The Angelina Commissioners Court agreed on Tuesday to close a portion of John Keely Road.
Pct. 4 Commissioner Bobby Cheshire applied to close a portion of the road on behalf of Jeffery Scott O’Neal about 20 days ago. O’Neal is in the process of selling the land, Michael G. Parker told commissioners. This would help with the sale, and the road has not been maintained by the county for several years, he said.
“The client that owns the 30.16 acres at the end of the actual road easement — that was conveyed years ago to the county — is wishing the close that portion. … It doesn’t affect any of his neighbors,” Parker told commissioners.
Parker said the reason he wants to close the road is because the best place to build is on it.
In other business, the commissioners also approved:
■ The donation of three used Tasers to the Groveton Police Department.
■ County treasurer Jill Brewer’s request to participate in Texas CLASS, a local government investment pool.
■ The renewal of the Stop-Loss insurance carrier for the Angelina County’s health insurance program.
■ The increase in insurance premiums for the county’s health insurance program.
■ The motion to hire a third-party administrator for the county insurance COBRA program.
■ The renewal of the contract with HelpMD for telemedicine.
■ Allowing the Angelina County Clerk’s office to receive a two-drawer filing cabinet with a lock and two executive chairs all donated by the Federal Probation Department.
■ The appointment of county clerk Amy Fincher, Pct. 3 Commissioner Terry Pitts, Pct. 1 Commissioner Greg Harrison and County Attorney Cary Kirby to serve on the Deep East Texas Council of Government’s board for 2019-20.
■ Pct. 2 County Commissioner Kermit Kennedy’s request to purchase a used Gradall from the Angelina County Sheriff’s Office.
Commissioners also tabled until the end of June meeting:
■ The cancellation of the Thomson Reuters subscription for West Law and continuing the Lexis subscription in the Law Library and courthouse.
■ A contract with Auctioneer Express, an online auction, to sell surplus equipment.
■ Kennedy’s request to purchase a John Deere tractor with an 18-foot boom mower and ditcher from Alamo Industrial and a Ford F450 patch truck, all through the BuyBoard.