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From Comanche County Judge, Stephanie Davis

Commissioners Jimmy Dale Johnson and Russell Gillette made the motion and second to authorize the County Judge, Stephanie L. Davis, to sign a contract for the purchase of property at 215 N. Houston Street (the former Ranger Junior College building) in Comanche for the purchase price of $125,000, plus the county portion of associated closing cost and one half of the cost of a survey of the property. All approved. Motion carried unanimously.

The County incurred zero debt from the purchase of this property. Funds to purchase this property came from the funds received from the 2018 sale of the County Annex on Industrial Blvd. to the Salvation Army.

Given this property’s convenient location to the courthouse, this newly acquired property can fulfill several future needs of the County. The property can be utilized to serve as temporary offices for offices currently in the Courthouse in the event they have to be temporarily relocated to make repairs to Courthouse electrical wiring and plumbing. The wiring and plumbing were originally installed in 1941. The wiring as originally installed was not designed for the heavy use by air conditioners, printers and computers. A Master Plan is currently in process and will need to be completed before the electrical and plumbing repairs can be made to the Courthouse. Other future plans for this building are also being considered by the County. The purchase of this building is a pro-active effort on the part of the County to accommodate the County’s future needs.

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