By Michelle Guffey

Killeen Daily Herald

BELTON – Campaign posters are gone and the elections have passed. The last vestiges of the general elections remaining are the oaths of office.

Bell County commissioners Monday announced that re-elected and newly-elected Bell County officials will take the oath of office at 9 a.m. Jan. 2, 2007, in the commissioners' courtroom at the Bell County Courthouse.

Chief Justice Ken Law of the Third Court of Appeals will administer the oaths.

"Ken is a former lawyer here in Bell County," County Judge Jon Burrows said. "He will be coming back to give the oath of office to officials."

The ceremony will take place before the commissioners' regularly scheduled weekly meeting.

The commissioners also approved:

n the plat for Garay Addition, a one-lot, 3.0-acre subdivision in the extraterritorial jurisdiction of Temple, fronting onto Beagle Road.

n a variance to the Bell County subdivision regulations for Mr. Woody Burgess for 12.312-acres in the Leonard Hogan Survey, abstract 1262.

n authorizing the county engineer to advertise for bids for a used, spray-injection asphalt patching machine.

n preliminary approval of the plat for Terra Bella, Phase II, a nine-lot, 14.679-acre, private road subdivision off of Armstong Road.

n an order authorizing cremation as the manner of disposition for the remains of a deceased indigent effective Jan. 1, 2007.

n change order number one on the sheriff's office/annex construction and renovation project.

n authorizing the county auditor to advertise for request for qualification for technical services for the jail addition construction project.

n to modify the arrest warrant fee from $50 to $5 and to remove the $60 commitment fee from an order of the Bell County commissioners' court establishing fees for service by the sheriff and constables.

n final Fiscal Year 2006 budget amendments.

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