The September 28th San Saba Commissioners Court continued with a Town Hall meeting at 7:20 p.m. in the County Courtroom. Judge Byron Theodosis welcomed everyone and introduced guests Kim Williams, AIA, Principal of TWC Architects in Austin, Texas; and Rob Lindsey, Goldthwaite City Manager and former Mills County Judge.
Kim Williams explained the Planning Grant available to San Saba County in preparation to restore the County Courthouse and answered questions. The Planning Grant is $323,298 with San Saba County supplying approximately $57,000. The Grant is proposed by the Texas Historical Commission to restore historical courthouses in the state of Texas.
Taxes will not be increased in San Saba County to fund this project. The funds for the approximate amount of $57,000 will be raised by contributions from organizations, fund raisers and private individuals.
Rob Lindsey reported how Goldthwaite went through the procedure and restored their courthouse and gave important information. Lindsey asked Marilynn Johanson to share her information regarding the restoration of the Mills County Courthouse. Marilynn is a former San Saba County resident and is a member of the Mills County and San Saba County’s Historical Society. Marilynn gave helpful information and offered her assistance.
San Saba City Manager, Stan Weik, is excited about the possibility of the Courthouse being restored. The City has made some important changes for tourism and restoration of the Courthouse would be very significant. The very good possibility of new businesses coming to the area would be a financial benefit to the community.
Attorney David Williams, Clay Nettleship and Sheriff Allen Brown commended the Commissioners Court for having the vision and pursuing this very important project.
Judge Theodosis asked each Commissioner if it was time to vote on the matter and each one wanted more time to go over the information. Judge Theodosis reported that there will be more Town Meetings so that questions and information will be available for more people. Thirty eight people attended the Town Meeting including commissioners, county officials, guests, San Saba County Historical Society members, and citizens.