Commissioners Court - March 18,2014

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 18th day of March, in the Hays County Courthouse, Room 301, San Marcos, Texas. An Open Meeting will be held concerning the following subjects:

INVOCATION

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

ROLL CALL

PRESENTATIONS & PROCLAMATIONS

CALL TO ORDER

1. Adopt a proclamation declaring March 24, 2014 as World TB Day.  INGALSBE/GARZA

29706

2. Presentation regarding the Lone Star Regional Water Authority.  COBB

Presentation- Lone Star

3. Presentation regarding the implementation of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Assignment Program and the ability for the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to assume the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) responsibility for environmental review of certain Transportation Projects.  COBB

Presentation- TXDOT

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.

4. Approve payments of county invoices.  HERZOG

29707

5. Approve Commissioners Court Minutes of March 11, 2014.  COBB/GONZALEZ

29708

6. Approve a renewal agreement between Hays County and Dr. Weeratunge for physician services for the TB Clinic. INGALSBE/GARZA

29709

7. Authorize the Sheriff’s Office to add a telephone allowance effective April 1, 2014 for Facility Maintenance Director, Slot number 0191-02 and amend the budget accordingly. COBB/CUTLER

29710

03 18 2014 Budget Amendment

8. Authorize Institutional OSSF Permit at 2550 Bell Springs Rd, Dripping Springs, TX. WHISENANT/GARZA

29711

9. Authorize Institutional OSSF Permit at 23663 Ranch Road 12, Dripping Springs, TX. WHISENANT/GARZA

29712

10. Authorize the County Judge to submit an application for eligibility to receive federal surplus property by participating in the Texas Facilities Commission Federal Surplus Property Program.  INGALSBE/CUTLER

29713

11. Accept two donations totaling $150.00 to the Hays County Sheriff’s Office Communications Division and amend the budget accordingly.  COBB/CUTLER

29714

03 18 2014 Budget Amendment

12. Approve Utility Permits.  COBB

29715

13. Accept a grant from the National Rifle Association in the amount of $8,799.99 for the purchase of 22 shotguns for the Hays County Constable Offices and amend the budget accordingly.  JONES/KOHLER

29716

03 18 2014 Budget Amendment

14. Approve specifications for Bid #2014-B03, Electrical Services Countywide, and authorize Purchasing to solicit for bid and advertise.  COBB/GARZA/MAIORKA

29717

15. Authorize the execution of a Resolution of the Hays County Commissioners Court related to FM110.  INGALSBE

29718

16. Approve and confirm the appointment of Gregory Grumbles as Reserve Deputy Constable in the Hays County Constable Precinct 1 Office.  INGALSBE/PETERSON

29719

17. Approve and confirm the appointment of Jerry Talley, III as Deputy Constable in the Hays County Constable Precinct 5 office to fill a recently vacated position.  JONES/MANCILLAS

29720

ACTION ITEMS

ROADS

18. Hold a public hearing on March 18, 2014 to establish traffic regulations (NO PARKING zone) along Crystal Meadow Drive at the Pct. 2 office.  JONES/BORCHERDING

29721

MISCELLANEOUS

19. Discussion and possible action to authorize the County Judge to submit a grant application to the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance FY2014 Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program, for funding to support the Hays County Veterans Court.  INGALSBE/RODRIGUEZ/HAUFF

29722

20. Discussion and possible action to dispose of certain personal property at the Hays County Civic Center by donating the item to a civic or charitable organization pursuant to Section 263.152 of the Texas Local Government Code.  INGALSBE

29723

20. Discussion and possible action to dispose of certain personal property at the Hays County Civic Center by donating the item to a civic or charitable organization pursuant to Section 263.152 of the Texas Local Government Code.  INGALSBE

21. Discussion and possible action to approve the form of the Early Possession and Use Agreement "EPUA" for use on county road projects by staff, consultants, and Ex Officio Road Commissioners.  COBB/KENNEDY

29724

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.

22. Executive Session pursuant to 551.071 of the Texas Government Code: consultation with counsel regarding all pending and/or contemplated litigation involving Hays County. Possible action may follow.  COBB

Executive Session #22-No Action Taken

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.

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

Jail Population

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

Burn Ban

25. 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

Road Bond Projects

ROADS - MonthlyUpdate

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

ADJOURNMENT

Posted by 5:00 o'clock P.M. on the 14th day of March, 2014 COMMISSIONERS COURT, HAYS COUNTY, TEXAS ______________________________________________ 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.




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.