The Dallas County Board of Supervisors met for the first time in 2019 on Wednesday, Jan. 2. The normal Tuesday meeting time was changed because of the New Year holiday.
The date wasn’t the only change. The supervisors met in the third floor courtroom at the Dallas County Courthouse for a swearing in ceremony.
Judge Brad McCall swore in Supervisor Brad Golightly, Dallas County Attorney Chuck Sinnard, Dallas County Treasurer Mitch Hambleton and Dallas County Recorder Chad Airhart.
Supervisor Kim Chapman was sworn in by his son, Josh Chapman.
Golightly was re-elected as the district one supervisor in the Nov. 6 election. Chapman was re-elected as the district three supervisor, while Hambleton was re-elected as the treasurer.
Airhart was re-elected as the recorder. He is entering his third term.
Sinnard is the only two new county official, as he defeated Wayne Reisetter for the county attorney position.
Reisetter will remain in the county office as an assistant county attorney. Sinnard said later in the regular supervisors meeting that Reisetter will still attend the weekly Tuesday meetings to give advice while Sinnard gets up to speed.
“Wayne and I have had the discussion that he is going to continue to advise, at least in the short-term, on those issues,” Sinnard said. “But I am looking to transition into that role here in the near future.”
Golightly called the supervisors meeting to order across the street at the regular county office. The first board resolution of 2019 then appointed Supervisor Mark Hanson as chairman.
Golightly remained as the chairman until the end of the meeting, when Hanson took over the duties.
“I recognize Supervisor Golightly as his chairmanship comes to an end this year. What a marvelous job he’s done this past year,” Chapman said.
He is looking forward to serving with Golightly and Hanson moving forward.
“It’ll be a good year. 2019 is going to be a good year,” Chapman said.
In other news, the Board of Supervisors approved the purchase agreement for 910 Court Ave.
The County had been working with the owner of the building connected to the County offices at 902 Court St. The elections department was previously housed in that building before moving to 210 N 10 St.
An agreement was reached between the County and 910 Court Avenue LLC. The County agreed to purchase the building for $140,000, which is the appraised value of the building.
The building will be used for storage for the election department. Elections will still take place at the current elections department building.
The Board of Supervisors passed a resolution approving the purchase agreement at the end of the Jan. 2 meeting.
The next meeting will take place on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019.