Flap over county road ‘work’ raises questions
August 21, 2012, 7:00 pm by James Walker
County roads, public roads, publicly dedicated roads and others.
"There are many kinds of roads and it is extremely complicated,” said Burnet County Attorney Eddie Arredondo, who conducted an investigation after the anonymous caller complained to County Auditor Karen Lester July 15.
Lester later informed one of her bosses, 424thDistrict Judge Dan Mills of the complaint and Mills forwarded the complaint to Sheriff W. T. Smith.
"Previous county attorneys Eddie Shell and Robert Klaeger gave opinions that county equipment and personnel could do this,” Arredondo said in an interview Monday. "It goes back to what commissioners thought they could do.”
The county attorney is now recommending that the county get an updated opinion on the matter from legal counsel.
The caller complained to Lester after receiving an unsatisfactory initial response from someone in Arredondo’s office, Arredondo acknowledged in a report to the commissioners at their meeting Aug. 14.
Precinct 1 Commissioner Bill Neve has acknowledged that his employees hauled materials bought by Council Creek Village Subdivision residents near East Lake Buchanan to a road within the subdivision and deposited them there. The county employees did no work on the road, Neve said.
For the rest of the story, see Wednesday’s Bulletin.
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