Llano County Commissioners Court

Wed
06
Dec

Llano County looking closer at solar for school lands

By Phil Reynolds
The Highlander

Fri
29
Sep

Llano County lifts burn ban

 

By Phil Reynolds

The Highlander

After nearly a week of more or less steady rain, Llano County has lifted its burn ban. The ban was imposed at the Sept. 25 meeting of the Commissioners Court, with the thought that County Judge Mary Cunningham could lift the ban before the next court meeting if conditions warrant.

That happened today, Friday, Sept. 20.

The Texas Forest Service shows Llano County averaged 430 on the Keetch-Byram Drought Index (KBDI) on Thursday, Sept. 28. that number is on the low end of the danger area for wildfires. The KBDI is widely used as an index of wildfire vulnerability.

Wed
14
Jun

Llano County Commissioners honor first responders

Editor's Note: There was incorrect information published about the Hill Country 100 Club in 'Commissioners honor responders' story, published in the Tuesday, June 13 edition of The Highlander. Membership is not limited to 100 people and yearly memberships have several levels of sponsorship available for businesses and individuals. The scholarship information was also incorrect. The corrected story follows.

By Phil Reynolds

The Highlander

Tue
09
Aug

Llano commissioners weigh cost vs employee retention

BY PHIL REYNOLDS

THE HIGHLANDER

Llano County commissioners are struggling to put together a budget while faced with rising costs and hearing that some county employees are leaving for higher-paying jobs in neighboring counties.

Commissioners held the second of two budget workshops on Tuesday, Aug. 2. They’re looking at a draft budget of $14,466,433, an increase of $370,323, or about 2.6 percent, over this year’s budget.

But they also heard Llano County Sheriff Bill Blackburn say that in the past few weeks he’s lost several deputies to higher-paying jobs, including both investigators who handle child sexual abuse cases.

“In one case, they’re being offered $14,000 a year more than we’re paying,” Blackburn said. “I can’t blame them for moving.”

Blackburn told commissioners several county offices hinge on how well the sheriff’s office does its job.

Wed
29
Jun

Llano Commissioners approve $12.8 million bond issue, look to budget

By Phil Reynolds
The Highlander
Llano County Commissioners approved a $12.8 million bond issue Monday, June 27, but the bonds won’t cost taxpayers a nickel.
That’s because the bonds are actually being issued by a private company, not by the county. But the money will be used to add to health care facilities in Llano and Gillespie counties, so by law the company must get approval from commissioners in both counties before the bonds can be sold.
Crawford Health Facilities Development Corp., of Crawford, Texas, will add to two senior care facilities in Llano County and one near Fredericksburg, said Chris Sayers, representing the company.
 “There is no liability whatsoever to the county,” Sayers said. He said the bonds are classed as “taxable” because income from the bonds is subject to income tax.
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