Burn ban to remain lifted

On May 13, the county-wide burn ban was lifted by the Nolan County Commissioners. At Monday morning’s meeting, approval was given for the burn ban to remain lifted, due to the recent rains that have fallen in the area.Also during the meeting, the recommendation of Erica Caballero as the City-County Library Director was approved. Elsie Pierce, the chairperson of the library board, offered some information about the application process.Twenty-two applications were received for the position--in which some came from out of state--and six applicants were interviewed. Following the personal meetings, the library board selected Caballero, who has been an employee of the library for some time and has served as the assistant library director for the past two years.Pierce added that the board was pleased with Caballero and felt that she was “very capable, willing, and ready to accept the new challenges of the position.” As a result, Caballero will now have the responsibility of hiring an assistant library director.The minutes from the meeting held on May 13 were approved as well, and the Nolan County Investment Policy was reviewed by county treasurer Jeanne Wells. No changes were cited from last year’s report, and no action was taken on the item.Reports from department heads were additionally received from the Nolan County Auditor, Treasurer, the Veterans Service Office, the Welfare Office and the Government Trapper.