The Rusk County Expo Center will be getting a new entrance soon, following the approval Wednesday at the Rusk County Commissioners Court meeting. 

The current entrance to the expo center is asphalt and due to constant running water it is beginning to fall apart. 

Expo center manager Jennifer Sprayberry spoke to the commissioners about possibly redoing one entrance for the time being and later on doing the other and a turn around. 

After reading over the bids Sprayberry collected, the commissioners moved to have both entrances and a turn around done with concrete. 

The county will be responsible for removal and putting in a new culvert but the bidding company would take care of the rest. 

In other business:

APPROVED the July 5, 2019 employee payroll;

PASSED bid for contract proposals for a mechanics truck;

APPROVED accepting donation of a podium by Rick Perry for the expo center;

APPROVED an order for removal of trees/ road obstruction off county road right-of-ways;

APPROVED for Pct. 3 Commissioner Greg Gibson to go off of a right-a-way on County Road 3121 to fix a drainage problem;

APPROVED memorandum of understanding between Department of Public Safety of the State of Texas and Rusk County Sheriff’s Office;

APPROVED final plat of Henderson South Addition;

APPROVED a memorandum of agreement for digital rights between Rusk County Library and The Portal to Texas History;

APPROVED declaring surplus firearms for Auctioneer Express from Rusk County Sheriff’s Office;

APPROVED firearms for destruction from the Rusk County Sheriff’s Office;

APPROVED surplus of the following items from the Rusk County Expo Center: arena roller with 50 gallon drums, 12 ft. arena roller, disk with added weight, 6 ft. faded red shredder (not working), two rusted 4 ft. walk through gates, and manure trailer (scrap metal);

APPROVED Jacobs WSC to place a 2” PVC water line under/across or along/within the right-of-way of County Road 202 in Pct. 1;

APPROVED Church Hill Water Supply Corporation to place a water service line under the right-of-way of County Road 336 in Pct. 2; and 

TABLED update on the Texas A&M Research Center by Dr. Charles Long.

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