Upshur County Commissioners Court will consider acting on proposals for the surface lease of the county-owned "school land" in West Texas at the court's regular semi-monthly meeting Thursday.
It is among 12 items on the agenda for the 9 a.m. meeting in the County Courtroom on the third floor of the county courthouse.
The court opened and tabled several proposals at its Feb. 29 meeting. Citizen Glenn Leach has raised several questions about the current leasing out of the more than 17,000 acres in Baylor and Throckmorton Counties, and said Monday night he may address the court Thursday.
Some revenue from the property is distributed among the nine school districts lying partly or wholly in Upshur County.
In other business Thursday, the court is scheduled to possibly appoint a coordinator for the county's 911 system. Commissioners have been discussing whether to have the Kilgore-based East Texas Council of Governments continue performing the work, or appoint a local coordinator to fill the vacancy left by Gina Offield's recent death.
Also on Thursday, the court is scheduled to consider acting on prisoner medical services and indigent care services. It will hear a presentation by Indigent Health Services, which County Judge Dean Fowler said is a firm that audits and examines prisoners' and indigent persons' bills for counties.
Commissioners are also scheduled to set early voting dates, times and locations for the May 29 party primary elections; and possibly act on adjusting the county's election precincts to conform with one or more federal court orders affecting redistricting.
The court will also:
--Consider approving interlocal agreements with other governmental entities.
--Consider approving bids on properties foreclosed for delinquent taxes.
--Consider allowing the First Baptist Church of Gilmer to use the courthouse lawn for a July 1 "patriotic program/celebration."