County Judge Byron Theodosis called to order the Special meeting of the San Saba County Commissioners' Court on Tuesday, June 17th at 9:00 a.m. Roger McGehee offered the invocation followed by everyone saying the pledges to the American and Texas flags.
Fire Chief James Jones was acknowledged as a concerned citizen who requested a Burn Ban being enacted for the county. After some discussion regarding the need for rain and the wind conditions, it was declared to enact the Ban immediately. The notice of same is to appear in the San Saba News & Star and the Fire and Sheriff departments would be notified.
Randy Henderson, Chief Appraiser for the county, presented a proposed budget for the Appraisal District. Randy handed out copies of Mason and Mills Counties' budgets for comparison. The proposed budget for San Saba County included a 10% raise for the Appraisal Office employees. It was noted that they received a 10% raise last year compared to the County employees receiving 3%. The Commissioners discussed budget problems because of fuel and material costs, as well as other increased costs. The proposed budget will be presented at the budget meeting on Wednesday, June 18th, where the school districts, and County and City budgets will also be reviewed.
The meeting was adjourned. Those attending the meeting were: Judge Byron Theodosis; Commissioners Roger McGehee, Kenley Kroll, Otis Judkins, and Ricky Lusty; Cathi Miles, Administrative Assistant; David Williams, County Attorney, Pat Faught, District Clerk's Office; and Alice Smith, reporter for The San Saba News & Star.