Commissioners to canvass election votes

By Roxanne Thompson
Staff Writer
Limestone County commissioners will canvass the precinct returns of Tuesday’s Constitutional Amendment Election at their upcoming meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 14.
Besides that task, the court will open requests from law firms to provide the county legal services, consider lifting the burn ban; and make many other decisions concerning county business.
As for canvassing the election, this task, though required by law, is usually routine in nature and quickly accomplished.
In other matters, the court will take the next step in considering new legal representation when the commissioners open responses to the county’s Request for Qualifications, which has been advertised in different ways and places in the last few weeks. They plan to review the responses and schedule promising respondents for an interview at a future meeting.
On another subject, the court will consider lifting the countywide burn ban, but are unlikely to do so unless significant rain falls over the weekend. The average dryness reading for the county on the Keetch-Byram Drought Index on Friday morning was 494, with readings ranging from 361 to 629. Since a reading of 575 is considered drought, the driest areas of the county, which are in the southeast quadrant, are still well over drought level.

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