Commissioners Court - January 7,2014

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 9:00 A.M. on the 7th 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. Recognition of Commissioner Debbie Gonzales Ingalsbe for her 17 years of service to the Hays Caldwell Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse Board of Directors

Agenda Item #1

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 .

Public Comment

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.

2. Approve payments of county invoices

28552

3. Approve Commissioner Court Minutes of December 17 and 20, 2013

28553

4. Authorize acceptance of a formula grant award from the Texas Indigent Defense Commission in the amount of $230,526 and amend the budget accordingly. COBB/HAUFF

28554

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5. Authorize the Sheriff’s Office, Training Division to purchase equipment for the Basic Peace Officer Academy and amend the budget accordingly

28555

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6. Approve re-appointment of Commissioner Will Conley to the Lone Star Rail Board of Directors for a two year term beginning February 1, 2014

28556

7. Approve the Sheriff’s Office, Training Division to generate revenue by hosting three new courses and change existing fees to the training fee schedule

28557

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8. Authorize the County Judge to execute Amendment to the Contract with the Department of State Health Services for the Immunization Program grant

28558

9. Authorize the County Judge to execute Amendment to the Contract with the Department of State Health Services for the Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) grant

28559

10. Accept a donation of $300 from the Wimberley Merchants Association to the Constable Precinct 3 office and amend the budget according

28560

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11. Authorize Institutional OSSF Permit at 2312 South Old Bastrop Rd, San Marcos, TX

28561

12. Approve Utility Permits

28562

13. Recognize that Hays County accepted a donation on December 30, 2013, in the amount of ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00USD) from the Hobby Family Foundation to be used for the Child Protective Board services within Hays County and amend the budget accordingly

28563

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14. Approve out of state Travel for Lieutenant Juan Saenz, Sheriff’s Office, to attend training

28564

15. Authorize the Sheriff’s Office and Jail Operations to move funds budgeted for uniform allowance to uniform expense for the purchase of uniforms per the new Collective Bargaining Agreement and amend the budget accordingly

28565

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ACTION ITEMS

SUBDIVISIONS

16. Call for a public hearing on January 21, 2014 to discuss final plat approval of the Amended plat of a portion of Lot 3, Silver Spur Ranchettes, Section 3

28566

17. Discussion and possible action to consider the cancellation of the Hays County Commissioners Court on February 4, 2014

28567

18. Discussion and possible action to adopt the Election Day Polling sites for the March 4, 2014, Democratic and Republican Primaries

28568

19. Discussion and possible action to adopt the Early Voting Schedule (Dates & times) for the March 4, 2014, Democratic and Republican Primaries

28569

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.

20. Executive Session pursuant to Sections 551.071 and 551.072 of the Texas Government Code: consultation with counsel and deliberation regarding the Hays County Civic Center and contiguous properties located in Precinct 1

Exec.Session Item #20- No Action

21. Executive Session pursuant to 551.071 of the Texas Government Code: consultation with counsel regarding all pending and/or contemplated litigation involving Hays County

Exec.Session Item #21- No Action

21. Executive Session pursuant to 551.071 of the Texas Government Code: consultation with counsel regarding all pending and/or contemplated litigation involving Hays County

22. Executive Session pursuant to Sections 551.071 and 551.087 of the Texas Government Code: consultation with counsel and deliberation regarding economic development negotiations associated with Project Glass and Project Wheat

Exec.Session Item #22- No Action

22. Executive Session pursuant to Sections 551.071 and 551.087 of the Texas Government Code: consultation with counsel and deliberation regarding economic development negotiations associated with Project Glass and Project Wheat. Possible action may follow in open court. INGALSBESTANDING 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.

23. Discussion of issues related to inmate population at the Hays County Jail

Jail Population

24. Discussion and possible action related to the burn ban and/or disaster declaration

Burn Ban

25. Discussion of issues related to proposed capital construction projects in Hays County, including but not limited to the Government Center; the Precinct 2 facility project; and the Law Enforcement Center Immediate Needs Project

26. Discussion of issues related to the road bond projects, including updates from Mike Weaver, Prime Strategies and Allen Crozier, HDR

27. Discussion of issues related to the Hays County Water and Sewer Authority and the West Travis County Public Utility Agency

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COMMISSIONERS COURT, HAYS COUNTY, TEXAS



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CLERK OF THE COURT


Hays County encourages compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in the conduct of all public meetings. To that end, persons with disabilities who plan to attend this meeting and who may need auxiliary aids such as an interpreter for a person who is hearing impaired are requested to contact the Hays County Judge's Office at (512) 393-2205 as soon as the meeting is posted (72 hours before the meeting) or as soon as practical so that appropriate arrangements can be made. While it would be helpful to receive as much advance notice as possible, Hays County will make every reasonable effort to accommodate any valid request regardless of when it is received. Braille is not available.