Public County Commissioners’ Court meeting scheduled for Monday

Historic Ellis County Courthouse

ELLIS COUNTY — The Ellis County Commissioners' Court will hold a regularly scheduled public meeting on Monday, July 27 at 3 p.m. on the second floor of the Historic Ellis County Courthouse located at 101 W. Main Street in Waxahachie.

The agenda for the meeting includes a few items up for discussion regarding the Fire Marshal's position.

Ellis County Judge Carol Bush placed two items on the agenda related to the position. The first one simply states, "State Fire Marshal's Office." The second item states, "Discussion of the duties of the Fire Marshal's Office and possible amendment to the County Fire Code."

Precinct 3 Commissioner Paul Perry placed an item on the agenda that reads, "Discussion of document from various area Fire Chiefs as to their preferred description of attributes for the person who occupies the position of the Ellis County Fire Marshal."

The current Fire Marshal, Joe Stewart, turned in his resignation earlier this month stemming from what many sources claim was a reaction to interference by Bush.

Click here to read more about the events leading up to Stewart's resignation.

Additionally, Perry has introduced an agenda item to discuss and take possible action on, "an Interlocal Agreement request from the City of Maypearl, that RB3 road crews make specified repairs to Commerce Street (from First Street to Second, and from Third to Fourth), to East 4th Street (from Main Street to end), to Phillips Street (from Second to Fourth), and Claunch Street (from First to Second and from Fourth to Hwy 157)."

The court will also discuss the audio and visual system used to record and broadcast the commissioners' court meetings to the public via the county's website. The audio equipment experienced catastrophic failure and efforts are supposedly underway to look at restoring the ability to broadcast the meetings. With the audio equipment failure, residents attending the meetings have also complained about their frustration at their inability to hear the commissioners' court members speak even from a few seats away.

Click here to read Monday's full meeting agenda.