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Lake elevation will not be lowered for flood protection

Formal action was taken to set policy for the Franklin County Water District’s staff stating “do no temporary or permanent lowering of Lake Cypress Springs (LCS) water service elevation for flood protection purposes” at the June meeting of the district’s board of directors.

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Action on hospital building tabled

An anticipated move to place the old hospital building up for sale by sealed bids was tabled after a series of other questions were raised by commissioners and members of the public at the Monday morning meeting of the Franklin County Commissioners Court.

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Possibilities explored for hospital building

The Franklin County Commissioners Court met to hear public comments about the future use of the county’s hospital building and property on Hwy. 37 across for the Mount Vernon schools.

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Sediment a problem for some at Lake Cypress Springs

Problems from sediment from “Frog Creek” has pushed its way down to Frog Creek Bay to turn what was water front property into mostly dry land for Tommy and Rosemary Morgenson.

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Railport name tweak, officers elected, look at possible operator

A more regional name for the proposed rail port project, a look at a possible operator for the rail port, and election of officers for the Mount Vernon Economic Development Corporation were heard at the EDC’s Tuesday evening, May 29, meeting.

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Calling all county budget requests

Any organization or department requesting funds from Franklin County for the 2019 calendar year should submit their requests by noon Monday, June 18.

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Joint rail port advisory board derailed before left station

A proposal for a joint advisory board, with representatives from three government entities involved with the rail port, was derailed before leaving the table by statements made at a Thursday, May 31 meeting.

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Three record highs set during May

Three record highs were set in Franklin County during May 2018, sending folks into the air conditioning early in the season.

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Young, Sears appointed to NET Rural Rail Board

Sam Young was reappointed and Stacy Sears was appointed to the Northeast Texas Rural Rail Transportation District (NETEX) Board of Directors for a two year term in a special called meeting of the Franklin County Commissioners Court last week.

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