Athens Review, Athens, Texas

December 4, 2012

County sets date for public hearing

Rich Flowers
The Athens Review

Athens — The Henderson County Commissioners Court Tuesday set a date for a public hearing on placing a speed limit on a portion of Mill Run Road, south of Athens.

The hearing is scheduled for 9:30 a.m., Jan. 8. At issue is whether to limit speed on Mill Run Road, also known as County Road 41170, to 35 miles per hour. The speed limit on county roads not located in an urban area is usually 60 miles-per-hour, unless the Commissioners Court enacts a change.

The section affected by the change is a stretch between Farm-to-Market Road 753 and County Road 4622. Precinct 4 County Commissioner Ken Geeslin said CR 4622 is the dividing line between Commissioner Precincts 1 and 4. Geeslin said fast-moving vehicles are a problem on the road, and one resident reported that his dog was recently struck by a motorist.

In other action, Commissioners re-appointed members to the board of Emergency Services District No. 2 in the Payne Springs area. Earl W. Beets and Gary Mullins were appointed to new 2-year terms.

In ESD 4, in the Tool area, Larry Moran and Tamara Brickey were given new terms to expire Dec. 31 2014.

Commissioners also approved:

• a subscription to Accruint, a program used for collections, for Justice of the Peace Precinct 2 Dale Blaylock;

• acceptance of reimbursement in the amount of $3,727.97 for road materials used for a project benefitting the Malakoff Independent School District;

• payment of bills in the amount of $257,803.43.