The Caldwell County Fiscal Court met in regular session Tuesday morning at the courthouse in downtown Princeton.

After the Pledge of Allegiance and a prayer Judge Executive Ellen Dunning called the meeting to order and County Clerk Toni Watson called roll. The court then unanimously approved the agenda and the minutes from the November 14th meeting.

Judge Dunning then gave her comments where she thanked Randy Jordan and Chris Burton for stringing the lights on the tree outside of the courthouse. She also thanked the Princeton Electric Plant Board for donating the new LED lights used on the tree.

The meeting then moved to unfinished business, of which there was only one item concerning spot lights to light up the flag at the courthouse. Judge Dunning said that she was talking with Randy Jordan about potential lights and that they will be testing a few options to see what works best in the near future.

The meeting then moved to new business. The first item of new business was the appointment of a new member to the Caldwell County District Board. Judge Dunning recommended that Gary Baker fill the position. After a motion and a second the court unanimously approved the appointment.

The court then unanimously approved Treasure’s transfers and the authorization to pay bills as presented.

County Clerk Watson then addressed the court telling them that Shirley Robinson’s last day working for the county will be on Thursday, November 30th. She gave thanks to Shirley saying she was a “very valuable worker and a great friend.” Judge Dunning and various county leaders also gave their thanks to Shirley, saying they would miss her.

Magistrate Phillip Sisk then addressed the court and those assembled giving his thanks to Randy Jordan and Chris Burton as well as the Princeton Electric Plant Board for lighting the tree outside the courthouse. He and Judge Dunning also thanked Princeton Main Street Manager Dakota Young for all of the work Kota has done in decorating the downtown area.

Judge Dunning then reminded those assembled that the Fredonia Christmas Parade will be Friday, December 8th at 6PM and the Princeton Christmas Parade will be Saturday, December 9th at 5PM. She also mentioned that the courthouse will be closed on Wednesday, December 13th from 11AM to 1PM so that county workers can participate in a Christmas dinner. Caldwell County Sheriff Stan Hudson then addressed the court saying that he is working on putting together a Church Security Seminar to be held on Thursday, December 14th at 6:30PM at Southside Baptist Church in Princeton. All area and community churches are invited to attend and more information will be released closer to the date.

A motion was then made for adjournment and the court unanimously approved adjournment. The next Caldwell County Fiscal Court meeting will be December 12th and is open to the public.

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