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December 18, 2013

Renberg named fire chief

Athens — The man who has been serving as Henderson County Fire Marshal can remove interim from his title.

The Henderson County Commissioners Court voted to install Shane Renberg for a full two-year-term that begins January 1, 2014 and ends December 31, 2015.

Renberg has been serving his second stint as interim fire marshal after taking over for Darrell Furrh after his resignation on May 1 Renberg was interim fire marshal in 2010, in the period between the resignation of John Holcomb and the hiring of Furrh.

Sheriff Ray Nutt commended Renberg for his service in the office so far.

“I’d like to say since I’ve been here Shane has responded fast anytime you’d call him,” Nutt said.

County Judge Richard Sanders said it has been a pleasure serving with Renberg during his time in the office.

 “He’s shown a degree of professionalism that is very important for our county,” Sanders said.

In other action, Commissioners Court approved the Texas Association of County’s proposal to provide general liability coverage and workers compensation for Henderson County. The new contract will save the county about $86,634 from the previous year.

Commissioners tabled an agenda item that would adjust the personnel policy to change the definition of non-full time workers from part-time to temporary. The term will apply to an employee who works less than 29 hours a week.

Commissioners also voted to:

• sell a 2007 Dodge Charger from the Sheriff’s Office to the Log Cabin Police Department for a price of $2,000;

• to sell a Commissioners Precinct 4 1997 model Ford 350 dump/patch truck to the city of Berryville for $750:

• approve a December 29 start to the 4 percent employee pay raise set to go into effect in January to coincide with the beginning of the pay period and

• authorized payment of bills in the amount of $162,817.26.

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