Jim Wells County Commissioners will once again revisit the burn ban issue during Fridayís court meeting at 9 a.m.

The county has been under a total burn ban since last year because of persistent drought conditions, especially in the southern portions of the county.

Two weeks ago, commissioners renewed the burn ban after Ben Bolt and Premont areas scored in the 700 to 800 index range on the Keetch-Byrum Drought Index, which the Texas Forest Service uses to gauge drought conditions across the state of Texas. The county has seen little rainfall since that point in time.

The court will also consider awarding a contract for wastewater system improvements for the Orange Acres Subdivision to Hoover Construction Company in the amount of $503,334.14.

Commissioners will also consider authorizing County Judge L. Arnoldo Saenz to advertise for bids for seal coating.

Representatives with the Alice Counseling Center will also be present for a funding request from the court, and county officials will consider approving a proclamation declaring the month of May as Adult Abuse Prevention Month.

Following an executive session of the commissionerís court, members will reconvene in open session to review and possibly take action on the purchase of property located at 208 N. Cameron Street.