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[CALL TO ORDER]

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>> DR. CARDENAS, WILL YOU PLEASE CALL THE ROLL. >> COMMISSION INGALSBE.

>> HERE. >> COMMISSIONER JONES. >> HERE.

>> COMMISSIONER SHELL. >> HERE. >> COMMISSIONER SMITH.

>> YES. >> JUDGE BECERRA. >> HERE.

>> WE'RE NOT HAVING SOUND YET. >> OUR LIVE STREAM SEEMS TO BE WORKING.

THINGS FOR THE HEADS-UP. FUNNY ENOUGH, I'VE BEEN ASKED A FEW TIMES AND THERE ARE JOKES MADE ABOUT WHAT I'M DRINKING. I'D LIKE FOR YOU ALL TO KNOW ACTUALLY WHEN I WENT TO VISIT COMMISSIONER SMITH, HE HAD THESE REALLY COOL LITTLE COUCHES OF VITAMINS -- POUCHES -- ENERGY SUPPLEMENTS OF SORT. I THOUGHT THEY WERE GREAT. THEY WERE AWESOME.

I COULD SAY THAT RIGHT? IT'S SPARK SO THAT IF ANYBODY CARES, IT'S LIKE A I DON'T KNOW

THE WAY TO DESCRIBE IT. >> FIVE CUPS OF COFFEE IN ONE GLASS.

>> OH. >> I THOUGHT IT WAS VITAMINS. VIT BHINZ SOME CAFFEINE I GUESS -- VITAMINS. WE'VE CALLED THE ROLL. NOW WE'LL GO TO PUBLIC COMMENTS.

[PUBLIC COMMENTS]

I SEE NONE. DID WE HAVE SOMEONE SIGNED UP FOR PUBLIC COMMENTS? I'LL START WITH PUBLIC COMMENTS. FOR THOSE IN THE AUDIENCE WHO SUBMITTED A PUBLIC ADMISSIONS FORM WILL HAVE THREE MINUTES TO SPEND ON NONRELATED TOPICS UNFORTUNATELY NO, ACTION WILL BE COMMENTS AS WE'RE EXPECTED NOTI- TO RESPOND. ANY QUESTIONS WILL BE TAKEN AS RHETORICAL. ALL COMMENTS ARE OPINIONS OF THE SPEAKER AND ARE NOT MEANT TO BE NECESSARILY CONSTRUED AS TRUTH. PLEASE KEEP YOUR COMMENTS AND LANGUAGE CIVIL AND RESPECTFUL OR YOU'LL FORFEIT YOUR REMAINDER OF THE TIME. IN THE SPIRIT OF RESPECT PLEASE SILENT YOUR CELL PHONES. OUR FIRST PERSON SIGNED UP TO SPEAK IS MR. HARVEY JENKINS.

>> GOOD MORNING, COMMISSIONERS. COMMISSIONERS, IT'S A BEAUTIFUL DAY TODAY.

I COME AND TELL YOU TO STOP SPENDING MONEY. AS WE DRAW NEAR TO THREE-QUARTERS OF A BILLION DOLLARS IN DEBT COUNTY WIDE IT PERPLEXES ME THAT ALL OF YOU SIT HERE WEEK AFTER WEEK AND VOTE ON AGENDA ITEMS THAT HAVE REPORTEDLY BEEN RUBBER STAMPED WELL IN ADVANCE OF THE COMMISSIONERS MEETING. AND WE HEAR THIS, AND WE HEAR FROM THIS SIDE OF THE LETERN THE COMMENTS OF MOTIONS SECONDED, APPROVED AND SO MOVED.

THESE TURNS HAVE BEEN TAKEN IN CONTENT -- CONTEXT BY VIEWERS HERE IN COURT AS WELL AS IN CYBERSPACE AS A MEANS FOR ALL OF YOU TO OBFUSCATE YOUR ACTIONS. I URGE Y'ALL TO BE MORE TRANSPARENT, AS GOVERNING -- AS A GOVERNING ENTITY AND BODY. SO IF YOU PUT JUST EXPLAIN A

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LITTLE BIT MORE WHAT YOUR ACTIONS SO FAR, SO PEOPLE UNDERSTAND BETTER.

THANK YOU. >> THANK YOU MR. JENKINS. NEXT UP WE HAVE MR. RODRIGO

AMAYA. >> THANK YOU, JUDGE, COMMISSIONERS.

LAST WEEK I GOT UP HERE, AS I SAID, LAST WEEK AND I WAS VERY TROUBLED BY THE SITUATION WITH THE FORMER CONSTABLE GRUMBLES. HOPING TO LOCK INTO THE REASONS FOR THAT INDIVIDUAL BEING -- LIKE I SAID BEFORE, WE LOOK AT TEXAS ASSOCIATION OF COUNTIES YOU CAN SEE HOW MANY LAWSUITS, JUST BY LETTING EMPLOYEES GO. IT'S COSTING IN THE MILLIONS OF DOLLARS.

WHO I BLAME AGAIN IS THE LEGAL COUNCIL. Y'ALL NEED TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT THAT. I MEAN, I FOLLOW THE OPEN RECORDS TO FIND OUT THE SITUATION BEHIND FORMER EMPLOYEE GRUMBLES AND GOT A LITTLE RESPONSE FROM THEIR OFFICE WHICH WASN'T CLEAR. TO ME IT'S AN ATTEMPT TO DELAY. THAT IT'S NOT HARD WHAT I ASK FOR BUT THEY DO MAKE IT HARD. I ALSO TOLD THE LADY WHEN I WENT THERE THAT SOMETIMES WHEN I GO UP THERE FOR THE OPEN RECORDS THEY HAVE THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S NAME ON THERE IN A WAY TO SAY I DIDN'T FILE THE RIGHT PAPER. JUST THINGS THAT ARE HAPPENING.

I'M NOT THE FIRST ONE THAT'S COME UP HERE AND TOLD BUT. THAT SEVERAL OTHER CITIZENS HAVE COME UP HERE AND SHARED THEIR FRUSTRATION WITH THE INDIVIDUALS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE OPEN RECORDS. ONE OF THE THINGS THAT'S REQUIRED AS ATTORNEYS TO THE POLICIES THAT OVERSEE THEIR OFFICE IS TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE COMPETENT AND AWARE WE ARE LAST QUESTION. LAST WEEK Y'ALL ASKED ABOUT THE OPEN RECORDS COMMISSIONER INGALSBE ABOUT THE INQUIRIES ABOUT HOW THEY SELECT MEMBERS OF THE HISTORICAL COMMISSION.

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

THEY DON'T LIKE THAT SYMBOL. IT REPRESENTS A LOT OF BAD STUFF IN THE COMMUNITY.

SOME FOLKS ARE FOR IT. THERE'S A LOT OF FOLKS AGAINST IT.

I' NOT ONLY ONE THAT FEELS THAT WAY BUT THAT'S PROBABLY GOING TO BE SOMETHING COMING UP HERE THIS YEAR AND MY OPINION TO THEM IS THERE'S FOUR CORNERS A LOT OF CITIZENS FROM OTHER RACE THAT'S CONTRIBUTE. PUT A SIMPLE REPRESENTING THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS.

THANK YOU. >> THANK YOU, MR. AMAYA. OUR FINAL SPEAKER AND PUBLIC

COMMENTS IS MR. DAN LYON. >> THANK YOU JUDGE BECERRA AND COMMISSIONERS.

AS FAR AS THE CONFEDERATE FLAG GOES IT IS ESTIMATED UP TO 90,000 BLACKS -- FOR THE SOUTH.

-- FOUGHT FOR THE SOUTH. THAT IS SOMETHING NOT TOLD IN THE HISTORY BOOKS AND HISPANICS FOUGHT FOR THE SOUTH TOO. IT WAS TRULY DIVIDED SO I HAVE NO PROBLEM WITH THE HAYS FLAG.

ALL RIGHT. ALLOW ME TO ISSUE ANOTHER INVITATION TO REPRESENT THE HAYS COUNTY DISTRICT TO COME TO ANSWER CHARGES THAT THEY ARE VIOLATING SECTION 41.43-B OF THE TEXAS PROPERTY TAX CODE SINCE NO ONE FROM THE APPRAISAL DISTRICT TOLD ME HOW THEY COULD LAWFULLYYING THE TAX CODE I WOULD LIKE TO HERE AN EXPLANATION.

ALL RIGHT. SWITCHING GEARS. I WOULD LIKE IT TO DISCUSS WHAT I READ IN THE BUSINESS SECTION OF THURSDAY SAN MARCOS DAILY RECORD AN ARTICLE ENTITLED QUOTE VISION OF 2025 SETS OUR REGION'S LOFTY GOALS OF SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT UNQUOTE.

SUSTAINABLE IS ONE OF THOSE CATCH WORDS WITH WHICH THE NEW WORLD ORDER USES TO MEAN ONE THINGESS TOE TESHGALLY. -- THE GREATEST SAN MARCOS MEMBERSHIP IS NOT SUSTAINABLE.

THE COUNTY PAYS $100,000 PER YEAR FOR THE GMSP SO-CALLED SERVICES THEY ANNOUNCED THE GMSP

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FIVE-YEAR QUOTE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY UNQUOTE. WHERE HAVE WE HEARD FIVE-YEAR PLAN BEFORE. THAT IS RIGHT. THE FORMER SOVIET UNITHE IT DIDN'T WORK THERE AND IT WON'T WORK HERE. THE GMSP BUSINESS MODEL IS TO HAVE THE ORDINARY HOMEOWNERS WHILE THE MEGABUSINESSES MAKE THE MONEY AND TAX EXEMPTIONS.

CITIZENS ARE LEFT TO PAY FOR THE INFRASTRUCTURE WHICH THE MEGASTRUCTURES WOULD HAVE TO PAY FOR WITH. THIS BUSINESS I WOULD ATTRACT BUSINESSES TO HAYS AND CALDWELL COUNTIES. THEY ENCOURAGED THE LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO SPEND MONEY THEY DON'T HAVE. AS MR. JENKINS SAID HAZE COUNTY IS A BILLION IN DEBT.

WHERE WOULD IT END? LAST YEAR WE PAID OVER 22 MILLION TO SERVICE THE DEBT AND ONLY 18 MILLION TO PAY DOWN THE DEBT. AS YOU CAN SEE THE DEBTS RENDLESS. THIS IS A FANTASY PAGE BECAUSE WE KNOW YOU'RE GOING TO ADD MORE

DEBT THIS SO QUIT SPENDING. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. >> THANK YOU MR. LYON.

[1. Update from the County Judge and staff regarding the Local Disaster Declaration and COVID-19. Possible discussion and action may follow. BECERRA]

PLEASE OPEN AGENDA ITEM NUMBER ONE. >> NUMBER ONE, UPDATE FROM THE COUNTY JUDGE'S STAFF REGARDING THE LOCAL DISASTER DECLARATION AND COVID-19.

POSSIBLE DISCUSSION AND ACTION MAY FOLLOW. >> FIRST UP TO THE PODIUM IS MR. VILLALOBOS, IF YOU'LL STATE YOUR NAME AND TITLE FOR THE RECORD.

>> GOOD MORNING MY NAME IS ALEX VILLALOBOS FOR HAYS COUNTY. JUST A COUPLE OF UPDATES THIS LAST SATURDAY WE WERE ON A CALL WITH CAT RACK AND THEY ARE CURRENTLY CHANGING SOME OF THE RESOURCES IN HOW THEY ARE RESPONDING AND UTILIZING THESE RESOURCES.

ONE OF THOSE WILL BE OUR OFTEN A CARE THE AND THE OTHER WILL BE OUR ISOFACT WHICH IS ISOLATION FACILITY IS TO COMBINE THOSE TO RESPOND TO A 29-COUNTY REGION UNDER THE CAT RACK.

THAT'S THE WAY THEY RESPOND. IT IS ALLOWING THEM TO BE ORIGINAL RESOURCE AND PROVIDE NEEDS COUNTIES DON'T HAVE THOSE RESOURCES THEY ARE CURRENTLY IN THE PLAN APPARENTLY THERE'S AN INSPECTION THIS LAST SUNDAY. THEY WILL BE UNDER THEIR SUPERVISORY UTILIZING A PRIVATE CONTRACTOR TO COME IN AND SFA SILL STATE THOSE RESOURCES. I BELIEVE THAT WITH THAT SAID ALLOWS ME A LITTLE BIT MORE EFFICIENCY UNDER THE OPERATIONAL THOUGH WE'RE STILL TRYING TO GET UNDERSTANDING UNDER HOW THOSE PROSPECTS. THE REFERRAL MODEL THAT IS A PART OF THIS SHOULD UNDERSTAND THOROUGH PATIENCE WHEN IT'S NEEDED AND THEY ARE WORKING WITH THE OPTS AND COORDINATE ORS ACROSS THAT PARTICULAR REGION. WE ARE ALSO CURRENLY UNDER THE PLANNING PHASE WITH THE VACCINE HUB MODEL. WE WERE ON A CALL YESTERDAY WITH THE HOSPITAL ADMINISTRATION AND SOME OF THE PEOPLE TAMMY AND HER OFFICE.

WHAT THAT IS GOING TO ALLOW US TO DO IS THAT PARTICULAR MODEL IS REALLY MORE EFFICIENT ON DISTRIBUTING THE VACCINE. THIS ALLOWS THE GROUP TO OTHER VACCINES AND MORE CENTRALIZED AND COLLABORATE IN THAT ROLE OR THAT MODEL. THE HUB ITSELF, THERE WERE OVER 10,000 VACCINES THAT THEY WERE ABLE TO DISTRIBUTE AT THAT TIME. WE FOUND THE LARGEST GAP OR ISSUE IS ACTUALLY INPUTING DATA INTO THE COMPUTER DATA SYSTEM. SO THAT'S ONE OF THE THINGS THEY HAVE IDENTIFIED. THEY ARE LOOKING AT SEVERAL DIFFERENT ORGANIZATIONS TO CREATE A SOFTWARE PACKAGE THAT WOULD MAKE THAT EASIER. UNTIL THAT HAPPENS THEY WILL UTILIZE THE MODEL AND CREATE THAT PLAN WE HAVE BEEN PARTNERING WITH THE DISTRIBUTION OF THE VACCINE RESPONSE OR COVID RESPONSE. WE DO HAVE A AS DO AGREE WITH

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THE COMMISSIONERS COURT THAT WE WILL BE ABLE TO FIT THE BILL DISTRIBUTION WIDELY WITHIN THE HAYS COUNTY JUST YESTERDAY WE WERE ABLE TO TO CONFIRM THAT WE DID ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR A TREASURE GRANT ASSISTANCE. WE WERE LOOK AT VICKI AND MAYBE SOME OF THE OTHER PEOPLE WERE LOOKING AT ELIGIBILITY AS FAR AS CENSUS NUMBER COUNTY. SO TODAY WE'RE ASKING FOR PERMISSION TO APPLY FOR THAT PARTICULAR GRANT SO THAT WE CAN AT LEAST PUT OUR NAME FOR THE DOLLARS THAT TWLR TO HELP WITH RENTAL ASSISTANCE WITHIN OUR COUNTY.

>> COMMISSIONERS, ANY QUESTIONS SO FAR? >> THANK YOU.

>> TREASURY GRANT. WHAT ARE WE IN? CAN WE TALK MORE? I KNOW IT'S FOR RENTAL ASSISTANCE WHAT DO WE KNOW ANY KIND OF DOLLAR AMOUNT THAT WE

MAY GO AFTER. >> I THINK THE APPLICATION PROCESS COMES IN.

I THINK THEY DO IT ON CENSUS. STILL WE HAVE TO GET THE APPLICATION IN TO COPY WHAT OUR DOLLAR AMOUNT IS THAT WE RECEIVE WE HAVE TO HAVE THE AUTHORIZATION OF COMMISSIONERS COURT BECAUSE IT PUTS US IN A POSITION TO SHARE INFORMATION THAT'S CRITICAL TO THE COUNTY BUSINESS SUCH AS BASED ON THE NUMBER -- IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE I'M LEAVING OUT, VICKI? THEY ARE NOT UTILIZING THE 20 CENSUS NUMBERS SO WE DO MEET THE CRITERIA WHICH IS POPULATION OF $200,000 OR MORE. I ASSUME THAT IT'S GOING TO BE SIMILAR TO THE CARES FUNDING.

IT WILL BE BASED ON THE UNINCORPORATED AREAS OF THE COUNTY, BUT WE HAVEN'T HAD A CHANCE TO THE APPLICATION PROCESS TO THAT APPLICATION. IF THE SIMILAR TO IT WOULD REQUIRE A DOCUMENT BEING DOWNLOAD SIGNATURE AND E-MAIL BACK TO THE STATE.

THERE ARE NO MATCHING FUNDS ALSO. >> IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE ANY INVITATIONS INTEREST MIKE OR TAME. I'M READING BODY LANGUAGE.

>> JUST THAT THAT FORM IS READY TO BE SIGNED. -- TAMMY.

>> PERFECT. BEFORE WE GO ANY FURTHER I MOVE THAT WE AUTHORIZE THE SUBMISSION

OF THIS RENTAL ASSISTANCE FROM THE TREASURY DEPARTMENT. >> SECOND.

>> WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND. ARE THERE ADDITIONAL COMMENTS ON THIS PIECE? DR. CARDENAS, PLEASE CALL THE ROLL.

>> COMMISSIONER JONES. >> YES. >> COMMISSIONER SHELL.

>> COMMISSIONER INGALSBE. >> YES. >> COMMISSIONER SMITH.

>> JUDGE BECERRA. >> YES. THANK YOU FOR DOING THE WORK THAT YOU'VE DONE SO FAR TO GET US TO WHERE IT IS AND IT'S READY FOR SIGNATURE.

THANK YOU, TAMMY FOR POINTING THAT OUT AND WE'LL BE WHAT ELSE DO YOU HAVE MR. VILLALOBOS ON

THAT FRONT? >> I KNOW SOME OF THE OTHER TEAM MEMBERS MAY HAVE MORE DETAIL ABOUT THAT PARTICULAR ANYTHING ELSE ON COVID? WE HAVE A QUESTION OVER HERE.

>> ONE QUESTION AND THIS IS MORE FOR THE AUDITOR. THE DISTRIBUTION FOR WHEN DO WE SUBMIT THAT AND WHEN DO WE -- WE PULLED THOSE NUMBERS SO THAT SUBMITTED PLAN WAS SUBMITTED WITH ALL THE SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION ON DECEMBER 15TH. THE STATE OF TEXAS IMPLEMENTED A

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SEPARATE DEADLINE. THEY SUBMITTED A SEPARATE DEADLINE ON DECEMBER 30, SO WE HAD TO SUBMIT ALL OUR PLANS AND SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS TO THE STATE.

SO BASED ON THE THAT TOTAL CONTRACT DOLLAR WAS INCLUDED AND THE SUPPORTING DOCUMENT TO THE STATE. SO I'VE BEEN ASKED TO PULL NUMBER 16 SO IF THERE'S ANY HERE OR AGENDA ITEM NUMBER 16 BECAUSE IT WAS PRINTED AND POSTED IT WAS CUSS MAYORY TO GIVE YOU A TURN THE TO SPEAK ON IT IF YOU WANT TO. IF THERE'S ANYONE HERE TO SPOKE ON AGENDA ITEM 16 YOU'RE FREE TO APPROACH THE PODIUM OTHERWISE WE'RE GOING TO PULL IT.

SOMETHING WE HAVE BEEN DONE IN THE PAST WHICH HAS BEEN VERY USEFUL IS GETTING A ROLL CALL OF AGENDA ITEMS THAT YOU'RE HERE FOR. SO JUST FOR A MOMENT, CAN YOU CALL OUT STARTING FROM THIS SIDE WHAT AGENDA ITEM YOU'RE HERE FOR SO YOU CAN GO STRAIGHT TO THOSE? 20? YES, SIR. ANYONE ELSE ON THIS SIDE.

OK. SO WE'LL GO STRAIGHT TO THOSE. THAT WAY FREE TO STAY, BUT YOU'RE ALSO FREE TO GO. WILL YOU PLEASE OPEN AGENDA ITEM NUMBER SEVEN.

[7. Approve out of state travel, utilizing $5,800.00 of the Sheriff's Office Continuing Education Funds, for Fleet Maintenance Supervisor Martin Gonzales to attend the Harley Davidson Motor Company's Police Technical Training in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on April 26-May 13, 2021. INGALSBE/CUTLER]

>> SEVEN, APPROVAL OUT OF STATE TRAVEL UTILIZING $5800 OF THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE CONTINUING EDUCATION FUNDS FOR FLEET MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR MARTIN GONZALEZ TO THE ATEND THE HARLEY DAVIDSON MOTOR COMPANY'S POLICE TECHNICAL TRAINING IN MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN ON APRIL 26 THROUGH

MAY 13, 2021. >> MOVED. >> SECOND.

>> WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND. COMMISSIONER INGALSBE ANY

COMMENTS? >> JUDGE, I WOULD SAY IS THAT I KNOW THAT WE WOULD HAVE SOMEONE WORKING ON THESE MOTOR VEHICLES, AND SO I THINK IT WOULD BE GREAT TO HAVE OUR TECHNICIANS UP TO DATE ON THE MOST USEFUL AND UPDATED TECHNOLOGY THAT IT TAKES TO DO THAT.

AND SO IT'S MINE. >> I AGREE THAT I PERSONALLY AM A FAN OF MOTORS AND IN OUR FLEET I COULD ALWAYS ENCOURAGE MORE MOTORS TO BE IN OUR SHERIFF'S OFFICE, SO THIS IS PART OF THAT NECESSITY. ONE OF THE REASONS Y 50I78 AIR FAN OF MOTORS IS THAT IT'S MORE EFFICIENT AND AS A LOVER OF EFFICIENCIES, I FEEL THAT A MOTORCYCLE, OF COURSE, WHEN IT'S SNOWING NOT NECESSARILY, BUT WHEN A MOTORCYCLE IS CIRCULATING THROUGH THE COMMUNITY IT'S MORE EFFICIENT ON FUEL AND BEING ABLE TO MOVE AROUND. SO THE EXPENSE AND OUT OF STATE TRAVEL IS POTENTIALLY OF CONCERN TO FOLKS. I THINK IT'S AN INVESTMENT IN OUR FRONT LINE AND SUPPORT THAT EFFORT. ANY OTHER COMMENTS COMMISSIONERS? DR. CARDENAS, PLEASE BEFORE WE DO THAT, DID YOU WANT TO ADD ANYTHING, SIR? DR. CARDENAS, PLEASE CALL THE ROLL.

>> COMMISSIONER SMITH. >> YES. >> COMMISSIONER SHELL.

>> YES. >> COMMISSIONER INGALSBE. >> YES.

>> COMMISSIONER JONES. >> YES. >> JUDGE BECERRA.

>> YES. THANK YOU, SIR AND NOW WILL YOU PLEASE OPEN AGENDA ITEM NUMBER

[20. Discussion and possible action to authorize the County Judge to execute Contract Amendment No. 1 with HNTB Corporation for $12,000 to provide environmental services related to the FM 150 (Center St) relocation of UP switching line (Kyle UPRR Siding Relocation) project as part of the 2016 Road Bond Program. JONES/BORCHERDING]

20. >> 20, DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION IT AUTHORIZE THE COUNTY JUDGE TO EXECUTE CONTRACT AMENDMENT NUMBER ONE WITH HMTV CORPORATION FOR $12,000 TO PROVIDE LOCATION OF THE SWITCHING LINE PROJECT AS PART OF THE 2016 ROAD BOND PROGRAM.

>> SO MOVED. >> SECOND. >> WE HAVE A MOTION AND A

SECOND. COMMISSIONER JONES? >> JUDGE, THIS AGAIN IS FURTHER MOVED ALONG INJECT OF MOVING THE SWITCHING STATION IN DOWNTOWN KYLE OUT OF THOSE THREE INTERSECTIONS ON CENTER STREET AND ON FRONT STREET. SO THIS IS JUST TO GET

ENVIRONMENTAL WORK MOVING FORWARD. >> AND I'VE HEARD A LOT OF GOOD THINGS ABOUT THIS PROJECT AND THE COMMUNITY OF KYLE IS REALLY EXCITED AS A WHOLE ABOUT THIS

MOVE. AND GLAD THIS IS MOVING ALONG. >> THIS IS ONE OF THE BIGGEST

THINGS WE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO DO FOR THE CITY. >> COMMISSIONERS ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS. DR. CARDENAS PLEASE CALL THE ROLL.

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>> COMMISSIONER INGALSBE. >> YES. >> COMMISSIONER SMITH.

>> YES. >> COMMISSIONER JONES. >> YES.

>> COMMISSIONER SHELL. >> YES. >> JUDGE BECERRA.

[Items 2 - 6]

>> YES. PLEASE OPEN 2-6. >> TWO, APPROVE PAYMENTS OF COUNTY INVOICES. THREE, APPROVAL PAYMENTS OF JUROR CHECKS.

FOUR, APPROVE THE PAYMENT OF UNITED HEALTH CARE CLAIMS. FIVE, APPROVE COMMISSIONERS COURT MINUTES OF 5TH, 2021. SIX, APPROVE THE PAYMENT OF THE JANUARY 15TH, 2021 PAYROLL DISBURSEMENTS IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $2,995,000 EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 31ST, 2020 AND POST TOTALS FOR WAGES, WITHHOLDINGS, DEDUCTIONS, AND BENEFITS ON THE HAYS COUNTY WEBSITE ONCE

FINALIZED. >> SO MOVED. >> SECOND.

>> WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND. ANY COMMENTS?

DR. CARDENAS, PLEASE CALL THE ROLL. >> COMMISSIONER SHELL.

>> YES. >> COMMISSIONER SMITH. >> YES.

>> COMMISSIONER JONES. >> YES. >> COMMISSIONER INGALSBE.

>> YES. >> JUDGE BECERRA. >> YES.

[Items 8 - 15]

PLEASE OPEN 8 THROUGH 15. >> EIGHT APPROVE UTILITY PERMITS.

NINE AUTHORIZE THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE TO PURCHASE TWO REPLACEMENT DEL LAPTOPS WITH ACCESSORIES VALUED AT $2,358 AND AMEND AT THE ACCORDINGLY. TEN, AUTHORIZE THE SUBMISSION OF A RENEWAL INTERLOCAL APPLICATION WITH THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF STATE HEALTH SERVICES FOR THE IMMUNIZATION LOCALS PROGRAM FY21 IN THE AMOUNT OF $192,341,000. -- $192,341.

AEM AMEND VARIOUS DEPARTMENTAL SPECIAL REVENUE AND CAPITAL PROJECT BUDGETS IN PREPARATION FOR THE COUNTY'S FY 2020 YEAR-END PROCESS. 12, AUTHORIZE THE COUNTY JUDGE TO EXECUTE AN ANNUAL RENEWAL CONTRACT GEN HAYS COUNTY AND AMERICAN AEROBIC MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS IN THE AMOUNT OF $2985 FOR THE ANNUAL MAINTENANCE AND INSPECTIONS OF ALL HAYS COUNTY SEPTIC SYSTEMS. 13, APPROVE FESSIFICATIONS FOR RFQ RIGHT OF WAY SERVICES AND AUTHORIZE PURCHASE TO SOLICIT AND APPROVED. APPROVE RENEWAL OF IFB 2020-BO4 CONCRETE WITH BRAUNTEX MATERIALS AND LAUREN CONCRETE. 15, AUTHORIZE THE COUNTY JUDGE TO EXECUTE A MODIFIED TASK ORDER NUMBER ONE TO THE MASTER INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN HAYS COUNTY AND TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY, ORIGINALLY APPROVED ON NOVEMBER 17, 2020.

>> SO MOVED. >> JUST A REMINDER WE PULLED 15. >> NO, NO, NO.

I THOUGHT YOU SAID 15 EARLIER. MY APOLOGIES. >> NO, THAT'S OK.

IT WAS TO 15 WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND. ARE THERE ANY COMMENTS.

>> DR. CARDENAS PLEASE CALL THE ROLL. >> COMMISSIONER INGALSBE.

>> YES. >> COMMISSIONER JONES. >> YES.

>> COMMISSIONER SHELL. COMMISSIONER SMITH JUDGE BECERRA.

[17. Discussion and possible action to approve the selection of Cobb, Fendley & Associates, Inc. to provide utility coordination services for the Hillside Terrace Safety Improvements (IH35 to FM2001) project in Precinct 2; and to authorize staff and counsel to negotiate a contract. JONES/BORCHERDING]

>> YES. PLEASE OPEN 17. >> 17 DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION TO APPROVE THE SELECTION OF COPB, FENDLEY AND ASSOCIATES INC. TO PROVIDE UTILITY COORDINATION SERVICE FOR THE HILLSIDE TERRACE SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS INCREASING AND

AUTHORIZE STAFF COUNSEL TO NEGOTIATE A CONTRACT. >> SO MOVED.

>> SECOND. >> WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND.

>> JUDGE, THIS IS FOR THE HILLSIDE PROJECT. WE'RE ALREADY DOING THE ENGINEERING DESIGN AND THIS IS TO DO THE COORDINATIONER IS ADVISE.

>> VERY NECESSARY. PLEASE CALL THE ROLL. >> COMMISSIONER SHELL.

>> COMMISSIONER JONES. >> YES. >> COMMISSIONER INGALSBE.

>> YES. >> COMMISSIONER SMITH. >> YES.

>> JUDGE BECERRA. >> YES, WILL YOU PLEASE OPEN NUMBER 18.

[18. Discussion and possible action to approve the selection of LJA, Inc. to provide right-of-way acquisition services for the Hillside Terrace Safety Improvements (IH35 to FM2001) project in Precinct 2; and to authorize staff and counsel to negotiate a contract. JONES/BORCHERDING]

>> 18 DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION IT APPROVE THE SELECTION OF LJA INC. TO PROVIDE RIGHT OF WAY ACQUISITION SERVICES FOR THE HILLSIDE TERRACE SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT PRECINCT TWO AND TO AUTHORIZE AND STAFF AND COUNSEL TO NEGOTIATE A CONTRACT.

>> SO MOVED. >> SECOND. >> WE HAVE A MOTION AND A

SECOND. ANY COMMENTS? >> YEAH, JUDGE.

THIS IS THAT SAME PROJECT. JUST SO SOME INFORMATION. THIS HILLSIDE TERRACE IS THE ROAD THAT RUNS FROM 35 ALL THE WAY TO 2001 AND IT WILL BE THE CONNECTING WORD FOR THE BUDA BYPASS. IT WILL GO FROM 1626 TO 2001 ONCE WE'RE COMPLETELY DONE SO THIS PROJECT WE NEED. WE EITHER NEED IT RECONSTRUCT THIS ROAD.

IF WE DON'T DO IT NOW IT'S IN A PLACE WHERE WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO DO A LOT OF MAINTENANCE ON.

>> PLEASE CALL THE ROLL. >> COMMISSIONER SMITH. >> YES.

>> COMMISSIONER NGALSBE. >> YES. >> COMMISSIONER SHELL.

>> YES. >> COMMISSIONER JONES. >> YES.

[19. Discussion and possible action to authorize the County Judge to execute a Supplemental No. 1 to Work Authorization No. 1 for Binkley & Barfield, Inc Utility Coordination Services on the Old Bastrop (CR266) project as part of the 2016 Road Bond Program. INGALSBE/BORCHERDING]

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>> YES. PLEASE OPEN 19. >> 19, DISCUSSION AND ACTION TO AUTHORIZE THE COUNTY JUDGE TO EXECUTE A SUPPLEMENTAL NUMBER ONE TO WORK AUTHORIZATION NUMBER ONE FOR BINKLEY AND BARFIELD INC. UTILITY COORDINATION SERVICES ON THE OLD BASTROP

PROJECT AS PART OF THE 2016 ROAD BOND PROGRAM. >> SO MOVED.

>> SECOND. >> WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND.

COMMISSIONER? >> JUDGE, ADDITIONAL UTILITIES WERE IDENTIFIED, WHICH WERE IN CONFLICT WITH THIS PROJECT, AND SO THIS WILL ALLOW COORDINATING MEETINGS TO OCCUR WITH UTILITY

COMPANIES. >> THANK YOU. AS YOU GUYS HAVE HEARD IN THE PUBLIC COMMENTS THAT THESE LITTLE EXPLANATIONS ARE USEFUL. THE COMMUNITY IS INTERESTED AND I APPRECIATE THE COMMISSIONERS SPEAKING ABOUT THEIR AGENDA ITEMS. I'M GENUINELY APPRECIATIVE AND PEOPLE ARE LISTENING. THANK YOU.

PLEASE CALL THE ROLL. >> COMMISSIONER SHELL. >> YES.

>> COMMISSIONER SMITH. >> YES. >>SER JONES.

>> COMMISSIONER INGALSBE. >> YES. >> JUDGE BECERRA.

PLEASE EPI21. >> 21, DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION TO AUTHORIZE THE

[21. Discussion and possible action to authorize the Development Services Department to continue to serve as the Interim Floodplain Administrator for the City of Wimberley for a period not to exceed 6 months; authorize the County Judge to execute any required agreement(s) after review by the Office of General Counsel. SHELL/STRICKLAND]

DEVELOPMENT SERVICES DEVELOPMENT TO CONTINUE TO SERVICE THE INTERIM FLOOD PLAIN ADMINISTRATOR FOR THE CITY OF WIMBERLEY FOR A PERIOD NOT TO EXCEED SIX MONTHS.

AUTHORIZE THE COUNTY JUDGE TO EXECUTE ANY REQUIRED AGREEMENTS AFTER REVIEW BY THE OFFICE OF

GENERAL COUNSEL. >> SO MOVED. >> SECOND.

>> WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND. COMMISSIONER?

>> THANK YOU, JUDGE. PREVIOUSLY, THE COURT HAD AUTHORIZED OUR DEVELOPMENT SERVICES DEPARTMENT TO ASSIST THE CITY OF WIMBERLEY IN THEIR FLOOD PLAIN ADMINISTRATION.

THE CITY HAS CHANGED CITY MANAGERS. THEY HAVE A NEW CITY OR INTERIM CITY MANAGEMENT AND I BELIEVE THEY HAVE HIRED A PLANNER WHICH THAT PLANNER WILL EVENTUALLY BECOME IF THEY ARE ABLE TO PASS THE TEST TO BECOME A CERTIFIED FLOOD PLAIN MANAGER.

AT THAT POINT I BELIEVE THEY WOULD TAKE OVER BUT I WOULD THE COURT TO ALLOW OUR TEAM TO CONTINUE TO ASSIST THE CITY OF WIMBERLEY IN THIS TRANSITION UNTIL THEY GET CERTIFIED FLOOD PLAIN MANAGER ON STAFF. IT SHOULDN'T TAKE TOO LONG. I APPRECIATE THE PATIENCE OF THE COURT AND THE STAFF FOR HELPING OUT THE CITY BUT IT IS GOOD FOR US TO COOPERATE WITH OUR CITIES.

I APPRECIATE THE PATIENCE OF EVERYBODY. >> THANK YOU COMMISSIONER.

ANY QUESTIONS? OK. PLEASE CALL THE ROLL.

>> COMMISSIONER INGALSBE. >> YES. >> COMMISSIONER JONES.

>> YES. >> COMMISSIONER SHELL. >> YES.

>> COMMISSIONER SMITH. >> YES. >> JUDGE BECERRA.

[22. Discussion and possible action to award RFP 2020-P15 Traffic Counter Inspection and Maintenance to JM Engineering, LLC and authorize staff and General Counsel to negotiate a contract. BECERRA]

>> PLEASE OPEN 2 2. >> 22, DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION TO AWARD RFP 2020-P15 TRAFFIC COUNTER INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE TO JM ENGINEERING LLC AND AUTHORIZE STAFF AND

GENERAL COUNSEL TO NEGOTIATE A CONTRACT. >> SO MOVED.

>> SECOND. >> WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND.

ARE ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS? PLEASE CALL THE ROLL. >> COMMISSIONER JONES.

>> YES. >> COMMISSIONER SHELL. >> YES.

>> COMMISSIONER INGALSBE. >> YES. >> COMMISSIONER SMITH.

>> YES. >> JUDGE POINTE-SEGUIN. >> YES.

WELL WRITTEN AGENDAITE SEEMS THAT WAS PERFECT. PLEASE OPEN 23.

[23. Discussion and possible action to execute a Countywide HVAC Maintenance and Repair Services Contract with JM Engineering, LLC pursuant to RFP 2020-P01. BECERRA/T.CRUMLEY]

>> 23, DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION TO EXECUTE A COUNTY WIDE HVAC MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR SERVICES CONTRACT WITH JM ENGINEERING, LLC PURSUANT IT RFP 2020-P01.

>> SO MOVED. >> SECOND. >> A MOTION AND A SECOND.

MISS CRUMLEY, ANYTHING YOU'D LIKE TO ADD TO THAT AGENDA ITEM? >> MISS CRUMLEY COUNTY WIDE OPERATIONS. FINALLY WE'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO WORKING WITH THIS NEW COMPANY AND THEY ARE READY TO GET STARTED WITH US. WE HAVE SEVERAL PROJECTS ALREADY

IN THE WORKS. >> COMMISSIONERS, ANY QUESTIONS. >> JUDGE, I JUST WANT TO SAY THANK YOU TO OUR OFFICE AUDITOR AND COUNTY WIDE OPERATIONS. THEY PUT A LOT OF WORK INTO THIS RFQ. I THINK I KNOW OVER THE TWO YEARS THAT WE HAVE BEEN HERE WE HAVE HAD A LOT OF QUESTIONS ABOUT IT. IF YOU LOOK AT THE RESPONSE PACKET IN THE BACK, I DON'T THINK THAT WE'VE SEEN ONE THAT ANY RFQ OR VERY FEW RFQ THAT'S HAVE MORE INFORMATION AND INDIVIDUAL INFORMATION ON INDIVIDUAL MODELS NUMBERS, AND EVERYTHING ELSE AS FAR AS MAINTENANCE THAT WE'VE NEVER THAT I HADN'T SEEN ANYTHING LIKE THIS. I APPRECIATE THE WORK THAT WENT INTO IT, AND I NO HE IT WAS A

LONG PROCESS. >> AUDITORS OFFICE HAS BEEN GREAT AND STEPHANIE WORKED REALLY HARD ON THIS, CHRIS AND COUPLE OF OTHER STAFF MEMBERS, LISA, IT'S TAKEN A LOT OF TIME

TO GET THIS DONE. >> HOW MANY SUBMITTED BITS FOR THIS PARTICULAR ITEM?

>> I THINK WE HAVE FOUR OR FIVE. >> OK. >> GOOD.

THAT'S GREAT TO HEAR. >> THANK YOU. >> GREAT NEWS.

THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER FOR HIGHLIGHTING OUR DEPARTMENT HEAD'S HARD WORK BECAUSE ABSOLUTELY. WHILE WE SAY THE DEPARTMENT HEAD'S ARE UN-- UNSUNG HEROES IN

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WHAT KEEPS OUR COUNTY MOVING AND EVERY CHANCE I HAVE TO GIVE THE PODIUM AND THE MICROPHONE TO TELL YOU YOUR STORY AND ASK WHAT YOU'RE DOING I ALWAYS. CAN THERE IS SO MUCH DONE AT THIS COUNTY GOVERNMENT THAT PEOPLE NEVER HEAR ABOUT SO THANK YOU TAMMY AND THE AUDITOR'S OFFICE AND EVERYONE ELSE WHO HELPED IN THIS EFFORT. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

>> THANK YOU. >> PLEASE CALL THE ROLL. >> COMMISSIONER SHELL.

>> YES. >> COMMISSIONER SMITH. >> YES.

>> COMMISSIONER JONES. >> YES. >> COMMISSIONER INGALSBE.

>> YES. >> JUDGE BECERRA. >> YES.

PLEASE OPEN 24. >> 24, DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION TO AWARD CONTRACT FOR IFB

[24. Discussion and possible action to award contract for IFB 2021-B03 Hays County Multilayer Well to Underground Water Resources, LLC. SHELL/T.CRUMLEY]

2021-B03 HAZE COUNT MULTILAYER WELL TO UNDERGROUNDWATER RESOURCES LLC.

>> SO MOVED. >> SECOND. >> WE HAVE A MOTION AND A

SECOND. COMMISSIONER? >> THANK YOU, JUDGE.

THIS IS OUR SECOND GO AROUND ON THIS IFB THIS TIME AROUND WE DID AND WE REQUEST THE COURT TO LOW

BID. >> PERFECT. COMMISSIONER ANY QUESTIONS? GOOD JOB. DR. CARDENAS, PLEASE CALL THE ROLL.

>> COMMISSIONER SMITH. >> YES. >> COMMISSIONER SHELL.

>> YES. >> COMMISSIONER JONES. >> YES.

>> COMMISSIONER INGALSBE. >> JUDGE BECERRA. >> YES PLEASE OPEN 25.

[25. Discussion and possible action to execute a Master Service Agreement and Lease Product Schedule with Ricoh USA, Inc. for County Wide Copiers. BECERRA]

>> 25, DISCUSSION TO EXECUTE A A MATTER OF FACT ADVICE AGREEMENT AND LEASE PRODUCT SCHEDULE WITH

RICOH USA INC. FOR COUNTY WIDE COPIERS. >> SO MOVED.

>> SECOND. >> WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND AND THIS IS CONTINUING.

>> JUDGE? >> YES, SIR. NOT INCLUDED AND WE RECEIVED A COPY OF IT LATE ON FRIDAY AND I THINK THAT'S PROBABLY WHY IT WAS NOT IN BACKUP.

I CAN REPRESENT YOU THAT WE HAVE REVIEWED THAT MASTER SERVICE AGREEMENT.

I DO HAVE TWO EDITS TO IT AND IF THE COURT FEELS COMFORTABLE PASSING WITH SOME CONDITIONS AND AND TODAY IF YOU WOULD RATHER WAIT AND HAVE THEM ALL IN BACKUP ON THE 26TH, THEN THAT'S YOUR

PREROGATIVE AND YOUR CHOICE. >> WHAT ARE THE TWO EDITS THAT YOU SAW?

>> THEY SELECTED GOVERNING LAW AS WEAR AND IF WE GET SIDEWAYS WITH THEM AND? UNLIKELY SITUATION WE GET SIDEWAYS WITH RICOH AND THEIR COPIERS.

I DON'T CARE -- DELAWARE BEFORE WE SUE THEM. WE WOULD CHANGE IT TO TEXAS.

WE ALSO WOULD LIKE TO BRING THEIR INVOICING SECTION AND COMPLIANCE WITH CHAPTER 2251.

THEY HAD A LARGE 5% LATE CHARGE THAT THEY WERE STACK ON ANYTHING THAFT TEN DAYS.

I MOVED IT TO 30 AND GOVERNMENT CODE WHICH IS REQUIRED BY LAW ANY WAY.

IT WOULD CLEAR UP ANY CONFUSION I'M TOLD THEY WOULD HAVE THOSE AS WITH.

I HAVE NOT SEEN THOSE AT THE COURT WOULD LIKE TO PASS THIS AGREEMENT CONDITION ON THOSE TWO CHANGES AND CONDITIONED ON THEIR CHANGES BEING NONSUBSTANTIVE, THEN I THINK WE CAN MOVE

FORWARD. IT'S UP TO YOU. >> I'M FINE WITH THAT JUDGE AND I APPRECIATE THOSE TWO EDITS, AND I GUESS IF THEIR CHANGES R SUBSTANTIVE WE WOULD BRING IT

BACK. >> RIGHT ON. SO WE HAVE A MOTION WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND. DR. CARDENAS PLEASE CALL THE ROLL.

>> COMMISSIONER INGALSBE. >> YES. >> COMMISSIONER SHELL.

>> YES. >> COMMISSIONER JONES. >> YES.

>> COMMISSIONER SMITH. >> YES. >> JUDGE BECERRA.

>> YES. AND IN REFERENCE TO OUR BURN BAN THESE ARE TWO STANDING AGENDA

[27. Discussion and possible action related to the burn ban and/or disaster declaration. BECERRA]

ITEMS I TALKED ABOUT THE BURN BAN AND OUR INMATE POPULATION AND OUR FIRE MARSHAL HAS MR. MENDENHALL HAS RECOMMENDED THAT WE DO NOT PLACE A BURN BAN THANKS TO THE SNOW AND THE RAIN AND THE SLEET AND EVERYTHING ELSE. IT IS MOIST AND WE'RE IN A GOOD

[28. Discussion related to the Hays County inmate population, to include current population counts and costs. BECERRA]

PLACE THERE. WOULD YOU PLEASE OPEN AGENDA ITEM 28.

>> 28, DISCUSSION RELATED TO THE HAYS COUNTY INMATE COUNTY POPULATION TO INCLUDE CURRENT

POPULATION COUNTS AND COSTS. >> THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE SENDS MY OFFICE REGULARLY A WEEKLY REPORT ON THE INMATE POP LASMGHTS OUR CAPACITY IS 362 INMATES ALTHOUGH THAT'S ABOUT TO CHANGE AND I'M

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BEING TOLD THEY ARE IN THE PROCES OF MOVING TO THE NEW FACILITY SO THAT IS GOOD.

THE FEWER OUTSOURCE THE BETTER. JAIL RECOMMENDED HOLDING 10% OF CAPACITY OPENS WHICH LOWERS THE CURRENT CAPACITY TO 311. THE JAIL'S DAILY AVERAGE WAS 480 AND PEAK WAS 483 FROM JANUARY 7TH THROUGH NINTH. THE ESTIMATED COST FOR OUTSOURCING INMATES WEEK IS $54,140. THE AVERAGE NUMBER OF OUTSOURCED MALES IS 144 AND FEMALES ARE ZERO. THIS WEEK'S INMATES WERE HOUSED IN THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES.

BLANCO, BURNETT, FORT BEND AND WAUD LUPE. ARREST BY AGENCY, BUDA POLICE DEPARTMENT, TWO. DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY, ONE.

HAYS COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE, 43 KYLE POLICE DEPARTMENT, 31. SAN MARCOS POLICE DEPARTMENT, 32

AND TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY 3. ALL THAT'S LEFT NOW IS -- >> JUDGE, COULD I ASK THAT YOU

OPEN ONE OF OUR STANDING AGENDA ITEMS NUMBER 30? >> YES.

[30. Discussion of issues related to Electro Purification including updates on the filed application. Possible action may follow. SHELL]

BLUE PLEASE OPEN AGENDA ITEM 30? >> 30, DISCUSSION OF ISSUES RELATED TO ELECTRO PURIFICATION INCLUDING UPDATES ON THE FILED APPLICATION. POSSIBLE ACTION MAY FOLLOW.

>> I WANT TO GIVE AN UPDATE ON THE COURT. THIS HAS BEEN IN THE STATE OFFICE FOR AT LEAST TWO YEARS NOW. THERE REALLY HASN'T BEEN ANY CHANGES UP TO THIS POINT FROM THEN. IT'S BEEN DELAYED SEVERAL TIMES.

IT WAS DELAYED BECAUSE THE ACTUAL WELL FIELD WAS IN THE PATH OF THE KINDER MORGAN PIPELINE. KINDER MORGAN ELECTRO PURIFICATION WENT TO COURT OVER THE CONDEMNATION OF SOME OF THE AREA OF THEIR WELL FIELD. IS THAT DELAYED THIS PROCESS.

JUST I BELIEVE IT WAS YESTERDAY, WE RECEIVED NOTICE THAT EP HAS FILED A MOTION TO DISMISS ITS APPLICATION WITH THE STATE OFFICE WITH ADMINISTRATIVE HEARING AND REMAIN THE MATTER TO THE DISTRICT WHICH IS THE BARTMAN SPRINGS CONSERVATION DISTRICT, WHICH IS THE PERMITTING AUTHORITY. SO WHAT THIS ACTUALLY MEANS AS FAR AS THE EP AND ITS LIKELIHOOD OF BECOMING A REALITY I CAN'T SAY. I DON'T BELIEVE -- I'LL LET MR. KENNEDY COMMENT IF HE'D LIKE TO. I DON'T KNOW WE KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS EXCEPT THAT HAZE THEY AS A PARTY TO THAT PROCESS WITH THE STATE OFFICE OF ADMINISTRATIVE HEARING WILL NOW END AND THIS MATTER WILL END UP IN THE ACTUAL DISTRICT.

I DON'T KNOW THE PROCESS THAT IS AND WE DON'T KNOW WHAT ELECTROPURIFICATION WE'LL ASK FOR THEIR PERMIT. AS YOU ALL REMEMBER HAD BEEN ORIGINALLY ASKING FOR 2.5 MILLION GALLONS A DAY WHICH WAS CLOSE TO 1 BILLION GALLONS OF WATER A YEAR TO BE PRODUCED OUT OF THAT AREA OF THE WIMBERLEY VALLEY. THE DISTRICT HAD OFFERED A STAGED PERMIT WHICH WOULD START .5 NG PER DAY, AND THERE WERE A LOT OF HOOPS THAT HAD TO BE JUMPED THROUGH TO MOVE UP INCLUDING MONITORING NEIGHBORING WELLS AND DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE AQUIFER ETC. THAT'S WHAT PART OF THAT HEARING DISCUSSING WITH THAT PERMIT -- WE CHALLENGED. THAT WE DID NOT BELIEVE IT WAS ACCEPTABLE, AS DID MANY OTHERS.

THERE WAS A DECENT LIST OF THOSE THAT WERE CHALLENGING 245 PE PERMIT.

SO AT THIS THE ELECTROPURIFICATION HAS ASKED FOR THAT TO BE DISMISSED.

SO I JUST WANTED TO CLARIFY THAT FOR THE PUBLIC AND THE COURT MEMBERS.

I APPRECIATE ALL THE SUPPORT ON THIS EFFORT. I DON'T BELIEVE NECESSARILY THAT IT IS OVER, HOWEVER, OUR ACTIONS WITH THE STATE OFFICE OF ADMINISTRATIVE HEARING IN THIS CASE SEEMS TO BE OVER AT THIS POINT IN TIME. SO I JUST WANT TO THANK THE COURT FOR THEIR SUPPORT ON GENERAL COUNCIL AND SPECIAL COUNCIL ON THIS FOR GETTING US THROUGH TO THIS POINT. I THINK IT'S EXTREMELY IMPORTANT FOR THE FUTURE OF THE COUNTY TO PRESERVE OUR WATER RESOURCES. HOPEFULLY THIS IS A STEP IN THE RIGHT WAY.

WE'LL SEE HOW THIS GOES AND IF MR. KENNEDY HAS ANYTHING TO ADD I'LL ASK HIM TO DO THAT AT THIS

TIME. >> YOU TOUCHED ON IT A BIT COMMISSIONER BUT I'LL REITERATE THAT THE GENERAL MANAGER OF THE DISTRICT DID MODFY ITS RECOMMENDATIONS RECENTLY FROM A PHASED END APPROACH INCREASING GRADUALLY -- TO BEING MET AT 2.5 MILLION GALLONS A DAY PER DOWN THE NEW RECOMMENDATION WAS .5 MILLION GALLONS A DAY SO A SIGNIFICANT CHANGE.

WE COULD SPECULATE THEY WITHDREW AS DISMISSAL AND THEY WOULD PROBABLY QUOTE/UNQUOTE GO BACK TO THE WELL AT SOME POINT AND WE'LL JUST HAVE TO BE THERE AND BE THERE TO ANALYZE AND RESPOND.

FROM A COUNTY PERSPECTIVE. >> THANK YOU COMMISSIONER SHELL AND MR. KENNEDY.

NOT TO PUT YOU ON THE SPOT MR. INGALSBE I WANTED TO SEE SINCE WE OPENED UP ALMOST ALL STANDING AGENDA ITEMS, WOULD YOU BE INTERESTED IN GIVING US A TINY LITTLE SUMMARY ON 29?

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IF YOU'RE IN THE READY TO, THAT'S OK. DON'T WORRY IF YOU'RE NOT.

>> I KNOW THAT THEY ARE STARTING TO MOVE IN, JUDGE. >> SHOULD WE OPEN IT?

>> I DON'T HAVE DETAILS. NO. >> OK, NO PROBLEM.

NO PROBLEM. >> BUT I CAN HAVE IT NEXT COMMISSIONERS COURT MEETING? YES, MA'AM. I KNOW THAT WE TALKED ABOUT THIS A BIT IN YOUR OFFICE AND YOU GAVE ME A PRETTY GOOD UPDATE AND SO I APPRECIATE THAT. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

SO AT THIS POINT IN TIME WE ARE LEFT WITH EXECUTIVE SESSION AGENDA ITEM NUMBER 26.

[EXECUTIVE SESSIONS]

WILL YOU PLEASE OPEN AGENDA ITEM NUMBER 26? >> 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 DACY LANE IN

PRECINCT ONE, POSSIBLE ACTION MAY FOLLOW IN OPEN COURT. >> AND IF YOU ARE NOT DIRECTLY TIED TO THIS AGENDA ITEM I ASK THAT YOU PLEASE CLEAR THE COURTROOM.

AND WE WILL GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION.

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