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Ellis County Commissioners Court agenda Monday, Nov. 14

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NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING

ELLIS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS COURT

 

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

November 14, 2011, 10:00 A.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:           Carol Bush                                                      County Clerk:           Cindy Polley

 

Commissioners:                                                                                 Assistant County Attorneys: 

            Dennis Robinson, Commissioner, Pct. 1                                             Ann Montgomery-Moran

            Bill Dodson, Commissioner, Pct. 2                                                     Lee Auvenshine

            Heath Sims, Commissioner, Pct. 3

            Ron Brown, Commissioner, Pct. 4

 

OPENING COURT

 

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 Ron Brown

 

 

CONSENT AGENDA – Consideration and Action:

 

Administrative:

                                   

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

 

A2       Approval of the October, 2011 travel reports of the Texas AgriLife Extension Office

                                                -Mark Arnold, Agriculture

                                                -Page Bishop, 4-H

                                                -Rita Hodges, Family & Consumer Sciences

 

A3       To approve payment of invoice in the amount of $3,062.50 to Jason Willett for legal services rendered on behalf of Ellis Prairie SWCD in a matter involving the application of Galilee Partners, L.P., for the creation of Maypearl WCID No. 1.

 

A4       Approval to move one RB2 Equipment Operator to the RB2 Heavy Crew Chief II position.

 

A5       Approval and certification of the official minutes from the Commissioners Court Agenda:

               

  REGULAR – October 10 and 24, 2011                    SPECIAL – October 3 & 28, 2011

 

 

                       

                        Financial:

 

F1        From 001-0010-50802, Equipment To 001-0010-50840, Imprest Funds.  – Johnny Brown, Sheriff

 

F2        From 001-0015-50807, General Misc. To 001-0015-50806, Official Bond/Dues.  –Johnny Brown, Sheriff

 

F3        From 001-0520-50801, Supplies; 001-0520-50601, Travel Reimbursement To 001-0520-50802, Equipment; 001-0520-50874, Docket Books.  – Jackie Miller, Jr., JP2

 

F4        From 011-0704-50912, Bridge Repair To 001-0704-50908, Lumber.  – Heath Sims, RB3

 

F5        From 042-0942-30302, Fund Balance To 042-0942-50807, Equipment.  – Johnny Brown, Sheriff

 

Simplified Plat:

           

                SP1       County Place Apartments Manor, 3 lots, Billy Watkins, Pct. 1.

 

SP2      View Point Estates, 1 lot, Brint and Clint Walker, Pct. 3.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE

 

2.1       Consideration and action to approve a proclamation recognizing the Department of Agriculture’s tribute to the Janicek Family Farm and the Walker Creek Ranch as part of its Family Land Heritage Program.

 

-       Carol Bush, County Judge   

 

2.2       Discussion only concerning the county’s authority to address noise in the unincorporated areas of Ellis County.

 

-       Heath Sims, Commissioner Pct 3

 

2.3       Consideration and action to enact the Ellis County Burn Ban effective immediately.

 

-          Carol Bush, County Judge

 

2.4       Consideration and action to approve changes to election precincts and polling places to conform to the Commissioner and Justice Precinct/Constable lines recently pre-cleared by the Attorney General.

 

-       Jane Anderson, Elections

 

2.5       Discussion to allow security clearance exceptions to the Ellis County Courts building for the Ellis County Bar Association members.

 

-       Carol Bush, County Judge

 

2.6       Consideration and action to approve a resolution designating the County Judge as the Program Director / contact person and the County Auditor as the Financial Officer for the 2012 Indigent Defense Formula Grant Program.

 

-       Mike Navarro, Auditor

 

2.7       Consideration and action to approve an amendment to the Inmate Healthcare Services Contract.  The contract was approved in Commissioners’ Court on September 12, 2011.  The amendment addresses a name change of the provider and wording consistent with that approval.

 

-       Chuck Laubach, Sheriff’s Office

 

2.8       Consideration and action to place the following vehicles on the list of authorized vehicles that are allowed to display regular exempt plates:  1) 2006 Chevrolet Silverado Pickup VIN#1GCEC19V26Z300340

 

-       Chuck Laubach, Sheriff’s Office

 

2.9       Consideration and action to ratify an agreement between the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office and Glen Garrison regarding the lease of an all purpose law enforcement animal which will be utilized in a wide range of law enforcement activities.

                       

-       Dennis Brearly, Sheriff’s Office

 

2.10     Consideration and action to ratify an agreement between the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office and Mike McCorkle regarding the lease of an all purpose law enforcement animal which will be utilized in a wide range of law enforcement activities.

 

-       Dennis Brearly, Sheriff’s Office

 

2.11     Consideration and action to continue participation in the Texas County and District Retirement System as approved in the 2011-12 Budget, authorizing the County Judge to sign necessary forms.

 

-       Diana Buckley, Human Services      

           

2.12     Consideration and action to appointment of a member to the Ellis County Bail Bond Board in the slot statutorily designated for a judge of a county court or county court at law in the county having jurisdiction over criminal matters and designated by the commissioners court to serve from January through December, 2012.

 

-       Carol Bush, County Judge

 

2.13     Consideration and action to approve the renewal of the lease agreement between Ellis County and Edwin Spaniel for the term of October 1, 2011 through September 30, 2012, for agricultural purposes for $ 6,143.07 which is $20.01 an acre, for 307 acres of the property referred to as the Ellis County Farm.

 

-       Bill Dodson, Commissioner  Pct 2

 

 

 

2.14     Consideration and action to approve an Interlocal Agreement Contract between Ellis County Pct. 4 and Midlothian Independent School District.

 

-       Ron Brown, Commissioner Pct 4

 

PURCHASING

Consideration and action regarding the following presented by Alisha Wickens, Purchasing Agent:

 

3.1       To approve the purchase of three (3) used Tandem Axle Dump Trucks for RB1/FM1 from Griffith Truck & Equipment, Inc. in Channelview, Texas; in the amount of $32,500 each for a total of $97,500.                                                                                                                                             

 

3.2       To declare as surplus one (1) Euclid Sheet Foot Roller for RB2, VIN 70FDT13920/RLT0027 for sale.                                       

 

 

RECESS TO CONVENE TO EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

 

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.”

           

4.2       Pursuant to Section 551.074 of the Government Code, consultation to deliberate the appointment, employment, evaluation, duties, or hiring of the Ellis County Fire Marshal / Emergency Management Coordinator  and discussion of the duties of Purchasing Agent.

 

 

ADJOURNMENT OF EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ADJOURNMENT

Signed this the _______ day of November, 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 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, 2011 at ____________ a.m./p.m.

 

 

Cindy Polley, County Clerk

 

 

 

  • 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.

 

 

By__________________________________, Deputy        


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