Bulletin Staff Report

Brown County Commissioners will receive public comment Monday on a proposal regarding the Zephyr Independent School District’s new sports complex, and then review, consider approval and execute documents related to a Texas Parks and Wildlife Department grant application.

The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. Monday at the commissioners courtroom at the Brown County Courthouse.

Zephyr ISD Superintendent David Whisenhunt is listed on the county commissioners’ agenda as presenting information to the court.

In other matters, commissioners will also consider the burn ban currently in effect in the county. The burn ban has been in effect in Brown County since commissioners took action during their June 16 meeting.

The ban is not the most strict ban the county can order. Even though open burns are prohibited, occupational activities that can sometimes lead to grass fires — like welding — were not included.

The court had one week earlier restricted the sale and use of some fireworks items over the Independence Day sales period, specifically missiles with fins and rockets on sticks. The county approved several fireworks shows around the Fourth of July.

The standard burn ban disallows any and all controlled brush burns and requires trash burning be done in screen-covered containers.

Area firefighters were kept busy for several weeks in June and into July with major grass fires, but recent rains have made conditions less dangerous in rural areas.

Other business on the county agenda follows:

• Consideration of a request by Cheryl Nelson and possible action for a temporary employee.

• Consideration of a tax resale deed presented by Billy Wayne Wilkes and Carol Lynn Wilkes for Lots 385 and 386, Section 1, Thunderbird Bay Subdivision.

• Discussion of reports, approval of bills, approval of treasurer’s report and adjournment or recess.