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  ELLIS COUNTY- Based upon Election Administrator Jane Anderson’s certification of qualified signatures on a Local Option Petition submitted for the City of Palmer, Ellis County Commissioners ordered  an election be held in the City of Palmer “TO LEGALIZE THE SALE OF BEER AND WINE” on November 2, 2010, the next uniform election date.  The City of Palmer will be responsible for the election cost.

Commissioner Ron Brown, Precinct 4,  said, “ If they have followed all the proper channels, then we have no choice but to approve this item.”

            Commissioners also approved the polling locations for the November 2, 2010 general election as well as the early voting schedule and locations for early voting.

            Polling locations will be as follows:

            Pct. 101 & 102, Midlothian Church of Christ

            Pct. 103, First Baptist Church of Ovilla

            Pct. 104 & 110, Acorn Building/Old Junior High, Red Oak

            Pct. 105 & 140, Eastridge Elementary, Red Oak

            Pct. 106 & 143, Ferris ISD Administration Building

            Pct. 107 & 142, Midlothian Conference Center

Pct. 108, Creekside Church of Christ, Midlothian

Pct. 109, Red Oak City Hall

Pct. 111 & 136, Waxahachie Bible Church

Pct. 112 & 118, Church of Christ, Maypearl

Pct. 113 & 115, Graham Street Church of Christ, Waxahachie

Pct. 114, First Baptist Church/Epton Hall, Waxahachie

Pct. 116 & 128, Fundamental Baptist Church, Palmer

Pct. 117, Bristol Community Center

Pct. 119, Buffalo Creek Baptist Church, Waxahachie

Pct. 120 & 145, Farley Street Baptist Church, Waxahachie

Pct. 121 & 127, Refiner’s Fire Ministries, Ennis

Pct. 122, Church of Christ on Country Club Road, Ennis

Pct. 123 & 141, Bright Morning Star Baptist Church, Ennis

Pct. 124 & 126, Trinity United Methodist Church, Ennis

Pct. 125, Ellis County Sub-Courthouse in Ennis

Pct. 129 & 139, Park Meadows Baptist Church, Waxahachie

Pct. 130, Milford Community Center

Pct. 131, Italy City Council Chamber

Pct. 132, Avalon High School

Pct. 133, Bardwell Community Center

Pct. 134, First United Methodist Church, Waxahachie

Pct. 135, Ferris Heights Methodist Church, Waxahachie

Pct. 137, Longbranch Community Church, Midlothian

Pct. 138, Oak Leaf City Hall

Pct. 144, Living Hope Church of the Nazarene, Waxahachie

Early voting for both the General Election and the Local Option Election will begin on October 18, 2010 and continue through October 29, 2010.  Locations for early voting will be the Elections Office in Waxahachie, the Ellis County Sub-Courthouse located in Ennis, the Midlothian Conference Center, and the Acorn Building in Red Oak.  For specific hours of operation at each location, visit the county Web site at www.co.ellis.tx.us.

Commissioners also reappointed Dr. Thomas Ledbetter to a second two-year term as the Ellis County Health Authority.

Emergency Management Coordinator John Patterson said, “Dr. Ledbetter has provided us with support & guidance on health issues in the county for the last two years, including the H1N1 crisis and we are looking forward to the next two years..

According to the Texas Health and Safety Code, Chapter 121.021, a Local Health Authority is a physician appointed to administer state and local laws relating to public health within the appointing body’s jurisdiction, performing those duties necessary to protect the public health.

In other business, commissioners:

·         Took no action on contract with BAT Security for installation and monthly maintenance for an alarm system in the Waxahachie tax office;

·         Approved a contract with West Publishing for the law library to use West Complete for print publications, with a yearly savings of approximately $1,300;

·         Approved an amendment to the existing contract between Ellis County and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality regarding a grant relating to expenditure of Low Income Vehicle Repair Assistance, Retrofit, and Accelerated Vehicle Retirement Program (LIRAP) funds for Local Initiative Projects under Texas Health and Safety Code, Section 382.220;

·         Approved a replat in Emerald Forest, Section One, pct. 3.


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