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Gillespie County Commissioners met on Wednesday, May 29, due to the Memorial Day holiday, and approved the hiring of six new employees in various county departments.

In the county Tax Assessor-Collector Office, the commissioners agreed to hire Judy Durst as a Tax and Registration Technician.

Donna Maxwell is being hired as a secretary at the Gillespie County AgriLife Extension Office as requested by Brad Roeder, Ag and Natural Resources agent.

Commissioner Keith Kramer requested that Dustin Stehling be hired in Precinct 2. Commissioners agreed to hire Stehling.

Peyton Tucker was hired in the Communications Center as a dispatcher and Lee Haines and Kenneth Baethge were hired in Precinct 4.


Job advertisement

In addition to these hires, the commissioners agreed to advertise for open positions in the facilities department and in the election administrator’s office.

Recent elections administrator hire, Anissa Herrera, requested that an additional elections administrator be hired.

“This person will be taking on the functions of a voter registrar as well as other work,” she said.

In addition, the person would be responsible for maintaining voter records, including cancellations, duplicate voters or deleting voters after they have died. Change of addresses, other scanning and election-related duties are also included.

The position will be at a salary grade 12 or $14.60 per hour.

Gillespie County Judge Mark Stroeher stated that the position was added into the budget for the 2018-2019 fiscal year but a salary was never officially established.

The position is now being advertised.


Tax-Assessor Collector

Vicki Schmidt, the county’s tax-assessor collector, also requested that an annual payment of $1,200 be issued to Vista Solutions Group, LP, for a one-year renewal and annual maintenance.

“This software package helps expedite the scanning and process and this is an annual fee,” Schmidt said. “We pay this amount and then we get reimbursement through Chapter 19.”

Commissioners approved the funds.


Road work

Road work was approved on Loudon Road in Precinct 4. Commissioner Donnie Schuch requested that about 1,200 feet of road needed dirt work.

The road base will cost about $8,500 and the rental of equipment is estimated at $1,800. Schuch expects the total to not exceed $10,300.

The work is part of the regular paving schedule.