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T_heMa!ak_offNew_s, Thur. _s_da__Y,__Jan- 8,_!98!-H By PATHARRIMAN than the county judge, sheriff or the ~ree da ,he Henderson County corn- county attorney. -A,.,.jsloners passed an order at Men- "We don't want our salaries to be kqt=~, a.~,s C -- -- [ : 0urt meeting that will decrease above the other three county officials," oo iJh of their salaries by $180 a year McLean said. 3u~a;~es ~y took the cut to keep from making County Auditor Thomas Simmons ~e than the county judge. said that the commissioners didn't need !ecause of the 10 percent county to hold a public hearing because they ployee salary increase the corn- weren't reducing salaries that had tsioners would have made more already beendrawn. hey than the county officials who 'I don't think anybody would force aired a raise from the grievance you to take a 10 percent increase if you amittee a few years ago. Those didn't want it," County Judge Winston _~ciais have been excluded from Reagan said. ~-.~ty raises since that time. In other business, the court ~recinct 3 Commissioner Saint authorized Precinct 4 Constable Rip ..~dLean said that the commissioners Wiggins to deputize Jay Parker and ~nted to decrease their salaries so gave Wiggins permission to have ~.xY t they wouldn t make more money another deputy if needed without l ange$ in e ~ent changes in the social security :will help many people who work af- ~they start getting social security Cks, Jimmy VanBevers social irity deistrict manager in Tyler, t recently. }fore 1978, people could get benefits ~onths they did little or no work |rdless of the amount of their an- i earnings. In 1977, the law was aged to eliminate this monthly test }pt for the first year a retired per- had a month in which he or she did or no work--a so-called "grace ~Ople who had such a grace year ce 1978 could not have another. As a fit many people who counted on get- benefits in 1978 or 1979 had them theld. Others had to pay back tfits they received incorrectly. te new law provides that everyone will have at least one grace year after 1977. This means some people are due back benefits for 1978 or 1979, Van Bevers said. Those affected do not have to contact social security or take any other action. If a back payment is due, it will be sent next year, VanBevers said. In addition, some people getting benefits will have a grace year in the year benefits end. This will apply to children or students and their mother or father. This change will end the situation in which earnings a person had after benefits stopped affected benefits paid before that time, VanBevers said. Anyone who has a question about the changes in the law should contact the Tyler social security office, located at 361,7 S. Broadway. The telephone num- ber if 561-8631. having to come before the court. Parker was a deputy under former sheriff J.W. Brownlow but was not deputized by Sheriff Charlie Fields. Wiggins told the court that Parker had experience and was a good man. Parker will not receive a salary. The commissioners authorized Simmons to advertise for bids for four new pickup trucks after specifications are drawn up. The commissioners also agreed to donate 80 feet of 18 inch pipe to the Cain Center. Engineer Neal Velvin told the court that a pipeline contractor was ready to do the work and that he would like to have the pipe as soon as possible. The comn'dssioners said that they would get the pipe between themselves and deliver it. The commissioners have already donated $3,000 to the project. The money was used to do some dirt work. The commissioners also agreed to reimburse Lone Star Gas Co. $33,712 for relocating about a mile of pipe, subject to any change. The pipe is in the right of way on FM 3062 in Star Harbor and will be moved 3,633 feet west of the road. Lone Star will give the old pipe to the county which will be used on the new fair grounds. The project was originally discussed in May of 1978. At that time, the com- missioners were told that the cost of moving the pipe would be about $21,000. "I guess inflation has taken care of most of that," Precinct 1 Commissioner Jim Blakeney said. The court approved all of the official bonds for the recently elected officials. The sheriff's bend is $5,000, the com- missioners' are $3,000 each, the county attorney's is $2,500 and all of the justices of the peace and constables are $1,000 apiece. The commissioners agreed to close W I p,m. ;EST kR 4NG ST iXAS EAST ~O to 14 F'retee e bes und fl i \ .'v-,.jis -:,.- :.s.. ~.S ~**,** It * S'IS '*S / ;lne St.i 75751 Z157 raM , APS j