The Gonzales County Commissioners Court settled on a name for its Justice of The Peace Precinct 3 office in Waelder on Monday, May 10.
The Gonzales County Waelder Annex, as the building shall be known, is set for completion soon, although an exact date was not given. Work on the building began in late 2019, according to Precinct 2 Commissioner Donnie Brzozowski, and was slowed by the arrival of the novel coronavirus in Gonzales County during 2020.
The Commissioners also discussed internet providers for its departments, as some county offices are split between providers Guadalupe Valley Telecommunications Cooperative and Spectrum.
Some department heads were in favor of the switch, such as County Attorney Paul Watkins, who pointed out that his office is very reliant on internet to access client files. However, others are happy with the level of interne they currently have, such as County Auditor Becky Weston, who did not want to have the additional cost alotted from her budget for fiber internet.
The Commissioners approved an upgrade to fiber internet through Spectrum for the Sheriff’s Office, Court House/Justice Center, Randle Rather Building and Sheriff’s Office.
In public comment:
Bill Alder of Cheapside expressed concerns regarding the state of roads near his property to the Commissioners.
“We have property out in the area and we’ve been fighting the roads for umpteen years,” Alder said. “I know these farm to market roads, these county roads, is a sore subject for y’all, but I’ve been talking to Dell (Whiddon) about it for years, because it just seems like nothing is ever done.”
Although Commissioners could not discuss Alder’s statement or take action on it, Judge Patrick C. Davis did inform him that the commissioners had applied for a Transportation Infrastructure Grant to address such concerns in the county.
In other business: