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Sheriff Embesi will receive $5,000 raise
From The News-Courier staff—
BENJAMIN—Knox County plans to increase the salary of Sheriff Hunter Embesi by $5,000 to $41,824 as part of its proposed 2020-2021 budget.
An official notice is posted in this week’s issue of The News-Courier as required when it involved an elected official.
In earlier budget discussions, the commissioners also decided to increase the salaries if the (insert) deputies by $4,000 in an effort to keep the county’s pay scale more in line with neighboring counties.
A hearing is scheduled at 9 a.m. Sept. 21 to finalize the budget.
In a special meeting Monday morning, the Knox County Commissioners Court approved a county road and crossing agreement with Griffin Trail Wind, LLC during a special meeting here Monday morning.
Work is expected to start on the construction of 200 turbines in the northwest part of the county in September.
The commissioners also executed an affidavit of non-acceptance of a deed for a property in Munday; continued funding the Texans Feeding Texans Home Delivered Meals Program; approved an executive order on building and rebuilding monuments to American heroes; and accepted a memorandum of understanding of the statewide Interoperability channel plan.