Ellis County Commissioners Court tax increase public hearing
NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING
ELLIS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS COURT
Notice is hereby given that a special meeting of the Ellis County Commissioners’ Court will be held on Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at 10:00 A.M., in the Historic Ellis County Courthouse, Commissioners’ Courtroom (2nd flr), 101 West Main Street, Waxahachie, Texas at which time the following will be discussed and considered, to-wit:
County Judge: Judge Carol Bush County Clerk: Cindy Polley
Commissioners: County & District Attorney’s Office:
Dennis Robinson, Commissioner, Pct. 1 Ann Montgomery, Assistant County Attorney
Bill Dodson, Commissioner, Pct. 2 Lee Auvenshine, Assistant County Attorney
Heath Sims, Commissioner, Pct. 3
Ron Brown, Commissioner, Pct. 4
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.
RECESS REGULAR SESSION TO CONVENE TO PUBLIC HEARING
2.1 Second public hearing on the proposed Ellis County Tax Rate for Budget Fiscal Year 2011-2012 pursuant to Commissioners Court announcement on August 22, 2011 (Minute Order No 296.11).
2.2 Public hearing on the proposed FY 2011-12 Ellis County Budget, pursuant to Local Government Code §111.008.
ADJOURNMENT OF PUBLIC HEARING
RECONVENE TO REGULAR SESSION
3.1 Consideration and action to adopt the Ellis County Budget FY2011-12, pursuant to Local Code §111.008.
3.2 Consideration and action to amend Ellis County Juror Pay from $40 a day to $34 a day for each day following the first day of service, and to grant the County Judge the authority to sign the Juror Pay Order Amendment.
RECESS TO CONVENE TO EXECUTIVE SESSION
“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.”
4.1 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.”
ADJOURNMENT OF EXECUTIVE SESSION
Signed this the ______ day of September, 2011.
Carol Bush, Ellis County Judge
I, the undersigned, County Clerk of the Ellis County Commissioners Court do hereby certify that the above Notice of Special 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 September, 2011, at ____________ a.m./p.m.
Cindy Polley, County Clerk