Commissioners Court - April 15,2014

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 08:30 A.M. on the 15th day of April, in the Hays County Courthouse, Room 301, San Marcos, Texas. An Open Meeting will be held concerning the following subjects:

CALL TO ORDER

04 15 2014 Minutes

Executed Agenda

INVOCATION

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

ROLL CALL

PRESENTATIONS & PROCLAMATIONS

1. Presentation of the 2014 Texas Comptroller’s Leadership Circle "Platinum Transparency Award" to Hays County in honor of our efforts to maintain the highest financial transparency standards. CONLEY

Agenda #1 Presentation

2. Proclamation declaring April 13-19, 2014 as National Telecommunicators’ Week. COBB

29768

3. Presentation and Unveiling of the "Trooper Randy Vetter Memorial Highway" Sign on IH 35, between River Ridge Parkway and FM 150. INGALSBE

Trooper Vetter Memorial

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 .

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

29769

5. Approve Commissioners Court Minutes of April 8, 2014.  COBB/GONZALEZ

29770

6. Approve the Early Voting Schedule (Dates & times) for the May 27, 2014, Democratic & Republican Primary Runoff Election. COBB/COWAN

29772

29771

7. Approve specifications for IFB 2014-B04 Road Improvements/Asphalt Patching for Various Locations and authorize Purchasing to solicit for bid and advertise. COBB/BORCHERDING/MAIORKA

29772

8. Accept a donation of $50.00 to Hays County Sheriff’s Office Communications Division and amend the budget accordingly. COBB/CUTLER

29773

04 15 2014 Budget Amendment

9. Approve Utility Permits. COBB/BORCHERDING

29774

10. Amend the Hays County Transportation Plan (HCTP) to add an extension of Centerpoint Rd from RM 12 to Hunter Rd. /FM 2439, and revise the HCTP Major Thoroughfare Plan Map and Roadway Matrix accordingly. CONLEY/GARZA

29775

11. Authorize the County Judge to execute a letter amendment to the Interlocal Cooperative Agreement between Hays County and Guadalupe County related to jail transfer. INGALSBE/CUTLER

29776

29776-Executed

12. Authorize acceptance of a proposal from SWCA Environmental Consultants for a biological resource survey at the Jacob’s Well Natural Area, in the amount of $7,525.00 and amend the budget accordingly. CONLEY/HAUFF

29777

13. Approve the cancellation of the Hays County Commissioners Court on July 1, 2014. INGALSBE

29778

14. Authorize Institutional OSSF Permit at 31892 RR 12, Dripping Springs, TX. WHISENANT/GARZA

29779

15. Approve out of state travel for the GIS Programs Manager for the ESRI International User Conference, July 14th through July 18th in San Diego, California. COBB/GARZA

29780

16. Accept a donation of $2,500.00 to Hays County Sheriff’s Office, Community Outreach Division and amend the budget accordingly. COBB/CUTLER

29781

04 15 2014 Budget Amendment

17. Approve award for IFB 2014-B03 Electrical Services On an as Needed Basis Countywide to Ted Breihan Electric Co. COBB/GARZA/MAIORKA

29782

18. Authorize the County Judge to execute an agreement with Austin Crane Services, Inc. for safety-related earthwork at Jacob’s Well Natural Area and amend the budget accordingly. CONLEY/GARZA

29783

04 15 2014 Budget Amendment

ACTION ITEMS

MISCELLANEOUS

19. Discussion and possible action to authorize the Sheriff’s Office to hire a Crime Scene/Evidence Technician, slot 0625-001 at the 75th percentile, effective 5/1/14. COBB/CUTLER

29784

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 purchase and value of Right of Way and real estate related to the proposed Lazy Oaks Subdivision, also known as La Cima. CONLEY

Exec.Session #20 No Action

21. 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 Projects Upland and Silo. Possible action may follow in open court. INGALSBE/JONES

Exec.Session #21 No Action

22. 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 real property related to Right of Way acquisition on 1626 North. Possible action to follow in open court. JONES

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

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

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

ADJOURNMENT




COMMISSIONERS COURT, HAYS COUNTY, TEXAS



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CLERK OF THE COURT


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