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Ellis County Commissioners Court agenda Monday, March 26

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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, 

March 26, 2012 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:           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 Dennis Robinson

 

CONSENT AGENDA – Consideration and Action:

 

Administrative:

                                   

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

 

                        A2       Approval of  invoice #0028494-IN from RCC Consultants, Inc. in the amount of $10,998.40 for February 1, 2012 – February 29, 2012 as per the Consultant Services Agreement effective June 27, 2011 (Minute order 243.11) between RCC and Ellis County.

 

                        A3       Approval of the Statement of Elected/Appointed Official and Oath of Office for Raymond Miner, Emergency Service District #5 Board Member.

 

                        Financial:

 

F1        From 001-0050-50805, Conference To 001-0050-50843, 4-H Travel.  Mark Arnold, Texas AgriLife Extension

 

                        F2        From 001-0370-50804, Postage To 001-0370-50601, Travel.  – John Bridges, Tax Assessor/Collector     

 

                        F3        From 001-0385-50801, Supplies To 001-0385-50805, Conference; 001-0385-50842, Conference (Judge).  Gene Calvert, County Court at Law #2

 

                        F4        From 009-0602-50807, FM 1 Gen. Misc. To 009-0602-50802, FM 1 Equipment.  –Dennis Robinson, Commissioner, Road & Bridge Pct 1

 

                        F5        From 010-0653-50807, FM 2 – General Expense To 010-0653-50910, FM 2, Gas.  Bill Dodson, Commissioner, Road & Bridge Pct 2

 

F6        Approve refund of overpayment to the following accounts for payment in error:

                        Refund to be issued to:                                   Account          Amount Due

                        BAC Tax Services Corporation                      152675            $4,376.20

                        Jack in the Box                                               206761            $3,304.75

                        James B. Nutter & Company                          210806            $2,615.07

                        BAC Tax Services Corporation                      236241            $4,790.85

                        Ellis County Abstract                                     225966            $2,588.96

 

DEPARTMENT OF COUNTY DEVELOPMENT

Consideration and action regarding the following presented by Judy Armstrong, Director Department of Development:

 

2.1       Accept the completed construction of the road, Sisters Lane, in the completed subdivision Garden Estates, Anderson Sargent Homes, Pct. 4.

 

2.2       Approve the release of the remainder of the Escrow Agreement in the amount of $22,179.20 for the completed construction of the subdivision, Garden Estates, Anderson Sargent Homes, Pct. 4.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE

 

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

 

-          Carol Bush, County Judge

 

3.2       Presentation by Jason Brown and Shannon Stevenson, North Central Texas Council of Governments, on the FY 2012 AirCheckTexas Drive a Clean Machine Program Administrative Agreement and Operational Plans.

 

-          Barbra Leftwich, County Planner

 

3.3       Consideration and action to reauthorize the purchase of approximately 2.5 acres of land from J.B. Mercer on I-45 Business in Palmer, Texas, immediately adjacent to property owned by Ellis County and utilized by Ellis County Road and Bridge Precinct No. 1.  This purchase was originally authorized by the Ellis County Commissioners Court on July 26, 2010 pursuant to Minute Order No. 247.10.

 

-          Dennis Robinson, Commissioner Pct. 1

 

3.4       Consideration and action to authorize the placement of a gate across Cowan Road, a third class county  roadway, in a manner meeting not less than the minimum requirements of Section 251.010 of the Transportation Code.

 

-          Heath Sims, Commissioner, Pct. 3

 

3.5       Consideration and action to set the maximum reasonable & prudent speed as allowed under Chapter 251, Sec. 251.154 of the Texas Transportation Code inside the Plum Creek subdivision at 30 mph. The streets include Plum Creek, Plum Creek Court, Creekside Court and Bent Creek Court.

 

-          Heath Sims, Commissioner, Pct. 3

 

3.6       Consideration and action to approve an Interlocal Cooperation Contract between County of Ellis and Red Oak ISD for term agreement February 1, 2012 to February 1, 2013.

 

-          Ron Brown, Commissioner, Pct. 4

                                                                                                                                   

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, to deliberate the appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline or dismissal of a public officer or employee.  (Purchasing Agent)

 

 

ADJOURNMENT OF EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

ADJOURNMENT

Signed this the _______ day of March, 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 March, 2012, 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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