Montgomery County Commissioners Court has long way to go but making steady improvement

Montgomery County Commissioners Court has long way to go but making steady improvement

Image: The Montgomery County Commissioners Court held its regular meeting on September 24, 2019, with, from left to right, Precinct 4 Commissioner James Metts, Precinct 3 Commissioner James Noack, County Judge Mark Keough, Precinct 2 Commissioner Charlie Riley, and Precinct 1 Commissioner Mike Meador. The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, October 14 – As Fiscal Year […]

Temporary outdoor burn ban, FY 2020 salary schedule dominate Commissioners Court meeting: The Golden Hammer ratings

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, October 1 – In a very short meeting of the Montgomery County Commissioners Court on September 10, 2019, the Court unanimously adopted a temporary burn ban and spent a whole lot of money. The Montgomery County Commissioners Court unanimously adopted a 90-day burn ban upon the recommendation of the […]

Montgomery County Commissioners Court squanders contingency fund despite hurricane, tropical storm season

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, September 20 – A hour of citizen comments against and for the Montgomery County Commissioners Court squandering $474,608.50 on nonprofit organizations for which state law prohibits such payments seemed to make no difference. By a 3 to 2 vote, Precinct 2 Montgomery County Commissioner Charlie Riley, Precinct 1 County […]

Montgomery County Commissioners Court adopts 90-day burn ban

Conroe, September 11 – The Montgomery County Commissioners Court unanimously adopted a 90-day burn ban upon the recommendation of the Montgomery County Fire Marshal’s Office after drought conditions exceeded 651 on the Keetch-Byram Drought Index. There were more than 30 wildfires in Montgomery County during the past weekend. The ban goes into effect immediately, but […]

Lightning strikes Montgomery County Commissioners Court, as all five members receive perfect scores on most important vote of year

Lightning strikes Montgomery County Commissioners Court, as all five members receive perfect scores on most important vote of year

Image: The Montgomery County Commissioners Court voted unanimously to adopt a Fiscal Year 2020 Budget at the “effective tax rate,” meaning that the Court would not raise property taxes on the citizens of Montgomery County. From left to right, Precinct 4 County Commissioner James Metts, Precinct 3 County Commissioner James Noack, Montgomery County Judge Mark […]

Proposed burn ban evokes controversy but Williams provides strong explanation for 90-day length

Conroe, September 10 – Although some readers of The Golden Hammer have expressed concern about the length of the proposed 90-day burn ban, which the Montgomery County Commissioners Court will approve at today’s regular meeting at 9:30 a.m., Montgomery County Fire Marshal Jimmy Williams has provided a carefully-reasoned explanation for the policy. Williams has also made […]

Montgomery County Commissioners Court to vote on $336.6 Million Budget for Fiscal Year 2020 on Wednesday

Conroe, September 2 – The Montgomery County Commissioners Court will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, September 4, 2019, formally to adopt the Fiscal Year 2020 Tax Rate and to adopt the Budget. The meeting will begin with a public hearing affording citizens the opportunity to comment on the proposed budget, which Budget Director Amanda Carter […]

Precinct 2 Montgomery County Commissioner Riley fails in his job with respect to another neighborhood: Northline Oaks

Precinct 2 Montgomery County Commissioner Riley fails in his job with respect to another neighborhood: Northline Oaks

Image: Northline Oaks subdivision resident Jerry Matthews spoke to the Montgomery County Commissioners C0urt on Tuesday, August 27, 2019. Once again, Precinct 2 Montgomery County Commissioner Charlie Riley isn’t doing his job as a road and bridge Commissioner. Conroe, August 30 – It’s unclear what Charlie Riley actually does for the exorbitant $173,872 salary he’s […]

Montgomery County Commissioners Court nominates Hausman in Appraisal District election

Conroe, August 30 – At the August 27, 2019, meeting, the Montgomery County Commissioners Court nominated Peggy S. Hausman, a grassroots activist from The Woodlands who worked on citizen representation issues for decades, for election to the Montgomery Central Appraisal District Board of Directors. The nominations will close on October 15, so the Commissioners Court […]

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