Austin County Commissioners Court – February 13, 2017

The Austin County Commissioners Court met Monday February 13, 2017 at 9 AM to discuss county business.

1. Petitions or Requests from the Public.

2. Consideration and possible action to authorize advertisement for bids for construction of Old Highway 36 and Old Nelsonville Road rehabilitation.

3. Discussion regarding TxDOT Grant for purchasing new equipment for Ronnie Griffin, Constable, Precinct 3 and action as appropriate.

4. Consideration and possible action to authorize one-time variance from Subdivision Regulations for an additional 50ft parcel to widen access way to main parcel on Kulow Road in Precinct 3.

5. Discussion on Resolution Opposing Appraisal Caps and Revenue Caps and action as appropriate.

6. Consideration and possible action to authorize resolution for 911/Radio/Communications Recording System.

7. Consideration and possible action to authorize resolution endorsing an application for grant funding through the Governor’s Criminal Justice Division for Fiscal year 2018 for Crimes Victim Liaison Officer.

8. Consideration and possible action to authorize resolution for Technology Improvement Program.

9. Consideration and possible action to authorize resolution for Austin County Interoperable Communications P25 Radios for Law Enforcement.

10. Consideration and possible action to adopt resolution for Austin County Appraisal District to accept private resale bids on property held in trust by the County.

11. Discussion and possible action to modify compensation order and add 1 position to Precinct 1 Road and Bridge.

12. Consideration and possible action to approve the County Information Resources Agency (CIRA) agreement for web services.

13. CONSENT AGENDA – Items listed are of routine nature and may be acted on in a single motion unless requested otherwise by member of Commissioners Court.

a. Approval of Minutes

i. January 23, 2017

b. Consideration and possible action to accept report by Constable, Precinct 2 regarding Racial Profiling, Article 2.132 Texas Criminal and Vehicle Handbook.
c. Consideration and possible action to accept report by Constable, Precinct 4 regarding Racial Profiling, Article 2.132 Texas Criminal and Vehicle Handbook.
d. Consideration and possible action to accept report by Austin County Sheriff’s Office regarding Racial Profiling, Article 2.132 Texas Criminal and Vehicle Handbook.
e. Approval to accept a donation to the Austin County EMS per LGC 81.032.
f. Consideration and possible action to authorize hardship variance for employee in Road & Bridge Precinct 2 to carryover Y, an hour unused vacation time earned in Fiscal Year 2015-2016 through March 31,2017.
g. Consideration and possible action to authorize hardship variance for employee in District Attorney’s Office to carry over 8 unused vacation hours earned in Fiscal Year 2015-2016 through March 31,2017.
h. Consideration and possible action to approve Right-of-Way to cut open 80 ft east of center of Walnut Street – %” pipe with 2″ sleeve by New Ulm Water Supply Corporation on Front Street in Precinct 2.

14. Consideration and possible action to authorize purchase of a HP ProBook 650 G2 Notebook PC for Narcotics Investigator out of Computers Expense/ Capital Outlay and not to exceed $1,381.00.

15. Consideration and possible action to authorize purchase of a HP SB Desktops Smart Buy Prodesk 600 and software for District Attorney’s Office out of Computers Expense/ Capital Outlay and not to exceed $1,619.00.

16. Discussion regarding Precinct 2 building damaged by wind and action as appropriate.

17. Discussion and possible action regarding roof repair on the EMS Medic 4 station in Wallis.

18. Discussion and possible action concerning renewal of lease between Austin County and Brazos Independent School District for EMS Medic 4 station in Wallis.

19. Discussion on Tyler Technologies invoice for 1″ quarter services regarding AbleTerm and action as appropriate.

20. Discussion regarding contracted fees charged for election equipment being used in other entities elections and action as appropriate.

21 . Discussion regarding Burn Ban and action as appropriate.

22. Budgetary and Financial Claims – action as appropriate.

a. Payment of Claims
b. Budget Amendments
c. County Auditor’s
d. County Treasurer

i. Payroll and Escrow Report

23. Written end-of-the month reports submitted by County Offices.

a. Constable, Precinct 2 & 3 – January 2017
b. Texas AgriLife – October – December 2016
c. District Court – December 2016
d. Justice of the Peace, Precinct 3 – January 2017
e. Jail Population Report – January 2017
f. On-Site Sewage Facility – January 2017
g. County Court – January 2017

24. Review of Preliminary FEMA Flood Maps.

25. Commissioners Court Inquiry.