County burn ban lifted

Following the rainfall received in the area over the weekend, the burn ban for Nolan County was lifted during the Nolan County Commissioners' meeting on Tuesday morning.Also during the meeting, County Clerk Pat McGowan led a discussion on e-filing, which will become mandatory by 2016. Information was presented to the commissioners, as the county is taking steps to work toward the new process.McGowan added that the transition will be at no cost to the county or taxpayers, and no action was taken on the matter. However, a request from the County Clerk to purchase two steel cabinets for her office was approved at the meeting.In addition, the agreement with TxDOT (Texas Department of Transportation) regarding the CETRZ grant--which includes a prioritized list of projects, a designated official for signing documents, environmental certificates and other documentation as required by TxDOT--was approved. The projects list was finalized and given to the County Attorney, and Precinct 3 Commissioner Tommy White was appointed as the designated official for signing documents.The annual review of county investment policy also took place, which was approved with no changes made. The minutes of the May 12 meeting were approved as well, and reports were received from the Nolan County Clerk and Sheriff's Office.