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City candidates rally set for April 29
Monitor Staff Reports
SEVEN POINTS–Candidates for office in Seven Points are encouraged to attend a meet-and-greet event set for 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 29, at the city park.
Located between city hall and the Main Place Cinema, the park’s pavilion offers a sheltered place to ask candidates questions, demonstrate support and show community interest in the upcoming May 13 election.
The event is an initiative started by Dean Moore.
A director for the city’s economic development corporation since 2005, Moore is also a candidate for city council, a post he has been appointed to as a fill-in until the election.
Early voting begins Monday, May 1, and runs through Tuesday, May 9, at city hall.


HC gets new fire marshal
By Diane Murray
Monitor Correspondent

ATHENS–The on-again, off again position of Henderson County fire marshal has been filled, at least temporarily.
The Henderson County Commissioners Court named Stacey Glover fire marshal through Dec. 31.
Formerly, she filled the post of nuisance officer, and at last week’s meeting was placed under Precinct 5 Constable Brad Myers, since her supervisor’s (the fire marshal) term had expired.
Similarly, public nuisance officer Keith January was placed under Precinct 4 Constable Rick Stewart for the same reason.
However, trouble with job descriptions and payroll made it impractical for the two officers to work under the constables, according to Precinct 1 Commissioner Joe D. Hall.
So, Precinct 2 Commissioner Wade McKinney motioned to place Stacey Glover in the fire marshal’s position, at least until Dec. 31.
Glover is a trained arson investigator and code enforcement officer. She has been the acting arson investigator.
Glover will be paid the $5,700 remaining in the budget for fire marshal wages, in addition to her regular salary.
The small amount left in the budget made it impossible to attract another applicant for fire marshal to finish out the rest of the year.
At the beginning of next year, the commissioners will decide on a fire marshal – and funding for the position – to fill a two-year term.
Precinct 4 Commissioner Jerry West wanted to know who would be answering the public nuisance calls.
County Judge David Holstein said that those calls were taken by the Office of Emergency Management because Glover and January were out in the field most every day.
The commissioners unanimously rescinded last week’s motion to place the two officers under the constables.
 

Convenience station construction nears
By Barbara Gartman
Monitor Staff Writer

KAUFMAN–Construction on the new convenience station planned for Kemp is about ready to begin.
Marilyn May, director of the Kaufman County Environmental Co-op, told county commissioners April 18, the county has received the $100,000 in funding to build the station.
She explained in her quarterly report the Co-op plans to contract for services with Kaufman County and will help support Precinct 4 Commissioner Jim Deller.
The Co-op will help with all advertising, a groundbreaking ceremony, and later, the grand opening ceremony, and all publicity needed to advertise the facility.
Judge Wayne Gent explained while all convenience stations are established by federal grants, the county must already own the land before applying for a grant.
Precinct 2 is currently looking for land on which to build a convenience station, he said.
The Law Enforcement Center recycling program has recycled 13.14 tons of cardboard and paper, she said.
A similar program servicing 45 business owners in Kaufman, Terrell and Kemp has seen 149 tons of cardboard and paper recycled.
“We are receiving calls daily as other businesses find out about our service,” she said.