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The Texas County Board of Commissioners met Monday to discuss a variety of topics on the agenda. Many questions were answered for people in the community as they made decisions facing the Board of Control of Memorial Hospital and the lingering question of having a burn ban in the county.
The Commissioners approved the removal of all members of the Board of Control of Memorial Hospital due to changing to a five member board.
Following that movement, the commissioners approved the appointments of members back on to the Board of Control as advised by the District Attorney.
For District #1, Buddy Holbert was appointed a two year term; District #2, a Vacant Position with a one year term, Kelly McMurry, two year term, and Wayne Johnson, three year term; District #3, John Nye with a three year term.
Jack Strain stated that the DA recommended that the Commissioners take this action and staggering of year terms for the members.
Next on the agenda was the much anticipated discussion of the burn ban for Texas County.
Strain talked to five fire chiefs and two assistant chiefs Monday morning.
âThe consensus was that they do not want to put the Burn Ban on. They all realize that we are getting dry, but we want to try to leave it off through the fourth of July if at all possible.â
Guymon City Manager Ted Graham was in attendance at the meeting and said they would like to limit the fireworks to a public display for the city, but they have not come to any formal decision on the matter as of now.
The Board will meet one more time before the Fourth, but as of now, the Fourth of July is a go as far as allowing fireworks for the celebration.