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Montgomery Commission Doing Its Homework
Monday, 12 September 2011

September 13--  The Montgomery County commission's September meeting is noteworthy mostly for what the board did not do.

It tabled a motion from Commissioner John Carpenter to dedicate a half-mil in taxes for the next 15 years to give the county development authority the ability to borrow money for economic development.  Commissioners voted to reconsider the motion next month after legal review.

It turned down a low bid to renovate a building on the courthouse square to serve as the county sheriff's office.  The commissioners concluded they could better use the $267,000 bid amount to build a new metal building for the sheriff at a location to be determined.

The commission also deferred action on a new Tarrytown fire station pending receipt of clear title on the property and delayed acceptance of donated land in Uvalda for a fire department sub-station pending more research.

Finally, it ignored an agenda item to consider the question of putting the question of Sunday sale of beer and wine to the voters.

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