will provide room for physician offices and their needs and for a 24-hour, seven day a week, emergency room facility,” she said.
The emergency room will be staffed by at least two physicians on duty at all times, she added.
Other features include an area and staff for delivering babies and to care for them until mother and baby are transported or released.
“There are no overnight rooms for patients who are brought in, but if needed, there will be facilities where they can be made comfortable until they are transported,” Buckner said.
“The facility is being built by PM Realty Group in partnership with a national hospital corporation but the name is not being made public yet,” she explained.
In other business, commissioners:
• approved a resolution supporting and authorizing HOME funding application for Abbington Commons Apartments at 2683 North Highway 34, in Kaufman.
The 80-unit, affordable housing apartment complex is next to the Genesis Center and will provide one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom apartments for low income families.
“In addition to affordable housing, there will be about 150 jobs during the 12 months of construction, the buying of local materials and an on-site property manager,” specialist in affordable housing Sean Brady said.
“And this will allow our residents to stay connected for a longer time,” Rev. Nancy Shoenle, Genesis counselor said.
“We are excited (about the complex),” she added.
• acknowledged the Economic Development Corporation is allowed to spend sales tax revenue on certain uses within its extra territorial jurisdiction.
This is in conjunction with the (Abbington Commons Apartment) proposal, county judge Bruce Wood explained.
• proclaimed March 18-24 as Poison Prevention Week in Kaufman County.
• agreed to send a letter of support for STAR Transit, who is seeking grant funds from the Federal Transit Administration.
• accepted racial profiling reports from constables Precinct 3 Lowrie Sanders and Precinct 4 Bryant Morris.
There were no written complaints in either precinct, the constables reported.
• approved a variance request as presented by Hector Torres for the recording of a plat in the Wilbur-Ellis Addition.
• accepted the January treasurer’s report as presented by Johnny Countryman.
• renewed an interlocal agreement for road maintenance with the city of Post Oak Bend.
• renewed interlocal agreements with the cities of Mabank and Rosser.
• agreed to help the Emergency Services District No. 3, with parking area repairs at the Able Springs VFD, as per the interlocal agreement with Precinct 3.
• approved the budget transfers as presented by auditor Hal D. Jones.
• paid bills totaling $701,052.01.

 

Citizen Sheriff Academy Program to start
Special to The Monitor
CANTON–The Van Zandt County Sheriff’s office will soon start a special academy for citizens.
The Citizen Sheriff’s Academy Program was designed to increase citizen awareness and understanding of law enforcement and elements that comprise a safe community.
Applicants of all backgrounds and occupations are accepted and undergo an extensive background check.
Individuals may be disqualified from participation for a felony arrest, an outstanding arrest warrant or an unpaid traffic citation.
Qualified applicants will receive a confirmation letter and a list of academy rules and regulation. Graduates of the course will be informed citizens and advise their friends and co-workers of what they learned.
Applications may be obtained at the Van Zandt County Sheriff’s Office information desk at 1220 W. Dallas St. in Canton.
For more information regarding the program start date, contact Chief Deputy John Turner at (903) 567-4133 or email Deputy Anthony Risner at anthonyrisner@wmconnect.com.

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Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake
in Seven Points
in dire need of a good home.
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and rescue one of these forgotten animals.
The Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake
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10220 County Road 2403 in Seven Points.
For more information, please call
(903) 432-3422 after 11 a.m.
We are closed on Wednesday.

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