Ellis County Comissioners Court Agenda Monday, Jan.9
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,
January 9, 2012 at 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
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:
A1 Approval of Regular Bills, Payroll, and Officers' Reports
A2 Approval and certification of the minutes from the Commissioners’ Court Agendas dated:
December 12 & 22, 2011, Regular
A3 Approval of a proclamation expressing appreciation to retiring Veterans’ Services Officer, James Wilhoite.
A4 Approval of the necessary bond renewals for the following elected and/or appointed Ellis County Officials, effective January 1, 2012:
Carol Bush, County Judge $10,000
Bill Dodson, Commissioner, Pct 2 $3,000
Mike Navarro, County Auditor $5,000
Cindy Polley, County Clerk $500,000
A5 Approval of the necessary bond renewals for the following ESD Board of Directors:
Wayne Ballard, ESD #6 $10,000
Gary D. Beaty, ESD #6 $10,000
Jerry Crawford, ESD #6 $10,000
Billy Getzendaner, ESD #6 $10,000
Bill Gilliland, ESD #6 $10,000
Ronnie Gatlin, ESD #8 Treasurer $30,000
Julie Hastings, ESD #8 $10,000
Teaner Johnson, ESD #8 $10,000
Allen Lane, ESD #8 $10,000
Everett Russell, ESD #8 $10,000
A6 Approval of the Statements of Elected/Appointed Officials and Oaths of Office for the following Emergency Service District Board Members:
ESD#2: Ray Reed
ESD#3: Jackie DeWayne Cate
ESD#6: Wayne Ballard, Billy Getzendaner
ESD#8: Julie Hastings
ESD#9: Kenny Caldwell
A7 Approval of invoice #0028142-IN from RCC Consultants, Inc. in the amount of $1,505.20 for November 1, 2011 – November 30, 2011 as per the Consultant Services Agreement effective June 27, 2011 (Minute order 243.11) between RCC and Ellis County.
A8 Approval to amend minute order 98-251 of the August 24, 1998 minutes of the Ellis County Commissioners court by omitting the word “Texas” and adding the name, Charles Morton:
MINUTE ORDER NO. 98-251
APPROVING ORDER CREATING THE ELLIS COUNTY, TEXAS RURAL RAIL TRANSPORTATION DISTRICT AND APPOINTING JAMES HIGHTOWER, RICK BARRETT, JACK HOOD AND DAVID RITCHEY TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS.
Amended as follows:
APPROVING ORDER CREATING THE ELLIS COUNTY RURAL RAIL TRANSPORTATION DISTRICT AND APPOINTING JAMES HIGHTTOWER, RICK BARRETT, JACK HOOD, DAVID RITCHEY AND CHARLES MORTON TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS.
F1 From 001-0035-50801, Supplies To 001-0035-50805, Conference. – Teral Crawford, IT
F2 From 006-0754-40003, Misc. Reimbursement To 006-0754-50910, Gas & Oil. – Ron Brown, RB4
F3 From 031-0931-50807, DA Drug Forf, Gen Misc To 031-0931-50835, DA Drug Forf, Training/CLE. –Patrick Wilson, County & District Attorney
SP1 Highland Estates, 3 lots, Bill Crouch, Pct. 4
DEPARTMENT OF COUNTY DEVELOPMENT
Consideration and action regarding the following presented by Judy Armstrong, Director Department of Development:
2.1 To close a portion of Bluebonnet Drive located in Blue Bonnet Bay Addition; Jarod Brown, Pct. 2
3.1 Consideration and action to approve the Early Voting schedules for the April 3, 2012 Primary Election and the June 5, 2012 Primary Run-off Election for the Democratic and Republican parties.
- Jane Anderson, Elections
3.2 Consideration and action to appoint Joseph Stewart as the Ellis County Fire Marshal, effective January 9, 2012.
- Carol Bush, County Judge
3.3 Discussion of proposed weight limit changes to Arrowhead Road, Precinct 3 and action to set a public hearing on this topic for Monday, January 23, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. or after in the Ellis County Commissioners’ Courtroom.
- Heath Sims, Commissioner, Pct. 3
3.4 Consideration and action to approve an Equivalent Match Project with the Texas Department of Transportation and to authorize the County Judge to execute all necessary agreements regarding same. Pursuant to the project, the Texas Department of Transportation will replace bridges located on West Road and Cartwright Road in exchange for Ellis County’s agreement to conduct repairs on Bacak Road. All work will be located within Ellis County Road and Bridge Precinct No. 2.
- Bill Dodson, Commissioner, Pct. 2
3.5 Discussion regarding property/contents in Tejas Storage and disposition of property.
- Carol Bush, County Judge
3.6 Consideration and action to enact the Ellis County Burn Ban effective immediately.
- Carol Bush, County Judge
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.”
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.
4.3 Pursuant to Section 551.074 of the Government Code, consultation to deliberate the duties of the Veterans’ Services office.
ADJOURNMENT OF EXECUTIVE SESSION
Signed this the _______ day of January, 2012.
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 South doors of the Ellis County Courthouse, a place readily accessible to the general public at all times on the _____day of January, 2012, at ____________ a.m./p.m.
Cindy Polley, County Clerk