Judge wants flood project ideas
February 12, 2013, 9:00 pm by Lyn Odom
Commissioners Monday appointed Llano County staff members to committees, addressed the burn ban, and authorized the new construction of a communications building.
Judge Wayne Brascom was unanimously authorized to sign the interlocal agreement between Llano County and the Texas Colorado River Floodplain Coalition, or TCRFC. The coalition partners with cities and counties in the Colorado River basin to assist in seeking better ways to deal with flooding and the damage it causes.
"There is a floodplain workshop March 19,” Brascom said. "…And flood insurance is going up. We need a hazard litigation plan from each commissioner listing possible projects in each of their precincts that are in need of possible grants.”
Commissioners also appointed Commissioner Linda Raschke, Pct. 2, as an executive member of the TCRFC, and Commissioner Ron Wilson, Pct. 3, as the alternate. Llano County Environmental and Emergency Services Coordinator Ron Moore was appointed to the TCRFC technical committee, with his assistant administrator, Cristy Rogers as the alternate.
Commissioners tabled altering the burn ban with Brascom citing, "Prescribed burns, or agricultural burns, can be done even during burn bans according to the Natural Resources Code – we don’t have the authority to approve or disapprove those.”
So even though the burn ban is still on, and expiring on April 28, Brascom said, "Let’s err (sic) on the side of caution and table this until the 25th.”
For more of this story, see Wednesday's The Llano County Journal.
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