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Commissioners Approve Electric Distribution Requests, Ranchitos Plat

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Rosemont, Houston Street Building Project Tabled

Hopkins County Commissioners Court on Monday tabled a building project, but approved a plat request and requests for re-routing of electrical distribution facilities in three precincts.

Electric Distribution

The Commissioners Court approved requests from Farmers Electric Cooperative Inc. for existing electrical power distribution facilities to be re-routed across Quail Lane, southeast of Colquitt Road in Precinct 4; County Road 3520, near County Road 3518 in Precinct 3; and County Road 2310, west of County Road 3345 in Precinct 2.

“When you hear those, those are new installations and off of growing. So when we see those we should welcome new houses or new facilities there, each one of these,” Hopkins County Judge Robert Newsom noted.

Final Plat

The Commissioners Court also removed a final plat request for Texas Ranchitos, a housing addition just outside Cumby City Limits. tabled at the Sept. 23 meeting.

“I went out and looked at it . He does have the water and he has the sewer. They city provide the sewer so I have no problem with it,” said Precinct 4 Commissioner Joe Price.

A public hearing regarding the proposed annexation of property owned by Texas Ranchitos LLC, was held during the May 8 Cumby City Council meeting. A request had been made to annex the property into the city so the properties would receive water and sewer service from the City of Cumby.

Rosemont, Houston Street Project

The county at the close of the bidding period, had received two proposals for building at the corner or Rosemont and Houston Streets.

Precinct 1 Commissioner Mickey Barker said before the bids are discussed or considered more discussion is needed on what the building should be used for. Baker recommended that the bids be tabled pending more in-depth discussion. Precinct 3 Commissioner Wade Bartley seconded the motion and the rest of the court unanimously agreed to table it.

Hopkins County Courthouse, 118 Church St., Sulphur Springs
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Author: Faith Huffman

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