Commissioners Court - January 24,2017

NOTICE OF A MEETING OF THE
COMMISSIONERS COURT OF HAYS COUNTY, TEXAS


This Notice is posted pursuant to the Texas Open Meetings Act. (VERNONS TEXAS CODES ANN. GOV. CODE CH.551). The Hays County Commissioners Court will hold a meeting at 09:00 A.M. on the 24th day of January, in the Hays County Courthouse, Room 301, San Marcos, Texas. An Open Meeting will be held concerning the following subjects:

CALL TO ORDER

INVOCATION

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - Pledge of Allegiance to the American Flag & Pledge of Allegiance to the Texas Flag

ROLL CALL

PRESENTATIONS & PROCLAMATIONS

1. Adopt a proclamation declaring January 21-28, 2017 as Colonel John Coffee Hays week to honor the bicentennial of his birth. COBB/JOHNSON

32171

2. Update from staff on the ongoing Blanco River Debris Removal Program. CONLEY/GARZA

Hays County Debris Removal – Update 1

Item # 2

PUBLIC COMMENTS
At this time 3-MINUTE comments will be taken from the audience on Non-Agenda related topics. To address the Court,
please submit a Public Participation/ Witness Form to the County Clerk. Please Complete the Public Participation/ Witness Form in its Entirety.
NO ACTION MAY BE TAKEN BY THE COURT DURING PUBLIC COMMENTS .

24. Discussion and possible action to authorize the Tax Assessor Collector to fill the Accountant I, slot 0021-001for a 2 1/2 month period effective March 16, 2017 and amend the budget accordingly.  COBB/CARAWAY

32193

CONSENT ITEMS
The following may be acted upon in one motion.
A Commissioner, the County Judge, or a Citizen may request items be pulled for separate discussion and/or action.

3. Approve payments of county invoices. VILLARREAL-ALONZO

32172

4. Approve Commissioners Court Minutes of January 17, 2017.  COBB/GONZALEZ

32173

4. Approve Commissioners Court Minutes of January 17, 2017.  COBB/GONZALEZ

5. Approve Utility Permits. COBB/BORCHERDING

32174

6. Authorize the Sheriff’s Office to utilize insurance proceeds received for vehicle maintenance and repair from a totaled vehicle and amend the budget accordingly. COBB/CUTLER

32175

7. Authorize the County Judge to submit a grant application to the Texas Department of Public Safety, Division of Emergency Management (EMPG) grant program for up to $42,007.52. COBB/SMITH/HAUFF

32176

8. Ratify the purchase of a replacement air conditioning unit for the 911 server room. COBB/CUTLER

32177

9. Adopt and authorize the County Judge to sign a Resolution for submission of a grant application to the Texas Department of Agriculture, Texas Community Development Block Grant Program for water system improvements within the Cedar Oak Mesa Water Supply Corporation service area. CONLEY/HAUFF

32178

10. Adopt and authorize the County Judge to sign a Resolution and enter into an Interlocal Agreement with the Cedar Oak Mesa Water Supply Corporation for submission of a grant application to the Texas Department of Agriculture, Texas Community Development Block Grant Program for funding and implementing water system improvements. CONLEY/HAUFF

32179

11. Authorize Commercial OSSF Permit at 710 Henly Loop, Dripping Springs, TX 78620. WHISENANT/MCINNIS

32180

12. Ratify the County Judge’s execution and submission of the application for the FY18 and FY19 for the Emerging and Acute Infectious Disease program (previously referred to as the Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response Program) with the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) for the amount of $165,000. INGALSBE/GARZA

32181

13. Authorize Commercial OSSF Permit at 651 FM 1626, Buda, TX. JONES/MCINNIS

32182

14. Adopt a Project Execution Plan for the Hays County Public Safety Bond Program; and delegate authority to execute project decisions and approve project expenditures within certain parameters. INGALSBE

32183 Executed

15. Authorize departmental operating budget amendments to finalize the County’s FY 2016 year-end process. COBB/ VILLARREAL-ALONZO

32184

ACTION ITEMS

SUBDIVISIONS

16. SUB-680 Jaramillo - Posada Subdivision (7 Lots).  Discussion and possible action to approve final plat. JONES/HAIRELL

32185

MISCELLANEOUS

17. Discussion and possible action to authorize the County Judge to execute a professional services agreement with Freese and Nichols to study and update floodplain models, as necessary, in and around Hays County owned properties and amend the budget accordingly.  COBB/GARZA/MCINNIS

32186

18. Discussion and possible action to change operational hours of Jacob’s Well Natural Area, update rules and extend swim season. CONLEY/GARZA

32187

19. Discussion and possible action to adopt a Resolution expressing intent to reimburse project expenditures from proceeds of future tax-exempt obligations, in connection with a co-located emergency communications/911 facility, a law enforcement center, a law enforcement training facility, and a county jail facility, including the acquisition or improvement of sites for such facilities, approved in the November 2016 election as the Hays County Public Safety Bond (Proposition 1) in an amount not to exceed $106,400,000.00. COBB/INGALSBE

32188

20. Discussion and possible action to adopt a Resolution expressing intent to reimburse project expenditures from proceeds of future tax-exempt obligations, in connection with all roadways and related expenditures approved in the November 2016 election as the Hays County Road Bond Proposition (Proposition 2), in an amount not to exceed $131,400,000.00. WHISENANT/JONES

32189

21. Hold a Public Hearing related to the amendment of the Hays County Animal Control Ordinance. Possible action to follow, including but not limited to authorizing the County Judge to execute an Amended and Restated Animal Control Ordinance. COBB/CUTLER

32190

22. Discussion and possible action to call for a public hearing on February 21, 2017 to hear and finalize changes to the Hays County Development Regulations; discussion with staff regarding proposed changes to the Hays County Development Regulations. COBB/HAIRELL

32191

23. Discussion and possible action to authorize the Recycling and Solid Waste Division to purchase a used forklift and amend the budget accordingly. WHISENANT/CONLEY/GARZA

32192

25. Discussion and possible action to amend the Development and Community Services travel budget from County Wide contingencies for site tours related to the Jail/Public Safety Building projects. COBB/GARZA

32194

EXECUTIVE SESSIONS
The Commissioners Court will announce it will go into Executive Session, if necessary, pursuant to Chapter 551 of the Texas Government Code, to receive advice from Legal Counsel to discuss matters of land acquisition, litigation, and personnel matters as specifically listed on this agenda. The Commissioners Court may also announce it will go into Executive Session, if necessary, to receive advice from Legal Counsel regarding any other item on this agenda.

26. Executive Session pursuant to Sections 551.071 and 551.072 of the Texas Government Code: consultation with counsel and deliberation regarding the purchase, exchange or value of Right of Way along proposed FM110 in Pct. 1. Possible action to follow in open court. INGALSBE

Item # 26

29. Discussion and possible action related to the burn ban and/or disaster declaration.  COBB/SMITH/BROWNING

32196

30. Discussion of issues related to the road bond projects, including updates from Mike Weaver, Prime Strategies, Laura Harris, HNTB and Allen Crozier, HDR.  Possible action may follow.  COBB

Item # 30

Item # 30 List

27. Executive Session pursuant to Sections 551.071 and 551.072 of the Texas Government Code: consultation with counsel and deliberation regarding the purchase, exchange, lease or value of real property owned by Hays County. Possible action to follow in open court. COBB

32195

STANDING AGENDA ITEMS
The Commissioners Court utilizes Standing Agenda Items to address issues that are frequently or periodically discussed in court. This section allows the Court to open the item when a need for discussion arises.

28. Discussion of issues related to the Hays County Jail, and the planning of projects pertaining to the public safety facilities needs within the County.  Possible action may follow.  COBB/CUTLER

Item # 28

ADJOURNMENT




COMMISSIONERS COURT, HAYS COUNTY, TEXAS



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CLERK OF THE COURT


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