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Ellis County Comissioners Court Agenda Monday, Jan.9

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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, 

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

 

 

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 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.                                                 

           

                       

                       

 

                       

 

 

                        Financial:

 

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

 

            Simplified Plat:

 

            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

 

 

ADMINISTRATIVE

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ADJOURNMENT

Signed this the _______ day of January, 2012.                                                                    

 

 

___________________________________ 

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 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

 

 

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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