Johnson County Commissioners will consider approving contracts with Chesapeake Energy concerning mineral leases on county-owned land in Downtown Cleburne and Market Square and will host a reception for retiring County Clerk Curtis Douglas at its regular Monday meeting.

Douglas, who is serving his fourth term as county clerk, entering the office in 1995, chose not to run for another term.

Becky Williams, who defeated Richard Sikes during the March 2 Republican primary, will take over the job when Douglas’ term expires later this year.

Johnson County Judge Roger Harmon said Douglas will be missed.

“He has always been very progressive and has always run an efficient office,” he said, and cited Douglas’ use of new technology to electronically convert county records.

“He has done a great job for Johnson County.”

The court is also scheduled to consider the re-appointment of Commissioner Don Beeson and the appointment of Commissioner Jerry Stringer to the city of Alvarado Tax Increment Refinancing Zone Board.

Early and election-day polling locations and election judges for the April 13 primary runoff election, as well as for the May 8 special election about  the incorporation of Coyote Flats, will be considered.

The court will also consider ratifying the election order made by Harmon during a special meeting March 8 for the incorporation of Coyote Flats.

Commissioners will also consider approving an AutoMark ballot-marking device lease agreement for the May 8 election with Grandview ISD, Alvarado ISD, Rio Vista ISD, Venus ISD, and the cities of Joshua, Grandview, Venus and Alvarado.

The court will also present proclamations for Wounded Warriors Recognition and National Public Health Week.

Commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. Monday in room 201 of the Johnson County Courthouse in Cleburne.

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