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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, Jan. 11, 2010 at 10 A.M., in the Commissioners’ Courtroom, 101 West Main Street (2nd Floor), Waxahachie, Texas at which time the following will be discussed and considered, to-wit:

 

County Judge:

            Judge Carol Bush

Commissioners:

            Dennis Robinson, Commissioner, Pct. 1

            Bill Dodson, Commissioner, Pct. 2

            Heath Sims, Commissioner, Pct. 3

            Ron Brown, Commissioner, Pct. 4

County Clerk:

            Cindy Polley, County Clerk

County & District Attorney’s Office:

            Ann Montgomery, Assistant County Attorney

            Lee Auvenshine, Assistant County Attorney

 

 

1.         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 Heath Sims

 

 

2.         CONSENT AGENDA – Consideration and Action:

Administrative:

                                   

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

                        A2       To approve the proclamation of January 2010 as School Board Recognition Month in Ellis County.

                        A3       Approval and Certification of the Minutes from the Commissioners’ Court Agenda dated:

                                                December 14, 2009     Regular                        December 28, 2009 Regular

 

                        Financial:

 

F1        From 001-0380-50803 Furniture/Fixtures to 001-0380-50703 Telephone, 001-0380-50802 Equipment, 001-0380-50819 Computer – Greg Wilhelm, CCL I (08-09)

F2        Approve refund of overpayment to the following for payment in error (John Bridges):

                        Reunion Title                          Acct # 224533                        $13,329.29

                        BAC Tax Services Corp         Acct # 241275                        $2,666.22

 

 

3.                  3.         ADMINISTRATIVE

 

3.1       Consideration and action to approve a proclamation recognizing January 17-January 24, 2010 as             Sanctity of Human Life Week in Ellis County.

                        -           Carol Bush, County Judge

 

3. 2      Consideration and action to discuss and approve a contract with the Ellis County SPCA for Animal             Control and Shelter Services.

                        -           Bill Dodson, Commissioner, Pct. 2

 

3.3       Consideration and action to approve an Interlocal Cooperation Contract between County of Ellis and Palmer ISD for the term on January 1, 2010 to January 1, 2011.

                        -           Dennis Robinson, Commissioner, Pct. 1

 

3.4       Consideration and action to approve an Interlocal Cooperation Contract between County of Ellis and City of Palmer for the term on January 1, 2010 to January 1, 2011..

                        -           Dennis Robinson, Commissioner, Pct. 1

 

3.5       Consideration and action to approve an Interlocal Cooperation Contract between County of Ellis and the City of Ferris for the term on January 1, 2010 to January 1, 2011.

                        -           Dennis Robinson, Commissioner, Pct. 1

 

3.6       Pursuant to Local Government Code Sec 263.151 (2), consideration and action to declare 1200             rounds of 9mm ammunition, 800 rounds of 357 sig. ammunition and 8700 rounds of 45 acp             ammunition as surplus and, pursuant to LGC Sec. 263.152 (1) to offer these rounds as trade-in             through BULOT Company LLC for new property of the same general type in the best interest of the             county.  This surplus ammunition is designed for training/duty use and of the wrong caliber for our             present weapons.

                        -           Chuck Laubach, Captain, Sheriff’s Office

 

3.7       Consideration and action to authorize Emergency Management to apply for a State Homeland Security grant which will allow the county to renew a contract with Emergency Communications Network to provide the CodeRed Emergency Notification Warning System that will provide emergency warning to county residents via telephone or cellphone.

                        -           John Patterson, Emergency Management

 

                       

4.         DEPARTMENT OF COUNTY DEVELOPMENT

Consideration and action regarding the following presented by Delton Ake, Director Department of Development:

 

      4.1       To grant a variance from County of Ellis Rules and Regulations for Subdivisions and Mobile                          Home Parks as it relates to road frontage requirement   F.M. 875 LaDell Ostrander and Frank                        Sanchez, Pct. 3.

 

       

 

 

5.   PURCHASING

      Consideration and action regarding the following presented by Richard Denniston, Purchasing Agent:

 

      5.1 To declare the following books as surplus so they may be sold on an online auction through                            GovDeals.gov.:  7 books – Thomson West’s Texas Jurisprudence 3d; 6 books - Lexis Nexis Texas                  Criminal Practice; 31 books - Thomson West’s Vernon’s Texas Rules Civil; 1 book – The Michie       Company Sexual Assault Trials; 1 book – Thomson West’s Vernon’s Texas Rules Civil; and 5 books              – Thomson West’s Vernon’s Texas Codes Annotated.                                                                                       

6.         RECESS TO CONVENE TO EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

7.         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 §551.072, 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 §551.072.”

 

7.1       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”.

 

8.         ADJOURNMENT OF EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

9.         ADJOURNMENT

Signed this the ___ day of January, 2010.                                                                

 

___________________________________ 

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 January, 2010, 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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