The area in orange shows the proposed acres to be located in the CETRZ.
The area in orange shows the proposed acres to be located in the CETRZ.
County Commissioners met Monday with the County Energy Transportation Reinvestment Zone advisory board to discuss zone creation.

The board brought its recommendation to the commissioners of an 11,500 acre area west of Jacksboro that runs north and south of Burwick Road.

Both board members and commissioners sought clarification of whether or not once a list of prioritized projects is created,  the county will be required to follow that list or can it be changed.

Judge Mitchell Davenport asked if there would be any reason not to list all the roads in the county, so as to have the flexibility to work on any road should priorities change if some unforeseen road issue occurred.

Another topic of concern was how the county would pay the 20 percent in matching funds required for the grant which comes to about $60,000 per precinct over two years. But the county is already three months into the current fiscal year's budget and all funds from the matching portion must be spent on roads designated as priorities within the grant application.

Read the full article in the Jack County Herald, Jan. 31