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Ellis County Commissioners Court agenda Monday, Nov.22

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Notice is hereby given that a regular meeting of the Ellis County Commissioners’ Court will be held on Monday, 

November 22, 2010 at   6:00 P.M., in the Historic Ellis County Courthouse, Commissioners’ Courtroom (2nd flr), 101 W.Main Street, Waxahachie, Texas at which time the following will be discussed and considered, to-wit:


County Judge:

            Judge Carol Bush



            Dennis Robinson, Commissioner, Pct. 1

            Bill Dodson, Commissioner, Pct. 2

            Heath Sims, Commissioner, Pct. 3

            Ron Brown, Commissioner, Pct. 4


County Clerk:

            Cindy Polley, County Clerk


County & District Attorney’s Office:

            Ann Montgomery, Assistant County Attorney

            Lee Auvenshine, Assistant County Attorney




1.1              County Judge will call meeting to order, declare quorum if present, and declare notices legally posted pursuant to Open Meetings Act


1.2       Motion to Open Court


1.3              Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance - Commissioner Heath Sims


CONSENT AGENDA – Consideration and Action:




                        A1       Approval of Regular Bills, Payroll, and Officers' Reports


A2       Consideration and action to reimburse Lauri Harris in the amount of $200.00 for alleged damages to her mailbox in exchange for a full and final release of all claims.


A3       Consideration and action to reimburse Jeremy Baker in the amount of $228.20 for out-of-pocket expenses related to an alleged wrongful arrest in exchange for a full and final release of all claims.







F1        From 001-0010-50807, Gen Misc; 001-0010-50702, Repairs To 001-0010-50505, Longevity; 001-0010-50801, Supplies; 001-0010-50802, Equipment; 001-0010-50803, Furniture/Fixtures; 001-0010-50806, Official Bonds/Dues; 001-0010-50809, Auto Repairs; 001-0010-50810, Auto Tires; 001-0010-50885, Sales Tax; 001-0010-50980, Technology Grant Funds (2009-2010). – Johnny Brown, Sheriff

F2        From 001-0015-50803, Furniture/Fixtures; 001-0015-50809, Auto Repairs; 001-0015-50811, Auto Purchase; 001-0015-50819, Computer; 001-0015-50884, Auto Insurance To 001-0015-50701, Utilities; 001-0015-50802, Equipment; 001-0015-50813, Inmate Medical; 001-0015-50814, Feeding Inmates; 001-0015-50815, Jailer Uniforms; 001-0015-50835, Employee Training.  (2009-2010)         - Johnny Brown, Sheriff                      






2.1         Consideration and action to enter into a five year extended warranty agreement with Schindler Elevator Corporation for service and maintenance of the five active Schindler elevators located in the new Courts Building.


-          Joe White, County Engineer


2.2       Consideration and action to place the following vehicles on the list of authorized vehicles that are allowed to display regular exempt plates:  1) 2010 Chevy Tahoe vin # 1GNMCAE00AR223344,  

2)  2011 Chevy pick-up vin #3GCPCPEA3BG175549.


-       Chuck Laubach, Sheriff’s Office


2.3       Consideration and action as may be appropriate regarding the upgrade of three Precinct #3 road worker positions (1) from $16.70 to $18.12 (road worker VI to heavy equipment operator); (2) from $15.50 to $16.70 (road worker IV to road worker VI); and from $13.00 to $15.50 (road worker III to road worker IV).  This action is due to the loss of the heavy equipment operator.


-       Heath Sims, Commissioner, Pct. 3


2.4       Consideration and approval regarding Inter-local Contract Agreement with Maypearl ISD and Ellis County Road and Bridge, Pct. 3.


-       Heath Sims, Commissioner, Pct. 3












“The Commissioners’ Court of Ellis County reserves the right to adjourn into Executive Session at any time during the course of this meeting to discuss any of the matters listed in this agenda, in the order deemed appropriate, as authorized by Texas Government Code 551, or to seek the advice of its attorney and/or other attorneys representing Ellis County on any matter in which the duty of the attorney to the Commissioners’ Court under the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct of the State Bar of Texas clearly conflicts with Texas Government Code Chapter 551 or as otherwise may be permitted under 551.”


3.1       Pursuant to Section 551.072 of the Government Code, consultation with counsel regarding the                 possible sale or lease of real property   “if deliberation in an open meeting would have a detrimental             effect on the position of the governmental body in negotiations with a third person.”







Signed this the ______ th day of November, 2010.                                                              




Carol Bush

Ellis County Judge


I, the undersigned, County Clerk of the Ellis County Commissioners Court do hereby certify that the above Notice of Regular Meeting of the Ellis County Commissioners Court is a true and correct copy of said Notice, that I received said Notice, and it was posted at the doors of the Ellis County Courthouse, a place readily accessible to the general public at all times on the _____ day of November, 2010, at ____________ a.m./p.m.



Cindy Polley, County Clerk



By_______________________________, Deputy  

  • The Commissioners Court reserves the right to consider and take action on the above agenda items in any particular order.
  • Anyone wishing to address the Commissioners Court concerning a posted agenda item must make a formal request by presenting a "Participation Form" to the County Clerk at least 10 minutes prior to the beginning of the meeting.
  • If you or your representative, have a disability that requires special arrangements and you plan to attend this public meeting, please contact the County Judge’s Office at (972) 825-5011 within 72 hours of the meeting.  Reasonable accommodations will be made to meet your needs at the meeting.




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