County commissioners approve six sheriff department personnel moves


Several personnel actions were approved by the Wood County Commissioners Friday morning, with six of those coming from the Wood County Sheriff’s Department. 

Deputy Cody Burge will fill a jailer position in place of Ricardo Ortiz who was promoted from jailer to deputy. Patrol Lieutenant William Burge was moved to a deputy position. Deputy Matthew Peacock was promoted to patrol sergeant and Melissa Pollard was promoted from patrol sergeant to patrol lieutenant replacing William Burge. In another action Criminal Investigations Division Sergeant Donivan South resigned his position with the department. 

In another personnel move Georgia Cameron was hired as secretary-office manager in the office of County Judge Bryan Jeanes, replacing Maria Devine who was discharged.   

A public hearing will be held March 9 at 10 a.m. concerning the county taking over maintenance of Private Road 5927 in Pct. 1. The road will be given a new road number identifying it as a county road and residents’ addresses will be changed accordingly.

In other matters commissioners:

• approved payroll of $330,131.31; a budget amendment in the elections office for $8,060; health and dental claims of $126,387.41; accounts payable of $344,610.91 and direct claims paid $179,740.18;

• approved rental agreements with the Winnsboro Civic Center for temporary branch early voting, primary election day, run-off election and the November general election;

• approved an order authorizing Texas Independence Day fireworks sales Feb. 25 through midnight March 2 and

• approved overload permits for County Roads 1306 and 1320 in Pct. 1 and 3860 and 3865 in Pct. 3.


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