The Ellis County Commission will meet in special session at 9 a.m. Thursday to discuss the 2017 budget and the county's fireworks ban.

The county commission recently decided not to allow fireworks in the county but indicated that could change if weather conditions were favorable.

County departments will present their individual budgets for consideration. Thursday's meeting will include the following departments: district court; buildings and grounds; appraiser; treasurer; sheriff/jail; information technology; county clerk/elections; administrator/contingencies.