The Ellis County Commissioners Court will meet at 10 a.m. Monday, May 14, at the courthouse.

Commissioners will consider abandoning two pieces of county property: an alleyway in Skyline Acres off of U.S. Highway 67 north of Midlothian and an easement in Bristol Farms.

The Skyline Acres property was never developed and exists only because alleys were included when the subdivision was platted decades ago, Pct. 4 Commissioner Ron Brown said, noting the alleyway will be divided evenly between the adjacent property owners.

The property in Bristol is part of a subdivision originally platted years ago but also never developed.

Pct. 2 Commissioner Bill Dodson said the abandonment - which was been signed off on by neighbors - will facilitate the property’s sale to a homebuilder.

In other business, the commissioners will discuss the 2007-2008 budget, consider reappointing Mackie Owens as the county’s representative to the North Texas Behavioral Health Authority for another two-year term and consider a request from the Texas Society of Professional Surveyors to place a geocaching monument near the courthouse.

Other agenda items include:

a modification to the courthouse’s existing postage meter to comply with new USPS regulations renewal of the county’s liability coverage policy with Hibbs-Hallmark for an annual premium of $315,928 renewal of the maintenance agreement with AVAYA for a four-year term at a cost of $1,461.13 per month. consideration of the final plat of Units IV and V of Flying W Estates, located in Pct. 3 off of Old Buena Vista Road.