Commissioners plan back-to-back meetings

Published Saturday, June 25, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County commissioners will meet twice next week - once in the courthouse and once on the road.

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Commissioners consider need for fire hydrants

Published Wednesday, June 15, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Commissioners discussed changing Wise County subdivision rules in regard to fire protection but took no action at Monday's regular meeting.

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County gives stamp of approval to 911 district

Published Saturday, June 11, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

A new 911 district may be formed by the North Central Texas Council of Governments, which would ensure money paid by citizens for 911 service is returned to the area.

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Upcoming Meeting Previews

Published Saturday, June 11, 2016
By Messenger Staff

Wise County commissioners will hear an update on the Trinity Aquifer from the Upper Trinity Groundwater Conservation District at their regular meeting Monday.

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County to sell Bridgeport office space

Published Saturday, May 21, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

A few county employees in Bridgeport will soon be moving to Decatur.

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EMS sick leave reduced, management questioned

Published Wednesday, May 18, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County commissioners Monday reduced Emergency Medical Services' sick leave and put EMS Administrator Charles Dillard in the hot seat, grilling him about exorbitant amounts of overtime.

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Sick leave pool approved, EMS hours debated

Published Saturday, April 30, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

After discussing the issue at two previous meetings, Wise County commissioners Monday approved a sick leave pool program for county employees.

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County positions cut

Published Wednesday, April 27, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County commissioners approved Monday the absorption of seven open, unfilled positions for a savings of $389,548, at the recommendation of County Judge J.D. Clark.

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Policy to share sick leave in the works

Published Saturday, April 16, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

For years, county employees were wrongly allowed to trade comp and vacation time. Now a sick-leave pool policy is in the works to remedy the situation.

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County could lose $8 million for FY ’17

Published Wednesday, April 13, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

County Judge J.D. Clark painted a bleak financial picture for fiscal year 2017 at a budget kickoff presentation Monday morning.

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Commissioners to consider sick pool policy

Published Saturday, April 9, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County commissioners will be in meetings all day Monday.

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County’s fund balances decrease

Published Saturday, April 2, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Outside auditor Snow Garrett Williams gave Wise County a clean report on its financial audit for fiscal year 2015, but firm representative Kathy Williams told commissioners Tuesday there was a $3.9 million decrease in fund balances.

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White wins primary in re-election bid

Published Wednesday, March 2, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Precinct 1 Commissioner Danny White won the Republican primary Tuesday night with 56 percent of the vote.

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Commissioners tend to short agenda

Published Wednesday, March 2, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County commissioners made quick work of a short agenda Monday, adjourning after just 15 minutes.

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County dismisses idea of gunfire ordinance

Published Wednesday, February 24, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County commissioners do not plan to enact an ordinance limiting gun use on private property as requested by a citizen.

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New communications tower to be installed

Published Saturday, February 13, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County commissioners Wednesday authorized County Judge J.D. Clark to negotiate and execute the placement of a 195-foot communications tower at the sheriff's office.

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Meeting Previews for Saturday, January 23, 2016

Published Saturday, January 23, 2016
By Messenger Staff

The Decatur City Council will consider three action items regarding the hotel project at the Decatur Civic Center at Monday's meeting.

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Car talk dominates commissioners meeting

Published Saturday, January 16, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

After a 30-minute discussion Monday about sheriff's office vehicles, Wise County commissioners approved purchasing one pickup.

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Meeting Preview for Saturday, January 9, 2016

Published Saturday, January 9, 2016
By Messenger Staff

Wise County commissioners meet 9 a.m. Monday, Jan. 11, in the third-floor conference room of the courthouse in Decatur.

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Meeting Previews for Saturday, December 12, 2015

Published Saturday, December 12, 2015
By Messenger Staff

Trustees will vote to approve the middle school science annex construction contract at Monday's meeting.

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