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>> JUDGE BECERRA: GOOD MORNING, I WOULD LIKE TO CALL THIS

[Call to Order]

MEETING TO ORDER. THIS MORNING'S INVOCATION BILL LEAD BY THE REVEREND LISA STRAUSS OF UNITED METHODIST CHURCH IF YOU WOULD PLEASE AUTHORIZE.

>> HEF LOW REVEREND STRAUSS. >> GOOD MORNING, SHE COULDN'T BE WITH US, SHE DID SEND HER PRAYER.

MISS REVEREND LISA STRAUSS IS THE SENIOR PAST TORE AT THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH SHE WRITE THIS PRAYER FOR US THIS MORNING. MERCIFUL GOD WE COME BEFORE YOU TO LIFT UP THE LOCAL LEADERS WORKING IN SAN MARCOS TODAY.

WE PRAY FOR ALL WHO SERVE OUR LOCAL COMMUNITIES, STRENGTHEN THEM WITH WISDOM AND GRACE FOR THE HEAVY BURDENS THEY CARRY.

MAY THEY MANAGE THEIR TEAMS AND PROJECT WAS LOVE.

AS THEY WORK WITH THE BEST INTEREST FOR THE PEOPLE THEY ARE CALLED TO SERVE. HELP THEM LEAD IN SUCH A WAY THAT IMPROVES OUR DAILY LIVES AND MAKE OUR LIVE S STRENGTH, AND MAY THEY ALWAYS PUT LOVE FIRST. SURROUND THEM WITH PEOPLE FROM MANY WALKS OF LIFE. BRING THEM ADVISERS OF STRONG MORAL CHARACTER AND MATURITY AMONG THE VOICES THAT CRY OUT TO THEM EVERY DAY. MAY THEY THEIR YOUR VOICE ABOVE OTHERS IN YOUR NAME WE PRAY, AMEN.

>> JUDGE BECERRA: WELL DONE. >> I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

AND TO THE REPUBLIC FOR WHICH IT STANS ONE NATION UNDER GOD INDIVISIBLE WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE TO ALL.

>> HONOR THE TEXAS FLAG. I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO YOU, TEXAS ONE STATE UNDER GOD, ONE INDIVISIBLE. DR. CARDENAS PLEASE

CALL THE ROLL. >> COMMISSIONER INNINGS BYE.

>> HERE. >> COMMISSIONER JONES

>> COMMISSIONER JONES: HERE. >> COMMISSIONER SHELL

>> COMMISSIONER SHELL: HERE. >> COMMISSIONER SMITH

[Public Comments]

>> COMMISSIONER SMITH: HERE. JUDGE BECERRA

>> JUDGE BECERRA: PUBLIC COMMENTS.

THOSE IN THE AUDIENCE WHO SUBMITTED A PUBLIC PARTICIPATION WITNESS FORM WILL NOW HAVE THREE MINUTES TO SPEAK ON NON-AGENDA RELATED TOPICS. UNFORTUNATELY NO ACTION MAY BE TAKEN BY THE COURT DURING PUBLIC COMMENTS AS WE ARE EXPECT NOT TO RESPOND. ANY QUESTIONS WILL BE TAKE J 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 WILL FORFEIT THE REMAIN DER OF YOUR TIME.

IN THE SPIRIT OF RESPECT, PLEASE SILENCE YOUR CELL PHONES.

AND I WAS JUST HANDED A NOTE TO PLEASE PULL AGENDA ITEM NUMBER 9, AND TO STAY TRUE TO WHAT I HAVE ALWAYS DONE, IF THERE'S A LAST-MINUTE AGENDA ITEM PULL, AND THERE IS SOMEONE HERE TO DISCUSS THAT AGENDA ITEM, I'LL GIVE YOU THE OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK ABOUT IT. IS THERE ANYONE HERE TO SPEAK ABOUT AGENDA ITEM NUMBER 9? YOU CAN APPROACH THE PODIUM.

OKAY. UNDER PUBLIC COMMENTS WE HAVE MR. DAN LYON. IF YOU WILL PLEASE APPROACH THE PODIUM AND IF OUR CLERK WILL START THE TIMER.

>> THANK YOU, JUDGE BECERRA. I WOULD REALLY LIKE TO REMOVE THIS SILLY MASK, JUST AS I SEE YOU DON'T HAVE A MASK ON, BUT ANYWAY, WE ARE QUICKLY APPROACHING THE END OF THE FIRST SIX MONTHS OF 2020 AND THE CITIZENS OF HAYS COUNTY ARE IN FINANCIAL TROUBLE. MANY CITIZENS WILL LOSE THEIR HOUSES IN THE COMING YEAR, BECAUSE COME VALUATIONS ARE UP, AN AVERAGE OF 7 TO 8 PERCENT. WHAT HAS BEEN THE RESPONSE OF THE COMMISSIONERS COURT? WELL, THEY HANDED HALF A MILLION DOLLARS TO THE GREATER SAN MARCOS PARTNERSHIP WHICH ONLY ADDS TO THE FINANCIAL BURDEN OF THE CITIZENS OF HAYS COUNTY.

LET ME GIVE YOU SOME ADVICE. YOU CAN'T SPEND YOUR WAY OUT OF A DEPRESSION, YOU ARE NOT THE FEDERAL RESERVE, EVERY DOLLAR YOU SPEND MUST BE PAID BACK WITH INTEREST.

ALL YOU ARE DOING RINIS DIGGINGE HOLE DEEPER ONLY SOLUTION TAX SPENDING AND TAX RACE. EVEN A CHILD CAN UNDER THIS, WHY CAN'T YOU? ALL I CAN COME UP WITH, IS THAT YOU ARE DOING THIS ON PURPOSE. DURING, QUOTE, RECONSTRUCTION, UNQUOTE, THE RADICAL REPUBLICANS DID THE SAME THING IN THE SOUTH

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DID NOT RECOVER FOR 100 YEARS. WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU? WHO ARE YOU SERVING? CERTAINLY NOT THE PEOPLE OF HAYS COUNTY. ALL RIGHT.

THIS IS ON THE COUNTY'S WEBSITE UNDER TRANSPARENCY, AND YOU GOT TO CLICK ON FISCAL YEAR 2020. I WANT EVERYBODY TO SEE THIS.

YOU CAN GO TO THE WEBSITE AND FIND THIS.

ACCORDING TO THIS GRAPH, WE WILL NOT BE FREE AND CLEAR OF INTEREST ON THE DEBT WE ALREADY OWE UNTIL 2044.

BUT, YET, THAT'S JUST A FANTASY ANYWAY, BECAUSE WE KNOW, WE'RE GOING TO ADD MORE DEBT BETWEEN NOW AND THEN.

BASICALLY, WE WILL NEVER GET FREE OF DEBT.

LET'S GO TO THE DISBURSEMENTS. WE GOT BELL COUNTY LAW ENFORCEMENT CENTER FOR THE JAIL. 51,480.

FT. BEND COUNTY TREASURER FOR THE JAIL, FEBRUARY 2020 INMATE HOUSING, A WHOOPING $142,670. WE GOT GOODYEAR AUTO SERVICE CENTER TIRES FOR THE SHERIFF, ONCE AGAIN.

$2 $2,608.38.

TEXAS DISPOSAL SYSTEM, TRASH SERVICE FOR MAY FIVE MILE DAM.

462.10. THEY CHARGED AN EQUAL AMOUNT IN APRIL AND THEY DIDN'T EVEN PICK UP ANY TRASH BECAUSE THE FIVE MILE DAM PARK WAS CLOSED. NOW, IF WE HAD A LAWYER THAT KNEW HOW TO WRITE CONTRACTS THAT WOULDN'T HAVE HAPPENED BUT UNFORTUNATELY WE DON'T. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

>> JUDGE BECERRA: NEXT UP WE HAVE MR. RIGO AMAYA.

>> THANK YOU, JUDGE, COMMISSIONERS.

TODAY'S THREE MINUTES I WOULD LIKE TO DEDICATE TO EXPRESSING CONCERNS ABOUT THE JUDGES IN OUR COUNTY.

THERE'S A LOT OF DOWN TIME. I'VE COME UP HERE BEFORE AND ASKED THAT YOU ALL CONSIDER PUTTING CAMERAS IN SOME OF THESE COURTROOMS, BECAUSE THAT'S THE WAY YOU KEEP ACCOUNTABILITY ACCURATE. THERE'S A LOT OF TOWN TIME.

YOU GOT JUDGES THAT DON'T EVEN SHOW UP TO WORK.

YOU KNOW? I'VE GOT COMPLAINT AFTER COMPLAINT FROM RESIDENTS OF HAYS COUNTY, THAT THINGS JUST AIN'T BEING TAKEN CARE OF. YOU ALL HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY TO LOOK INTO THAT. YOU KNOW, I HAD A CASE UP IN KYLE A COUPLE YEARS BANG. I WENT UP THERE AND I HAD AN OFFICER, DESPEPS THAT WAS COMMIG PERJURY, HE WAS LYING UNDER OATH. I TRID TO TAKE THAT UP TO THE COLONEL, I WENT TO THE J.P.'S OFFICE AND ASKED FOR THE VIDEO TO, MY SURPRISE, THEY DON'T HAVE VIDEOS.

THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN MY EVIDENCE TO PROVE WHAT I WAS ALLEGING AGAINST THIS DPS TROOPER BUT BECAUSE THERE WAS NO CAMERA, I WAS OUT OF LUCK. SO, THAT'S ONE OF THE THINGS I WANT TO DEDICATE MY THREE MINUTES TO.

YOU GO UP THERE, THEY ARE ALWAYS -- SOME FOLKS, IT'S BEEN BROUGHT TO MY ATTENTION THAT CHIEF CLERKS ARE THE ONES DOING ALL OF THE JUDICIAL DUTIES. THEY ARE NOT THE ONES THAT GOT ELECTED. THESE FOLKS UNING AROUND AND DOING PERSONAL ERRANDS, AND THAT NEEDS TO STOP.

I SAW PAY INCREASE JOB GIVEN TO THEM LAST BUDGET YEAR.

AND, YOU KNOW, THERE'S A LOT OF ISSUE WAS THAT PAY INCREASE, BUT IT WAS PASSED. SO, ANYWAYS, AGAIN, I WOULD LIKE TO SEE IF YOU ALL COULD CONSIDER PUTTING CAMERAS IN THESE COURTROOMS TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU GET TO SEE WHEN THE J.P.S AND SOME OTHER JUDGES COME UP HERE AND WANT TO TELL YOU HOW THEY ARE OVERWORKED AND UNDERPAID, ALL YOU DO IS PULL THAT VIDEO AND FIND HOW MUCH TIME THEY ACTUALLY SPEND IN THE COURTROOM.

THAT WILL TELL YOU A LOT. OKAY?

THANK YOU VERY MUCH. >> JUDGE BECERRA: THANK YOU, SIR. WILL YOU PLEASE OPEN AGENDA ITEM

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

NUMBER NO. 1. >> NO. 1 UPDATE FROM THE COUNTY JUDGE AND STAFF REGARDING THE LOCAL DISASTER DECLARATION AND COVID-19. POSSIBLE DISCUSSION AND ACTION

MAY FOLLOW. >> JUDGE BECERRA: AND WHAT WE'VE DONE IS PATROL CARREN BROKEN IT UP INTO TWO GENERAL PARTS.

TAMMY CREMELY WHO OVERSEES THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT.

I WOULD LIKE TO CALL UP MR. VILLALOBOS TO TAKE PART ONE AND MISS CREMELY TO TAKE PART 2. IF YOU, FOR THE RECORD, WOULD

STATE YOUR NAME? >> THIS IS ALEX VILLALOBO,

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EMERGENCY MANAGER COORDINATOR AND CHIEF OF STAFF.

OF THE TESTING SITES THE LAST BEING THE 20TH THIS LAST WEEKEND, WE HAVE, HERE IN HAYS COUNTY, TESTED OVER CLOSE TO 2500 CITIZENS WITH REGARD TO COVID TESTING.

WE ALSO PARTICIPATED IN A TESTING SITE THAT OCCURRED IN THE CITY OF AUSTIN AS WELL. A LOT OF PEOPLE WILL SAY, WELL, WHY? WELL, THE U.S., HISPANIC CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION, SUPPORTS A LOT OF THE OPERATIONS FOR A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF CITIZENS THAT LIVE IN HAYS COUNTY THAT SUPPORT THOSE CONSTRUCTION SITES.

SO, THERE WAS AN ADDITIONAL 300 PEOPLE THAT WERE TESTED THERE, AND A SIGNIFICANT OF AMOUNT OF THEM ARE HAYS COUNTY PEOPLE AT ONE OF THE CHURCHES THERE ON THE EAST SIDE.

WE ARE ALSO IN THE PROCESS OF CREATING ADDITIONAL TESTING.

THIS WILL BE A FIVE-DAY TESTING DEPLOYMENT.

IT WILL BE EIGHT HOURS A DAY. WE HAVE CONFIRMED A CENTRAL LOCATION FOR THE CITY -- FOR THE COUNTY.

WE ARE CURRENTLY WORKING WITH HAYS CONSOLIDATED SCHOOL DISTRICT WITH REGARDS TO THAT TESTING SITE.

WE ARE LOOKING AT THE HAYS CONSOLIDATED PERFORMING ARTS CENTER FOR THAT LOCATION, AND IT'S GOING TO WALK UP.

THE REASON BEING IT HAS AN AMPLE AMOUNT OF PARKING AND IT HAS AN OPERATIONAL PLAN THAT WE CAN PUT TOGETHER TO GET PEOPLE IN AND OUT. THIS HAS BEEN SUPPORTED AND DISCUSSED THROUGH THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT, NATIONAL GUARD, AND ALSO WITH CONSIDERABLE CONVERSATION WITH OUR CHIEF, CHIEF KIDD WITH THE STATE.

THERE WAS CONVERSATION WAS THAT WITH REGARDS TO ADDITIONAL TESTING. WE ARE ALSO LOOKING AT SOME OF THE PRIVATE ORGANIZATIONS, DOING SOME MOBILE TESTING THROUGHOUT THE COUNTY, WE ARE STARTING TO FORMULATE SOME PLAN WAS THAT.

WITH SOME OF THE SUPPORT, AND SOME COLLABORATION WITH CHIEF KIDD, I KNOW WE'VE LOOKED AT SOME ANGLES FOR THAT AS WELL.

ON TOP OF THAT, OUR CURRENT PLAN WITH REGARDS TO USING SOME OF THE COVID DOLLARS, WE ARE ACTIVELY WORKING ON A -- WHAT WE CALL A POST INCIDENT AGREEMENT THAT I KNOW THAT MARK KENNEDY'S OFFICE IS WORKING ON TO GET US TO THAT POINT.

HE HAS RECENTLY FINALIZED, OR WAS LOOKING AT FINALIZING THE AGREEMENT WITH TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY WITH OUR ISOLATION FACILITY LOCATION ON CAMPUS. WE SHOULD HAVE THAT DONE HERE PRETTY SOON, SO WE CAN START FACILITATING THE OPERATIONAL PLAN, WHICH IS KEYS AND LOCATION AND SIGNING IN, SIGNING OUT FOR ALL OF OUR FIRST RESPONDERS THAT NEED THAT LOCATION.

WE HAVE STARTED RAMPING UP OUR PROCESS FOR ALTERNATIVE CARE SITE, AND THERE'S ALSO A CONVERSATION WITH REGARDS TO ALTERNATIVE CARE WITH THE REGIONAL C.O.G., MEANING THE REGIONAL RESPONSE, INCLUDING WILLIAMSON COUNTY, TRAVIS COUNTY AND HAYS COUNTY. THEY ALREADY HAVE A FACILITY THAT'S PUT IN PLACE, AND I KNOW THERE'S BEEN SOME AGREEMENTS THAT WILLIAMSON COUNTY HAS SIGNED ON TO.

WE WERE LOOKING AT THAT TORE THE POSSIBILITY OF NOT ONLY FIRST RESPONDERS, BUT ALSO CITIZENS THAT MAY NEED A PLACE TO BE ISOLATED, AWAY FROM THEIR FAMILIES TO, NOT INFECT THEM.

I KNOW I'VE HAD A COUPLE OF PHONE CALLS THIS WEEK, THAT WE WOUND UP FINDING SOME ALTERNATIVE AREAS FOR THEM, BUT THEY WERE CONCERNED ABOUT INFECTING A HIGH RISK FAMILY MEMBERS WITHIN THEIR HOMES AND THEY WANTED TO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO ISOLATE. SO, WE STARTED WORKING ON A PLAN WITH THEM. WE ARE ALSO WORKING ON OUR ALTERNATIVE CARE SITE WITH TEXAS STATE AND SOME MORE FIRM LANGUAGE THAT CAME OUT OF THAT, WORKING TOGETHER WITH RACHEL ENGEL AND RAYMOND LARUE WITH THE UNIVERSITY, AND OTHERS SO WE CAN FINAL ICE SOME OF THOSE PLANS JUST IN CASE WE NEED THAT FOR THE INCREASED HOSPITALIZATIONS. I THINK WE NEED TO HAVE THAT PLAN AT LEAST SOLIDIFIED AT THIS POINT.

A LOT OF DISCUSSION HAS ALREADY BEEN MADE.

SITE SELECTION THERE. IT'S PART OF OUR PLAN TO UTILIZE THE STUDENT REB CENTER. NOW IT'S JUST A MATTER OF FORMULATING THAT DETAIL OF THAT PLAN.

AND WE ARE THERE. WE ALREADY HAD A COUPLE DISCUSSIONS ABOUT THAT. SOME OF THE AREAS THAT WE ARE LOOKING AT WITH REGARDS TO COVID DOLLARS ARE MEDICAL RESPONSE.

SOFTWARE PROMOTION TO PROMOTE SOCIAL ZARNSING, AND THEN FURTHERMORE, ALL OF THE, YOU KNOW, DOLLARS USED TO HELP RESPOND TO COVID-19, WHICH IS -- WHICH INCLUDES EMS. OUR L.E., LAW ENFORCEMENT PERSONAL AND SOME OTHER

PLANNING. >> I CONTINUE TO GET DETAILS.

I'LL PASS THAT OUT TODAY, FURTHER DETAILS WITH REGARD

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TO'BEND COUNTY AND DETAIL ON THE PLAN, THE PROGRAM SIDE OF CREATING SOME RELIEF FOR OUR CITIZENS.

I'VE BEEN WAITING FOR THAT DETAIL SO I CAN PASS ON TO OUR STAFF MEMBERS TO CONTINUE WORKING FORWARD TO A PLAN TO ADDRESS THAT NEED. THEIR AUDITOR FOR FT. BEND HAS BEEN VERY HELPFUL IN PROVIDING THE PROGRAMMING SIDE TO ALL OF THIS, AND THEN HELPING US FACILITATE, NOT ONLY THE POLICY, THE LAW WITH REGARDS TO THE STATE AND SOME OTHER OPPORTUNITIES IN DIFFERENT WAYS TO UTILIZE THOSE THINGS AS WELL, AND I'LL PASS ALL OF THAT NOTATION ON TO OUR STAFF MEMBER SO WE CAN SEE IT TOGETHER AND BE ON THE SAME PAGE WITH REGARDS TO THAT. IF THERE ARE NO MORE QUESTIONS, OR IF THERE ARE ANY QUESTION, I WILL HAND THE REPORT.

>> COMMISSIONER INGALSBE, ANY QUESTIONS?

>> COMMISSIONER INGALSBE: I WAS GOING TO ASK.

I KNOW WE HAD A LOT OF QUESTIONS ABOUT THE EAST SIDE.

WAS THERE NOT A LOCATION THAT WE FELT WAS SUFFICIENT WITH AMPLE PARKING AND AREA WHERE PEOPLE CAN GET IN AND OUT TO HAVE A LOCATION ON THE EAST SIDE TO MAKE IT CONVENIENT WITH MAYBE FOLKS THAT STRUGGLE WITH TRANSPORTATION?

>> I KNOW WE CAN SELECT A SCHOOL, BUT I WOULD ASSUME AN EVRY DAY SITE LIKE THIS WOULD PROBABLY PUT A LOT OF STRESS ON SCHOOLS AND I KNOW THERE'S SOME PROGRAMS THAT ARE CONSIDERING RETURNING. THE ONLY CONSIDERATION WAS THE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER THAT YOU ARE GOING TO BE USING FOR ANY LARGE PROGRAMMING AT THIS POINT AND THAT WAS THE CONSIDERATION FOR THAT. WE CAN DEFINITELY LOOK AT A DIFFERENT SPOT FOR THAT SITE. SOME OF THOSE AREAS IS WHAT WE USED IN THE PAST AND THAT'S GOING TO BE -- WHICH WOULD BE

EITHER SIMON MIDDLE SCHOOL. >> RIGHT.

>> WHICH YOU SAW THERE'S NOT ENOUGH PARKING ON THE FRONT END OF THAT FOR THAT TO COME IN SO THAT CREATED ISSUES EVEN WITH THE WALK-UP OR WALK-IN SYSTEM THERE.

WE ARE TRYING TO MAKE SURE WE HAD AMPLE SO THERE'S NO BACKUP,

NO TRAFFIC ISSUES, NONE OF THAT. >> TRYING TO RESEARCH'BEND --

CAN YOU EXPLAIN? >> JUDGE BECERRA: HOLD ON, CAN YOU FINISH COMMISSIONER INGALSBE'S COMMENT?

>>KY LOOK AT MORE COMMERCIAL SITES WITH COMMERCIAL PARKING.

FOR US THAT'S THE KEY OF HAVING A SITE, NUMBER ONE WHERE WE DON'T CREATE ANY TRAFFIC ISSUES IN THE MID OF THE MAIN ROADS.

NO. 2 HAS AMPLE PARKING FOR PEOPLE WALKING UP.

WE ASSUME IF THIS GETS MARKETED, THIS COULD BE AN EIGHT HOUR DAY, THIS COULD IN THE BEGINNING RAMP UP A LOT OF TRAFFIC AND WE WERE HOPING WE DIDN'T HAVE TO CREATE AN OPERATIONAL PLAN THAT WOULD INCLUDE TRAFFIC CONTROL UP AND DOWN 150.

I KNOW IN OUR LAST SITE, THERE, WE HAD TRAFFIC GOING EAST AND WEST AND THE ONLY WAY THEY COULD PASS THROUGH WAS DOWN THE MIDDLE SO IT REQUIRED A LOT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT CONTROL TO EVEN FACILITATE THAT PLAN ON A VERY BUSY ROADWAY.

>> COMMISSIONER INGALSBE: IT LOOKS LIKE YOU ALL HAVE LOOKED AT IT AND YOU FEEL THIS IS THE BEST PLACE, OR LOCATION, AND SO, I JUST WANTED TO ASK. BECAUSE I KNOW THAT THE NUMBERS

WERE VERY HIGH. >> YES.

>> COMMISSIONER INGALSBE: ON THE EAST SIDE.

>> AND I CAN BREAK THEM DOWN. ON THE FIRST DAY, 701 PEOPLE, THE DIFFERENCE IS THAT WE UTILIZED THE SYSTEM TO NOTIFY PEOPLE, WE SAW THAT THE INUNDATED THE NATIONAL GUARD AND THEIR PROCESSES, RIGHT? SO WE HAD TO TWEAK THAT AND CAME BACK AND DID SIMON, SIMON DID 439 PEOPLE ON THAT DAY, AND THAT IS CONSISTENT WITH THE OTHER LOCATIONS.

YOULAND 427, MCCORMICK DID 322 AND BOWIE THE LAST ONE DID 600.

AND IF YOU NOTICED ON THE ONE FOR BOWIE.

BECAUSE OF THE LOCATION, WE HAD -- WE HAD FIVE DIFFERENT LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS FACILITATING TRAFFIC IN THAT AREA, AND IT MADE IT RUN SMOOTH. IT WOULD REQUIRE A LOT MORE --

>> COMMISSIONER INGALSBE: RESOURCES.

>> YOU GOT TO GET AN IDEA. WE YOU WERE THERE FOR SIMON, 439 WAS CONSISTENT ACROSS ALL OF THEM.

WE DON'T HAVE THAT KIND OF BACKUP ON THOSE OTHER LOCATES AND THAT ONE RIGHT THERE REALLY WAS JUST ABOUT -- IT WASN'T ABOUT ACCESS. WE HAD ACCESS, BUT WHEN YOU HAVE THAT INUNDATION THERE, IT CREATED BARRIERS TO ACCESS BECAUSE OF THE TRAFFIC PROBLEM. SO, PEOPLE WERE FRUSTRATED, THEY LEFT. SOME PEOPLE LEFT BECAUSE OF THAT

PIECE. >> JUDGE BECERRA: I WANT TO EXPAND ON THAT JUST A LITTLE BIT.

BECAUSE EARLIER ON, WE HAD A MILD GAP, AT THE VERY BEGINNING, ACTUALLY AT BONHAM, AT THE VERY FIRST ONE, WE HAD 701 TESTED.

WE HAD, OF COURSE, A FATALITY -- I SAY OF COURSE, I DON'T ASSUME

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EVERYONE KNOW WHAT I KNOW. WE HAD A FATALITY THAT CONSUMED A LOT OF SMPD FOLKS SO WE WERE A LITTLE THIN ON TRAFFIC CONTRO ON OUR VERY FIRST SITE IN BONHAM, AND WE WERE GRATEFUL THAT THROUGH THE TEXAS DIVISION OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT.

WE WERE ABLE TO PULL IN THE DPS TO HELP US ON THAT FRONT SO THAT WAS VERY USEFUL. ANOTHER THING THAT HAPPENED IN KYLE, WAS WE HAD THE CONSTABLE'S OFFICE HELPING ON THAT FRONT, AND THEN WE HAD A -- AN ADJUSTMENT, AND I ASKED THEM TO STAY LONGER TO MAKE SURE THAT WE DIDN'T TURN ANYONE AWAY, AND COUNCIL MEMBER RIZZO CALLED KYLE'S POLICE CHIEF, AND THEY IMMEDIATELY SENT POLICE OFFICERS OVER TO HELP WITH TRAFFIC CONTROL ON THAT. AND AT BOWIE, WHERE YOU OF COURSE WERE AS WELL, I WAS GRATEFUL.

I KEEP SAYING I THANK YOU TO ALL OF THOSE INVOLVED BUT I WANT TO TAKE THIS MOMENT ONE MORE TIME. WHEN I SAY THOSE, I KNOW IT'S EVERYONE. IT'S SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS.

IT'S THE MUNICIPAL, IT'S THE COUNTY.

AND IT IS THE STATE. ALL DAY LONG.

AND OF COURSE, FEDERALLY FUNDED DOLLARS THAT ARE COMING OUR WAY THROUGH CARES AND OTHER DIFFERENT MECHANISMS. BUT, WHEN WE WERE AT BOWIE,AL EXPAND I DELIVERED LUNCH TO BOWIE, AND YOU HAD THE VERY FIRST WELCOMING PIECE WAS THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE, HAYS COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE.

YOU GO IN JUST A FEW MORE, I DON'T KNOW, MAYBE 50 YARDS MORE, KYLE P.D. I MEAN, WE HAD -- SAN MARCOS P.D. WE HAD A WHOLE GROUP EFFORT OF COMMUNITY LAW ENFORCEMENT COMING TOGETHER TO SERVE IN A WAY THAT IS, I FIND, VERY WONDERFUL, AND SO WHEN I SAY THANK YOU TO PEOPLE, SOMETIMES I DON'T ARTICULATE EVERY SINGLE ONE, BUT THANK YOU, SAN MARCOS, THANK YOU, KYLE P.D.

SMPD. KYLE CITY COUNCIL, S.M. CITY COUNCIL THANK YOU KYLE ISD. I WAS TALKING TO THE SUPERINTENDENT, CAN YOU PLEASE OPEN THIS TURN, PLEASE OPEN THIS A.C. AND MR. CARDONA HAS BEEN ACCESSIBLY AVAILABLE AND EVERY TIME WE NEEDED A MICRO ADJUSTMENT HE WAS THERE REAL QUICK, WE TOOK CARE OF THINGS. I NEVER WANT A THANK YOU TO BE VIEWED AS INCOMPLETE. MY TRUEST HOPE IS TO THANK EVERYONE INVOLVED BECAUSE IT DOES TRULY TAKE A WHOLE LOT OF

PEOPLE TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN. >> COMMISSIONER INGALSBE: SURE.

YEAH. >> JUDGE BECERRA: IT ISN'T JUST ME, IT ISN'T JUST TAMMY, IT ISN'T JUST MIKE, IT ISN'T JUST ALEX, IT CAN'T JUST ANY ONE PERSON, IT ISN'T JUST ONE MUNICIPAL OR LAW ENFORCEMENT. IT IS BONA FIDE GROUP EFFORT TO ADDRESS THIS, BECAUSE IT IS A BIG DEAL, AND WHEN YOU SEE HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE, ALEX DIDN'T SAY THIS PART, BUT WHEN YOU SEE HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE IN A FOUR HOUR WINDOW, WITH LOTS OF STRESS, BECAUSE THESE PEOPLE ARE COMING IN STRESSED, IF THEY WERE FNE AND DIDN'T CARE, THEY WOULDN'T BE THERE.

SO, THEY ALREADY HAVE EMOTIONAL STRESS UPON THEM.

JUST TO KNOW THE WAY LAW ENFORCEMENT IS HANDLING IT, THE TEXAS DIVISION OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT IS HANDLING IT.

LOCAL ELECTED OFFICIALS, YOU'VE BEEN THERE, I'VE BEEN THERE.

I'LL MISS SOMEONE AND I'M SORRY, BUT EVERY TIME, COMMISSIONER, YOU WERE THERE, AT YOUR SOFTS, EVERY TIME PEOPLE SEE THESE ELECTED OFFICIALS THERE, THAT JUST SHOWS ADDITIONAL LEVEL OF SUPPORT AND UNIT FOR A VERY STRESSFUL SITUATION.

I WANT TO TAKE THIS MOMENT TO SAY EVERYONE IS INVOLVED AND

IT'S NOT JUST A ONE-PERSON SHOW >> COMMISSIONER INGALSBE: THEN A APPRECIATE YOU WHEN I WAS AT BONHAM, I SAW THE MORE CONTROLLED, YOU KNOW, THERE WEREN'T LINES OF CARS.

THERE WERE A LOT OF PEOPLE THERE BUT THEY WERE MORE CONTROLLED AND, YOU KNOW, THE PLACE WAS SET UP REALLY WELL WHERE PEOPLE WERE GETTING THROUGH PRETTY QUICKLY, FROM WHAT I COULD TELL, AND I ALSO, JUDGE, APPRECIATE EVERYBODY THAT'S BEEN INVOLVED IN ALL OF THE PARTICIPATION, ALL OF THE STAFF, AND I KNOW IT

TAKES A GROUP EFFORT >> YES, MA'AM.

>> >> COMMISSIONER INGALSBE: TO GET ALL OF THIS DONE. AS YOU WERE MENTIONING THE NUMBERS, AS WE CAN SEE ALSO, EVEN THOUGH KYLE HAS HAD LARGE NUMBERS, YOU KNOW, THE SAN MARCOS AREA HAS HAD THE LARGEST NUMBER, AND I ALSO KNOW THAT WE ALWAYS WANT TO BE CENTRALLY LOCATED, AS MUCH AS WE CAN, TO PROVIDE ACCESS FOR EVERYONE, YOU KNOW, TO COME AND GO AS EASILY AS POSSIBLE.

BUT IF WE SAN MARCOS HAVING NOW THE HIGHEST NUMBERS COMING IN.

WE -- I JUST WANT TO KEEP THAT IN THE BACK OF OUR MINDS THAT WE

NEED LOOK AT THAT. >> JUDGE BECERRA: COMMISSIONER

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SHELL? >> COMMISSIONER SHELL: FIRST WAS ON THE FT. BEND PROGRAM YOU MENTIONED?

>> YES, IT WAS RENT, MORTGAGE AND UTILITIES ASSISTANCE.

THEY HAVE A THREE-PHASE PROGRAM. QUALIFICATIONS THEY WERE UTILIZING IN THEIR PROGRAM. GOT TO BE A COUNTY RESIDENT.

80 PERCENT OF THE AVERAGE MEDIAN INCOME.

INABILITY TO PAY DUE TO EMPLOYMENT LOSS, REDUCTION AND LOSS OF INCOME DUE TO ECONOMIC IMPACT OF COVID-19.

UNABLE TO PAY RENT AFTER APRIL 1ST OR SOME OF THE CRITERIA.

YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED RENTAL ASSISTANCE FROM ANY OTHER SOURCE FROM THE SAME PERIOD OF TIME WHICH IS ALSO SOMETHING THEY UTILIZED AND YOUR LANDLORD OR MORTGAGE COMPANY MUST AGREE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PROGRAM SHOULD YOU NOT BE THE OWNER OF THE PROPERTY. I THINK THAT'S PRETTY CONSISTENT ACROSS THE BOARD. AND SOME THINGS REQUIRED FOR DOCUMENTATION ARE PRETTY FIRM TO HELP REALLY DO -- TO ENSURE THAT WE'RE FOLLOWING PROTOCOL ON THAT.

AND I CAN GO THROUGH THOSE THINGS, BUT THEY ARE PRETTY OBVIOUS. IT'S, YOU KNOW, APPLICATION, PHOTO I.D. RECENT UTILITY BILL, LEASE, MORTGAGE STATEMENT, PAYSTUBS. TWC STATEMENT, CERTIFICATION, INCOME LOSS, OR LATE NOTICE OR EVICTION IN THES THAT COME FORWARD AS PART OF THE PACKET. THEY UTILIZED -- AGAIN THEY UTILIZED A CONSULTING FIRM AND UTILIZED ANOTHER ORGANIZATION TO HELP FACILITATE ALL OF THE APPLICATION PROCESS AND PUSH IT THROUGH. ONE OF THE MAIN THINGS THEY DID DO AND WHAT WE ARE LOOKING AT, TAMMY AND I, AND MIKE JONES WERE LOOKING AT WAS SOMEONE TO HELP US WITH OUR OVERALL ECOMMERCE UTILIZING THE SITE. WE BELIEVE WE CAN PUT THE FORM ON THERE AND WORK TOGETHER WITH I.T. WITH SOMEONE THAT CAN CREATE THOSE FORM AS CROSS THE FORMS. NO. 1 IT PROMOTES SOCIAL DISTANCING, NO. 2 IT HELPS US BE MORE EFFICIENT. WE ARE LOG AT WAYS TO INTEGRATE THAT AS A RESPONSE SO WE CAN UTILIZE COVID DOLLARS FOR THE RESPONSES. THAT'S WHAT IT IS CHANGING FOR.

INCORPORATING ALL OF THOSE DIFFERENT THINGS INTO THIS PROGRAM. MY REQUEST FROM YOU, OR FROM COURT, THAT I'LL BE PASSING THIS INFORMATION OUT AND ANY FURTHER DIRECTION YOU WANT FOR ME TO TAKE, WITH REGARDS TO FACILITATING MORE INFORMATION AND A DIVISIONAL DOLLARS, OR HOW WE SEPARATE THOSE DOLLARS AND THE DIRECTION THAT WE WANT TO TAKE FORWARD ON THE COUNTY AND IF THERE IS A PROGRAM YOU WANT TO PUT TOGETHER, SOME GOOD DIRECTION ON THAT.

>> AND WE BELIEVE AT THIS TIME THE CARES ACT FUNDING WOULD BE

USED FOR THIS? >> IT WOULD BE UNDER THE 25 PERCENT BUCKET SO WE NEED TO BRING AN ITEM BACK TO COURT TO DETERMINE HOW ALL OF THOSE FUNDS WILL BE BUDGETED AND WE WILL LOOK TO THE COURT TO, AT FIRST, DO THE 75 PERCENT AND MAKE SURE -- OF WHAT IS EXPECTED. WE NEED PROGRAMS THAT FALL UNDER THE 20 PERCENT CATEGORY. SO, WE WOULD LIKE A FULL PROGRAM SENT OUT, TO IDENTIFY THE 25 PERCENT.

THE EXPENDITURES THE COUNTY EXPENDED WOULD FALL UNDER SOME OF THOSE AS WELL.

>> SOME OF THOSE THINGS THAT SHE'S TALKING ABOUT WOULD BE OUR MEDICAL RESPONSE PIECE AND SOME PRIVATE TESTING, MOBILE TESTING THROUGHOUT, THAT WE SUPPORT AS A COUNTY IN COLLABORATION WITH PRIVATE ORGANIZATIONS THAT CAN DO THAT, BECAUSE THAT'S A HUGE EXPENSE. WE HAVEN'T DONE THAT IN THE PAST, BECAUSE WE DON'T HAVE THE STAFF OR THE RESOURCES TO REALLY FUND THAT. THAT'S WHY WE COLLABORATED WITH TESTING SITES THAT ARE STATIONERY, BUT THESE SAME ORGANIZATIONS HAVE THE STAFF, HAVE THE ABILITY, AND WE WOULD SUPPORT THEM WITH THE NEEDS PPE THAT THEY NEED TO DO A MOBILE RESPONSE, AND THEY CAN MOVE AROUND THE COUNTY AND THAT'S THE -- THAT WAS THE OTHER SIDE OF THE PLAN THAT WE WERE TRYING TO IMPLEMENT AND CREATE SOME OPPORTUNITIES WITH TAMMY, AND MIKE JONES. A LOT OF THAT ALSO IS GOING TO BE THE PLAN FOR A POST INCIDENT AGREEMENT WITH REGARDS TO ESP BECAUSE THAT'S ALSO GOING TO BE MEDICAL RESPONSE FOR ALL OF THEIR STAFF, OVERTIME PAY, ALSO SOMEWHERE LAW ENFORCEMENT OVERTIME PAY THAT WILL WORK FOR THE COUNTY AND THEIR RESPONSE TO OUR TESTING. AND THEN THERE'S SOME OTHER PLAN, TOO, THAT COME INTO THAT RESPONSE, TOO.

>> SO, IN ORDER TO SPEND THE 25 PERCENT, WE HAVE TO UTILIZE THE 75 PERCENT, AND SOME OF THOSE YOU JUST MENTIONED, OBVIOUSLY TESTING WOULD FALL UNDER 75 PERCENT.

YOU MENTIONED ONE MORE, A FIVE-DAY SITE IN KYLE.

IS THERE ANY OTHER PLAN FORCE ADDITIONAL TESTING SITES AT THIS

TIME? >> THIS IS THE ONLY ONE WE HAVE RIGHT NOW. THE ONLY THING WE ARE DOING RIGHT NOW IS DISCUSSION WITH PRIVATE ORGANIZATIONS TO SEE IF THEY CAN SUPPORT AND FACILITATE OTHER TESTING, AND FROM WHAT I

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UNDERSTAND, WE DO HAVE AN ORGANIZATION THAT'S WELLING AND ABLE, AND CAN -- AND HAS THE STAFF TO DO THAT IN HAYS COUNTY.

GE BECERRA: REMEMBER, COMMISSIONER, JUST AS A REMINDER FOR EVERYONE, ALL OF THE PRIVATE PRACTICES AND EVERYTHING ELSE, ARE -- LIVE OAK, EVERYTHING ELSE IS STILL IN PLACE.

THIS IS ABOVE AND BEYOND. >> RIGHT.

I'M JUST LOOKING AT NUMBERS ESPECIALLY IN SAN MARCOS AND WONDERING WHY WE DON'T HAVE A PLAN FOR SOMETHING SIM THAT WE DO IN KYLE. IT SEEMS TO ME THAT FIVE DAYS PROBABLY ISN'T EVEN SUFFICIENT. SEEMS IT ME WE NEED TO SET UP SOMETHING THAT'S MORE CONSISTENT, AT LEAST IN KYLE AND SAN MARCOS AND, LIKE YOU SAID, YOU IF YOU CAN FIND SOMEONE TO PROVIDE MOBILE TESTING WE CAN REACH OTHER AREAS OF COUNTY AND OTHER AREAS NOT RESPONDING TO THE TESTING THEY HAVE AVAILABLE TO THEM. SEEMS THE UNIVERSITY IS -- I DON'T KNOW THEIR PLANS, MAYBE YOU HAVE AN UPDATE ON THAT.

WHAT I'VE HEARD THEY PLAN ON BEING THE STUDENTS BACK IN SUMMER, TOO, WHICH IS A FEW WEEKS AWAY.

THE SPREAD WE ARE SEEING IN SAN MARCOS OBVIOUSLY THAT'S AN IMPACT AND IF WE BRING MORE STUDENTS BACK THAT ARE GOING TO PROBABLY BEHAVE IN A SIMILAR WAY, WHICH I DON'T BLAME THEM, I WOULD HAVE DONE THE SAME THING AT THEIR AGE AND WORK IN OUR RESTAURANTS AND THINGS LIKE THAT THAT WE COULD PROBABLY SEE MORE DRAMATIC NUMBERS AND I WOULD LIKE FOR US TO BE PREPARED FOR THAT IF THAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN AND KNOWING WE ARE A COUPLE WEEKS OUT FROM THAT. I THINK WE BETTER BE READY TO RESPOND TO VERY HIGH NUMBNESS SAN MARCOS.

>> WE CAN CHANGE THE SITE PLAN FOR THAT SELECTION.

I KNOW THAT'S SOMETHING WE WORKED ON FOR MONTHS.

THIS IS SOMETHING THAT COULD COME.

THE NATIONAL GUARD JUST ANNOUNCED THIS IS SOMETHING FLUID WITHIN THE LAST COUPLE OF DAYS.

WE ARE WILLING TO DO A FIVE-DAY IN A ROW DEPLOYMENT DURING THIS TIME PERIOD AND THEM ROTATE OUT TO THE OTHER LOCATIONS.

THEY EXTENDED THE NATIONAL GUARD DEPLOYMENT TORE THIS TYPE OF TESTING SO WE SAID, OKAY, WE HAVE A SITE.

WE HAVE ALREADY DONE PRE PLANNING, SITE SELECTION, PLUG IT IN. NOW IT'S A ROLE VERSION.

WE CAN CHANGE THAT UP AND THINK OF A LOCATION --

>> I'M NOT DISAGREEING WITH THE KYLE SITE.

I THINK IT'S NEEDED THERE, AND AS COMMISSIONER MENTIONED, IF WE CAN'T GET SOMEONE ON THE EAST SIDE I UNDER.

MAIN THAT'S WHERE MOBILE TESTING CAN COME IN, DAYS WHERE WE REACH SOME AREAS THAT ARE NOT AS LIKELY TO RESPOND TO THAT LOCATE, AND AGAIN, I'M JUST -- WE HAVE CARES ACT FUNDING.

THAT'S WHAT IT'S FOR. I THINK WE SHOULD TRY TO USE THAT TO PUT A PLAN TOGETHER TO ADDRESS WHAT I BELIEVE IS INEVITABLE, AND WE ARE WITNESSING IT NOW IN SAN MARCOS, THERE'S GOING TO BE A HUMAN DEMAND.

I KNOW WE HAVE ALL OF THE PRIVATE LOCATIONS THAT ARE STILL FUNCTIONING. BUT WE DO SEEM TO GET A REALLY GOOD RESPONSE WHEN WE HAVE AN ORGANIZED PUBLIC EFFORT FOR TESTING IT SEEMS THAT THE RESPONSE IS THERE.

THERE IS A DEMAND. >> JUDGE BECERRA: YES, SIR.

AND ALSO, THAT IS A STATE EXTENSION, THAT THEY COMMUNICATED WITH ME ON. BUT THAT DOESN'T STOP US, AS A COUNTY, FROM RUNNING OUR OWN, ON ANY PART OF THE COUNTY FOOTPRINT WE WANT. THAT IS JUST A STATE SPONSORED OFFER THAT I IMMEDIATELY JUMPED ON.

>> RIGHT. THAT WAS GOOD, I AM GLAD WE WERE ABLE TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THAT AND I THINK WE GOT A GOOD SHARE OF SOME OF THOSE STATE RESOURCES.

I THINK IT'S TIME FOR US TO DO -- TRY TO EXPAND THAT AND DO SOMETHING HERE. AGAIN, WHERE -- I THINK IT'S BEEN MADE CLEAR BY THE GOVERNOR THAT HE DOESN'T DOSE NOT PLAN ON REALLY ANY FURTHER RESTRICTION ON BUSINESS.

I THINK I SAW JUDGE WOLF IN BEXAR COUNTY WHO HAD A SIMILAR ORDER FROM JUDGE BECERRA'S ORDER.

SAYING THIS IS PROBABLY THE WAY THINGS FOR A WHILE IF THAT'S THE CASE, AND WE HAVE 30,000 STUDENTS BACK HERE, IN A FAIRLY DENSE AREA, I EXPECT WE'RE GOING TO SEE SOME LARGE SPREADS AND THAT'S ESSENTIALLY GOING TO SPREAD TO OTHER PARTS OF THE COMMUNITY AND ACROSS OUR REGION. I THINK IF ALSO NEVER A TIME TO HAVE A TRUE PLAN ON THE STRATEGY OF TESTING, WHERE THAT WOULD BE, WHO RUNS IT, WE HAVE THE FUNDS. IF WE HAVE PARTNERS WILLING TO DO IT, IF IT'S DRIVE-THROUGH, A WALK-UP, A MOBILE.

WITHIN A WEEK, WE PROBABLY NEED HAVE THAT PUT TOGETHER.

BECAUSE I'M JUST EXPECTING THAT WE'RE GOING TO SEE -- SEE SOME

LARGE NUMBERS. >> JUDGE BECERRA: I WANT TO REITERATE. WE DO HAVE THAT SPACE, WE DO HAVE THAT PLAN AND WE HAVE THESE PEOLE WILLING TO DO IT.

WHY WE HAVE THE RESULTS WITH THE TEXAS DIVISION OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT IS BECAUSE WE DIDN'T RUN THEM THROUGH SHEET OF QUESTIONS, AND WE OPENED UP ACCESS, AND THAT'S WHY WE HAD THOSE RESULTS. SO, IF WE ENCOURAGE, AND SUPPORT, AND FORTIFY THE MESSAGING WITH THE PRIVATE ORGANIZATIONS, AS A GREAT STARTING POINT TO SAY, HANDLE IT THIS WAY. I THINK THEY WOULD ALSO SEE A FREED UP ACCESS WHICH WOULD PROVIDE ADDITIONAL USAGE OF THE

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TEST SITES AVAILABLE, BECAUSE YOU GUYS ALL KNOW THIS.

I'VE DRIVEN TO MANY SITES AND THEY ARE VIRTUALLY EMPTY.

WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE WITH WHAT THEY HAVE DONE WITH THE STATE AND WHAT PRIVATE COMPANIES DOING AND WHAT THEY ARE DOING IN OUR OWN LIVE OAK IS THE QUESTIONS, THE JUSTIFICATION PIECE FOR A TEST. SO, I BELIEVE WE DO HAVE -- I BELIEVE WE DO HAVE A GOOD NETWORK IN PLACE.

I BELIEVE WE'VE ALWAYS HAD A GOOD NETWORK OF PRIVATE CLIPIC, PRIVATE LABS. WE HAVE A WHOLE BONA FIDE STRONG SYSTEM IN PLACE THAT IF WE SIMPLY TWEAK -- I'VE BEEN CALLING IT RACIALING. IF WE SIMPLY CHANGE THE WAY WE ALLOW ACCESS TO THE TESTS, I THINK IT WILL OPEN UP TO EVERYONE AND THAT SYSTEM WE HAVE IN PLACE TO ALL OF THESE PRIVATE PRACTICES THEY START TO SEE THINGS DIFFERENTLY.

>> JUST REAL QUICK ON THAT -- I'M SORRY COMMISSIONER, I DIDN'T MEAN TO CUT YOU OFF. IT'S IN HOUSE, EFFICIENT.

WE CAN PROBABLY GET THE TURN AROUND TIME A LOT FASTER.

WHAT COMES TO THAT, TOO, AS A TESTING SITE WE HAVE TO SITUATE A CALL-IN CENTER FOR PEOPLE IMAGINING QUESTIONS.

I IMAGINE THAT KIND OF SUPPORT COMES INTO PLAY.

WE WORK TOGETHER, AND PUT TOGETHER SOMETHING THAT WE CAN UNDER HOW WE ARE GOING TO SUPPORT IT OUTSIDE OF JUST THE TESTING. THE TESTING IS WHAT YOU SEE AND SUPPORT IS STUFF YOU DON'T SEE THAT'S PRETTY LARGE.

>> JUDGE BECERRA: WE HAVE TO FORTIFY OUR CALL CENTER.

THAT'S RIGHT. COMMISSIONER SMITH?

>> COMMISSIONER SMITH: YOU ALL MENTIONED I HAVE A COUPLE QUESTIONS I JOTTED DOWN YOU MENTIONED PRIVATE ORGANIZATIONS A COUPLE OF TIMES. WHEN YOU WERE TALKING ABOUT THE SPECIFIC, WERE YOU LOOKING AT PRIVATE HEALTH CARE ORGANIZATIONS BASED HERE IN %-P? ARE YOU LOOKING AT -- OKAY.

I GUESS MY OTHER QUESTION WOULD BE, AND I WOULD EVEN GO A STEP FURTHER. I THINK THAT LOOKING AT WHAT WAS DONE WITH THE NATIONAL GUARD, AND THEIR DEPLOYMENT, I THINK IT WAS GREAT. I ALSO BELIEVE THAT IF WE HAD SOME -- AND I'M GOING TO USE THE WORD PERMANENCE HERE.

I DON'T MEAN A PERMANENT FACILITY, I MEAN ONE THAT DOESN'T MOVE AROUND. IF WE HAD A FACILITY THAT WAS OPEN MULTIPLE DAYS, OR THAT WE KNEW WAS GOING TO BE A FACILITY THAT WAS OPEN MULTIPLE DAY, AND MAYBE TWO FACILITIES ONE IN KYLE AND ONE IN SAN MARCOS BUT HAVE A SEMI PERMANENCE TO IT WHERE PEOPLE UNDERSTOOD THIS -- WE HAVE SOMEWHAT OF THAT WITH LIVE OAK. BUT, MORE ALONG THE LINES OF WHAT WE'VE SEEN WITH THESE MOBILE TESTING SITES.

IF WE HAD THOSE, MAYBE A COUPLE ON THE CORRIDOR, AND TO COMMISSIONER SHELL'S POINT WHERE WE HAVEN'T SEEN THE SPIKES, AND DRIFT WOOD AND DRIPPING SPRINGS AND WIMMER BERKLEY WHERE WE HAVE NOT SEEN THE SPIKE WE HAVE SEEN HERE.

HAVE SOME KIND OF MOBILE UNITY WE CAN TAKE OUT THERE AND PARTNER WITH SOMEBODY MAYBE ONE OR TWO DAYS A WEEK WE KNEW WOULD BE THERE THOSE ONE OR TWO DAYS A WEEK.

I KNOW I WOULD BE WILLING TO WORK TO TRY TO FIND LOCATIONS IN MY PRECINCT THIS THOSE OUTLYING AREAS, EVEN ON THE SAN MARCOS SIDE, TRY TO FIND A LOCATION HERE THAT MIGHT BE GOOD.

I WOULD HOPE WE CAN FIND SOMETHING NEXT TO THE UNIVERSITY. I THINK THAT -- YOU KNOW, I MADE THIS STATEMENT LAST WEEK, I THINK THAT WITH THE SPIKE THAT WE'VE SEEN, IT'S OBVIOUS THAT WE ARE A HOTSPOT.

THAT'S ONLY GOING TO BE EXACERBATED WHEN WE HAVE LITERALLY THE ONLY TIER ONE, WHAT I WOULD CONSIDER TIER ONE INSTITUTION IN THE STATE THAT DECIDED SUMMER 2 IS A GOOD IDEA.

I MEAN, WHEN WE LOOK AT -- I THINK LOOKING AT THE TEXAS EDUCATION AGENCY, AND THE STRUGGLE THAT THEY ARE GOING THROUGH RIGHT NOW, WITH ELEMENTARY THROUGH HIGH SCHOOL KIDS, YOU CAN CONTROL THOSE CHILDREN AFTER THEY LEAVE.

THEY HAVE GOT PARENTS THAT LOOK OUT FOR THEM.

THESE ARE YOUNG ADULTS. THEY ARE ON THEIR OWN.

THEY WILL DO WHATEVER THEY WANT TO JUST AS I WOULD HAVE IN COLLEGE. AND EVEN WITH THE BEST OF INTENTIONS, I THINK THE UNIVERSITY BRINGING THOSE KIDS BACK FOR SECOND SUMMER SESSION, THEY MIGHT KNOW WHERE THEY ARE AT 10 PERCENT OF THE TIME, AND I CERTAINLY HOPE THEY ALL SIGN THE BOBCAT PLEDGE THAT THEY ARE NOT GOING TO ENDANGER ANYBODY OR PUT ANYBODY'S HEALTH, BUT I ALSO KNOW WHEN IT'S SUNNY, AND THERE'S A CHANCE TO HAVE A GOOD TIME ON THE RIVER, THEY'RE GOING TO BE ON THE RIVER WITH ALL OF THEIR FRIENDS JUST LIKE I WOULD HAVE BEEN. AND I CAN'T THROW ANY STONES AT THAT. I WOULD HAVE BEEN IN THE SAME BOAT. SO, ADDRESSING THAT, AND HAVING SOMETHING OF SOME PERMANENCE THAT THEY HAVE ACCESS TO, THAT WE CAN SOMEWHAT MONITOR WHAT HAPPENS THERE, I DON'T KNOW THAT WE HAVE A GOOD UNDERSTANDING AND YOU ALL MAY HAVE LOOKED AT IT, BUT I DON'T KNOW THAT WE HAVE A GOOD UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE HAVE 35,000 PEOPLE FROM ALL OVER THE U.S.

COME BACK HERE IN A MONTH OR TWO MONTHS.

AND WHAT IMPACT THAT'S GOING TO HAVE ON OUR LOCAL HEALTH.

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I JUST HAVE A CONCERN THERE. SO, IF WE CAN -- IF I HAD ANY DIRECTION TO ASK YOU ALL TO LOOK AT, I WOULD LIKE TO SEE SOMETHING WHERE WE HAVE, MAYBE TWO FACILITIES, AGAIN, USING THIS CARE MONEY, THAT'S WHAT WE HAVE IT THERE, BUT A COUPLE OF FACILITIES, ONE IN SAN MARCOS, SPECIFICALLY, AND WHETHER THAT'S ON THE EAST SIDE OR THE WEST SIDE, ONE SPECIFICALLY IN SAN MARCOS WHERE WE ARE SEEING THE SPIKE, ONE IN KYLE WHERE WE ARE SEEING THE SPIKE, AND SOME OTHER TYPE OF MAYBE PERHAPS MOBILE FACILITY THAT WE CAN SERVICE THE REST OF THE COUNTY WITH.

I THINK WE HAVE PEOPLE IN OUR EMPLOYEE ALREADY, WHO HAVE DONE -- OR, NOT NECESSARILY IN OUR EMPLOYEE, BUT WHO HAVE BEEN TRAINED TO DO THIS TESTING. I MEAN, WE HAVE FIRST RESPONDERS WHO, AS WE -- AS YOU ALL WELL KNOW, TESTED EVERY SINGLE NURSING HOME RESIDENT, AND EMPLOYEE IN THE COUNTY.

THEY'VE GOT EXPERIENCE. THEY KNOW HOW TO ADMINISTER THE TEST. THEY KNOW THE RIGHT TEST TO ADMINISTER THOSE THINGS. I THINK THEY WOULD DO A GREAT JOB. I THINK WE COULD USE THESE FUNDS TO PAY THEM TO DO THIS. I THINK THEY WOULD BE WILLING TO DO IT AND SEE IT AS PART OF A PUBLIC SERVICE.

I THINK IT'S A GREAT PLACE TO START TO STAFF THESE THINGS.

AND I BELIEVE THIS IS A WAY TO ADDRESS AT LEAST SOME OF THE SPIKE, AND THE ISSUES THAT WE ARE SEEING.

I APPRECIATE YOUR COMMENT ON COMMUNICATION.

I THINK WHEN YOU HAD 700 AT THAT FIRST TESTING, IF WE HAD BEEN ABLE TO GET THAT NEWS OUT, FOR TWO WEEKS BEFORE THAT WHICH WAS IMPOSSIBLE, BECAUSE WE DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT IT, AND THEN HAVE THAT LOCATION IN ONE LOCATION FOR FOUR DAY, I THINK YOU WOULD HAVE SEEN 70 O-800 EVERY DAY IN THAT ONE LOCATION.

AND I THINK WITH COMMUNICATION, THAT WOULD HELP ADDRESS SOME OF THOSE ISSUE, AND I APPRECIATE YOU BRINGING THAT UP.

I THINK IT'S A GOOD IDEA AS WELL.

>> JUDGE BECERRA: I WANTED TO ASK MISS CRUMLEY, BECAUSE WE ARE DELVING NOW INTO TESTING. I WANT TO SEE IF SHE, AS FACE OF THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT, AFTER YOU WERE DONE WITH ANY COMMENTS.

>> I GUESS THE COMMENT IN REGARDS TO THAT WAS SOMETHING THAT WE SAT DOWN FOR ABOUT AN HOUR AND SPOKE WITH CHIEF KIDD AND SOME OF THE VERY THINGS YOU ARE COMING UP WITH ARE SOME OF THE THINGS WE DISCUSSED WHEN HE WAS THERE.

AND VERY SUPPORTIVE OF WHAT WE ARE DOING, VERY SUPPORTIVE OF SOME IDEAS FOR TESTING. WAS VERY UNDERSTANDING OF OUR COUNTY, WAS KEEN ON THAT, AND THEN ALSO, JUST THE OVERALL SUPPORT WITH REGARDS TO THE REGION, BECAUSE HE IS A BOBCAT

AND HE LIKE WHAT WE ARE DOLE >> JUDGE BECERRA: THANK YOU, MR. VILLALOBOS THANK YOU FOR YOUR HARD WORK.

NOW EXPANDING TO THE TESTING PACE I WANT TO TALK TO MISS

CRUMLEY. >> BEFORE WE GET THERE, THIS IS NOT -- IT'S PROBABLY IN YOUR PURVIEW, TOO.

>> DIRECTOR OF COUNTY WIDE OPERATIONS.

TO ALEX'S -- HE COVERED A LOT OF MY TALKING POINTS, BUT, WE HAVE REACHED OUT TO OUR CURRENT PARTNERS TO SEE WHAT THEY CAN DO TO INCREASE THEIR TESTING CAPABILITY FOR US, NOW THAT WE HAVE THIS CARES FUNDING. THEY ARE WORKING ON GETTING BACK TO US ON WHAT STAFFING THEY CAN PROVIDE TO INCREASE THAT TESTING EITHER FIVE DAYS A WEEK, THREE DAYS A WEEK, WHAT IT IS THEY CAN OFFER US. I KNOW THAT PREMIERE HAS A -- I'M GOING TO CALL IT A PRETTY PERFECT SET-UP.

IF THEY HAD A LARGER PARKING LOT THAT WOULD BE GREAT.

BUT THEY DO HAVE THE DRIVE-THROUGH OR DRIVE-UP COVERED CANOPY. AND IT SEEMS TO WORK WELL.

BUT, AS FAR AS STAFFING, YOU KNOW, THEY GET -- THEY GET PRETTY BOGGED DOWN, THEY DO RUN ANOTHER OPERATION THERE.

OTHER THAN JUST COVID TESTING FOR LIVE OAK, WE ARE GOING TO EVENTUALLY LOSE OUR TESTING TESTING LOCATE NEXT DOOR, SO WE NEED TO COME UP WITH A SOLUTION FOR THAT, WHETHER OR NOT WE BRING IN ANOTHER TEMPORARY BUILDING OR SOMETHING INTO OUR PARKING LOT THAT THEY CAN HAVE A LOCATION THAT THEY CAN TEST INSTEAD OF BRINGING THE CITIZENS INTO THE BUILDING TO TEST.

WE HAVE A COUPLE OF OTHER IDEAS WE ARE WORKING ON TO SEE IF MAYBE THEY WORK OUT AND REACHING OUT TO OTHER PARTNERS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTY TO SEE IF THEY WOULD BE ABLE TO PROVIDE TESTING IN DRIPPING SPRING, KYLE, BUDA, FOR EVERY DAY, FREE, NO REQUIREMENT TESTING. THAT TAKES A LITTLE BIT OF TIME TO SEE WHAT THEY HAVE FOR STAFFING AND THAT'S GOING TO WORK OUT. WE DO HAVE THE FUNDING SO WE SHOULDN'T HAVE A PROBLEM WITH HOPEFULLY GETTING THAT FINANCIALLY TAKEN CARE OF. I WANT TO THANK THE STATE FOR DOING ALL OF THE TESTING THEY HAVE DONE.

IT'S TAKEN A HUGE BURDEN OFF OUR LOCAL HEALTH CARE PROVIDER, AND

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THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT, AND OUR LABORATORIES FOR THEM RUNNING THOSE TESTS THROUGH THERE. AT A HIGH RATE.

IT'S TAKEN A LITTLE LONGER SOMETIMES TO GET THE RESULTS BACK BUT IT HAS TAKEN A HUGE BURDEN OFF OUR -- ESPECIALLY OUR

LAB, THAT IS VERY HELPFUL. >> WHAT'S THE AVERAGE TURN

AROUND TIME, DO YOU KNOW? >> THE FIRST TIME IT TOOK -- I THINK WE GOT THE TEST RESULTS BACK THREE DAYS, MAYBE? THREE DAYS? WE HAVE NOT GOTTEN THE RESULTS BACK, I DON'T THINK, FOR THE JUNE 17TH -- BUT, IT WAS -- I MEAN, IT'S STILL QUICKER THAN THE FIRST GO-AROUND WHEN THEY WERE TESTING MORE WIDE SPREAD IN THE STATE.

>> TAMMY, I KNOW ONE FROM THE SLOWDOWNS WITH GETTING PEOPLE THROUGH WHEN THEY ARRIVE AT THE TESTING SITE, IS THAT THEY DIDN'T PRE REGISTER, AND I KNOW THAT WE ARE NOT REQUIRING THAT, AND I WOULD IMAGINE THAT WE'RE GOING TO HAVE SOME FOLK HAS THAT JUST MAYBE DON'T HAVE ACCESS TO A COMPUTER, WHATEVER IT TAKES TO PRE REGISTER AND I'M NOT SURE EXACTLY WHAT METHODS THERE ARE TO DO THAT. BUT, IS THERE -- I DON'T KNOW, IS THERE A WAY THAT WE CAN THINK OF THAT MAY BE, SINCE THAT IS KIND OF A CHOKE HOLD -- CHOKE PLACE WHERE WE ARE SEEING SOME TIME BEING EXPANDED TO TRY TO ENTER ALL OF THE INFORMATION, IS THERE SOMETHING YOU ALL CAN THINK OF THAT WE CAN DO TO HELP THAT PROCESS A LITTLE BIT, MOVE A LITTLE BIT FASTER?

>> ARE YOU REFERRING TO THE STATE TESTING OR ANY LOCAL --

>> WELL, I AND I GUESS I SAW IT MORE OF THE STATE TESTING, WHEN WE WERE DOING THAT, AND SO, I WAS JUST WONDERING, IF WE ARE GOING TO HAVE THESE ADDITIONAL FIVE DAYS, FOR THE NATIONAL GUARD TO COME IN, IF THAT'S WHAT WE ARE REFERRING TO, IS THERE A WAY, MAYBE, TO EXPEDITE THAT PROCESS TO WHERE WE CAN GET

FOLKS IN A LITTLE QUICKER? >> I'M NOT REALLY FAMILIAR

WITH -- I'M SORRY, GO AHEAD. >> I WAS GOING TO SAY IT'S NOT THAT I DON'T WANT WALK-UPS. WE CERTAINLY DO, WE KNOW SOME PEOPLE ARE JUST GOING TO DO THAT.

WE DON'T WANT TO TURN ANYONE AWAY, BUT MAYBE -- BECAUSE I KNOW, YOU KNOW, ONE OF THE FIRST THINGS THAT I SAW ON THE

ADVERTISEMENT, IT SAYS, NO -- >> NO APPOINTMENT BUT

REGISTRATION WAS ENCOURAGED. >> YEAH, NO REGISTRATION WAS NECESSARY OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT, AND A LOT OF PEOPLE I SAW ARE YOUNGER PEOPLE THAT WERE STILL IN THE LINE THAT HADN'T REREGISTERED SO I KNOW THAT THEY PROBABLY COULD DO SOME OF THAT, AND I -- DATA ENTRY IS A HEAVY LOAD ON THE BACK END, EVEN WITH LOCAL TESTING IT TAKES A LOT.

THEY WANT THAT LAB SLIP PRINTED OUT AND READY TO GO TO STICK ON THE PACKAGE THAT GOES ON THE HE LAB WORK, SO THAT TAKES A WHILE TO GET DONE. IF YOU'RE JUST STANDING THERE, WALKING UP AND NOT HAVING AND I WONDER IF THERE'S SOMEBODY, A PERSON THAT HAS SOME KIND OF DEVICE, THIS HE CAN GO DOWN THE

LINE AND ENTERING PEOPLE. >> TWEAK THE FIRST TWO, PERHAPS LONG LINE, NATIONAL GUARD ACTUALLY DEPLOYED THE WIRELESS INFRARED SCANNERS FOR DATA, AND UTILIZED ADDITIONAL DATA ENTRY THEY DEPLOY WITH THEM NOW. THEY WERE ABLE TO STREAMLINE THE PROCESS AND SPEAD THAT UP. THE PROCESS WAS SEAMLESS, NO REAL WAIT IN LINE. THEY ADDED TWO MORE ADDITIONAL DATA ENTRY PEOPLE TO THE WALK-UP SITES AND JUST REALLY FACILITATED REALLY FAST. I DIDN'T SEE ANYWHERE CLOSE TO HA HAPPENED SUNDAY OR HAPPENED AT SIMON, THE LAST THREE SIDES THAT WERE THERE. THEY TWEAKED IT, THEY CHANGED IT AND ALSO GOT ALL OF THEIR WIRELESS PRODUCTS IN DEPLOYED WITH THEM. I THINK IT WAS ONE OF THE THINGS THEY WERE LOCKING. A LOT OF THAT WAS DONE MANUALLY.

WITH THIS TEAM DEPLOYED. THEY ARE STILL HERE, THAT'S THE PROCESS TO BRING IN FORWARD TO MAKE SURE EVERYTHING IS DONE QUICKLY. MAKE SURE THEY GET ALL OF THE DATA WORK INSIDE THERE. HAVING INCREASED DATA ENTRY PEOPLE. PERSONNEL PUT INSIDE THERE, AND SCANNER ALLOWS THEM TO ALL OF THE IDENTIFYING INFORMATION INTO THE TESTING PACKET. TESTING PACKET WILL HAVE MEDIA, SWAB, EVERYTHING HAS TO BE LABELED.

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THEY COME OUT TO DO TESTING THEY CAN SCAN THAT STUFF, AND NOT HAVE THEM MANUALLY ENTER IT. THAT'S WHAT SPED UP THAT PROCESS. THAT'S THE GOOD AND BAD BEING THE FIRST IN THE STATE TO HAVE THIS TESTING ROLLOUT IS BONHAM WITH 701 TESTED WE SAW THAT ALSO THE FIRST TIME THEY DID A DRIVE-UP, WALK-UP. DRIVE UP, DRIVE IN, WALK UP.

WE AUTO CORRECTED AS QUICKLY AS WE COULD, BUT STILL THE DOWN FALL WAS DRAG. BUT THAT'S EXACTLY, GUYS HAVE ALL MAILED IT. THAT'S THE HOLD-UP.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO CALL AHEAD AND REGISTER YOUR INFORMATION.

TE ONLY DOWN FALL THEY ARE DOING IT IN PERSON AND THAT

SLOWS IT ALL DOWN. >> AS WE MENTIONED, BOWIE, WAS SO MUCH MORE SMOOTH, YOU KNOW, THEY SAID I BELIEVE THEY WERE TESTING ONE PERSON EVERY MINUTE, AND THAT'S FOR THE WALKUPS AND

SO -- >> JUDGE BECERRA: IT'S GETTING BETTER. WHAT ELSE, MISS CRUMLEY ON TESTING THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE WITH US.

>> TESTING, SINCE THE SURGE IN SAN MARCOS, OUR TESTING AT HEALTH DEPARTMENT HAS INCREASED. PHONE LINES ARE BLOWING UP.

PEOPLE ARE WANTING TO GET TESTED, THAT HAS INCREASED.

WE ARE NOT REQUIRING ALL OF THE BOXES TO BE CHECKED.

I MEAN IF THEY WANT TESTING IT'S AVAILABLE.

SO THEY JUST NEED TO CALL. WE HAVE -- WE HAVE 516 OF THE 1300 TESTS REMAINING SO WE STILL HAVE QUITE A FEW OF THOSE TESTS AND WITH THE CARES ACT FUNDING WE CAN PURCHASE MORE OF THOSE FOR THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT AND HOPEFULLY IF WE CAN GET LIVE OAK ON TO INCREASE THAT TESTING, WE WON'T HAVE ANY ISSUES.

>> I HAVE ONE FURTHER QUESTION. I KNOW THAT WE ARE MAYBE HAVING A LITTLE BIT OF DIFFICULTY AT THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT, IN THAT THE SPACE THAT'S NEEDED, I KNOW WE ARE CURRENTLY USING THE OLD WICK BUILDING ALSO TO DO THAT, BUT THE HAYS COUNTY CHILD WELFARE BOARD WOULD LIKE TO GET GOING ON THEIR RENOVATIONS, WHAT ARE WE DOING IN THAT SITUATION? ARE WE LOOKING FOR ANOTHER SITE

OR WHAT IS OUR PLAN? >> I'M LOOKING FOR ANOTHER SITE.

I HAVE A -- I AM GOING TO CALL IT A PLAN KRFRNL BECAUSE I'M HOPING WE CAN PARTNER WITH SOME OF THESE ALREADY EXISTING MEDICAL FACILITIES THAT ALREADY HAVE THEIR OPERATION SET UP AND READY TO GO. WE CAN USE LIGHT THEIR STAFF AND OUR FUNDING TO UP EMPLOYMENT THEIR EXPENSES.

WE HAVE -- I EVEN HATE TO MENTION IT, BECAUSE IT'S LITERALLY A PLAN "C," WE HAVE OUR EMPTY LOT THAT WE STILL OWN, WHERE WE COULD SET UP TEMPORARY BUILDING AND HAVE TRAFFIC FLOW COMING IN. WE WOULD HAVE TO STAFF IT.

THAT'S NOT THE IDEAL SITUATION BUT IT IS AN AVAILABILITY, SO --

>> YOU KNOW, TAMMY, I WAS THINKING ALSO, THERE USED TO BOTHA FIRE DEPARTMENT ON BROADWAY, RIGHT ACROSS THE STREET, AND YOU KNOW, IT'S NOW AN EMPTY LOT, SO, THAT MIGHT BE SOMETHING TO LOOK AT, YOU KNOW, WORKING WITH THE CITY OF SAN

MARCOS, JUST AN OPTION. >> WHAT'S THE OLD GOOD NIGHT

USED FOR NOW? >> IT'S A SCHOOL.

>> JUST A SCHOOL, RIGHT? IS THERE A WAY TO USE THAT

FACILITY ANY? >> SCHOOLS WERE FINDING THEY ARE STILL HOLDING, I THINK THERE'S SOME SUMMER ACTIVITIES, WHEN REACHING OUT AND HOLDING SOME KIND OF CAMP ON A LIMITED BASIS,

SOMETHING'S GOING ON. >> THE FIRST STATION WAS A GOOD

LOCATION. >> JUDGE BECERRA: ANY OTHER QUESTIONS FOR MISS CREMELY? MR. SHELL?

>> COMMISSIONER SHELL: JUST A FEW.

UNDERSTANDING TO RAMP UP TO BE ABLE TO DO WHAT HAS BEEN DONE WITH A LOT OF OTHER RESOURCES I KNOW THAT WOULD TAKE A LOT.

THAT'S WHY I THINK WE HAVE TO GET STARTED NOW.

LIKE I SAID BEFORE, THIS IS GOING TO BE WORSE.

CAN YOU ALL DEVELOP A LIST OF WHAT YOU WOULD NEED TO REPLICATE THAT AT ONE OR TWO SITES AND A MOBILE SITE AND THEN FROM A STAFFING PERSPECTIVE, THERE'S PLENTY OF PEOPLE THAT ARE UNEMPLOYED RIGHT NOW IN OUR COMMUNITY THAT ARE UNEMPLOYED BECAUSE OF THIS, BECAUSE OF COVID-19.

THERE HAS TO BE A POOL OF TEMPORARY WORKERS THAT I'M ASSUMING WE CAN TAP INTO TO TRY TO GET ASSISTANCE FOR US, UNDERSTANDING YOU ALL ARE STILL DOING YOUR NORMAL JOBS PLUS DOING THIS 24 HOURS A DAY. HOW CAN WE GET HELP SO THINGS LIKE DATA ENTRY AND JUST THE OPERATIONAL ADMINISTRATION OF A TESTING LOCATION THAT WE CAN ACTUALLY BRING PEOPLE ON BOARD.

WE HAVE FUNDING, LIKE YOU SAID, IF WE DON'T USE IT, IT'S GONE.

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I WOULD THINK ADDITIONAL STAFFING, EVEN THOUGH IT'S TEMPORARY, TO HELP, WHETHER FROM BACK ROOM, DATA ENTRY.

DATA COLLECTION, COMMUNICATIONS AT THE SITES.

WE ARE ALL -- WE HAVE ONE COMMUNICATIONS PERSON IN THE COUNTY. I KNOW SHE'S NOT DOING COMMUNICATIONS FOR COVID-19, SHE'S DOING COMMUNICATIONS FOR EVERYTHING. GIVE HER HELP.

IF WE CAN COME BACK. AGAIN, UNDERSTANDING, I THINK WE HAVE TO HAVE THIS IN MOTION SOON, OR WE'RE NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO RESPOND. SO I WOULD SAY BY NEXT WEEK A DETAILED PLAN OF STRATEGIES AND TESTING, PARTNERSHIPS, IF IT'S OPERATING OUR OWN, IF IT'S A MOBILE SITE.

THE STAFFING WE NEED, TECHNOLOGY WE NEED.

WE LEARNED A LOT OF LESSONS, AS YOU SAID, WE SAW THE FIRST ONE, WHAT MADE IT GET BETTER AND HOW CAN WE HANDLE THAT TYPE OF VOLUME OURSELVES. MY -- MY QUESTION, AND I DON'T KNOW, TAMMY, WHETHER THIS IS BETTER WITH YOU OR ALEX, MY QUESTIONS REVOLVE AROUND THE REOPENING OF COUNTY GOVERNMENT MORE SO THAN ANYTHING. KY TELL YOU ONE OF THE BIGGEST CONCERNS I HAVE, AS A COUNT ITY, THE JUDGES'S ORDER THIS WEEK MAN DATED WHAT OUR EXPECTATIONS ARE FOR BUSINESS OUT THERE.

WE DON'T HAVE -- I DON'T FEEL LIKE WE DON'T HAVE A COMPLETE LIST OF WE'RE DEALING WITH A FEW DOZEN ELECTED OFFICIALS.

WE HAVE TO TAKE THAT INTO ACCOUNT.

AT THE END OF THE DAY THERE'S NOT A CLEARING HOUSE FOR US TO BE ABLE TO POINT TO ONLINE OR ANYWHERE ELSE TO SAY, THIS IS -- AND I'LL PICK ON -- ELAINE IS HERE, I'LL PICK ON EMAIN OR MY OFFICE. PRECINCT 4 IS CLOSED RIGHT NOW BECAUSE OF FLOODING, RIGHT? THERE ARE OTHER THINGS THAT ARE HAPPENING OTHER THAN JUST KEY INDIVIDUAL RELATED BUT AT THIS POINT, THERE'S NOT A CLEAR SPACE FOR OUR CITIZENS WHO WANT TO GET THE SERVICES THAT THEY PAID FOR TO GET THOSE SERVICES AND I'M TALKING AT THE GOVERNMENT CENTER.

I'M TALKING IN PRECINCT 2, PRECINCT 1.

THERE'S NOT A CLEAR VIEW OF OKAY, WELL, THE TAX OFFICE WILL BE OPEN ON THIS DAY. HERE'S EVERYTHING THAT WILL BE DONE ON THE TAX OFFICE ON THIS DAY.

IT WILL ALL BE BY APPOINTMENT AND NOT BY APPOINTMENT AND RIGHT UNDERNEATH THAT IS THE CLERK'S OFFICE.

HERE'S WHAT THE CLERK IS DOING, WE ARE UPDATING AND I THINK EVERYTHING THAT AT A CERTAIN POINT, WE HAVE TO HAVE THAT.

WE HAVE TO BE UP FRONT WITH OUR CITIZENRY OUT THERE.

AND HAVE THAT, AND THAT INFORMATION EASILY ACCESSIBLE TO THEM. I WAS GETTING CALL THIS WEEK, OUR "J" "P," AND PRECINCT 4, HE'S DOING ZOOM HEARINGS, THEY HAVEN'T HAD LIVE HEARINGS, SINCE EARLY MARCH.

BUT WE HAD PEOPLE SHOWING UP TO THE OFFICE WHEN I KNOW THOSE OFFICES HAVE CALLED BUT THERE WASN'T ANY PLACE ONLINE FOR THEM TO LOOK. I KNOW THEY WERE CALLING THOSE OFFICES TO TRY TO GET INFORMATION, BUT BECAUSE OF THE FLOODING, THEY WEREN'T IN THE OFFICE.

HAVING SOMETHING LIKE THAT WOULD BE GREAT.

BUT MORE -- I GUESS MORE IMPORTANTLY, I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM OR HAVE EXPECTATION FROM ALL OF THOSE ELECTED OFFICIALS, AS TO WE HAVE GUIDELINES THAT THE STATE HAS PUT OUT AND WE HAVE EXPECTATION, IF YOU HAVE A RESTAUANT AND YOU GET A -- OR, IF YOU HAVE A BUSINESS AND YOU HAVE AN EMPLOYEE TEST POSITIVE, YOU HAVE A MITIGATION PLAN AND THIS IS HOW WE ARE GOING TO ADDRESS IT. WE'VE SEEN IT HAPPEN OVER THE LAST FEW DAYS, I WILL USE A RESTAURANT I WENT TO LAST NIGHT.

IT WAS THE FIRST DAY OPEN AGAIN, IN FIVE DAYS, BECAUSE THEY HAD EXPOSURE FOR ONE EMPLOYEE, THAT EMPLOYEE GOT TESTED.

THEY WAITED FOR THAT TEST TO COME BACK.

THEY CLOSED DOWN UNTIL THEY -- THAT WAS THERE CHOICE ON HOW THEY DID IT. BUT THEY FOLLOWED GUIDELINES THAT THEY SAW FIT. WE HAVE NO SUCH SET OF GUIDELINES OR DON'T HAVE ANY TYPE OF GUIDANCE THAT WE HAVE GIVEN OUR EMPLOYEES. WE HAVE POSSIBLY ONE OF THE LARGEST WORKFORCES IN THE COUNTY.

WHILE WE ARE GIVING INDIVIDUAL DIRECTION TO THEM, LIKE WHENEVER I CAME BACK FROM SPRING BREAK AND I SELF ISOLATED FOR TWO WEEKS IT WAS BECAUSE I TALKED TO ERIC AND HE SAID THAT'S WHAT YOU NEED TO DO. BUT IF I HAVE, AT THIS POINT, IF I HAVE, SAY MY ONE EMPLOYEE TESTED POSITIVE, I JUST SENT HER HOME. BUT I OWN HAVE ONE EMPLOYEE.

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE HAVE 30 OR 20 IN AN OFFICE? WE DON'T HAVE A STANDARD FOR THAT RIGHT NOW.

AND I WOULD LIKE TO SEE SOMETHING, AND I'M NOT PUTTING THIS ON YOUR POLITE, I KNOW WE HAD A CONVERSATION WITH THE DEPARTMENT HEADS AT ONE POINT, I REALLY WANT TO SEE SOMETHING MORE POSITIVE OR MORE CONCRETE OUT OF THAT.

BECAUSE AT THE END OF THE DAY, I CAN'T TELL YOU HOW MANY CALLS I GET CONFIRMED CONSTITUENTS WHO ARE CONCERNED BECAUSE THEY CAN'T GET THE BASIC SERVICES THAT THEY THEY ARE PAYING FOR.

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AND I DON'T KNOW IF THAT'S A -- >> WE FRAME THAT AS A QUESTION.

>> JUDGE BECERRA: THEY ARE PAYING FOR?

>> I KNOW, AS FAR AS GETTING THE WORD OUT ON OUR WEBSITE, I WOULD ENCOURAGE THEM TO COMMUNICATE THAT, AS SOON AS THEY KNOW WITH OUR COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER, SO THAT SHE CAN UPDATE THAT INFORMATION. I KNOW SHE'S HAD SOME TROUBLE GETTING THE THE INFORMATION FROM INDIVIDUAL OFFICES.

SO, INSTEAD OF HER HAVING TO REACH OUT, IT WOULD BE EASIER IF SHE WAS GIVEN THE INFORMATION AS SOON AS AN OFFICE NEW IF THEY WERE CLOSING FOR THE DAY, OR NOT GOING TO BE OPEN IN THE MORNING, SO, THAT LINE OF COMMUNICATION IS IMPORTANT.

FOR HER, BECAUSE SHE DOESN'T KNOW.

>> I WOULD LOVE TO SEE SOMETHING OUT OF US, MAYBE OUT OF THE JUDGE OR COMMISSIONERS COURT JUST TO SAY, LOOK, ELECTED OFFICIALS WE KNOW YOU'RE GOING TO RUN YOUR OWN SHOP.

YOU'RE GOING TO DO WHAT YOU NEED TO DO BUT WE WOULD LIKE TO KNOW BY DATE CERTAIN, A WEEK FROM NOW, WHAT YOUR ANTICIPATED OPENING -- WHAT YOUR TIMES AND PUT THAT INTO ONE DOCUMENT, THAT KIM CAN HAVE OR CAN DISTRIBUTE, AND THEN, AS CHANGES ARE MADE, WE CAN UPDATE THAT ONE DOCUMENT, IF WE HAVE A CASE IN AN OFFICE, WE CAN UPDATE IT WITH THOSE -- THE MOST UPDATED INFORMATION, BECAUSE IT'S SUCH A FLUID SITUATION RIGHT NOW.

IT'S REALLY HARD TO KEEP UP WITH.

WE HAVE THE PLAN THAT THE JUDGES ADOPTED, AND I THINK THAT'S FINE FOR WHAT IT IS, BUT IT'S NOT FOR EVERYBODY.

AND, FOR ON THE JUDICIAL SIDE, IT'S THE BASIC SERVICES, OUR OFFICE, IT'S BEEN VERY WELL PUBLICIZED THAT IT'S CLOSED.

I WAS IN THE OFFICE YESTERDAY FOR PROBABLY TWO HOURS AND THERE WAS NO LESS THAN 30 PEOPLE WALK UP AND KNOCK ON THE DOOR.

THEN MY PHONE WOULD RING. BUT IF WE HAD BETTER INFORMATION LIKE THAT, THAT'S IN A MORE CENTRALIZED SPOT, I THINK IT

WOULD BE HELPFUL. >> JUDGE BECERRA: ANYTHING ELSE FROM MISS CRUMLEY? NO MORE QUESTIONS FOR HER? I'VE HAD A FEW COMMUNICATIONS -- THANK YOU, MISS CRUMLEY.

I APPRECIATE IT. I'VE HAD A FEW COMMUNICATIONS WITH OUR SHERIFF AND I WAS GOING TO GIVE A QUICK RECAP BUT I THINK THE CAPTAIN IS IN THE AUDIENCE, SO I WOULD LIKE TO SEE IF SHE PROVIDES THE JAIL UPDATE ON ANY COVID THINGS FOR US

INSTEAD OF ME. >> YES, SIR, GOOD MORNING, JUDGE. I'M CAPTAIN OF THE HAYS COUNTY SHERIFF AVENUES OFFICE. WHAT WE ARE SEEING IN OUR COMMUNITY IS BEGINNING TO CREEP INTO OUR JAIL.

LAST WEEK, PART OF OUR PROCESS WE DO RANDOM TEMPERATURE CHECKS OF OUR INMATES. LAST WEEK WE SAW FOUR INMATES WITH A SLIGHTLY ELEVATED TEMPERATURE, IT WAS 99-ISH.

WE REMOVED THEM, QUANTITIED THEM AND HAD THEM TESTED UNFORTUNATELY THEY CAME BACK POSITIVE.

DUE TO THAT WE DECIDED TO TEST THAT WHOLE LIVING AREA.

AS WE DID THAT, WE DISCOVERED THAT AS OF TODAY, OR YESTERDAY'S NUMBERS WE HAVE A POSITIVE OF 36 INMATES IN THE HAYS COUNTY JAIL THAT ARE POSITIVE FOR COVID. THE WEIRDEST THING.

I FESS IT'S NOT WEIRD, BUT 32 OF THOSE INMATES HAVE NO SYMPTOMS. WE ONLY HAVE THREE INMATES SHOWING SYMPTOMS AS OF TODAY.

WE HAVE TESTED NINE OFFICERS AND ONE CORRECTION SPECIALIST -- I'M SORRY NOT NINE OFFICERS WE TESTED STAFF AND NINE CORRECTS OFFICE CURRENT WILL I HAVE COVID.

WE HAVE 39 PENDING CORRECTS OFFICER TESTING AND ANOTHER 35 TESTS PENDING FOR INMATES. UNFORTUNATELY WE ARE TAKING EVERY MEASURE WE CAN TO KEEP THIS FROM INOUR JAIL BUT UNFORTUNATELY IT'S AMONG US, AND WE CONTINUE TO SANITIZE, WE DO TEMPERATURE CHECKS WE ARE WORKING WITH MIKE JONES TO HAVE MORE TESTING DONE WE ARE LOOKING AT MAKING SURE THAT IF AN INMATE IS GOING TO STAY WITH US, THAT WE TEST THEM FIRST, BEFORE THEY ARE HOUSED SO WE ARE LOOKING AT DOING THAT NOW, NOW THAT MORE TESTING ARE AVAILABLE. I CAN SURE YOU WE ARE DOING EVERYTHING WE CAN IN THAT FACILITY TO KEEP IT CLEAN, WE PROVIDED INMATES WITH MASKS, WE DO TEMPERATURE CHECKS, OFFICERS GO IN AND SANITIZE THE COMMON AREAS TWICE A DAY.

EVERY WEEK, WE SANITIZE THE ENTIRE LIVING AREA.

INMATES ARE PROVIDED WITH CLEANING SUPPLIES, YOU KNOW,

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AGAIN, WE ARE DOING EVERYTHING POSSIBLE THAT WE CAN.

AT THIS POINT, BUT IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, I'LL BE HAPPY TO

ANSWER ANY OF THEM. >> MR. SMITH?

>> I KNOW YOU CAN OFFER THOSE THINGS BUT HOW MANY INMATES REFUSED TESTING? I KNOW WE CAN'T MANDATE TESTING

>> JUDGE BECERRA: THERE HAVE BEEN SOME REFUSALS.

>> YES, SIR, I CAN REPORT IN THAT AREA WE ARE TALKING ABOUT WE ATTEMPTED TO TEST 55 INMATES, 30-SOMETHING REFUSED TESTING AND WE WERE ONLY TO TEST 25. AGAIN, THEY ARE NOW WANTING TO BE TESTED, NOW WE HAVE TO GO BACK AGAIN AND OFFER THE TEST WHICH WE JUST DID THAT YESTERDAY.

>> GOTCHA. I KNOW THAT EVEN IN THE PAST IT'S BEEN AN ISSUE WITH OTHER MEDICAL CARE.

REFUSAL OF MEDICAL CARE. THAT'S THE REASON I WAS ASKING, I THINK, WERE THEY ALL ISOLATED IN ONE POD?

>> AS WE ARE GETTING THE RESULTS WE ARE HAVING TO DO MANY DIFFERENT THINGS. WE ARE HAVING TO KEEP POSITIVES TOGETHER, NEGATIVES TOGETHER AND ALL OF THE GROUP THAT REFUSED IS KEPT IN A SEPARATE AREA, THEN WE HAVE A SEPARATE QUARANTINE AREA.

AND, SO, IT MAKES IT -- LIKE YOU SAID EARLIER, IT'S VERY THROUGH ID. IT'S CHANGING EVERY DAY AS WE GET MORE INFORMATION. WE'RE HAVING TO MAKE SHE'S CHANGES. OF COURSE THE STATE DOES REQUIRE US, TEXAS COMMISSION ON JAIL STANDARDS BECAUSE REQUIRE WE REPORT THIS NUMBER DAILY LIMIT IT'S HARD TO COME TO YOU AND SAY THIS IS WHAT IT IS BECAUSE IT'S CHANGING ANY TIME.

>> WE ARE BY NO MEANS -- BEXAR COUNTY, I HAVE BEEN TRACKING IN THE JAIL SYSTEM SO FAR. ONE OF THE OTHER QUESTIONS I HAVE WHAT IMPACT, BECAUSE WE ARE HAVING TO SEGREGATE THESE INMATES SPECIFIC TO POSITIVE, NEGATIVE, WAITING ON TESTING, REFUSING TESTING AND WE ARE HAVING TO MOVE THEM AROUND IN OUR SYSTEM, WHAT KIND OF IMPACT ARE YOU GOING TO SEE OR DO YOU THINK YOU'RE GOING TO SEE AS WE MOVE INTO OUR NEW FACILITY AND THAT RENOVATION? IT'S GOT TO HAVE IMPACT, WON'T

IT? >> YEAH, IT WOULD GET EASIER, BECAUSE WE WILL GET MORE SPACE AND WE'RE ABLE TO QUARANTINE MORE INMATES IN ONE AREA. IT ALLOWS US TO HAVE SO MANY OPTIONS. YOU ALL KNOW HOW OVERCROWDED WE ARE. AND WE CAN'T -- IT'S HARD TO REALLY DO THE SIX FEET SOCIAL DISTANCING WITH INMATES WHEN WE DON'T HAVE THE SPACE. OF COURSE, THE FUTURE ALLOWS FOR THAT AND WE WILL BE ABLE TO CONTROL THE SITUATION BETTER.

NOW, OF COURSE YOU ALL -- WE'RE HOUSING OUT, SOMETHING WE WERE WANTING TO GET OUT OF. HOWEVER, WE WON'T BE ABLE TO.

WE DON'T HAVE -- WITH EVERYBODY EXPERIENCING COVID SITUATIONS IT'S HARD FOR US TO GET MORE BEDS IN ANOTHER FACILITY.

SO, I'M HOPING ONCE WE GET INTO OUR NEW FACILITY, WE WILL HAVE

MORE OPTIONS FOR THIS. >> THANK YOU.

>> JUDGE BECERRA: COMMISSIONER SHELL?

>> COMMISSIONER SHELL: YOU MENTIONED THERE WAS ONLY A HANDFUL THAT HAD SYMPTOMS. HOW IS THEIR HEALTH?

ARE THEY DOING FINE? >> THEY ARE FINE.

THE 32-ISH, I THINK IT'S 32, LIKE I SAID, NO SYMPTOMS WHAT WHATSOEVER.

NO FEVER, NOTHING. THEY WERE TESTED AND THEN WE

FOUND OUT THEY WERE POSITIVE. >> COMMISSIONER SHELL: AND THOSE

WERE SYMPTOMS THEY ARE FINE? >> YES, ANY ARE FINE AND UNDER

MEDICAL CARE BY OUR CONTRACTOR. >> JUDGE BECERRA: COMMISSIONER

INGALSBE. >> COMMISSIONER INGALSBE: YOU ANSWERED I GUESS THE QUESTION, JULIE, I HAD, IS HOW IS THIS IMPACTING THOSE THAT WE ARE TAKING OUT OF COUNTY, AND ARE WE SEEING SOME OF THOSE COUNTIES NOW SAYING THAT THEY DON'T WANT OUR INMATES, SO I KNOW WE NO LONGER TAKE THAT TRAVIS COUNTY.

>> YES, MA'AM, WE ARE OUT OF THAT CONTRACT.

>> COMMISSIONER INGALSBE: HOW IS IT AFFECTING OTHER COUNTIES? HAVE WE SEEN WORD THEY ARE CONSIDERING NOT WANTING TO HOUSE

OUR INMATES? >> I HAVE BEEN LUCKY SO FAR.

ONE OF OTHER COUNTY, FT. BEND EXPERIENCED THEIR OWN SITUATION THERE. I BELIEVE THEY ARE A LOT BIGGER FACILITY THAN WE ARE. THEY ARE ABLE TO HAVE LARGER QUARANTINE AREAS. THEY DO NOTIFY US WHEN THEY DO HAVE A SITUATION, SO WE KNOW IF THEY HAVE HAD TO QUANTITY SOME OF OUR INMATES BECAUSE OF THEIR OWN POSITIVE CASES, SO --

>> COMMISSIONER INGALSBE: SO ANY OF THOSE INMATES THAT WE HAVE IN OTHER COUNTY, HAVE ANY OF THEM BEEN TESTED POSITIVE?

>> AS OF TODAY, NO, THEY HAVE NOT.

THEY'VE BEEN QUARANTINED BUT NOT REPORTED POSITIVE FROM ANOTHER

COUNTY. >> COMMISSIONER INGALSBE: OKAY.

THANK YOU. >> JUDGE BECERRA: CAPTAIN MY REPORT FROM I USUALLY GET FROM THE JAIL HAS HOW MANY IN EACH COUNT ANY AND ONE I RECENTLY RECEIVED DOESN'T.

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AND I WAS WONDERING IF YOU COULD TELL ME AS THE EXAMPLE HAS BEEN BROUGHT UP TWICE, FT. BEND COUNTY, IF YOU CAN TELL ME HOW MANY INMATES -- WE ARE HOUSING IN FT. BEND COUNTY AND THE REASON I WANT THIS TO BE BROUGHT UP BECAUSE, COMMISSIONER ENGELS BYE TO EXPAND ON THE CONCERN WE ARE ALL SHARING HERE, BECAUSE OF COVID-19, AND TRAVIS COUNTY HAS I MUCH LARGER FACILITY AND THEY HAVE MORE ROOM TO ISOLATE AND DO EVERYTHING THEY NEED TO DO TO MITIGATE. THEY TERMINATED OUR CONTRACT.

SO, AT ANY MOMENT, ANY ONE OF THESE, BECAUSE TEXAS IS ONE OF THE STATES THAT SHOWS THE SPIKE, OR WHATEVER OTHER WORD SOMEONE MIGHT BE MORE COMFORTABLE WITH. BUT THAT'S WHAT I WOULD USE IN COVID-19 POSITIVES, THEY COULD, TOO, EFFORTLESSLY TERMINATE OUR CONTRACT, SO, I WANTED TO ASK, DID YOU PULL UP THAT NUMBER?

>> YES, SIR, I DID. RIGHT NOW FT. BEND WE HAVE 72

INMATES. >> JUDGE BECERRA: IMAGINE 72 INMATES BEING FORCED TO COME BACK HERE.

IN AN ALREADY HOT SITUATION. AND SO, WHY I BRING THAT PIECE UP, IS BECAUSE I HAVE ASKED THE SHERIFF, AND HE'S DONE A WONDERFUL JOB WITH THIS, TO TELL ME ARREST BY AGENCY, BECAUSE WHAT I WANT TO DO IS, I WANT TO DRIVE HOME THE SERIOUSNESS OF WHAT THE CAPTAIN HAS TO DEAL WITH.

SHE HAS A VERY TOUGH JOB. SHE'S BETWEEN A ROCK AND HARD PLACE. SHE HAS NO PATROL OF THE KNOB OR TE VALVE THAT LETS THEM IN OR LETS THEM OUT.

SHE HAS NO CONTROL. I'VE TOURED YOUR HAS IT MORE THAN ONCE. IT IS SPOTLESS.

IT'S A POTLESS FACILITY. MY HAT OFFICE TO YOU ON THAT.

I'M A CLEAN FREAK. BUT YOU CAN'T SEE A VIRUS.

AND WE LOSE, JUST ONE OF THIS LIST OF CONTRACTS WE HAVE, FT.

BEND, NORTH OF 70 AN IT'S CONSISTENTLY THERE, WELL, WE ARE IN A BAD SPOT, SO, WHY I ASK THE SHERIFF TO PUT A REST BY AGENCY, IS BUS AS OUR COMMISSIONERS HAVE POINTED OUT, WE CAN'T TELL THE CONSTABLE WHAT TO DO. WE CAN'T TELL THE SHERIFF WHAT TO DO. WE CAN ONLY ENCOURAGE, WE CAN ONLY SUGGEST, AND I KNOW THAT ALL TOO WELL, SO WHEN AN ELECTED OFFICIAL SAYS YOU CAN'T TELL ME WHAT TO DO, I'VE BEEN DOWN THAT ROAD, I'M NOT EVEN TRYING. SO, ALL I WANT TO DO IS SHARE INFORMATION. AND ENCOURAGE FOLKS BECAUSE WHEN YOU SEE ANYONE YOU WANT HERE, KYLE P.D. TO START RATTLING OFF TODAY'S LIST, 31 PEOPLE WERE SENT TO OUR JAIL, SMPD.

23 PEOPLE WERE SENT TO OUR JAIL, I'M HOPING THAT THEY WILL SEE THE SEVERITY OF THE SITUATION WITHIN THEIR CAPACITY, BECAUSE I WANT TO STAY IN MY LINE, BUT IN THEIR CAPACITY, I'M HOPING THEY WILL ENTERTAIN, THROUGH THEIR LEADERSHIP THE CONVERSATIONS ABOUT, DOES THIS PERSON REALLY NEED TO BE ARRESTED.

CAN WE GIVE THEM A TICKET? CAN THEY GO SEE THE JUDGE AND HANDLE IT THAT WAY? I WANT THEM TO THINK ABOUT IT, THAT'S ALL. MERELY THINK ABOUT IT.

AT THE SAME TIME, THE SAME THING FOR OUR JUDGES.

WE HAVE A GREAT MECHANISM THAT WE HAVE OUR COMMISSIONER SMITH POINTED OUT EARLIER, BUT TELE -- WHAT DID YOU TELL IT, TELEWHAT?

>> VIDEO JUDICIARY. >> VIDEO JUDICIARY.

EVERYONE IS DOING SOMETHING SOMEWHERE.

I WOULD LIKE TO ENCOURAGE ALL OF OUR JUDGES FROM MUNICIPAL, J.P., COUNTY COURTED LAW AND DISTRICT, TO DO EVERYTHING THEY CAN TO KEEP THIS MOVING, BECAUSE WE ARE ONE BLINK AWAY FROM A CONTRACT BEING CANCELED, AND WE ARE HOLDING A VERY HOT POTATO DIRECTION. THE CAPTAIN IS HOLDING A VERY HOT POTATO. NO MATTER WHAT IT'S GOING TO AFFECT US. THAT'S WHY I ASKED FOR ARREST BY AGENCY TO BE BROUGHT OUT. SO THEY CAN JUST THINK ABOUT IT, JUST AS A REMINDER. ALL I'M TRYING TO DO IS GIVE PRAISE TO THE WORK YOU'RE DOING, BECAUSE YOU ARE DOING AN AWESOME JOB AND HIGHLIGHT THE REALITY YOU'RE IN, BAUER WE'RE OVERCROWDED AND YOU HAVE NOTHING -- THERE'S NOTHING YOU

CAN DO ABOUT IT, AM I RIGHT? >> THAT'S CORRECT.

SIR. >> JUDGE BECERRA: WHEN YOU SEE WHAT'S GOING ON AND YOU SEE THE CAPTAIN IN H-E-B.

KNOW SHE'S GOT NOTHING TO DO WITH IT, ABSOLUTELY NOTHING.

I WANT TO ARTICULATE THAT FURTHER.

BECAUSE VERY OFTEN PEOPLE WILL SHOTGUN US ALL AS COUNTY OR AS LAW ENFORCEMENT, THE BROADER THE STATEMENT, THEY WILL LUMP US ALL INTO ONE CATEGORY THAT'S NOT USEFUL OR PRODUCTIVE.

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THAT'S MY REIN FOR HAVING THIS CONVERSATION.

THE OPENNESS OUR SHERIFF'S OFFICE HAS IN MIND.

I GOT A HINT OF COVID-19 IN THE OFFICE, AND I'M LIKE, WHAT, WHAT'S GOING ON? IT'S A BIG DEAL.

THE SHERIFF IS VERY RECEPTIVE. HE IMMEDIATELY WALKED ME THROUGH IT AND LATE LAST NIGHT GAVE ME A FINAL UPDATE.

I'M JUST VERY, VERY CAUTIOUS ABOUT THIS FRONT, YOUR WORK SPACE, I WANT TO HAPPEN YOU IN ANY WAY WE CAN.

>> WE APPRECIATE THAT. WE WANT TO REMIND EVERYONE, THE COURT, COMMUNITY, WE ARE DOING EVERYTHING POSSIBLE IN THE JAIL TO KEEP THAT FROM SPREADING. UNFORTUNATELY BECAUSE OF THE PENDING RESULT OR TESTS THAT ARE PENDING, WE EXPECT TO COELOMS JUMP PROBABLY IN THE NEXT DAY OR TWO.

>> BUT I WOULD ASK ONE LAST THING, TEST EVERYONE IN THE JAIL SO AT LEAST YOU KNOW WHAT YOU'RE DEALING WITH.

I DON'T SUBSCRIBE TO THE IDEA OF LET'S NOT TEST PEOPLE BECAUSE I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH THE NUMBERS.

AND I DON'T SUBSCRIBE TO LET'S NOT TEST PEOPLE BECAUSE IT'S GOING TO LOOK BAD. I WANT TO TEST PEOPLE BECAUSE I WANT TO KNOW WHAT WE'RE DEALING WITH.

>> BUT LIKE THE ONE COMMISSIONER SAID, WHEN THEY REFUSE, THAT'S ALLKY DO UNTIL THEY ARE READY TO COME AROUND AND GET TESTED AGAIN. WE HAVE SHIFT, PUT PEOPLE IN THE

RIGHT PLACES IT'S A HANDFUL. >> JUDGE BECERRA: ABSOLUTELY.

EXCEPT FOR THE OBVIOUS REFUSALS, EVERYONE WHO CAN GET TESTED, EVERYONE WHO HAS THE ABILITY TO DO WHAT I'M ASKING YOU TO HELP YOU IS IN THIS ROOM RIGHT NOW. THAT'S WHAT I HE ENCOURAGE AND I HOPE FOR AS ONE OF THE PEOPLE IN CHARGE OF PUBLIC HEALTH IN THIS COUNTY. I WANT TO DRIVE THAT HOME.

SO YOUR JOB IS EASIER. OTHERWISE YOU'RE SLOSHING MUD AROUND AND YOU DON'T KNOW WHERE IT'S AT.

THANK YOU, ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? >> COMMISSIONER INGALSBE: NO, I HAVE ONE FINAL QUICK QUESTION, THOSE THAT HAVE BEEN TESTED AND RESULTS COME BACK NEGATIVE, I GUESS I'M ASKING THIS OF TAMMY AND/OR ALEX, HAVE WE SEEN THOSE INDIVIDUALS COME BACK AND GET TESTED FOR A SECOND TIME BECAUSE THEY FEAR THEY NOW MAY HAVE IT

AFTER THE 14-DAY PERIOD? >> THAT'S MORE FOR FAMILIARY.

YEAH. >> COMMISSIONER INGALSBE: FOR THOSE INDIVIDUALS THAT HAVE BEEN TESTED AND HAVE COME BACK NEGATIVE, ARE WE SEEING ANY OF THOSE INDIVIDUALS COME BACK AND BE RETESTED BECAUSE NOW THEY ARE MAYBE FEELING -- HAVE SYMPTOMS OR FEEL THAT THEY ARE ILL? ARE WE SEEING ANY OF THOSE.

>> SOME OF THEM ARE, SOME ARE REQUIRING IT FOR WORK PURPOSES,

SOME OF THEIR EMPLOYERS ARE. >> COMMISSIONER INGALSBE: I WONDERED OF THOSE THAT CAME BACK NEGATIVE, ARE THEY COMING BACK AND BEING TESTED AND MAYBE NOW POSITIVE.

>> SOME OF THEM ARE STILL HAVING SYMPTOMS, SO THEY ARE GETTING

RETESTED. >> JUDGE BECERRA: SINCE YOU'RE BOTH UP THERE. THERE'S ONE MORE PIECE I WANT TO SHARE WITH YOU. SOME OF THESE ORGANIZATIONS ARE ACTUALLY TESTING BOTH TYPES OF TESTS, THE MOLECULAR AND SEROLOGY CAL. THERE'S NO SILVER BULLET.

NOT ONE BEST THAN THE OTHER. THEY EACH GIVE YOU A DIFFERENT SNAPSHOT. THE TEST SITE IN AUSTIN, FOR EXAMPLE, EVERYBODY THAT WALKED THROUGH, THEY GAVE THEM BOTH MOLECULAR AND SEROLOGICAL. THEY WANT TO KNOW DO YOU HAVE IT, OR EVER HAD IT. AM RIGHT?

>> YES, THEY ARE ALSO DOING IT TO UTILIZE BLOOD FOR TREATMENT LATER ON. AS FAR AS -- ME BEING THE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT COORDINATOR, I DON'T TRACK THE NAMES, ALTHOUGH THERE HAVE BEEN PEOPLE THAT TOLD ME THIS I'M RETURNING BECAUSE THE JOB REQUIRES IT, AS TAMMY HAS ALLUDED TO. FOR THE MOST PART, WHEN I'M THERE, I'M JUST MAKING SURE THAT THEY ARE COMFORTABLE.

THEY ARE OPEN AND I DON'T ASK ANY QUESTIONS, I BELIEVE THAT'S THEIR PRIVACY, BUT I HAVE SEEN SOME FAMILIAR FACES, EVEN WITHIN SOME OF THE SITES FROM THE BEGINNING TO THE END.

I DON'T ASK ANY QUESTIONS. I DON'T KNOW THEIR NAMES.

AND I DON'T TRACK THAT PART. I DON'T IMAGINE THAT ANY OF THE DOCUMENTATION WOULD COME BACK THROUGH OUR OFFICE.

THEY WOULD SEE THAT IF THEY WERE TRACKING ANY DUPLICATE TESTING, WITHIN THAT TESTING PERIOD. AGAIN, MOST OF THAT HAS BEEN BY CONVERSATION. I HAVE HAD PEOPLE CALL.

I HAVEN'T TRACKED IT. IT'S NOT SOMETHING THAT I'M EQUIPPED TO DO. OTHER THAN PROVIDE THE RESOURCES THERE, AND IT'S REALLY -- IN THAT ENVIRONMENT, THERE'S VERY

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CONFIDENTIAL PRIVATE ENVIRONMENT.

>> JUDGE BECERRA: COMMISSIONERS, I HAVE BEEN LIVING THIS DAY AND NIGHT FOR FIVE MONTHS NOW. I HAVE LEARNED QUITE A BIT.

NOWHERE NEAR AN M.D.'S DEGREE, BUT I WILL TELL YOU THERE'S NO RIGHT TEST AND NO RIGHT TIME TO CATCH IT ALL.

THEY ARE ALL GOING TO BE SNIPPETS AND ALL PROVIDE A UNIQUE PERSPECTIVE AND UNIQUE SITUATION AND THE ARGUMENT CAN BE MADE FOREVER, THAT YOU TOOK BOTH OF THESE TESTS AND WERE NEGATIVE. SINCE YOU GOT IN THE CAR AND H-E-B, YOU GOT POSITIVE. IT'S SOMETHING WE GOT TO STAY ON TOP OF AS A COMMUNITY. IF THERE ARE NO OTHER COMMENTS

[2. Update from the Hays County Parks and Open Space Advisory Commission ("POSAC"), regarding their progress pursuant to the Charter adopted by the Commissioners Court. Possible action may follow to modify timelines within the Charter. SHELL]

OR INTEREST, I ASK TO OPEN AGENDA ITEM NUMBER 2.

>> NO. 2 UPDATE FROM THE HAYS COUNTY PARKS AND OPEN SPACE ADVISORY COMMISSION REGARDING THEIR PROGRESS PURSUANT TO THE CHARTER ADOPTED BY THE COMMISSIONERS COURT.

POSSIBLE ACTION MAY FOLLOW TO MODIFY TIME LINES WITH THE

CHARTER. >> JUDGE BECERRA: COMMISSIONER SHELL, I WILL LEAD YOU TO INTRODUCE THIS.

>> COMMISSIONER SHELL: I INTERWENT INTRODUCE MR. FORD.

>> PLEASE INTRODUCE YOUR SAFE. >> GOOD MORNING, I'M SCOTT WADE, I SHARE THE PARKS AND OPEN SPACE AS ADVISORY COMMISSION.

I WANT TO THANK YOU ALL FOR HAVING US HERE THIS MORNING BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY, THANK YOU FOR CONSIDERING A BOND ELECTION FOR PARKS AND OPEN SPACES IN HAYS COUNTY.

AS YOU KNOW, CITIZENS OF HAYS COUNTY ARE PHI CALLIE PRUDENT, WE'RE CAREFULLY ABOUT HOW WE SPEND OUR MONEY AND EXPECT THE SAME OF THE COUNTY. I THINK YOU ARE ALL DOING THE GREAT JOB. TO CONSIDER A PARKS AND OPEN SPACE BOND IS A GRACIOUS ACT. IT'S ONE OF THE THINGS THAT HISTORY SHOWS IS WELL SUPPORTED WITHIN THE COMMUNITY, HIGHER THAN ANY PROPOSITION FOR SCHOOLS, PUBLIC SAFE A TEND ROADS. WHY IS THAT IN HAYS COUNTY? BECAUSE MANY OF US LIVE IN HAYS COUNTY BECAUSE OF THE NATURAL WONDERS ABOUNDING IN OUR COUNTY. THE SPRING FED CREEKS, CYPRESS BLANCO, ONION CREEK TO NAME A FEW.

>> THE VISTAS WE ENJOY, AT DEVIL'S BACKBONE.

THE FOXES, GOLDEN CHEEK WAR BALTIMORES AND MY FAVORITE ARMADILLOS. AND DOUGH GIVING BIRTH TO FAWN.

WE CHERISH OUR LAND AND WANT TO FIND WAYS TO ENJOY IT.

DURING THIS PANDEMIC. PUBLIC SPACES IS A PLACE FOR RESPITE, TWICE A WEEK YOU WILL FIND OUR FAMILY WALKING OR PEDALING THROUGH BLUE PARK. WE WILL OFTEN BIKE AT HAYS COUNTY HIKE AND BIKE TRAIL, TRULY APPRECIATED.

WE HAVE ALSO EXPLORED PURGATORY CREEK AND SINK CREEK.

ALL OF THESE PLACES MADE POSSIBLE BY HAYS COUNTY RESIDENTS AND IT'S WONDERFUL TO SEE THE RESIDENTS AS WE GO THROUGH THE PARK, DRINKING IN THE NATURAL WONDERS OF THE COUNTY DURING THIS PANDEMIC. IT MAKES ME PROUD TO BE PART OF THE PROCESS AND PROUD OF YOU FOR LEADING OUR COUNTY CONSIDERING A BOND. SO, I THANK YOU FOR THAT.

SO, KAREN JUST HANDED OUT OUR REPORT TO YOU ALL, THIS IS AN INTERIM REPORT, AND I'LL JUST GO THROUGH SOME OF THE HIGHLIGHTS OF WHAT IS OCCUR -- WHAT HAS OCCURRED SO FAR.

YOU ALL ORIGINALLY GAVE US A CHARTER THAT WE'VE BEEN FOLLOWING. WE HAVE TEN MEMBERS THAT YOU APPOINTED, TWO EACH. SO FAR I CAN SAY THAT I REALLY ENJOYED WORKING WITH THE DIVERSITY OF OPINIONS THAT WE HAVE AMONG OUR MEMBERS AS WELL AS DIVERSITY OF LOCATE THESE COME FROM SO WE CAN HEAR ABOUT ALL OF THE DIFFERENT AREAS OF COUNTY AND POTENTIAL PROJECTS THAT OUR HELPS BELIEVE ARE IMPORTANT. IN DELIVERING TO THE CITIZENS.

ALL OF THE INFORMATION THAT WE HAVE, THE -- OUR CHARTER, AND OUR BYLAWS, AS WELL AS MEETING MINUTES THAT ARE AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC. WE TRY TO BE VERY OPEN, BOTH ON HAYS COUNTY WEBSITES AS WELL AS FACEBOOK PAGE THAT WE MAINTAIN, WE ALSO GO IN AND FIND RECORDED SESSIONS OF OUR MEETINGS.

WE HAD THE FIRST MEETING IN PERSON, SINCE THEN WE HAD ALL OF THEM VIA ZOOM, AND WE'VE HAD SOME PRETTY GOOD PUBLIC PARTICIPATION. HOPEFULLY THAT WILL INCREASE MORE OVER TIME. 25 TO 30 MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE ENGAGED IN ZOOM MEETINGS. THEY OCCUR TYPICALLY ON WEDNESDAYS, FROM 6:30 TO 8:30, FAIRLY ACCESSIBLE TO THE PUBLIC THAT'S WORKING. IF YOU GO TO OUR MEETINGS, WE'VE

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HAD SEVEN SO FAR, AND YOU CAN LOOK THROUGH AND SEE THE DIFFERENT TOPICS THAT WE'VE ADDRESSED.

I WON'T GO THROUGH EACH ONE OF THOSE.

MOST IMPORTANTLY, WE MADE A PUBLIC CALL TO PROJECTS THAT WAS SENT OUT VIA A PRESS RELEASE ON MAY 19TH AND WE STARTED TO GET PROGRAMS IN FROM DIFFERENT MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY.

WE ALSO DEVELOPED A PROCESS FOR REVIEWING PROGRAMS AND A PROCESS FOR EVALUATING PROJECTS, BOTH OF WHICH ARE AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC ON OUR WEBSITE. WE RECEIVED SEVERAL DIFFERENT PROJECTS AND HEARD FROM DIFFERENT JURISDICTIONS ON THOSE PROJECTS. WE'VE HEARD FROM HAYS COUNTY ON SENTINEL PARK PRESERVE AS WELL AS CAPES FISHING POND IN SAN MARCOS PARK. WE'VE HEARD FROM SEVERAL MUNICIPALS, DRIPPING SPRINGS SKATE PARK, DRIPPING SPRINGS NATURAL RESOURCES PARK, WOMEN BERKLEY DOG AND SKATE PARK A WEL BERKLEY THIS MORNING WE WILL HEAR FROM DRIPPING SPRINGS THEY HAVE SEVERAL PROMS IN THEIR TIRZ AS WELL AS PATRIOTS HALL AND APPRECIATE HEARING FROM HILL COUNTY CONSERVANCY AS WELL AS WOMEN BERKLEY VALLEY. I ENCOURAGE YOU TO GO OUT TO CITIZENS AND SEEK ADDITIONAL PROJECTS.

I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT THAT WE HAVE QUITE A LARGE NUMBER TO CHOOSE FROM AND EVALUATE AND ENSURE THEY ARE FROM ALL PARTS OF THE COUNTY SO WE CAN SERVE ALL CITIZENS.

WE HAVE HAD ONE PROJECT SITE TOUR, MARK DEAD US ON A SITE TOUR OF KADE'S FISHING POND AND SURROUNDING SAN MARCOS LIVING AREA THIS LAST WEEKEND. I THINK THAT'S AN AMAZING PROJECT AND THAT POND LOOKS LIKE AN AMAZING FISHING POND.

I WANT TO SNEAK BACK AFTER THE MEETING AND THROW IN A POLE.

I ALSO WANT TO GO TO THE NATIONAL RESERVE PARK PART OF DRIPPING SPRINGS AS WELL AS SENTINEL PEAK PRESERVE PROJECT.

I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO THOSE. WE HAVE THREE MORE MEETINGSUP COMING, JULY 24TH JULY 8TH AND JULY 22ND.

AND DURING THIS TIME WE ARE SEEKING FOUR PROGRAMS AND STARTING TO EVALUATE THE PROJECTS INCLUDING HAYS COUNTY STAFF REVIEWING PROJECTS, SUBCOMMITTEES WE FORMED FOUR SPECIFIC PROJECTS THAT NEED INTENSE REVIEW AND LEADERSHIP TEAM REVIEWING PROJECTS. WE HAVE A GREAT LEADERSHIP TEAM, SHARE OR VICE CHAIRS. REALLY PROUD OF THE WORK THAT THEY HAVE DONE SO FAR IN HELPING ME, IN LEADING THIS GROUP COMING UP WITH THE FORMS AND ALL OF THE PROCESSES THAT WE'VE GOT SO WE CAN EVALUATE THE PROGRAMS ONE OF THE THINGS WE LOOKED AT THIS PROJECT IS TAKING LONGER THAN WE HOPED.

ESPECIALLY WITH COVID AND REQUIREMENTS TO CONDUCT MEETINGS VIA ZOOM. OUR CHARTER STATES THAT WE ARE SUPPOSED TO HAVE I FINAL REPORT YOU TO ON JULY 14TH.

WE ASK YOU CONSIDER CHANGING THAT TO JULY 28TH TO PROVIDE ENOUGH TIME FOR US TO SUBMIT AN APPROPRIATE REPORT YOU TO.

SO, I'LL LET YOU CONSIDER THAT. ADDITIONALLY, FOLLOWING COMMISSION OF OUR FINAL REPORT, WE WILL START A PUBLIC OUTREACH PROCESS IN LATE JULY, EARLY AUGUST.

WE HOPE TO HAVE -- ORIGINALLY WE HOPE TO HAVE HAD THOSE MEETINGS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTY IN DIFFERENT AREAS, WE WILL BE HOPES THOSE VIA ZOOM AND OF COURSE YOUR DECISION TO DETERMINE WHETHER OR NOT WE WILL PUT THE BOND AT THE NEXT ELECTION, WILL BE AUGUST 17TH AND WE WILL COME TO YOU WITH RECOMMENDATIONS ON WHAT WE THINK IS APPROPRIATE AFTER WE RECEIVE POLLING AND MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION SR. THAT POLLING AS WELL AS THE NEEDS THAT WE'VE SEEN FROM THE DIFFERENT SUBMISSIONS. WITH THAT, I'LL OPEN IT UP TO

ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE. >> COMMISSIONER INLES BYE

>> COMMISSIONER INGALSBE: I HAVE A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS, I GUESS LOOKS LIKE WE HAVE NOT HEARD FROM THE CITY OF SAN MARCOS

ABOUT ANY PROJECTS COMING UP? >> THAT'S CORRECT.

>> COMMISSIONER INGALSBE: HAVE WE REACHED OUT TO THEM --

>> SAN MARCOS. >> JUDGE BECERRA: THAT WOULD BE NICE, PLEASE. IF AWE APPROACH THE PODIUM AND

STATE YOUR NAME FOR THE RECORD. >> COMMISSIONER, I SPOKE WITH SOME ADMINISTRATION FOLKS FROM SAN MARCOS, RECENTLY SAYING THEY WERE TRYING TO PUT SOMETHING TOGETHER AND WERE LIKELY NOT

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GOING TO HAVE IT READY UNTIL AUGUST, WHICH MEANS THEY MAY NOT HAVE SPECIFIC NAMED PROJECTS THAT ARE BEING CONSIDERED IF

THERE IS A NOVEMBER DEADLINE, O- >> KAREN FORD.

MY COMPANY, WALTER PR IS HIRED AS THE CONSULTANT TO HELP FACILITATE THIS PROCESS, PUBLIC PROCESS.

I JUST SUPPORT WHAT MARK JUST SAID.

WE HAVE OUTREACH TO SAN MARCOS AND SPEAKEN TO THEIR PARKS DEPARTMENT, AND THEY HAVE JUST WITH EVERYTHING ELSE GOING ON, HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO GO THROUGH THEIR PROCESS WITH THE COUNCIL, AND THEIR PARKS BOARD TO BRING ANYTHING TO US, AND HOPE TO LATER. SO, I THINK THIS SORT OF SPEAKS TO THE NEED TO, IF WE DO MAKE A DECISION, GO OUT FOR A BOND, TO GO FOR SOME FLEXIBLE -- FLEXIBLENESS, WHEN LOOKING AT OTHER MUNICIPALS AND HAVE SOME FUNDS READY TO GO IN THE FUTURE.

>> COMMISSIONER INGALSBE: RIGHT. AND I ALSO WANTED TO ASK, HAS THE COMMISSION, MARKS AND OPEN SPACE COMMISSION, DISCUSSED -- I MEAN, WE ARE IN A SITUATION. I KNOW IT'S DIFFICULT FOR MAY INDIVIDUALS HERE IN HAYS COUNTY THAT HAVE LAST JOBS OR STRUGGLING WITH OTHER ISSUES, HAVE YOU ALL DISCUSSED AS A COMMISSION THE POSSIBILITY OF MAYBE DELAYING A BOND ELECTION? EYE NOT SAYING THAT WOULD BE THE DECISION BUT IN THE EVENT THAT THIS COURT FEELS THAT WE HAVE INDIVIDUALS THAT ARE STRUGGLING, HAVE YOU ALL DISCUSSED THAT AS A COMMISSION?

>> THAT'S A VERY IMPORTANT QUESTION.

IT'S SOMETHING THAT WE HAVE BEEN STRUGGLING WITH.

I KNOW THAT WE ARE WAITING FOR THE POLLING RESULT TOSS COME BACK. THEY STARTED -- THERE'S A PROJECT OF OUTSIDE FOLKS WHO ARE ASSISTING THE COUNTY IN CONDUCTING A POLICY. AND THE POLL INCLUDES QUESTIONS ABOUT WHETHER OR NOT CITIZENS WOULD SUPPORT THE BOND GIVEN THE CURRENT ECONOMIC CONDITION. THAT WOULD CERTAINLY BE PART OF THE CONSIDERATION THAT WE OFFER TO YOU ALL WHEN WE COME UP WITH

A RECOMMENDATION. >> COMMISSIONER INGALSBE: THANK YOU. I REALLY WANT TO THANK YOU ALL OF Y'ALL FOR YOUR WORK ON THIS COMMISSION, AND VETTING THE PROJECTS, I KNOW IT'S VERY IMPORTANT.

IT'S ALWAYS SOMETHING THAT OUR RESIDENTS HAVE SUPPORTED.

THANK YOU SO MUCH. IT IS IMPORTANT THE WORK YOU ALL ARE DOING AND I REALLY APPRECIATE IT.

>> THANK YOU. I WANT TO ADD TO THAT.

I HAVE HEARD FROM MEMBERS OF THIS COMMISSION, AND, FIRST, I WANT TO APPLAUD ALL OF YOU ALL FOR MAKING SUCH GREAT APPOINTMENTS. IT IS A VERY COMMITTED GROUP OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN WORKING REALLY HARD TOWARD THIS.

THIS IS A PLEASURE FOR ME TO WORK WITH THEM ALL TOO, AND SEE LEADERSHIP STEP UP AND TAKE CONTROL OF THIS PROCESS AND IDEAS. WE DO RECOGNIZE IT IS NOT REALLY UP TO THE COMMISSION TO MAKE THE CALL FOR ELECTION ROUTE, ALTHOUGH THEY ALL SAID IT SEEMS IMPORTANT TO THEM THAT IF THERE IS A BOND ELECTION FOR WHATEVER AMOUNT, THAT IT HAVE NO EFFECT

ON THE HAYS COUNTY TAX RATE. >> COMMISSIONER INGALSBE: THANK

YOU. >> JUDGE BECERRA: COMMISSIONER

SHELL? >> COMMISSIONER SHELL: I WOULD LIKE TO THANK SCOTT AND ALL OF THE WORK YOU'VE DONE LEADING THAT ORGANIZATION. THIS IS WORK FOR THE RESOURCES YOU PROVIDED. I HAVE ATTENDED SEVERAL MEETINGS AND A LOT OF GREAT PARTICIPATION.

I'M VERY EXCITED TO SEE WHAT EVERYBODY COMES UP WITH.

I WANT TO APPRECIATE THE TIME YOU ARE SPENDING ON THIS.

I KNOW YOU'RE WORKING HARD AND TAKING YOUR SPARE TIME TO DO THIS FOR OUR COUNTY, SO, THANK YOU.

>> JUDGE BECERRA: COMMISSIONER SMITH.

>> I KNOW YOU WERE WORKING FOR ADDITIONAL PROJECTS.

IN THE UPCOMING DAYS, WHEN IS THE LAST DATE YOU ACCEPT PRESENTATIONS. I KNOW THERE MIGHT BE SOME PROJECTS THAT COME IN THROUGH THE FORMAT WITHOUT DOING A PRESENTATION TO THE COMMISSION, I IMAGINE.

ARE YOU ALL GOING TO HAVE THE NEXT TWO, OR JUST OUT OF

CURIOSITY. >> SO, WE DID SET A MEDIUM HARD DATE FOR THE PROJECT INFORMATION FORMS TO COME IN BY THE END OF THIS MONTH, AT WHICH TIME THAT WOULD GIVE US A COUPLE MORE MEETINGS TO HAVE FOLKS ATTEND AND PRESENT.

TO THE EXTENT THAT WE DON'T HAVE FOLKS PRESENT, THAT DOES NOT REFLECT THE DECISION BY THE COMMISSION THAT IT'S NOT AN APPROPRIATE PROJECT, THAT PERHAPS WE HAVE ENOUGH INFORMATION. WE RAN OUT OF TIME AND WE WILL HAVE A SUBCOMMITTEE REVIEW THE PROJECT, SO, HOPEFULLY, WE WILL GET EVERYONE IN THAT WANTS TO PRESENT, BUT GIVEN THE TIME LIMIT, WE MAY NOT BE ABLE TO. AND I THINK I WANT TO REITERATE WHAT KAREN SAID THAT IT'S VERY LIKELY THAT OUR FINAL REPORT WILL ASK FOR FLEXIBILITY, IN THAT, YOU KNOW, FOLKS LIKE SAN

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MARCOS, THAT DO NOT HAVE -- ARE NOT ABLE TO PRESENT A PROJECT AT THIS TIME, WOULD BE ABLE TO PRESENT THEM IN THE FUTURE.

I DO WANT TO SAY WE HAVE A FEW PROMS THATITY WRITE IN THE SAN MARCOS AREA, I KNOW THERE'S ADDITIONAL PROPERTY ALONG SYNC CREEK, THAT OUR PROPOSAL IS COMING FORWARD, SO, THEY ARE NOT BROUGHT TO US BY SAN MARCOS, BUT THEY ARE WITHIN THE SAN MARCOS AREA, AS WELL AS THE KADES FISHING POND PROJECT.

>> I HAVE SEEN ONE PROJECT BEFORE.

AND I'LL GET TO YOU ALL LATER. THAT'S THE REASON I'M ASKING, I WANT TO SAY THANK YOU, NUMBER ONE, BECAUSE I HAVE ALSO ATTENDED, BUT ONLINE, A COUPLE OF YOU MEETINGS.

AND I CANNOT EXPRESS THE RANGE OF QUESTIONS THAT YOU ALL GET TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC. YOU HAVE A PHENOMENAL GROUP OF PEOPLE ON THAT COMMITTEE THAT I THINK ALL BRING SOMETHING VERY DIFFERENT AND THEY ALL HAVE PROVIDED GOOD INPUT THAT I'VE SEEN. I THINK THEY HAVE DONE A REALLY GOOD JOB, SO, WRANGLING THAT AT TIMES I'M SURE IS DIFFICULT AND

I APPRECIATE YOU DOING IT. >> JUDGE BECERRA: THANK YOU, MISS FORD, THANK YOU, MR. WADE. IF YOU PLEASE OPEN AGENDA ITEM

NUMBER -- >> WE DO HAVE ONE ASK.

>> I MAKE ONE MOTION, IF YOU DON'T MIND.

JUDGE, I WOULD LIKE TO MOVE TO EXTEND THE DEADLINE FOR THE FINAL REPORT WITHIN THE CHARTER FROM THE POSAC FROM JULY 14TH TO

JULY 28. >> SECOND.

>> JUDGE BECERRA: WE HAVE A MOTION AND SECOND TO EXTEND THE DATE FROM JULY 14TH TO JULY 28TH.

ARE THERE ANY COMMENTS? >> THIS WOULD MODIFY SECTION 7 IN THE CHARTER AND WOULD THEN ALLOW POSAC TO MODIFY THEIR

BYLAWS THEY ADOPTED. >> JUDGE BECERRA: THANK YOU, MR. KENNEDY. PLEASE CALL ROLL.

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

COMMISSIONER SHELL >> COMMISSIONER SHELL: YES.

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

COMMISSIONER MYTH >> COMMISSIONER SMITH: YES.

>> COMMISSIONER BECERRA >> JUDGE BECERRA: YES.

PLEASE OPEN NO. 50. >> DISCUSSION RELATED TO THE HAYS COUNTY INMATE POPULATION, TO INCLUDE CURRENT POPULATION

COUNTS AND COSTS. >> WE DIDN'T MEET LAST WEEK.

BUT I WILL GIVE YOU THE HIGHLIGHTS WHICH ARE THE DOLLAR AMOUNTS AND HEAD COUNT. JAIL'S DAILY AVERAGE FOR LAST WEEK 453 AND PEAK WAS 458 ON JUNE 9TH.

FOR THE WEEK OF JUNE 7TH TO JUNE 13TH, 2020.

THE ESTIMATED COST FOR OUTSOURS INMATES LAST WEEK WAS $61,912.

THE AGENCIES, ARREST BY AGENCY BREAKDOWN IS FIVE CAME FROM THE BUDA POLICE DEPARTMENT. ONE CAME FROM DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY. 4 2 FROM THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE, WHICH TO REMIND YOU INCLUDES COURT-ORDERED COMMITMENTS, INDIVIDUALS TURNING THEMSELVES IN UNDER WARRANTS FROM OTHER AGENCY, AND WARRANT PICK-UPS. KYLE POLICE DEPARTMENT, 31, SAN MARCOS POLICE DEPARTMENT, 23 AND TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY 2.

THIS WEEK'S NUMBERS, THE JAIL'S DAILY AVERAGE WAS 453 AND PEAK WAS 457. ON JUNE 15TH FORT WEEK OFFUP 14 THEIR THROUGH JUNE 20TH. THE ESTIMATED COST OF OUTSOURCING INMATE THIS WEEK IS $62,112.

THE AVERAGE NUMBER OF OUTSOURCED MALES IS 167 AND FEMALES ARE 13.

THIS WEEK'S INMATES WERE HOUSED IN THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES: BURNETT, CALDWELL, FT. BEND GUADALUPE AND WALKER.

THIS WEEK'S ARRESTS BY AGENCY, BUDA POLICE DEPARTMENT, ONE, DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY, ONE.

HAYS COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE, 44.

KYLE POLICE DEPARTMENT, 25. SAN MARCOS POLICE DEPARTMENT, 21 AND TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY, ZERO.

AND WHAT WE WILL DO AT THIS TIM >> JUDGE BECERRA: WE'RE GOING TO BOUNCE AROUND THE AGENDA SO WE CAN CLEAR THE COURTROOM.

WE'RE BACK FROM EXCUSE -- WE ARE BACK FROM A RECESS, AND WHAT I'VE DONE, WHILE WE WERE ON BREAK, IS ASSESSED, GAUGED, WHO WAS IN THE AUDIENCE, AND FOR WHAT AGENDA ITEMS, AND WE ARE GOING TO GO STRAIGHT TO THOSE AGENDA ITEMS SO WE CAN MORE EFFICIENTLY CLEAR THE COURTROOM AND GET PEOPLE MOVING.

[7. Authorize the County and District Clerk's office to enter into a Participation Agreement with Tyler Technologies and re:SearchTX to use the document search/retrieval portal. INGALSBE/CARDENAS/B.CRUMLEY]

WITH THAT, WILL YOU PLEASE OPEN AGENDA NO. 7.

>> NO. 7 AUTHORIZE THE COUNTY AND DISTRICT CLERK'S OFFICE TO ENTER INTO A PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT WITH TYLER

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TECHNOLOGIES AND RESEARCH TEXAS TO USE THE DOCUMENT SEARCH

RETRIEVAL PORTAL. >> SO MOVED.

>> SECOND. >> JUDGE BECERRA: WE HAVE A MOTION AND SECOND. COMMENTS?

IF YOU PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELF >> MY NAME IS BEVERLY CRUMLEY, I'M THE HAYS COUNTY DISTRICT CLERK.

I CAN DESCRIBE THE INFORMATION, WHAT IT'S ABOUT, ANYTHING YOU DIDN'T UNDER THROUGH THE BACKUP I'M HAPPY TO DO.

>> JUDGE BECERRA: SINCE YOU'RE THERE, I WOULD LOVE TO THE VIEWING AUDIENCE THAT DOESN'T HAVE ACCESS TO THE BACKUP, IF YOU COULD GIVE US A QUICK, SHORT RECAP OF THE ITEM.

WHAT THE ITEM IS, IS REQUESTING AN AGREEMENT TO BE MADE BETWEEN HAYS COUNTY AND RESEARCH TEXAS, TO PROVIDE ACCESS TO COURT DOCUMENTS AND CIVIL DAYSES THAT ARE FILED WITHIN OUR COUNTY THROUGH THE E-FILING -- THE RESEARCH TEXAS PORTAL, WHICH IS HOUSED BY THE E-FILING SYSTEM, WHERE ALL OF THE COURT DOCUMENTS E-FILED ELECTRONICALLY INTO COURT CASES.

SO, RIGHT NOW, YOU COULD GET ACCESS, AND THERE'S DIFFERENT TIERS OF ACCESS THAT CAN BE GIVEN.

THE ONLY DOCUMENTS IN THERE AT THIS MOMENT IS ANYTHING THAT HAS BEEN ELECTRONICALLY FILED. SO, THE DIFFERENT TIERS, IF YOU'RE YOU A JUDGE OR ATTORNEY OR MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC, ARE DIFFERENT TIERS OF ACCESS YOU CAN GET.

IF YOU'RE A JUDGE OR CLERK, YOU HAVE COMPLETE ACCESS TO YOUR COUNTY RECORDS AS WE DO CURRENTLY IN THE OFFICE.

IF YOU'RE AN ATTORNEY, LICENSED OR ON THAT CASE, YOU HAVE TOTAL ACCESS TO THE DOCUMENTS IN THAT CASE, UNLESS THE JUDGE DETERMINED THAT THAT DOCUMENT IS SEALED AND IF YOU'RE THE PUBLIC YOU HAVE ACCESS TO ANY DOCUMENTS THAT ARE FILED, UNLESS THEY ARE FILED WITH SENSITIVE DATA OR THE COURT SEALED IT.

AND THIS PORTAL IS THE STATEWIDE PORTAL.

SO ANYTHING THROUGHOUT THIS STATE THAT HAS BEEN ELECTRONIC LIE FILE SD AVAILABLE THROUGH THAT PORTAL.

WHAT THIS AGREEMENT WOULD BE IS ALLOWING TYLER TECHNOLOGIES TO COME INTO OUR CASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND PUSH THE INFORMATION, THE DOCUMENTS THAT WERE NOT FILED ELECTRONICALLY THROUGH THE

PORTAL FOR ACCESS AS WELL. >> AND, JUDGE, THIS IS AT NO

COST TO THE COUNTY. >> RIGHT THIS.

IS NO COST TO THE COUNTY AND ANY DOCUMENT THEY WOULD SELL, WE WOULD RETRIEVE ALL OF THE FUNDS FOR THAT.

>> JUDGE BECERRA: THIS IS SUCH A WONDERFUL THING.

WHEN I SAW IT COME ACROSS, I SAID BEAUTIFUL.

EFFICIENCY IS USING TECHNOLOGY, AND WHEN I TOURED ALL OF THE OFFICES, WHEN I FIRST GOT ELECTED, YOURS WAS ONE OF THE ONES THAT STOOD OUT FOR BEING THE MOST TIDY, MOST ORGANIZED, MOST EFFICIENT AND I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR CONTINUING TO REACH IN THIS SPACE, AND STRIVE FOR A CONTINUATION OF THIS.

YOU AND DR. CARDENAS ARE ON POINT WITH THIS AGENDA ITEM.

IF THERE'S NO OTHER QUESTIONS. >> THANK YOU, MA'AM.

>> JUDGE BECERRA: PLEASE CALL THE ROLE, DR. CARDENAS.

>> COMMISSIONER SMITH >> COMMISSIONER SMITH: YES.

COMMISSIONER SHELL >> COMMISSIONER SHELL:

[Items 15 - 19]

GENTLEMEN. COMMISSIONER INGALSBE

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

>> JUDGE BECERRA:. PLEASE OPEN 15 THROUGH 19.

>> 15 RATIFY THE ACCEPTANCE OF SKY DIO PRO KIT NO BEACON DRONE TO THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE TO HURT PROGRAM AND AMEND THE BUDGET ACCORDINGLY. 16 RATIFY THE ACCEPTANCE OF A DONATION OF $500 TO THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE COMMUNITY OUTREACH DIVISION AND AMEND THE BUDGET ACCORDINGLY.

17 RATIFY THE ACCEPTANCE OF HOSPITAL GRADE DISINFECTING WIPES TO THE HAYS COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE.

PATROL DIVISION VALUED AT $2,880 AND AMEND THE BUDGET ACCORDINGLY. 18, AUTHORIZE THE ACCEPTANCE OF A GRANT AWARD FROM THE OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL TO THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION DIVISION FOR THE INVESTIGATIONS OF INTERNET CRIMES AGAINST CHILDREN.

AND AMEND THE BUDGET ACCORDINGLY.

18, AUTHORIZE THE EXECUTION OF THE FY2020 GRANT AGREEMENT WITH THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, DRUG ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATION, FOR OVERTIME REIMBURSEMENTS RELATED TO THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE ORGANIZED CRIME DRUG ENFORCEMENT TASK FORCE, AND AMEND THE BUDGET

ACCORDINGLY. >> SO MOVED.

>> SECOND >> JUDGE BECERRA: WE HAVE A MOTION AND SECOND. DO WE HAVE COMMENTS?

PLEASE CALL THE ROLL? >> COMMISSIONER SHELL

>> COMMISSIONER SHELL: YES. >> COMMISSIONER INGALSBE

>> COMMISSIONER INGALSBE: YES. >> COMMISSIONER SMITH

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

>> JUDGE BECERRA: YES. >> JUDGE, I WANT TO SAY THANK YOU TO THOSE THAT MADE THE DONATIONS.

AND I THINK THAT ONE OF THEM WAS A VFW POST 6 4 AND THE OVER

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RIVER MOUNTAIN RAJ S. THAT RIGHT? THANK YOU FOR THE RECORD I WANT TO SAY THANK YOU.

>> JUDGE BECERRA: THANK YOU, SIR.

WILL YOU PLEASE OPEN AGENDA ITEM NUMBER 25.

[25. Authorize the County Judge to execute Proposals with LCRA for the purchase of (12) new dispatch consoles, desktop radios and related equipment and to move (6) existing dispatch consoles and related equipment for the Public Safety Bond projects. INGALSBE/CUTLER]

>> NO. 25 AUTHORIZE THE COUNTY JUDGE TO EXECUTE PROPOSALS WITH LCRA FOR THE PURCHASE OF 12 NEW DISPATCH CONSOLES, DESK TOP RADIOS AND RELATED EQUIPMENT AND TO MOVE EXCITING DISPATCH CONSOLES AND RELATED EQUIPMENT FOR THE PUBLIC SAFETY BOND

PROJECTS. >> SO MOVED.

>> SECOND. >> JUDGE BECERRA: WE HAVE MOTION AND SECOND. ARE IN ANY COMMENTS?

PLEASE CALL ROLL. >> COMMISSIONER SMITH

>> COMMISSIONER SMITH: YES. >> COMMISSIONER INGALSBE

[29. Discussion and possible action to hold a public hearing to establish a "No Parking" zone on each side of G W Haschke Lane for both sides of the Blanco River. SHELL/BORCHERDING]

>> COMMISSIONER INGALSBE: YES. >> COMMISSIONER SHELL

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

>> JUDGE BECERRA: YES. PLEASE OPEN 29.

>> 29 DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION TO HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING TO ESTABLISH A NO PARKING ZONE ON EACH SIDE OF GWHASKRKE LANE FOR BOTH SIDES OF THE BLANCO RIVER.

>> JUDGE BECERRA: WE HAVE ONE PERSON SIGNED UP TO SPEAK.

START THE TIMER FOR MR. DAN LYON MUCH

>> THANK YOU, SIR. THERE ARE TWO THINGS TO CONSIDER. SHOULD COUNTY PROHIBIT PARKING ALONG HASCHKE ROAD AND IF SO, TO WHOM DO THE SHOULDERS BELONG IF NOT THE COUNTY WHY SHOULD WE PAY FORT SIGN.

AS FAR AS NO. 1 GOES THERE'S NO SAFETY REASON WHY WE SHOULD HAVE THESE NO PARKING SIGNS UP, EXCEPT ALONG THE DOG LEG THAT I PREVIOUSLY DESCRIBED THREE WEEKS AGO.

THERE'S A POSSIBLE NEED FOR THEM THERE.

AND MR. KENNEDY, THREE WEEKS AGO, ALSO BROUGHT UP THE POSSIBILITY THAT THE COUNTY ONLY OWNS THE PAVED SURFACE AND NOT THE SHOULDERS ON EACH SIDE OF THAT ROAD.

SO, IF WE DO NOT OWN THEM, THERE'S NO REASON THAT THE COUNTY SHOULD FOOT THE BILL TO PUT UP SIGNS THERE.

THAT SHOULD BE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE PEOPLE THAT OWN THE LAND ALONG THE ROAD.

ALSO, THREE WEEKS AGO, COMMISSIONER SHELL SAID SOMETHING ABOUT WE ARE WORKING HARD TO, YOU KNOW, HAVE LASIMA RANK, SO THAT THE PUBLIC CAN ENJOY THAT STRETCH OF THE BLANCO RIVER. ALTHOUGH, HE HAS SAID THAT CAN WILL BE A MINIMUM OF THREE YEARS BEFORE THE PUBLIC CAN EVEN BE OUT THERE, AND THEN THERE'S BEEN A PROPOSAL THAT WE CHARGE $10 PER PERSON TO HAVE THEM SWIM FOR FOUR HOURS.

FRANKLY, I DO THINK THAT THIS PROPOSAL TO PUT UP THESE NO PARKING SIGNS IS JUST THINLY VEILED TO KEEP PEOPLE FROM HAVING ACCESS TO THE BLANCO RIVER.

AND WE ALL KNOW THAT THE BLANCO RIVER HAD THE CLEAN-UP WHEN WE HAD THE FLOOD IN 2015, LAND OWNERS GOT TO KEEP THE TREES, THAT SHOWED UP ON THEIR PROPERTY.

THE ONES THEY WANTED LIKE THE BIG CYPRESS TREES.

THEY SOLD THOSE AT A PROFIT AND WE HAD TO CLEAN UP ALL OF THE REST. WE DIDN'T DO THE SAME THING FOR THE PEOPLE THAT WERE FLOODED OUT ALONG SAN MARCOS RIVER.

IT'S BECOMING PRETTY OBVIOUS TO ME THAT THESE PEOPLE ON THE BLANCO RIVER ARE BEING TREATED SPECIAL AND THE REST OF US CAN FEND FOR OURSELVES AND THEN WE HAVE TO PAY FOR, YOU KNOW, THE BLANCO RIVER CLEAN-UP AND WHAT NOT.

THAT'S JUST NOT RIGHT. BUT, ANYWAY, ACCORDING TO THE DAILY RECORD -- COMMISSIONER SHELL SAID THERE WAS A CONSERVATION BANK OR SOME SUCH THING AND WE WOULD GET CREDIT FOR HAVING LASIMA RANCH, I WOULD APPRECIATE IF HE WOULD EXPOUND ON THAT, BECAUSE NOBODY KNOWS WHAT HE WAS TALKING ABOUT.

THANK YOU. >> JUDGE BECERRA: THANK YOU,

SIR. >> WOULD YOU LIKE TO OPEN THE

HEARING? >> JUDGE BECERRA: YEAH.

>> OKAY. JUST IN CASE THERE'S ANYONE

HERE. >> JUDGE BECERRA: WHAT NUMBER WAS IT? 29.

SO, NOW I WILL OPEN THE PUBLIC HEARING FOR AGENDA ITEM 29.

IF THERE IS ANYONE HERE TO SPEAK OR OR AGAINST AGENDA ITEM NUMBER

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29, PLEASE APPROACH THE PODIUM. M

BORCHERDING YOU DON'T COUNT. >> SEEING NO ONE --

>> I'M DEFINITELY AGAINST THIS. ONCE AGAIN, I WOULD LIKE TO ASK COMMISSIONER SHELL TO EXPLAIN WHAT A CONSERVATION BANK IS AND WHAT CONSERVATION CREDITS. I'M NOT SURE I GOT THE WORDING COMPLETELY RIGHT ON THAT, BUT, THERE IS SOMETHING TO DO WITH SOME SORT OF CREDITS FOR HAVING LASIMA RANCH, AND THAT KIND OF GOES TO SHOW ME THAT THE PURPOSE OF BUYING THAT LAND WAS NOT FOR THE CITIZENS OF HAYS COUNTY TO ENJOY, BUT SOME SORT OF HIDDEN SCHEME, TO SATISFY SOME CREDITS THAT WE NEED AS A COUNTY.

AND I DON'T UNDERSTAND THAT. AND I DON'T THINK BUT JUST A FEW PEOPLE IN THE COUNTY DO UNDERSTAND WHAT THAT'S ALL ABOUT. AND I WOULD ALSO LIKE MR. KENNEDY TO EXPLAIN DID HE LOOK TO SEE IF WE OWN THAT PROPERTY ALONG HASCHKE ROAD, AND IF WE DO NOT, WHY SHOULD WE BE PAYING FOR SIGNS THERE. THANK YOU VERY MUCH

>> JUDGE BECERRA: THANK YOU, MR. LYON? IS THERE ANYONE ELSE HERE TO SPEAK FOR OR AGAINST THIS AGENDA ITEM? I WILL CLOSE THE PUBLIC HEARING.

COMMISSIONER? >> THANK YOU, JUDGE.

SO MOVED. >> SO, I CAN ADDRESS -- I'M

SORRY, WAS THERE A SECOND? >> JUDGE BECERRA: YES.

>> OKAY. I CAN ADDRESS THE SECOND QUESTION, THE FIRST QUESTION IS NOT RELEVANT TO THIS ITEM.

IF WE WANTED TO TALK ABOUT THE CONSERVATION PLAN, WE CAN DO SO UNDER AN ITEM THAT'S PROPERLY POSTED.

THE RIGHT-OF-WAY ALONG HASCHKE, AS I SAID STATED IN THE ITEM THAT CALLED FOR THIS PUBLIC HEARING, THERE WAS AN OPEN QUESTION ABOUT HOW MUCH WE MIGHT HAVE, AS YOU KNOW, WHEN WE ACQUIRE ROADWAYS THAT ALREADY EXIST IN SOME FORM, EITHER THROUGH DESCRIPTIVE EASEMENT OR AS PRIVATE ROADS.

A LOT OF OF TIMES WE ARE DEALING WITH THE LIMITS OF RIGHT-OF-WAY THAT EXIST THERE. I CONFIRMED THAT WE ACQUIRED 30 FEET OF RIGHT-OF-WAY ON THIS ROADWAY.

AND THE PAVED AREA IS ANYWHERE FROM 18 TO 20 FEET.

WE HAVE FIVE OR SIX FEET OF RIGHT-OF-WAY ON AVERAGE, SOMEWHERE IN THERE, ALONG BOTH SIDES, OF HASCHKE LANE, GOING DOWN TO THE RIVER. SO --

>> JUDGE BECERRA: COMMISSIONER, ARE THERE ANY ILLUSTRATIONS THAT WE CAN SEE IN I KNOW THAT IS A REACH, THAT WE CAN SEE OF THE

ROADWAY? >> IT'S IN THE BACKUP.

>> JUDGE BECERRA: I WAS TALKING ABOUT ON DISPLAY FOR THE PUBLIC.

>> I THINK I MENTIONED THIS WHEN WE SCHEDULED THIS PUBLIC HEARING, THIS IS VERY CONSISTENT WITH OTHER CROSSINGS ALONG THE COUNTY, JUST DOES NOT PROHIBIT SOMEONE FROM --

>> CAN YOU PULL UP THE BACKUP? >> -- FROM UTILIZING ANY INFRASTRUCTURE TO GET TO THE RIVER.

IT JUST PROVIDES SAFETY AS YOU GET NEAR THE BRIDGE.

I WOULD JUST 266 AS AN EXAMPLE OF THAT.

I THINK I USED IT LAST TIME. AS YOU KNOW, THERE'S NO PARKING WITHIN CERTAIN FEET OF THE BRIDGE.

THIS IS VERY SIMILAR TO THIS AND SIMILAR TO THE WAY OTHER RIVER CROSSINGS HANDLED ACROSS THE COUNTY.

>>. >> COMMISSIONER, IT LOOKS LIKE IT IS AT THAT -- I DON'T KNOW IF IT'S DOG LEG, OR AT THAT KIND OF CURVE THERE ON THE ROAD IS WHERE THE LIMITS.

>> THAT'S A STEEP HILL AS WELL AS THAT BLIND CURVE THERE.

ON THE OTHER SIDE, IT'S JUST AN APPROACH DOWN TO THE BRIDGE.

>> WILL YOU BE ABLE TO PULL IT UP?

>> YES. >> OKAY.

GOOD. WHAT WE ARE GOING TO DO RIGHT NOW IS UTILIZE THE COUNTY CLERK'S OFFICE TO PULL UP THE IMAGE THAT IS IN OUR BACKUP SO THAT THE VIEWING PUBLIC CAN UNDERSTAND WHAT WE ARE DESCRIBING, WHAT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT AND WHAT THE AGENDA ITEM IS ATTEMPTING TO ACCOMPLISH.

THERE IT IS COMMISSIONER. OOPS, SCROLL BACK DOWN A FEW.

OH, JUST A LITTLE BIT MORE.

>> JUDGE BECERRA: THERE YOU GO. >> THANK YOU.

>> JUDGE BECERRA: COMMISSIONER WOULD YOU MIND EXPLAINING A

LITTLE BIT? >> YOU CAN SEE THE RED DOTS ARE WHERE THE KNOW PARKING SIGNS LOCATED.

THIS IS VERY CONSISTENT WITH MANY OTHER CROSSINGS ALONG THE

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RIVERS IN HAYS COUNTY. >> JUDGE BECERRA: AND, MR. KENNEDY, DID YOU HAVE ANYTHING YOU WOULD LIKE TO ADD BESIDE

WHAT YOU ALREADY SAID? >> NO, JUDGE.

>> I'M NOT ABLE TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS RELATED TO THE REGIONAL HABITAT CONSERVATION PLAN.

KY POINT PEOPLE TO THE WEB PAGE ON OUR WEBSITE FOR THAT PLAN.

>> JUDGE BECERRA: OKAY. ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR DOING THAT, WE REALLY APPRECIATE IT.

DR. CARDENAS PLEASE CALL THE ROLE.

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

[40. Discussion and possible action to discuss the Hays County Public Safety Bond Program Update and to authorize the County Judge to execute Change Order 003 of the Agreement between Hays County and Turner Construction Company for work related to the Hays County Public Safety Bond project. INGALSBE]

COMMISSIONER SHELL >> COMMISSIONER SHELL: YES,

COMMISSIONER SMITH >> COMMISSIONER SMITH: YES.

JUDGE BECERRA. >> JUDGE BECERRA: PLEASE OPEN

NO. 40. >> DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION TO DISCUSS THE HAYS COUNTY PUBLIC SAFETY BOND PROGRAM UPDATE AND AUTHORIZE THE COUNTY JUDGE TO EXECUTE CHANGE ORDER 003 OF THE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE HAYS COUNTY AND TURNER CONSTRUCTION COMPANY FOR WORK RELATED TO THE HAYS COUNTY

PUBLIC SAFETY BOND PROJECT. >> COMMISSIONER INGALSBE: JUDGE,

WE DO HAVE SOME FOLKS -- >> JUDGE BECERRA: A MOTION?

>> COMMISSIONER INGALSBE: SO MOVED, SORRY.

>> SEC. >>> WHO DID YOU WANT ME TO GET

TO THE PODIUM? >> COMMISSIONER INGALSBE:

CARRIE, IF YOU WILL COME UP. >> JUDGE BECERRA: IF YOU PLEASE APPROACH THE PODIUM AND STATE YOUR FAME FOR THE RECORD?

>> COMMISSIONER INGALSBE: JUDGE I WANTED TO SAY IT'S BEEN A WHILE SINCE WE'VE HAD AN UPDATE OF OUR PROJECTS.

SO WE WANTED TO TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO DO THAT FOR THE COURT AND AUDIENCE.

>> SHE'S ON THE SCREEN NOW AND SHE'S ALSO SHARING HER

>> JUDGE BECERRA: IS IT RAPING WHERE SHE'S AT?

>> NO, BUT EVERY UPDATE, SHE HAS THE MOST CONSIDERFUL BACKGROUND

THERE IS. >> CAN YOU HEAR ME?

>> WE CAN, YOU ARE ON THE MIC SO THE WHOLE COURTROOM CAN HEAR

YOU. >> JUDGE, I'M TERRY WHITMAN OF ECM. BRENDA JENKINS OF ECM.

EVERETT WILLIS WITH TURNER, SO, WE ARE DOING THIS AS A TAG TEAM,

COULD APPROACH THE DAIS., IF I - >> JUDGE BECERRA: WE CAN ASK THE BAILIFF TO GET THOSE, THAT WOULD BE GREAT

>> GREG, COULD YOU GRAB THOSE.P COULD YOU GET THE HANDOUTS AND

PASS THEM TO US. >> THANK YOU.

SIR. >> JUDGE BECERRA: AND I'M HERE TO ASSIST CODY IN CASE WE HAVE TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES, SO, I WILL LET HER START WITH THE PRESENTATION.

>> OKAY, TUCK, TERRY. GOOD MORNING, COURT.

I HOPE EVERYONE CAN HEAR ME AND SEE MY SCREEN.

FOR THE RECORD I'M CODY NEWSOME WITH ECM, THE MANAGER OF THE PUBLIC SAFETY BOND PROGRAM. I'M SORRY I COULDN'T BE THERE IN PERSON TODAY. MY SON IS HIGH RISK AND DOCTOR ADVISED ME NOT TO BE THERE. AS SAID, WE HAVE TEAM MEMBERS IN THE COURT AND I CAN'T HEAR TERRY COMPLETELY.

SO, IF HE ALREADY INTRODUCED EVERYBODY, THEN I APOLOGIZE IF I'M GOING TO REINTRODUCE. I GUESS, TERRY, DID YOU

REINTRODUCE EVERYONE? >> YES I DID.

>> SO I WILL MOVE ON. ALL RIGHT.

SO, OUR GOAL TODAY IS TO PROVIDE AN OVERALL UPDATE TO THE PUBLIC SAFETY BOND PROGRAM. I'LL BRIEFLY TOUCH ON A QUICK CONSTRUCTION UPDATE. WE WILL GO OVER THE SCHEDULE, THE BUDGET FOR BOTH CONSTRUCTION AND TOTAL PROJECT COSTS AND ACTION ITEMS AND OPEN THE FLOOR FOR QUESTIONS.

OF COURSE, IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS AS WE ARE PRESENTING, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO ASK ME. SO, STARTING WITH SOME CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS FOR THE SITE, YOU MAY RECALL, WE METAPHORICALLY SECTION THE OFF THE JAIL EXPANSION FOR-TO-FOUR AREAS, WHEN I REFER TO THESE AREAS, I'M REFERRING TO AREA "A" WHICH INCLUDES THE BOOKING, AREA "B" INCLUDES TRANSPORT, YOUTHFUL OFFENDERS AND CENTRAL CONTROL. AREA "C" IS HOUSING, AND AREA "D" INCLUDES THE KITCHEN, LAUNDRY, SEGREGATION AND CLINIC AND INFORMRY. THAT'S THE PUNCH WASHINGS FOR ARCHITECTS AND ENGINEERS, FOR AREAS "A" AND "B" ARE SCHEDULED FOR FRIDAY. TURNING WITH FINAL FINISH IN AREA "C" INCLUDING SECURE ELECTRONICS WHICH SHOULD BE POWERED UP IN THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS.

ALSO FINAL FINISH,ING AREA "D" AND FINAL FINISH IN THE TRAINING BUILDING. IN THIS PICTURE THE TRAINING BUILDING IS BEHIND THE ADDITION. YOU CAN SLIGHTLY SEE THE ROOF THERE BEFORE THE TREE LINE. OUR TESTING AND BALANCE TAB IS GOING THROUGHOUT ALL AREAS AND COMMISSIONING WILL FOLLOW BEHIND TAB AND OF COURSE WHEN YOU SEE IN THE PICTURES SITE WORK IS ONGOING. I HAVE A COUPLE MORE PICTURES TO

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SHARE WITH YOU, NOTE THESE PICTURES WERE TAKEN LAST WEEK, SO WE'VE MADE QUITE A BIT OF PROGRESS EVEN SINCE THESE PICTURES HAVE BEEN TAKEN BUT STILL TO GIVE AN IDEA.

WE ARE LOOKING AT AREA "A," LEC WAIT ON THE LEFT AND BOOKING AREA ON THE RIGHT. HERE'S TWO PICTURES OF HOUSING IN AREA "C," YOU CAN SEE THE DAY ROOM, THE CELLS, THE LEFT PICTURE SHOWS THE OUTDOOR REC ROOM.

AND EXAMPLE OF AREA "D," WE HAVE A KITCHEN ON THE LEFT, LAUNDRY AREAEN AT RIGHT. SO, TOUCH ON THE PUBLISH SAFETY BUILDING WE ARE IN THE INTERIOR FINISH STAGE.

ROUGHLY 25 PERCENT OF LIGHTS HAVE BEEN TURNED ON, ALSO PREPARING FOR TEST AND BALANCE ON THE PROJECT AS WELL.

EMERGENCY COMMUNICATION CENTER IS SUBSTANTIALLY COMPLETE AND READY FOR FURNITURE INSTALL WHICH WE SCHEDULED TO BEGIN JAMJOON 30TH THAT'S A THREE WEEK PROCESS.

DATA CITY RACKS TERMINATED IN PREPARATION FOR COUNTY I.T.

SITE WORK IS GONGOING, WE HAVE COMPLETED DRYWALL AND FENCING SOON. SECURITY FENCING AND WALKS ON THE SITE UNDER WAY AND CURRENTLY WORKING ON DETAILING THE STAGE COACH EXTENSION AND PREPARING THE SITE FOR LANDSCAPING.

AGAIN, A FEW PICTURES, HERE WE'RE LOOKING AT THE FRONT ENTRANCE INTO THE LOBBY. THIS IS AN AERIAL SHOT LOOKING SOUTHWEST. YOU CAN SEE THE GOVERNMENT CENTER THERE IN THE FAR LEFT CORNER.

AGAIN, THESE PICTURES WERE TAKEN LAST WEEK, SO, AS I MENTIONED, WE ALREADY HAVE ASPHALT ON THE PARKING LOTS AND THROUGHOUT THE SITE. ON THE LEFT, THIS IS A VIEW OF THE LOBBY LOOKING SOUTH. ON THE -- YOU CAN SEE THE GLASS DOORS TO THE ENTRANCE TO THE WEST RIGHT THERE.

AND THEN THE -- A VIEW OF THE PUBLIC SAFETY ROOM IS ON THE RIGHT. .

I'M SORRY, THAT WAS THE PUBLIC MEETING ROOM.

HERE'S A COUPLE PICTURE OF OPEN WORK AREAS, AND SHARED WORKROOMS TO SHOW PROGRESS. WE HAVE MILL WORK IN, LOTS OF GOING ON. HERE WE HAVE THE EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER ON THE LEFT AND THE EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS CENTER ON THE RIGHT. OKAY, MOVING TO SCHEDULE, REVISED SUBSTANTIAL COMPLETION DATES SHOWN ON THE SCREEN.

FIRST FOCUSING ON THE SITE SPECIFICALLY WE HAVE VARIOUS HURDLES CONTRIBUTING TO THE REVISED DATES SPECIFICALLY ON THE JAIL. PRIMARILY THOSE HURD OFS INCLUDE ADDITIONAL SOACOPE RELATED TO T SMOKE EVACUATION SYSTEM WHICH IS PART OF THE JAIL STANDARD REQUIREMENTS TO OCCUPY THE EXPANSION. ALSO SECURITY SUBCONTRACTOR IS NOT MEETING THEIR CONTRACTUAL DATES THIS IS LARGELY DUE TO THE SPECIFIC MARKETING, DIMINISHING SO LIMITED OPTIONS AND RESOURCES COME INTO PLAY. IT ALSO AFFECTS -- HAS A DOMINO EFFECT ON OTHER TRADES AS WELL. LAST AS WE SPOKE ABOUT A LOT THIS MORNING ALREADY. COVID-19 HASN'T HELPED US.

WE ARE SEEING REDUCED MAN POWER THROUGHOUT, BOTH IN TRADES AND THROUGH ACTUAL SAFETY PROTOCOLS AND ALLOWING CERTAIN NUMBER OF PEOPLE WITHIN THE SPACE TRYING TO MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCING.

WE ARE SEEING DELAYS IN MANUFACTURING AND DELIVERY OF SOME SYSTEMS AND IN FACT WE WILL HAVE A FEW SYSTEMS THAT WILL BE DELIVERED AND INSTALLED AFTER SUBSTANTIAL COMPLETION AND THE BUILDING IS ALREADY TURNED OVER. FOR THESE SYSTEMS, WE'RE COMMUNICATING DIRECTLY WITH THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE TO COORDINATE AS NEEDED BUT JUST TO KNOW THAT THAT WILL BE HAPPENING ON BOTH PROJECTS. ALSO, WE HAD, DUE TO LIMITED TRAVEL REQUIREMENT, SOME COMPANY ENFORCED BY THOSE SPECIFIC TRADES, WE'RE EXPERIENCING DELAYS OF ON SITE TESTING OF CERTAIN SYSTEMS. SO, THOSE EXAMPLE HURDLES I JUST MENTIONED ARE DIRECTLY RELATED TO THE JAIL AND/OR TRAINING BUILDING. THESE HURDLES ARE INADVERTENTLY AFFECTING THE COMPLETION OF RENOVATION SINCE WE ARE UNABLE TO CONTINUE RENOVATION UNTIL WE MOVE THE INMATES AND CLEAR OUT EXISTING TASTE SPACE TO WORK IN. THAT BEING SAID WE ARE WORKING WITH TURNER TO REGAIN FORCES OF THAT TO REGAIN SOME TIME ON THE BACK END. AGAIN, COVID COME NOOSE PLAY AND HOW WE HANDLE THIS AND GETTING PEOPLE ACTUALLY IN THE JAIL, SO THERE'S A LOT OF COORDINATION THAT'S INVOLVED TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN. FOR THE PUBLIC SAFETY BUILDING, THE DATE SLID ROUGHLY TWO WEEKS PRIMARILY DUE TO COVID-19.

SO THE SAME HURDLES I TOUCHED ON ARE AFFECTING THE PSB PROJECT AS WELL. THE FIRST FLOOR AND SITE ARE PROTECTED TO BE COMPLETE BY JULY 25TH WHICH IS THE ORIGINAL SUBSTANTIAL COMPLETION DATE. TURNER IS PRESSING TO FINISH THE

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SECOND FLOOR WHICH WILL BE TIGHT AND CURRENTLY PROJECTED TO BE COMPLETE ON AUGUST 8TH. HOWEVER, DUE TO THE MAJORITY OF THE BUILDING MEETING THEIR ORIGINAL DATES WE'RE NOT PUSHING BACK FINAL COMPLETION AND THEREFORE MOVE-IN FOR PSB IS NOT ANTICIPATED TO BE AFFECTED. SO, WHILE WE ARE WORKING THROUGH COMPLEX HUDDLES ON BOTH PROJECTS AND THROUGH UNCHARTERED WATERS WITH COVID-19, WE ARE WORKING TO TOGETHER OPEN THE BUILDING AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE. WITH THAT BEING SAID, SOME OF THESE CHALLENGES HAD A COST IMPACT WHICH BRINGS US TO CONSTRUCTION BUDGET UPDATE. AT THIS TIME, STILL EVALUATING SPECIFIC DETAILS OF THIS IMPACT BUT IN FOCUSING ON THE KEEPING THE PROJECT MOVING TOWARD THE EARLIEST POSSIBLE OPENING WE NEED TO KEEP THE PROJECT FUNDED. NO. 3 IS CRAFTED IN A MANNER THAT ESTABLISHES ALLOW UNDERSTANDS FOR SPECIFIC HURDLES AS WE CONTINUE TO MOVE FORWARD. EVEN WITH ALLOWANCES, EACH COST COMMITTED WILL BE THOROUGHLY VETTED BY THE TEAM BEFORE FUNDS APPROVED OR EXPENDED FROM THESE ESTABLISHED ALLOWANCES.

TO GO OVER IN DETAIL, I GUESS THE ALLOWANCES, INCLUDE, AN ALLOWANCE FOR THE DIRECT COST OF WORK, THAT IS JUST FOR EQUIPMENT AND LABOR ONLY, FOR RELATED WORK TO THE ADDITIONAL SMOKE EVACUATION SYSTEM. THERE'S A CON TIN GENERALLY REPLENISHMENT TO COULD COVER SCOPE ITEMS THAT WOULD TYPICALLY FALL OUTSIDE THE CONTRACTOR'S CONTINGENCY THAT WE HAVE IN THE GMP. AS THESE SCOPE ITEMS AROSE WE IF UNDERED THEM FROM CONTRACTOR CONTINGENCY, AS WE ALL KNOW, THE GMP -- FROM GMP DEVELOPMENT, THE INCLUDED CONTRACT CONTINGENCY WAS LOW COMPARED TO INDUSTRY STANDARD.

WE CAME TO THE POINT IN THE PROBABLY WHERE WE FEEL THE CONTRACTOR CAN NO LONGER FUND THE SPECIFIC ITEMS AND WE FELT APPROPRIATE TO REIMBURSE THE CONTINGENCY AT THIS TIME.

THESE SCOPE ITEMS INCLUDE INCREASED SCOPE DUE TO TEXAS COMMISSION AND JAIL STANDARDS, REQUIREMENTS OR COMES, CITY REVIEW COMMENTS, CHANGES IN SCOPE AND UNFORESEEN CONDITIONS, ET CETERA. AND LAST, WE HAVE A VESDA UPGRADE ANNOUNCE. THE CURRENT DESIGN DOES INCLUDE A VESDA SYSTEM. THE SYSTEM AS CURRENTLY DESIGNED DOESN'T MEAN THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE ORIGINAL INTENT.

AT THE COMPLETION WE WILL PERFORM A MOCK TEST TO DETERMINE IF THE UPDATE IS REQUIRED OR DESIGN SYSTEM WILL WORK THE TO PROTECT THE SECURITY ASPECT OF THE SYSTEM I DON'T WANT TO GO INTO DETAILS OF THE UPGRADE ITSELF BUT WOULD BE GLAD TO SHARE DETAILS OF THAT INDIVIDUALLY AFTER.

>> CODY, CAN YOU BRIEFLY TELL US WHAT THE VESDA SYSTEM IS SO

FOLKS AWARE? >> THE VESDA SYSTEM IS TIED TO THE SMOKE ALARM SYSTEM. WHEN AN ALARM SYSTEM GOES OFF, THE VESDA SYSTEM SENDS OUT ALERTS SO WE CAN NOTIFY -- SORRY, IF A SMOKE ALARM GOES ON THE VESDA SYSTEM ALERTS THE OFFICERS TO WHERE THIS ALARM IS LOCATED.

>> THANK YOU. >> YOU'RE WELCOME.

>> OKAY. SO, IF THE CHANGE ORDER IS APPROVED TURNER'S CONTRACT IS INS HE CREWED BY $2,853,957.

THIS IS FUNDED FROM OWNER'S CONTINGENCY BETWEEN BOND FUNDS AND BOND INTEREST EARNINGS. SO, IN ADDITION TO CHANGE ORDER NO. 3, ON THE AGENDA TODAY, WE ALSO HAVE THE TRAINING EQUIPMENT, THAT'S OUR COMMISSIONING AND TAP CONSULTANT. THEIR SERVICE INCLUDES A PRE TAB AUDIT OF EXISTING RTUS THIS IS TO ESTABLISH A BASELINE BEFORE WE TELL MOW THE JAIL. THE EXISTING TAB SYSTEM.

ALSO REDUCTION IN SCOPE BY REMOVING THE BUILD EGG AND SCOPE IN THIS TESTING WE SUPPLEMENTED WITH A DIFFERENT VENDOR ALREADY.

A DIFFERENT. THE TOTAL.

"L" CCX "A" SR, HAVE 104,535. THE REMAINING AMOUNT WILL BE FUNDED FROM OPENER'S CONTINGENCY AN THE ONLY "F" FFE PURCHASE WE HAVE IS FOR TRAINING EQUIPMENT. THE TOTAL IS $80,148.

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WE HAD 125,000 ORIGINALLY BUDGETED FOR THIS.

SO THE SAVINGS WILL BE TRANSFERRED AND REPLENISHED OWNER'S CONTINGENCY. THEREFORE, WITH THESE TWO AGENDA ITEMS AND PARTIAL FUNDING CHANGE ORDER NO. 3, THE REMAINING BALANCE OF OWNER'S CONTINGENCY IF APPROVED IS $1,166,968.

AND WE'RE CONFIDENT WITH THIS AMOUNT MOVING FORWARD WITH RENOVATION IN THE STAGE OF WHERE THE PROJECT IS TODAY.

THE REMAINDER OF CHANGE OR NO. 3 IS FUNDED FROM THE BOND INTEREST EARNINGS, WHICH I'VE SUMMARIZED ON THE LOWER PART ON THIS SCREEN. SO, WITH THAT, I HAVE THE ITEMS YOU TALKED ABOUT, LCR PROPOSALS SO I WON'T GO INTO DETAILS ABOUT THAT. THAT'S ALL WE HAVE TODAY.

DO I HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR ANYTHING FROM ANYONE IN THE

ROOM. >> JUDGE BECERRA: CHANGE ORDER NO. 3 ALMOST $3 MILLION. COMMISSIONER SMITH?

ANY QUESTIONS? >> COMMISSIONER SMITH: I APPRECIATE CODY TAKING THE TIME AND GIVING A BRIEFING EARLIER THIS WEEK AND WALKING THROUGH IT.

I GUESS MY BIGGEST QUESTION IS, DO WE ANTICIPATE THIS BEING THE FINAL CHANGE ORDER FOR THESE TWO FACILITIES BEFORE WE ASK

COMPLETION. >> AT THIS TIME, WE ARE STILL EVALUATING. THERE ARE STILL A LOT OF UNKNOWNS RELATED TO THE SMOKE EVAC SYSTEM.

ALSO, WHAT TYPE OF DELAYS, IF ANY ARE INCURRED FROM THE SMOKE EVAC SYSTEM. AND THEN ALSO, CONTINGENCY, THERE'S STILL A LOT OF CONTINGENCY ITEMS OUT THERE.

THEY STILL HAVE RENOVATION FOR THE JAIL AND THAT PRETTY MUCH EXHAUFTED ALL OF OUR CONTINGENCY AT THIS POINT.

WE DON'T KNOW WHAT WE WILL FINE. AT THIS TIME IT'S TOO EARLY TO SAY YES OR NO, BUT WE NEED TO REALLY FOCUS ON FINISHING THE PROJECT AND GETTING IT TO THE END AND KEEPING THE SUBS ON THE PROJECT. WE TRUE TO FOCUS ON WHAT WE KNEW AT THIS TIME, AND ESTABLISH ALLOWANCE TO KEEP THE PROJECT MOVING FORWARD. I DO THINK THERE WILL BE SOME DISCUSSION HAD ON OTHER EFFECTS ONCE WE'VE HAD A BETTER BIG PICTURE IDEA OF WHAT THOSE LONG -- OR, I SHOULDN'T SAY LONG TERM, BUT WHAT REALLY THE EFFECTS ARE, IF THAT ANSWERED

YOUR QUESTION. >> COMMISSIONER SMITH: IT DOES.

>> JUDGE BECERRA: COMMISSIONER SHELL?

>> COMMISSIONER SHELL: BESIDES MOVING FUNDS TO REPLENISH THE CONTINGENCY, OBVIOUSLY THE OVERWHELMING MAJORITY OF THIS ISSUE IS SMOKE EVACUATION, WHAT ARE WE ABLE TO EXPLAIN ABOUT WHY WE ARE WHERE WE ARE WITH SMOKE EVAC?

>> WITH THE SMOKE EVAC YOU THIS IS REQUIRED FROM THE TEXAS SYSTEM OF JAIL STANDARDS UNTIL IT'S OPERATIONAL, WE CAN'T OCCUPY THE JAIL. BUT, THROUGH PROGRAMMING AND INSTALLATION OF THE SYSTEM, WE REALIZED THAT COMPARTMENT 13 OF THE SMOKE EVACUATION SYSTEM WAS MISSING EQUIPMENT, FROM THE ORIGINAL CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS AND SO, A BIG PORTION OF THIS IS PUTTING IN AND ADDING THAT EQUIPMENT TO THE PROGRAMMING, INTO THE CONSTRUCTION ITSELF. ALSO GIVEN THE STATE OF WHERE CONSTRUCTION WAS, IT'S TAKING MORE COORDINATION, AND MORE EFFORT FR EFFORT, ON THE SUB'S PART TO COORDINATE THIS IN THE FIELD, WITH AS LITTLE DISRUPTION AS POSSIBLE.

THERE'S -- THAT'S ONE REASON, I GUESS THE CHANGE ORDER INCLUDES A LOT OF ALLOWANCES, BECAUSE THERE'S A LOT OF TRADES AFFECTED AND AT THIS TIME, WE'RE NOT -- WE ARE BASICALLY ONLY APPROVING OR CREATING ALLOWANCE TO APPROVE THE LABOR AND EQUIPMENT THAT WE KNOW IS COMING FORWARD. ALL OF THE DOMINO EFFECT OF THE MISSING EQUIPMENT AND ALL OF THE SUBS THAT THEY ACTUALLY TOUCHED WILL BE BILLED TO US ON A TIME AND MATERIALS BASIS FOR OUR REVIEW AS WE START WORKING AND GETTING THROUGH THIS.

SINCE WE STARTED TO CREATE THESE NUMBERS WE CONTINUE TO KNOW MORE EACH DAY. BUT IT'S PRIMARILY THAT THE SYSTEM WAS -- THE ORIGINAL DESIGN WAS MISSES EQUIPMENT AND

NOW WE ARE PUTTING THAT IN. >> ARE WE ABLE TO EXPLAIN WHY THE DESIGN OMITTED THIS FOR THIS ONE PROGRAM? CAN WE GET INTO THE DETAILS OF THAT? MAYBE IT'S A QUESTION FOR MR. KENNEDY?

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>> I THINK IT'S THE DESIGNER'S DUTY TO EXPLAIN WHY THAT WAS OMITTED, AND THIS REALLY WILL EVENTUALLY LEAD TO A DISCUSSION BETWEEN OWNER, HAYS COUNTY. AND DESIGNER, OR SUB TO THE DESIGNER, ABOUT WHETHER THAT'S COVERED UNDER ERRORS OR OMISSIONS INSURANCE OR WHAT. A LOT OF THAT WILL BE BASED ON THE EXPLANATION THEY PROVIDE. THERE'S STILL CONVERSATIONS TO BE HAD ABOUT IT. YEAH.

>> JUDGE BECERRA: GREAT QUESTIONS.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? >> NO, JUDGE.

>> JUDGE BECERRA: COMMISSIONER INGALSBE.

>> COMMISSIONER INGALSBE: I'LL JUST AT ONE LITTLE BIT TO THAT, MARK. I GUESS WE MAY HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO RECOUP SOME OF THIS MONEY THAT WE ARE HAVING TO SPEND OUT BECAUSE OF THAT OFFICIAL?

>> THAT'S RIGHT. AND HAVING THAT SORT OF DISCUSSION WHILE WE WAIT ON THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION, AND IMPLEMENTATION OF THE SYSTEM WOULD BE IMPRACTICAL.

WE STILL HAVE A SUBSTANTIAL COMPLETION DATE THAT WE NEED TO MEET. SO, AFTER DISCUSSION OF THE BETTER BET WOULD BE FOR US TO MOVE FORWARD, HAVE THAT DESIGN PUP SUPPLEMENTED, IMPLEMENT THAT AND EARMARK AND TRACK THOSE FUNDS WITH INTENTION TO HAVE A CONVERSATION WITH THE DESIGNER.

>> RIGHT. AND, JUDGE, THE ONLY OTHER THING I WOULD SAY, I KNOW THAT THIS IS A VERY LARGE NUMBER FOR A CHANGE ORDER, BUT THE FUNDS ALL WITHIN THE BOND, OR THE INTEREST EARNINGS THAT WE HAVE GAINED FROM THE BOND, AND SO IT'S NOT LIKE WE'RE SEEKING MONEY FROM OUTSIDE OF THE BOND TO DO THIS WORK AND TO HAVE THE WORK COMPLETED.

>> CAN I ASK ONE MORE CLARIFYING QUESTION, JUDGE? I'M SORRY. MAINLY TO MR. KENNEDY.

SO, THE STRATEGY, WE HAVE TO HAVE THIS IN THE JAIL, OR WE CAN'T OPERATE THE JAIL. THAT'S A FACT AND JAIL STANDARDS UNDERSTANDS THAT, WE UNDERSTAND IT, EVERYBODY UNDERSTANDS THAT.

SO, THE STRATEGY IS THAT KNOWING THAT WE'VE GOT TO GET THIS IN THE JAIL REGARDLESS WHOSE FAULT IT IS, WE ARE GOING TO GO AHEAD AND DO IT, THEN WE ARE GOING TO PUT OUR EFFORTS INTO RECOUPING THOSE CALLS FROM THE PARTIES THAT WOULD POTENTIALLY BE LIABLE

FOR THIS INCREASE? >> THAT'S CORRECT.

AND WE REQUIRE OUR CONTRACTORS AND SUBCONTRACTORS TO CARRY DIFFERENT FORMS OF RISK COVERAGE INSURANCE FOR EXACTLY THESE KINDS OF PURPOSES. IF IT'S A DESIGNER, THEN THEY WILL BE MADE TOO CARRY E&O, ERRORS AND OMISSIONS INSURANCE WHICH CARRIES THIS TYPE OF THING.

THANK YOU. >> JUDGE BECERRA: YES, MA'AM?

>> BRENDA JENKINS WITH ECM INTERNATIONAL.

I WANTED TO TAKE THIS TIME TO, AGAIN, I GAVE YOU FORMAL NOTIFICATION ABOUT CODY NEWSOME'S DEPARTURE, SAD TO SAY.

I HAVE WORKED WITH CODY, MOST TERRY AND I BOTH, TERRY WHITEMAN AND I BOTH HAVE WORKED WITH CODY OVER 12 1/2 YEARS.

SO, THIS IS A PROFESSIONAL LOSS FOR US, AND IT'S ALSO A PERSONAL LOSS, BUT WE ARE VERY PROUD THAT CODY AND HER MOVE TO COLORADO, HAS, YOU KNOW, THIS IS AN ADVANCEMENT IN HER CAREER, AND ALSO AN OPPORTUNITY HER TO BE CLOSER TO HER FAMILY, THAT LIVES IN COLORADO, SO, WE ARE -- WE ARE NOT LOOKING FORWARD TO HER DEPARTURE. SHE WILL BE OUT AS OF JULY 3RD.

BUT I DO WANT TO COME TO COURT TO ASSURE YOU THAT WE ARE MAKING A MOVE TRANSITION AND INTRODUCE YOU THAT DO NOT KNOW TERRY WHITMAN, WHO IS GOING TO BE THE POINT OF CONTACT IN TAKING OVER THIS PROJECT. MANY OF YOU KNOW TERRY FROM HIS WORK ON PREVIOUS PROJECTS, I KNOW MARK KENNEDY, COMMISSIONER INGALSBE, COMMISSIONER JONES, HAS WORKED WITH HIM, WE'VE GOT -- TERRY HAS WORKED ON THE GOVERNMENT CENTER PROJECT, AS WELL AS PRECINCT 2 FOR COMMISSIONER JONES.

AND HE'S BEEN INVOLVED IN A LOT OF OUR TEAM EFFORT ON THIS PROJECT OVER THE LAST FOUR AND I HALF YEARS OF CODY'S PASS, SO, JUST A LITTLE BIT ABOUT TERRY WHITMAN.

AGAIN, I'VE WORKED WITH TERRY OVER A DECADE.

HE HAS OVER 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE. HE'S GOT PAGES OF PROJECTS IN

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HIS RESUME, BUT OVER THE LAST FIVE YEARS, TERRY HAS WORKED FOR THE TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY IN HUNTSVILLE AND CONROE, HE'S DONE MORE THAN 20 PROGRAMS DURING THAT TIME, RANGING FROM INFRASTRUCTURE AND UTILITY, TO ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY, HOUSING, AND THE -- HE'S CLOSING OUT A PROJECT NOW THAT IS THE COLLEGE OF MEDICINE PROJECT FOR SAM HO HOUSE /* HOUSTON STATE UNIVERSITY. SO, THESE BEEN THE PROGRAM MANAGER FOR CLOSE TO HALF A BILLION DOLLARS IN THE LAST FIVE YEARS WITH SAM HOUSTON. SO, HE'S CLOSING OUT THESE PROJECT, AND AS MUCH AS IT IS A LOSS FOR US WITH CODY LEAVING, I WANTED TO ASSURE YOU AGAIN THAT WE HAVE -- WE ARE GOING TO HAVE A SMOOTH TRANSITION. CODY HAS OFFERED TO ASSIST IN WHATEVER WAY SHE NEEDS TO. AND I'M SURE SHE'S GOING TO BE ANSWERING SOME PHONE CALLS, BUT I THINK WE ARE IN A GOOD POSITION TO KEEP GOING AND FINISHING OUT THE JOB.

SO, IF THERE ARE ANY IF THERE ARE ANY ISSUES THAT YOU HAVE, IF YOU WANT TO, AS WE ALWAYS DO, INDIVIDUALLY BRIEF THE COMMISSIONERS, PLEASE LET US KNOW, BUT FROM, I GUESS FROM THIS POINT FORWARD. IT WOULD PROBABLY BE THE BEST THING TO DO IS TO START SENDING CORRESPONDENCE, PHONE CALL, AND THAT SORT OF THING, TO TERRY. TO COORDINATE ALL OF THE ADDITIONAL -- ALL OF THE ADDITIONAL WORK.

SO, THANKS TO CODY, AND WE WILL MISS HER.

WE APPRECIATE AWFUL THE WORK SHE'S DONE, AND I KNOW THAT SHE BELIEVES THAT THIS HAS BEEN A FOUR-YEAR PART OF HER LIFE, AND, AS I SAID IN MY E-MAIL, IT'S ONLY FITTING THAT CODY ENHER CAREER WITH ECM, WITH THE HAYS COUNTY PROJECT, AS HER FIRST PROJECT MANUFACTURING PROJECT, WAS WITH HAYS COUNTY.

>> JUDGE BECERRA: I HAVE A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS.

WHEN WAS THE ERROR CAUGHT? IS THE DESIGNER HERE?

>> IS THE DESIGNER HERE IN THIS ROOM?

>> JUDGE BECERRA: AND WHEN WAS THE ERROR CAUGHT?

>> CODY, DO YOU HAVE THE DATE ON THAT?

>> YES, YES. WE FIRST THE INNED -- IT'S KIND OF IN THE WORKS. YOU KNOW, FIRST QUESTIONED BACK IN OCTOBER BY OUR COMMISSIONING AGENT, AND WAS RESPONDED TO BY THE ENGINEER WHO IS NOT IN THE COURTROOM AS FAR AS I AM AWARE.

BUT WE THOUGHT AT THAT TIME, IT WAS TAKEN CARE OF.

AND THEN IN FEBRUARY, IS WHEN THE SUBCONTRACTOR AND TURNER ACTUALLY REALIZED THE EQUIPMENT WAS MISSING AND REACHED BACK OUT TO THE DESIGN TEAM. AT THAT TIME, YOU KNOW, THEY DIDN'T KNOW EXACTLY WHAT THE PROBLEM WAS, BUT THAT SOMETHING WAS OFF, SO THE DESIGN TEAM RESPONDED STATING THAT IT WAS PROGRAMMING AND EQUIPMENT AND STARTED RELOOKING AT IT AND THAT'S WHEN WE REALLY DISCOVERED HOW BIG THIS WAS.

PROBABLY IMAGINE 10TH, IS WHEN WE REALLY HONED IN ON THE ISSUE, SINCE THEN, THERE'S A LOT OF COLLABORATION BETWEEN THE DESIGN TEAM TURNER, THE TRADE PARTNERS, COMMISSIONING AGENT.

ECM AND VANNER, TO -- TO DETERMINE HOW TO CORRECT THIS, HOW TO MOVE FORWARD IN THE LEAST EINSTRUCTIVE WAY.

AGAIN, I MENTION THE BUILDING IS CONSTRUCTED IN MANY AREAS, THEY ARE COMPLETE. SO, WHAT CAN WE DO TO LEAST IMPACT WHAT WE ALREADY HAVE, AND STILL ACCOMPLISH WHAT WE NEED TO ACCOMPLISH IN THE QUICKEST WAY POSSIBLE, IN THE MOST COST EFFECTIVE WAY. SO, WE'VE BEEN WORKING THROUGH THAT SINCE IMAGINE, WE ACTUALLY STARTED WORKING ON THIS TO MAINTAIN SCHEDULE RIGHT AWAY. TURNER HAS TAKEN THE RISK TO MOVE FORWARD WITH ALREADY PURCHASING EQUIPMENT SO THAT WE CAN MOVE FORWARD WITH THAT AND GET THEM ORDER SO LEAD TIME IS ROUGHLY 7 WEEKS. THE PROGRAMMER ALREADY STARTED

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PROGRAMMING THAT INTO THE SYSTEM.

THERE'S A LOT OF WORK THAT'S ALREADY BEEN DONE, THAT TURNER DID TO JUST TRY AND MAINTAIN SCHEDULE AND GET THIS THROUGH AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE AND WHILE WE ARE WORKING OUT THE KINKS.

NOW, SINCE THERE STILL IS A LOT OF UNKNOWN, AS FAR AS WHAT ACTUALLY NEEDS TO HAPPEN WITHIN THE BUILDING, AND WHEN WE INSTALL THIS EQUIPMENT, WE CONTINUE TO WORK THROUGH THIS.

SO, THERE'S WEEKLY, SOMETIMES TWICE A WEEK MEETINGS WITH EVERYONE INVOLVED TO WORK THROUGH IT AS THESE ARE DISCOVERED IN THE FIELD. SO, IT'S JUST A VERY TIME CONSUMING, VERY DETAILED COMPLEX ISSUE THAT WE ARE WORKING THROUGH. BUT THE COLLABORATION THROUGHOUT THE WHOLE THING HAS BEEN HANDLED VERY WELL.

AND EVERYBODY IS TRYING TO BE A GOOD TEAM PLAYER IN IT TO REALLY GET THE COUNTY THE BEST PRODUCT IN THE END AS QUICKLY AS

POSSIBLE. >> ONE MORE QUESTION, I'M SORRY, JUDGE. SO, KNOWING THERE WAS SOME MISTAKE MADE AT SOME POINT IN DESIGN, PROBABLY A LONG TIME AGO, YEARS AGO, I GUESS, WHEN THIS ISSUE WAS CREATED WITHIN THE DESIGN, WE REALIZED WHENEVER WE STARTED TESTING OR INSTALLING THINGS THAT THERE WAS SOMETHING MISSING.

SOMEBODY PICKED UP ON IT. CODY EXPLAINED THAT PROCESS.

WE GET TO THIS POINT, ARE WE COMFORTABLE? IS THERE A THIRD PARTY REVIEW? HAS THERE BEEN SOMEBODY FROM OUTSIDE OF THE DESIGN TEAM OR THAT SPECIFIC DINER? IN OTHER WORDS IS IT THE SAME DESIGNER, SAME ENGINEER THAT MADE THE CHANGES THAT WE ALL BELIEVE WILL SOLVE OUR PROBLEM.

HAS THERE BEEN SOMEONE THAT'S CONFIRMED THAT SAID, YES, THAT WAS WRONG, HERE IS YOUR BEST PATH FORWARD? IS THERE -- WAS IT WITHIN THE SAME DESIGN TEAM? WAS IT A THIRD PARTY, WAS IT A DIFFERENT ENGINEER? IN OTHER WORDS, HAVE THERE BEEN MULTIPLE EYES FROM THE ENGINEERING SIDE OF THINGS TO LOOK AT THIS AND SIGN OFF AND SAY YES, THIS IS THE RIGHT WAY TO DO IT.

>>. >> SO, WE'RE IN SOMEWHAT OF A UNIQUE SITUATION IN THE SENSE PART OF THE DESIGN TEAM, ALL OF THE ENGINEERS THAT ORIGINALLY DESIGNED THE BUILDING ARE NO LONGER WITH THAT COMPANY. IN A SENSE, EVEN THOUGH THE SAME COMPANY HAS RELOCATED AT THIS. IT IS -- A FRESH SET OF EYES.

WE HAVE OUR ENGINEERING COMPANY BROUGHT IN THEIR EXPERT OUT OF CALIFORNIA TO COME IN AND LOOK AT WITH THE BEST PERSON THEY HAVE. ON TOP OF THAT.

WE'VE DONE KIND OF HIGH LEVEL REVIEW, OUR COMMISSIONING AGENT REVIEWED IT TO THE BEST OF THEIR ABILITY NOW OF COURSE THEY ARE REVIEWING IT BASED ON BASIS OF DESIGN, AND SEQUENCE, NOT NECESSARILY THE DETAILS AND DESIGN ITSELF IF AS SUGGESTED, THERE'S ERRORS AND OMISSIONS CLAIM THAT GOES INTO THIS.

IT WOULD BE BENEFICIAL FOR THE PARTY TO HIRE A THIRD PARTY PEER REVIEW TO LOOK AT THAT DESIGN. WE DISCUSSED THAT EARLY ON WITH THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. HOWEVER THE PROCESS AND TIME IT TAKES TO COMPLETE THE PEER REVIEW DESIGN COULD TAKE WELL OVER 90 DAYS AND GIVEN THE SCHEDULE AT HAND, AND -- THAT WE CAN'T OCCUPY THE BUILDING UNTIL THIS IS COMPLETE, WE FELT CONFIDENT ENOUGH TO MOVE FORWARD, AND THOUGHT THAT THIS WAS THE LESS RISK OPTION, TO PUT IN WHAT THEY HAVE NOW, WITH THE CURRENT DESIGN, NEW DESIGN, AND IF THE COUNTY CHOOSES TO DO SO IN THE FUTURE, TO GET PEER REVIEW AT THAT TIME.

TO TAKE APPROPRIATE TIME NEEDED TO TRULY LOOK INTO THIS.

>> I THINK IT'S WORTH NOTING WHATEVER ERROR/OMISSION WAS MADE IN THE ORIGINAL DESIGN, THE TIMING OF PEER REVIEW WON'T AFFECT OUR READING ON THAT. THAT IS WHAT IT IS.

>> RIGHT. >> THE TIMING OF PEER REVIEW WOULD AFFECT THE CURRENT DESIGN WHICH HAS BEEN MODIFIED NOW.

IF WE SEEMED TO BELIEVE THAT THE CURRENT DESIGN DOESN'T GET IT RIGHT, WE MIGHT WANT THAT PEER REVIEW, IF WE HAD THE TIME TO DO SO. WE HAVE NO BASIS FOR THAT BELIEVE AT THE MOMENT ANYWAY, BASED ON CONVERSATIONS WE HAVE HAD. THAT'S THE REASON, JUST TIMING ISSUES IN GENERAL IS WHY WE MOVED FORWARD WITH THIS.

AND WE WILL START DOING OUR DILIGENCE ON THE POTENTIAL

CLAIM. >> ONE LAST QUESTION, JAIL STANDARDS, WHAT ROLE DID THEY PLAY.

DIDN'T THEY HAVE OPPORTUNITY FOR OVERSIGHT ON THIS PROJECT?

>> ALL OF THE DESIGN DOCUMENTS WERE SUBMITTED ON THE STANDARDS COMMISSION, AND THERE'S A WHOLE LONG -- VERY LONG LIST OF THINGS

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THAT HAVE TO BE SUBMITTED BEFORE THE JAIL STANDARDS COMMISSION WILL EVEN COME OUT AND LOOK AT THE BUILDING.

THERE'S ALWAYS GOING TO BE ISSUES WITH DESIGNS.

NO DESIGNS ARE PERFECT. MOST OF THE TIME WE CAN CATCH THOSE IN THE CONSTRUCTABILITY REVIEWS.

THIS ALSO DOESN'T RELIEVE THE CONTRACTOR FROM SOME -- BECAUSE WHAT I'M HEARING, IS WHO IS TO BLAME AND WHY DID THIS HAPPEN.

>> I'M SURE OF ASKING MORE AGGRESSIVE QUESTIONS THAN I AM

REFRAINING. >> YES.

SO, I GUESS THE MAIN POINT, THOUGH, IS ON THIS ONE, WE KNOW THERE IS AN ERROR, AND WE KNOW THIS ERROR IS SIGNIFICANT, AND ONCE IT WAS DISCOVERED, IT WAS PRETTY HAVE ALL HAND ON DECK TO FIND OUT, NOT JUST WHY, BUT WHAT DO WE NEED TO DO TO FIX IT.

I AM IN THE SAME SITUATION TO COME DEGREE, AN THAN OTHER PROGRAMS AND TERRY HAS BEEN ALSO, BUT THE MAIN FOCUS IS MAIN SURE THE ENGINEERS, ARCHITECTS AND EVERYBODY ON BOARD, ARE AWARE OF THE PROBLEM, WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE, AND IS EVERYBODY -- IS EVERYBODY OF THE SAME MIND THAT THE PROJECT SHOULD GO FORWARD? WHAT'S THE ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES, AND WE WERE TRYING TO GET THE PROJECT TO GO FORWARD WITH THE HIGH DEGREE OF CONFIDENCE THIS WAS THE RIGHT FIX TO THE PROBLEM. AND EVERYBODY SEEMS TO AGREE THAT IT IS THE RIGHT FIX FOR THE PROBLEM, AND SO WE ARE TRYING TO FINISH IT OUT, AND THEN WHEN WE CLOSE OUT, AND WE GO BACK TO CLOSE OUT THE PROJECT FINANCIALLY, MARK IS RIGHT, WE WILL SETTLE UP. WE WILL TAKE THE MEASURES, TOO

TO SETTLE UP. >> JUDGE BECERRA: COMMISSIONER,

ANYBODY ELSE? >> I THANK CODY AND WISH HER

LUCK IN COLORADO. >> ABSOLUTELY.

>> TERRY WILL DO A GREAT JOB. >> THANK YOU, GUYS.

I WILL MISS YOU. I WILL COME BACK AND LOOK AT THE

PROJECTS WHEN THEY ARE DONE. >> COMMISSIONER?

>> COMMISSIONER INGALSBE: SO, JUDGE I KNOW WE HAVE A MOTION AND THE ONLY OTHER THING I'LL SAY, IT'S UNFORTUNATE THAT WE ARE IN THIS SITUATION, BUT I AGREE.

WE NEEDED TO MOVE THIS PROJECT FORWARD.

AND GET BACK TO AS CLOSE AS THE TIME LINE AS WE COULD, TO ENSURE THAT WE ARE PROVIDING THE BEST SERVICES THAT WE CAN.

AND WE'LL PURSUE OTHER ACTIONS AS NEEDED.

>> JUDGE BECERRA: THANK YOU. >> COMMISSIONER INGALSBE: YEAH, NO. 40. I BELIEVE THERE WAS A MOTION.

>> JUDGE BECERRA: THERE WAS A MOTION AND SECOND.

>> JUDGE, AFTER THIS ONE, YOU MAY WANT TO PICK UP, JUST IN

ORDER -- >> JUDGE BECERRA: 22 AND 39 IS

WHERE I WAS GOING NEXT. >> I WAS GOING TO SAY 123467 LET ME FINISH THIS PIECE REAL QUICK. DR. CARDENAS.

PLEASE CALL ROLL ON NO. 40. COMMISSIONER SHELL

>> COMMISSIONER SMITH: YES. MIXER SMITH

>> COMMISSIONER SMITH: YES. COMMISSIONER INGALSBE

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

>> JUDGE BECERRA: YES. >> I WAS GOING TO SAY 25 AND 27

REFLECT SOME OF THE CHANGES. >> JUDGE BECERRA: WHAT WE ARE DOING IS CHERRY PICKING AGENDA ITEMS TO CLEAR THE COURTROOM TO GIVE YOU A HEADS-UP. WE ASK ONCE YOUR AGENDA ITEM HAS BEEN TAKEN UP, IF YOU PLEASE CLEAR THE COURTROOM, WE APPRECIATE IT. AND IF YOU WILL -- I WAS GOING TO HIT 22 AND 39 BECAUSE I SEE VETERANS AFFAIRS HERE.

IS THERE A REASON WE SHOULD GO ANOTHER DIRECTION, FIRST?

>> COMMISSIONER SMITH: I WAS SAYING IF WE LOOK AT THE CHANGES THAT WE JUST DISCUSSED, THOSE CHANGES --

>> JUDGE BECERRA: JUST FOR PROXIMITY

>> COMMISSIONER SMITH: YEAH. THEY ARE THE SAME ISSUE.

I DIDN'T KNOW IF ANYBODY ELSE WAS GOING TO STAY FOR IT.

[22. Authorize the Veteran's Administration Office to purchase one new Dell Latitude 5400 Laptop valued at $1,050.16 and amend the budget accordingly. INGALSBE/PRATHER]

>> JUDGE BECERRA: PLEASE OPEN AGENDA ITEM NUMBER 22.

>> NO. 22 AUTHORIZE THE VETERAN'S ADMINISTRATION OFFICE TO PURCHASE ONE NEW DELL LATITUDE 5400 LAPTOP VALUED AT 1,050.16 AND AMEND THE BUDGET ACCORDINGLY.

>> SO MOVED. >> SECOND.

>> JUDGE BECERRA: MOTION AND SECOND?

ANY COMMENTS? >> NEXT ITEM.

>> PLEASE COAL THE ROLL. >> MUCK.

>> COMMISSIONER SMITH >> COMMISSIONER SMITH: YES.

[39. Discussion and possible action to accept the Hays County Assistance to Veterans grant award in the amount of $100,000 from the Texas Veterans Commission; establish one new full-time Veterans Services Caseworker, grade 110 and amend the budget accordingly. INGALSBE/PRATHER]

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COMMISSIONER INGALSBE. >> COMMISSIONER INGALSBE: YES.

COMMISSIONER SHELL >> COMMISSIONER SHELL: YES.

>> JUDGE >> JUDGE BECERRA: YES.

PLEASE OPEN 39. AUGUST AND POSSIBLE ACTION TO ACCEPT THE HAYS COUNTY ASSISTANCE TO VETERANS GRANT AWARD TO THE AMOUNT OF 100,000 FROM THE TEXAS VET TRAPS COMMISSION ESTABLISH ONE NEW FULL TIME VETERANS SERVICES CASE

WORKER. >> SO MOVED.

>> SECOND? >> JUDGE BECERRA: COMMENTS?

>> VETERANS SERVICE OFFICER WITH HAYS COUNTY.

BEFORE I GET INTO THE VAEND ITEM I WOULD LIKE TO INTRODUCE THE NEW MEMBER OF OUR STAFF, MICHAEL HERNANDEZ.

I MIGHT MICHAEL HERNANDEZ SOME YEARS BACK IN A FAMILY MEMBER'S LIVING ROOM AND THAT TURNED INTO AN INTERNSHIP AT OUR OFFICE.

HE STOOD OUT AS SOMEONE THAT WAS PASSIONATE ABOUT TAKING CARE OF VETERANS BUT ALSO A GO GETTER. ARMY VETERAN THAT SERVED IN IRAQ AS COMBAT MEDIC AND HIS TALENTS LEAD HIM TO THE GUADALUPE COUNTY VETERANS SERVICE OFFICE WHERE HE WORKED THERE AND HE WAS POACHED BY OUR STATE AGENCY, TEXAS VETERANS COMMISSION WHERE HE SERVED AS VETERAN SERVICE REP. IT'S GREAT WE ARE ABLE TO HAVE SOMEONE. HIS FIRST DAY WAS YESTERDAY THAT WAS ABLE TO HIT THE GROUND RUNNING AS ACCREDITED VETERAN SERVICE OFFICER. RIGHT BEFORE WE WALKED UP HERE WE WERE WORKING ON A REAL IMPORTANT CASE THAT IS GREAT TO HAVE SOMEONE THAT YOU DON'T HAVE TO TRAIN UP SIX MONTHS FROM NOW TO TAKE THEIR TEST. HE WAS READY TO HIT THE GROUND RUNNING. ON TOP OF ALL OF THAT.

BEING ACCREDITED SERVICE OFFICER, COMBAT MEDIC.

BORN IN SAN MARCOS, HE'S CURRENTLY CHAIRMAN OF THE SAN MARCOS SET TRANS ADVISORY COMMITTEE, LAST YEAR HE WAS SEQUIN CITIZEN OF THE YEAR. IT'S GREAT TO HAVE SOMEONE INVOLVED IN THE COMMUNITY HERE IN OUR OFFICE TO HELP.

THE BEST WAY TO DESCRIBE WHAT I'M TRYING TO DO, I'M TRYING TO PUT TOGETHER THE BEST TEAM BOB BECAUSE I THINK THE MOST DIFFICULT DAYS ARE IN FRONT OF US.

THIS GRANT APPLIED FOR WITH THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION WILL HELP WITH THAT. IT'S A FULL-TIME POSITION TO BE A CASE WORKER FOR FOLLOW UP, CASE WORK, ADVOCACY AND ADMINISTER THE GRANT. 45 THOUSAND IN EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE TO HELP WITH PEOPLE'S UTILITY BILLS OR RENTAL ASSISTANCE. THIS IS GEEING TO BE REALLY IMPORTANT. THE MOST DIFFICULT DAYS ARE LIKELY IN FRONT OF US AND THIS WILL HELP PROVIDE THOSE SERVICES THAT OUR VET TRAPS NEED IN OUR COUNTY.

>> COMMISSIONER INGALSBE: JUDE I WANT TO THANK YOU SO MUCH I KNOW THAT YOU HAVE REALLY WORKED HARD TO BRING THAT OFFICE TO WHERE IT'S AT RIGHT NOW CURRENTLY. AND MR. HERNANDEZ, I APPRECIATE YOU CHOOSING HAYS COUNTY. I KNOW IT'S PROBABLY GOOD TO BE WORKING AT A PLACE WHERE YOU WERE BORN AND LIVE.

SO THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL OF THE HARD WORK AND DEDICATION.

THERE'S NO CASH MATCH REQUIREMENT FOR THIS GRANT, AND WE'RE JUST SO APPRECIATIVE OF THE PARTNERSHIP THAT WE HAVE WITH THE VETERAN SERVICE OFFICE IN THANK YOU, ALL, SO MUCH FOR

ALL THAT YOU DO. >> YES, MA'AM.

>> JUDGE BECERRA: BEAUTIFUL. BECOME TO THE TEAM AND WELCOME

TO THE RODEO. >> ALSO WISH TO BEST TO MILES.

>> COMMISSIONER INGALSBE: YES, OF COURSE.

>> MILES OUR OTHER VETERAN SERVICE OFFICER TOOK A JOB WITH TEXAS VFW HEADQUARTERS UP IN AUSTIN.

SO WE WISH HIM LUCK. HE'S GOING TO HELP VETERANS, AS I SAID FROM EL PASO TO HOUSTON WITH RENTAL ASSISTANCE AND

EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE AS WELL. >> COMMISSIONER INGALSBE:

WONDERFUL. >> JUDGE BECERRA: BEAUTIFUL THANK YOU SIR. WE HAVE A MOTION AND SECOND

PLEASE CALL ROLL. >> COMMISSIONER ENGELS BYE.

>> >> COMMISSIONER INGALSBE: YES.

>> COMMISSIONER SHELL >> COMMISSIONER SMITH: YES.

>> COMMISSIONER SMITH >> COMMISSIONER SHELL: YES.

JUDGE? >> JUDGE BECERRA: YES.

WHAT WERE YOU SAYING? >> THEY ALL LEFT.

BUT IT WAS -- I GUESS IT WAS 24 -- NO.

>> WE DID 25 ALREADY. >> COMMISSIONER INGALSBE: SO 26

[26. Authorize the County Judge to execute Additional Service Requests #01 with Lackey de Carvajal for Commissioning and Test and Balance services for the Public Safety Bond projects. INGALSBE/CUTLER]

AND 27. >> JUDGE BECERRA: PLEASE OPEN

AGENDA ITEMS 26 AND 27. >> 26 AUTHORIZE COUNTY JUDGE TO EXECUTE ADDITIONAL SERVICE REQUESTS NO. 1 WITH LACKEY DE CARVAJAL FOR COMMISSIONING AND TEST AND BALANCE SERVICES FOR

THE PUBLIC SAFETY BOND PROMS. >> SO MOVED.

>> SECOND. >> JUDGE BECERRA: WE HAVE A

MOTION AND SECOND. >> JUDGE, THIS DOES HAVE TO DO WITH THE SMOKE EVACUATION SYSTEM.

AS WAS MENTIONED EARLIER. >> JUDGE BECERRA: PLEASE COAL

THE ROLL. >> COMMISSIONER SHELL

>> COMMISSIONER SHELL: YES. >> COMMISSIONER SMITH

>> COMMISSIONER SMITH: YES. COMMISSIONER INGALSBE.

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

[27. Authorize the County Judge to execute Proposals with Marathon Fitness for training equipment for the Public Safety Bond projects and amend the budget accordingly. INGALSBE/CUTLER]

>> JUDGE BECERRA: YES. 27, PLEASE.

>> 27 AUTHORIZE COUNTY JUDGE TO EXECUTE PROPOSALS WITH MARATHON FITNESS FOR TRAINING EQUIPMENT FOR THE PUBLIC SAFETY BOND PROGRAMS AND AMEND THE BUDGET ACCORDINGLY.

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>> SO MOVED. >> JUDGE BECERRA: MOTION AND SECOND. ANY OTHER COMMENTS?

PLEASE CALL THE ROLL. >> COMMISSIONER SHELL

>> COMMISSIONER SHELL: YES. >> COMMISSIONER SMITH

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

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

>> JUDGE BECERRA: YES. OKAY.

CHERRY PICKING AGENDA ITEMS TO CLEAR THE COURTROOM.

>> WE DIDN'T TAKE YOUR VOTE. >> JUDGE BECERRA: YOU HEARD

MY -- YES, DR. KA RAIN MASS. >> KA YAS.

[13. Authorize the County Judge to execute three Texas Workforce Commission Data Exchange Requests and Safeguard Plans related to the County's Information Release Contract. INGALSBE/MAU/CUTLER/PETERSON]

>> PLEASE OPEN AGENDA ITEM NUMBER 13.

>> 13 AUTHORIZE COUNTY JUDGE TO EXECUTE THREE TEXAS WORKFORCE DATA EXCHANGE REQUESTS AND SAFEGUARD PLANS RELATED TO COUNTY'S INFORMATION RELEASE CONTRACT

>> SO MOVED. >> SECOND.

>>> MOTION AND SECOND ANY COMMENTS?

>> COMMISSIONER SMITH >> COMMISSIONER SMITH: YES.

>> COMMISSIONER SHELL >> COMMISSIONER SHELL: YES.

>> COMMISSIONER INGLESLY. >> COMMISSIONER INGALSBE: YES.

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

WE HAVE JERRY HERE, WHAT IF WE GO TO ROADS?

[28. Discussion and possible action to authorize the County Judge to execute a Change Order No. 3 to the Professional Services Agreement between Hays County and K Friese & Associates, Inc. on the Lime Kiln Road Safety and Drainage Improvements project as part of the 2016 Road Bond Program and amend the budget accordingly. SMITH/BORCHERDING]

LET'S START WITH -- OPEN 28 PLEASE.

>> 28, DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION TO AUTHORIZE THE COUNTY JUDGE TO EXECUTE A CHANGE ORDER NO. 3 TO THE PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT BETWEEN HAYS COUNTY AND K.FRIESE AND ASSOCIATES INC. ON THE LIME KILN ROAD SAFETY AND DRANLAGE IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT AS PART OF THE 2016 ROAD BOND PROGRAM AND

AMEND THE BUDGET ACCORDINGLY. >> SO MOVED.

>> SECOND. >> JUDGE BECERRA: MOTION AND SECOND. ARE THERE ANY COMMENTS?

>> YEAH, JUDGE, THIS PROJECT WAS ONE OF THE 2016 ROAD BOND PROM, AND WE WERE HOLDING OUT FOR DIRECT FUNDING FROM CAMPO.

LOOKS AS THEY WERE WERE -- THIS WAS ONE FROM THE PROJECTS ON THE RESTRICTION LIST. WE HAVE THE MONEY IN THE BOND FOR IT. WITH THE CHANGE ORDER IT CHANGES ADMINISTRATION OF IT BY K. PRICE WHO HAS BEEN ON IT SINCE THE INCEPTION. THAT'S TO MAKE THE CHANGES IN

BACKUP. >> JUDGE BECERRA: THANK YOU, SIR. PLEASE CALL THE ROLL I'M SORRY,

MR. KENNEDY. >> BECAUSE THIS WILL EQUATE TO AN INCREASE OF 25 PERCENT OR MORE.

THE AUDITOR ASKED THAT THE COURT ADD A FINDING UNDER 26204A4 PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AN EXEMPTION OF THE ACT.

>> SO MOVED. >> JUDGE BECERRA: GOT IT.

OKAY. PLEASE CALL THE ROLL.

>> COMMISSIONER INGALSBE >> COMMISSIONER INGALSBE: YES.

>> COMMISSIONER SHELL >> COMMISSIONER SHELL: YES.

>> COMMISSIONER SMITH >> COMMISSIONER SMITH: YES.

[30. Discussion and possible action to consider the release of the maintenance bond #CA2370398 in the amount of $74,231.70, and the acceptance of roads into the county road maintenance system for Windy Hill 24 AC subdivision. JONES/BORCHERDING]

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

PLEASE OPEN NO. 3 >> NO. 30 DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION TO CONSIDER THE RELEASE OF THE MAINTENANCE BOND NO. CA2370398 IN THE AMOUNT OF $74,231.70 AND THE ACCEPTANCE OF ROADS IN THE COUNTY ROAD MAINTENANCE SYSTEM FOR WINDY

HILL 24AC SUBDIVISION. >> IS MOVED.

>> SECOND. >> JUDGE BECERRA: PLEASE CALL

THE ROLL. >> COMMISSIONER SHELL

>> COMMISSIONER SHELL: YES. >> COMMISSIONER INGALSBE

>> COMMISSIONER INGALSBE: YES. >> COMMISSIONER SMITH

[31. Discussion and possible action to accept the maintenance bond extension #1848963 for two months for Shadow Creek subd., Phase 9, Section 2. JONES/BORCHERDING]

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

>> YES. PLEASE OPEN 31.

>> 31 DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION TO ACCEPT A MAINTENANCE BOND EXTENSION NO. 1848963 FOR TWO MONTHS FOR SHADOW CREEK

SUBDIVISION PHASE 9 SECOND 2. >> SO MOVED.

>> SECOND. >> JUDGE BECERRA: MOTION AND SECOND. ANY COMMENTS PLEASE COAL ROLL.

>> COMMISSIONER SMITH >> COMMISSIONER SMITH: YES.

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

[32. Discussion and possible action to consider the acceptance of road construction & drainage improvements, release of the subdivision bond #80171662 for $1,127,372.10, and accept the 2-year maintenance bond #064819K in the amount of $130,086.89 for the Trails at Windy Hill subd., Phase 1. JONES/BORCHERDING]

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

>> JUDGE BECERRA. >> PLEASE OPEN 32.

>> DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION TO CONSIDER THE ACCEPTANCE OF ROAD CONSTRUCTION AND DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENTS RELEASE OF THE SUBDIVISION BOND NO. 80171662 FOR 1,127,372.10 AND ACCEPT THE TWO-YEAR MAINTENANCE BOND NO. 064819K IN THE AMOUNT OF 130,086.89 FOR THE TRAILS AT WINNY HILL SUBDIVISION

PHASE 1. >> SO MOVED.

>> SECOND. >> JUDGE BECERRA: MOTION AND SECOND. ANY COMMENTS?

PLEASE CALL THE ROLL. >> COMMISSIONER SHELL

>> COMMISSIONER SHELL: YES. >> COMMISSIONER INGALSBE

>> COMMISSIONER INGALSBE: YES. >> COMMISSIONER SMITH

[33. Discussion and possible action to select Doucet & Associates for Civil Engineering Design Services, Binkley & Barfield Inc. for Utility Coordination, and LJA for ROW Acquisition Services for the Darden Hill/Sawyer Ranch Road Intersection Round-About project and authorize staff and counsel to negotiate a contract. SMITH/BORCHERDING]

>> COMMISSIONER SMITH: YES. >> JUDGE BA AIR RACHT

>> JUDGE BECERRA: YES PLEASE OPEN 33.

>> 33 DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION TO SELECT DUE SAY AND ASSOCIATES FOR CIVIL DESIGN DESIGN SERVICES, PINKLY AND BARFIELD INC. FOR UTILITY COORDINATION AND LJA FOR ROW ACQUISITION SERVICES FOR THE DARDEN HILL/SAWYER RANCH ROAD

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INTERSECTION ROUND ABOUT PROJECT AND AUTHORIZE STAFF AND COUNSEL

TO NEGOTIATE A CONTRACT. >> SO MOVED.

>> SECOND. >> JUDGE BECERRA: MOVED AND SECOND. COMMENTS?

>> THIS IS FOR A PROJECT IN CONJUNCTION WITH A NEW FACILITY THAT'S GOING THERE. I BELIEVE THE SCHOOL HAS 157 ACRES AND A GROUND BREAKING THIS WEEK, ACTUALLY.

IT'S DIRECTLY UP THE ROAD FROM THE CURRENT PROJECT THAT WE HAVE GOING ON ON SAWYER RANK ROAD FOR PEDESTRIAN WALKWAY, PEDESTRIAN MULTI USE WALKWAY. THIS PROJECT IS, NEEDLESS TO SAY, IT'S NEEDED IN THE WORST POSSIBLE WAY.

AUGUST OF 2021 IS WHEN THEY ANTICIPATE OPENING OF THAT SCHOOL FACILITY AND RIGHT NOW IT'S A THREE WAY STOP.

IT'S PRETTY DANGEROUS IF WE HAVE THAT FOLLOW OF TRAFFIC.

THIS IS THE FIRST STEP IN THAT PROCESS.

>> >> JUDGE BECERRA: THANK YOU FOR THE EXPLANATION. PLEASE CALL ROLL.

>> COMMISSIONER INGALSBE >> COMMISSIONER INGALSBE: YES.

>> COMMISSIONER CHEF >> COMMISSIONER SHELL: YES.

[34. Discussion and possible action to select Cobb, Fendley & Associates, Inc. to provide utility coordination services for RM 967 Safety Turn Lanes (Buda Sports Complex Drive, Hays CISD High School No. 3, and Oak Forest Drive Intersections) in Precinct 2; and to authorize staff and counsel to negotiate a contract. JONES/BORCHERDING]

>> COMMISSIONER SMITH >> COMMISSIONER SMITH:Y

>> JUDGE BECERRA: PLEASE OPEN 34.

>> DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION TO SELECT COB FRIENDLY ASSOCIATES INK TO PROVIDE UTILITY COORDIATION SERVICES AT RM967 SAFETY TURN LANES AT BUDA PORT COMPLEX DRIVE HAYS CISD HIGH SCHOOL NO. 3 AND OAK FOREST DRIVE INTERSECTIONSES IN PRECINCT IT AND AUTHORIZE STAFF AND COUNCIL TO NEGOTIATE A

CONTRACT. >> SO MOVED.

>> SECOND. >> JUDGE BECERRA: MR. KENNEDY ANY COMES? PLEASE CALL THE ROLL.

>> COMMISSIONER SHELL >> COMMISSIONER SHELL: YES.

>> COMMISSIONER INGALSBE >> COMMISSIONER INGALSBE: YES.

[35. Discussion and possible action to award contract IFB 2020-B10 Metal Beam Guard Fence (MBGF) Materials to Texas Corrugators. BECERRA/BORCHERDING]

>> COMMISSIONER SMITH >> COMMISSIONER SMITH: YES.

>> JUDGE >> JUDGE BECERRA: YES.

OPEN 35. DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION TO AWARD CONTRACT IFB2020B10 METAL BEAM GUARD FENCE MATERIALS

TO TEXAS CORRUGATORS. >> SO MOVED.

>> SECOND. >> JUDGE BECERRA: WE HAVE MOTION

AND SECOND PLEASE CALL ROLL. >> COMMISSIONER SMITH

>> COMMISSIONER SMITH: YES. >> COMMISSIONER SHELL

>> COMMISSIONER SHELL: YES, COMMISSIONER INGALSBE

>> COMMISSIONER INGALSBE: YES. >> JUDGE BECERRA: JUDGE, YES.

MR. BORCHERDIND YOU ARE FREE TO GO.

AGENDA ITEM? WE START MOVING THROUGH THE TOP.

FROM THE TOP. IF YOU OPEN 3 THROUGH 6.

[Items 3 - 6]

>> 3, APPROVE PAYMENTS AND COUNTY INVOICES.

4 APPROVE THE PAYMENT OF UNITED HEALTHCARE CLAIMS. 5, APPROVE COMMISSIONERS COURT MINUTES OF JUNE 9, 2020.

6, AUTHORIZE ON SITE SEWAGE FACILITY PERMIT FOR AN AUTOMOTIVE DETAILS SHOP LOCATED AT 970 NORTH SUNSET CANYON DRIVE

IN DRIPPING SPRINGS, TEXAS. 3 >> SO MOVED.

>> >> JUDGE BECERRA: WE HAVE A

MOTION. >> SECOND.

>> JUDGE BECERRA: AND A SECOND. PLEASE CALL ROLL.

>> COMMISSIONER SHELL >> COMMISSIONER SHELL: YES.

>> COMMISSIONER INGALSBE >> COMMISSIONER INGALSBE: YES.

[Items 8 - 12]

>> COMMISSIONER SMITH >> COMMISSIONER SMITH: YES.

>> JUDGE BECERRA. >> JUDGE BECERRA: YES OPEN 8 THROUGH 12 PLEASE. 8 AUTHORIZE ONSITE SEWAGE FACILITY FOR THE HOWARD RANCH STARDUST LOCATED AT 529 CYPRESS DRIVE DRIFTWOOD TEXAS, 10, AUTHORIZE ON SITE SEWAGE FACILITY FOR OR ENDER COMPANY INC. DITCH WITCH OF CENTRAL TEXAS AT 14951 NORTH IH-35 IN PUDA TEXAS, 11 AUTHORIZE THE BUILDING MAINTENANCE DEPARTMENT TO PURCHASE AND HAVE INSTALLED A REPLACEMENT COMMERCIAL GRADE GAS WATER HEATER LOCATED IN THE GOVERNMENT CENTER AND AMEND THE BUDGET ACCORDINGLY.

12, AUTHORIZE A BUDGET AMENDMENT FOR THE BUILDING MAINTENANCE DEPARTMENT TO COVER ADDITIONAL EXPENSES RELATED TO THE PRECINCT

3 AIR HANDLER UNIT REPLACEMENT >> SO MOVED.

SORRY. >> JUDGE BECERRA: WE STOPPED AT

12, I THOUGHT. >> SORRY.

>> JUDGE BECERRA: YOU'RE RIGHT. YOU'RE RIGHT.

SO, WE HAVE A MOTION. DO WE HAVE A SECOND.

>> >> SEC (COMMENTS?

PLEASE CALL ROLL. >> COMMISSIONER SMITH

>> COMMISSIONER SMITH: YES. >> COMMISSIONER INGALSBE

>> COMMISSIONER INGALSBE: YES. >> COMMISSIONER SHELL

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

[14. Authorize the purchase of 10 Surveillance Cameras utilizing the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) Hazard grant funds and amend the budget accordingly. INGALSBE/T.CRUMLEY]

>> JUDGE BECERRA: YES. PLEASE OPEN 14.

>> 14 AUT RISE PURCHASE OF 10 SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS UTILIZING THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE HEALTH SERVICES PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS, HAZARD GRANT FUNDS AND AMEND THE BUDGET

ACCORDINGLY. >> SO MOVED.

>> SECOND. >> JUDGE BECERRA: MOTION AND SECOND. ANY COMMENTS?

PLEASE CALL THE ROLL. >> COMMISSIONER INGALSBE

>> COMMISSIONER INGALSBE: YES. >> COMMISSIONER SHELL

>> COMMISSIONER SHELL: YES. >> COMMISSIONER SMITH

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

[20. Approve specifications for RFP 2020-P01 HVAC - Maintenance and Repair Services Countywide and authorize Purchasing to solicit for proposals and advertise. BECERRA/T.CRUMLEY]

>> JUDGE BECERRA: YES. PLEASE OPEN NO. 20.

>> NO. 20, APPROVE SPECIFICATIONS FOR RFP2020-P01HVAC MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR SERVICES COUNTYWIDE AND AUTHORIZE PURCHASES TO SOLICIT FOR PROPOSALS AND ADVERTISE.

>> SO MOVED. >> SECOND.

>> >> JUDGE BECERRA: A MOTION AND SECOND. I WANT TO REITERATE, MISS

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CRUMLEY WE HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BREAK OUT THE TRICKY AC WORK THAT IS FOR THE GOVERNMENT CENTER AND THEN ALL OTHER GENERAL PURPOSE TYPE AC. I THINK IT'S BEEN DISCUSSED IN THE PA PAST THAT IT WILL BE MORE FRUITFUL IF WE OPEN UP THE MORE UNIVERSAL TYPE AC REPAIR TO A BROADER AUDIENCE.

IF THAT MAKES SENSE. OKAY.

PLEASE CALL THE ROLL. >> COMMISSIONER INGALSBE

>> COMMISSIONER INGALSBE: YES. >> COMMISSIONER SHELL

>> COMMISSIONER SHELL: YES. >> COMMISSIONER SMITH

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

[21. Approve specifications for RFP 2020-P13 Election Form Printing Services and authorize Purchasing to solicit for proposals and advertise. BECERRA/ANDERSON]

>> JUDGE BECERRA: YES PLEASE OPEN 21.

APPROVE SPECIALS FOR RFP2020-P13 ELECTION FORM PRINTING SERVICES AND AUTHORIZE PURCHASING TO SOLICIT FOR PROPOSALS AND

ADVERTISE. >> SO MOVED.

>> SECOND >> JUDGE BECERRA: MOTION AND SECOND. ANY COMMENTS? I WANT TO COMPLIMENT MISS ANDERSON IN HER BACKUP MATERIALS SHE PROVIDED A REALLY NICELY PAVED ROAD MAP OF WHO, WHAT, WHERE AND WHY. I THINK THAT'S BEAUTIFUL.

A GREAT EXAMPLE OF THE THINGS THAT I HEAR PEOPLE ARE SEEKING AND I WANT TO PRAISE THAT EFFORT.

PLEASE CALL THE ROLL. >> COMMISSIONER SHELL

>> COMMISSIONER SHELL: YES. >> COMMISSIONER SMITH

>> COMMISSIONER SMITH: YES. >> COMMISSIONER INGALSBE

[Items 23 & 24]

>> COMMISSIONER INGALSBE: YES. >> JUDGE BECERRA

>> JUDGE BECERRA: YES. PLEASE OPEN 23 AND 24.

>> 23 APPROVE UTILITY PERMITS. 24 RATIFY COMMISSION OF GRANT APPLICATION TO THE OFFICE OF JUSTICE PROGRAM FORCE THE BULLETPROOF VEST PARER INSHIP FY2020 IN THE A. OF 40,959.12 TO ASSIST WITH THE PURCHASE OF BULLETPROOF VESTS.

>> SO MOVED. >> SECOND.

>> JUDGE BECERRA: WE HAVE A MOTION AND SECOND.

PLEASE CALL ROLL. >> COMMISSIONER SMITH?

>> YES. IN ADDITIONER SHELL 1346 YES.

>> COMMISSIONER INGALSBE >> COMMISSIONER INGALSBE: YES.

[36. Discussion and possible action to amend the Janitorial Service Agreement between Hays County and PBS of Texas for additional services related to Electrostatic Spraying due to the COVID-19 response. BECERRA/T.CRUMLEY]

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

PLEASE OPEN 36. 36 AND POSSIBLE AND TO AMEND THE JANITORIAL SERVICE AGREEMENT BETWEEN HAYS COUNTY AND PBS OF TEXAS FOR ADDITIONAL SERVICES RELATED TO EGG THROW STATIC SPRAYING DUE TO COVID-19 RESPONSE.

>> SO MOVED. >> SECOND.

>> JUDGE BECERRA: MOTION AND SECOND.

MISS CRUMLEY, WOULD YOU LIKE TO GIVE A QUICK RECAP OF WHAT THAT IS FOR THE AUDIENCE? TELL THEM HOW SAFE THEY ARE GO TOGETHER BE AFTER THIS GETS DONE?

>> THIS IS AN ITEM, BECAUSE WE ARE HAVING NUMEROUS REQUESTS FROM DIFFERENT OFFICES TO HAVE THEIR AREA SPRAYED, AND ARE HAVING TO DO IT ON INDIVIDUAL BATESES, SO THIS WILL COVER US ON A NOT TO EXCEED AMOUNT SO WE CAN HAVE -- INSTEAD OF HAVING TO REQUEST P.O.S, HAVE THAT DONE, IF WE HAVE SOMEONE THAT'S SICK, WE CAN GO IN THERE AND SPRAY THAT WITHOUT HAVING --

>> JUDGE BECERRA: I WAS GOING TO WAIT.

I WAS GOING TO ASK, CAN YOU EXPLAIN THE PROCESS IN A SHORT

FEW SENTENCES? >> OUR JANITORIAL SERVICE COMES IN WITH THEIR MACHINE, AND DUMPS A FINE MIST THROUGHOUT THE OFFICE AND IT TAKES, DEPENDING ON OFFICE SIZE, JUST A FEW MINUTE, LIKE 30 THANK YOU FOR THIS EFFORT.

COMMISSIONER SHELL. >> YES.

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

[37. Discussion and possible action to authorize the County Judge to execute a Facility Use Agreement between Hays County and Texas State University regarding a location to quarantine Hays County First Responders related to COVID-19 response & recovery. BECERRA/VILLALOBOS]

>> YES. JUDGE BECERRA.

YES. PLEASE OPEN 37. THIRTY-SEVEN, DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION TO AUTHORIZE THE COUNTY JUDGE TO EXECUTE A FACILITY USE AGREEMENT BETWEEN HAYS COUNTY AND TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY REGARDING A LOCATION TO QUARANTINE HAYS COUNTY FIRST RESPONDERS RELATED TO COVID 19 RESPONSE AND RECOVERY.

SO MOVED. >> SECOND.

A MOTION AND A SECOND. A QUICK RECAP, THIS IS THE ISOLATION LOCATIONS FOR FIRST RESPONDERS. THE INITIAL AGREEMENT WAS THERE WAS SOME LANGUAGE THAT MARK KENNEDY HAD TO WORK ON, THERE'S SOME COSTS TO THE ROOM. HE INSURED THE COST TO THE ROOM IS ONLY WHEN IT IS USED AND NOT UP FRONT AND THAT WAS SOMETHING THAT WAS CRITICAL FOR THE NEGOTIATION OF THE AGREEMENT. I THINK IT'S FINALIZED. HE'S ALREADY SUBMITTED THE AGREEMENT OVER TO THEIR PROPERTY MANAGEMENT TEAM, AND I THINK THERE'S NOTHING ELSE LEFT ON THAT AGREEMENT, IS THERE? THAT'S CORRECT.

WE ALSO MADE SOME MODIFICATIONS TO THE INDEMNITY CLAUSE AND SOME OTHER THINGS THAT WERE NECESSARY TO TO HAVE THE CONTRACT FUNCTION PROPERLY. SO IT'S STAFF APPROVED AND NEGOTIATED. THANK YOU. THANK YOU

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BOTH. PLEASE CALL THE ROLL. COMMISSIONER

INGALSBE. >> YES. COMMISSIONER

SMITH. >> YES. SMRGS

COMMISSIONER SHELL. >> YES.

JUDGE BECERRA. YES,

[38. Discussion and possible action to authorize the County Judge to execute a Memorandum of Understanding between Hays County and Vera Institute of Justice, Inc., related to processing and analysis of jail population data in Hays County. SHELL]

PLEASE OPEN 38.

DISCUSSION FOR ACTION TO AUTHORIZE THE COUNTY JUDGE TO EXECUTE A MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN HAYS COUNTY AND VERA INSTITUTE OF JUSTICE, INC. RELATED TO PROCESSING AND ANALYSIS OF JAIL POPULATION DATA IN HAYS COUNTY. SO

MOVED. >> SECOND. A MOTION AND A SECOND. ANY COMMENTS? JUST THANK YOU, JUDGE, AND THIS WAS RECOMMENDED BY THE C.J. COORDINATING COMMISSION IN OUR LAST MEETING TO GATHER SOME DATA.

THEY ALSO VARIANCE DUE TO SOME REALLY GOOD DASHBOARDS, CHARTS AND GRAPHS THAT I THINK CAN REALLY HELP US AS WE MOVE FORWARD. I COULDN'T AGREE MORE AND HAPPY TO SEE THIS MOVING ALONG. THANK YOU VERY MUCH BOTH OF YOU FOR YOUR EFFORT ON THIS FRONT. CALL THE ROLL. COMMISSIONER

SMITH. >> YES. COMMISSIONER

INGALSBE. >> YES. COMMISSIONER

SHELL. >> YES. JUDGE

[41. Discussion and possible action to authorize the additional expense of installing LVT (Luxury Vinyl Tile) instead of carpet in the PCT 4 building as part of the repairs and remodel work due to the recent water damage from a pipe break and amend the budget accordingly. SMITH/T.CRUMLEY]

BECERRA. YES, PLEASE OPEN 41. FORTY-ONE, DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION TO AUTHORIZE THE ADDITIONAL EXPENSE OF INSTALLING LVT -- THAT IS LUXURY VINYL TILE -- INSTEAD OF CARPET IN THE PRECINCT 4 BUILDING AS PART OF THE REPAIRS AND REMODEL WORK DUE TO THE RECENT WATER DAMAGE FOR A PIPE BREAK AND AMEND THE BUDGET ACCORDINGLY.

SO MOVED. >> SECOND.

WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND. THAT IS AN EXAMPLE OF A WELL-WORDED AGENDA ITEM BECAUSE IT TELLS EXACTLY WHAT AND WHY, ESPECIALLY WITH THE RECORD "LUXURY" TIED TO IT. EXACTLY. I WANT TO CLARIFY AND THANK TAMMY FOR THE EXPLAINING PARAGRAPH OR THE SUMMARY PARAGRAPH IN THE BACKUP JUST BECAUSE I HONESTLY BELIEVE THAT IT'S NOT A FUNCTION OF IF WE HAVE ANOTHER FLOOD IN THE PRECINCT 4 OFFICE BUT WHEN, AND I DON'T SAY THAT LIGHTLY. SINCE WE HAVE BEEN IN OFFICE, WE'VE HAD TWO THERE, AND PRIOR TO THAT, I KNOW OF AT LEAST TWO OTHERS. THE CARPET -- I WILL TELL YOU THE CARPET THAT THEY PULLED UP I WOULDN'T WISH ON ANYBODY.

THE UNDERIDE OF IT, IT WAS PRETTY BAD, AND IT'S BEEN CLEANED PROFESSIONALLY AT LEAST THREE TIMES, AND, SO, THIS TILE IS NOT -- THIS IS A LOW-COST -- WHAT I WOULD CONSIDER A LOW-COST ALTERNATIVE FOR THE FUTURE, BUT, AGAIN, IT'S FINAL TILE THAT WILL BE PLACED THROUGHOUT THE BUILDING, INSTEAD OF CARPET, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE J.P. COURTROOM BECAUSE THE ACOUSTICS THAT ARE NEEDED IN THAT ROOM. SO -- THANK YOU FOR THAT DETAILED EXPLANATION.

PLEASE CALL THE ROLL. COMMISSIONER INGALSBE.

>> YES. SMRGS SHELL.

>> YES. SMRGS SMITH.

>> YES. AND JUDGE BECERRA. YES. AGENDA

[42. Discussion and possible action regarding the Emergency Cash Assistance Program (ECAP), also known as Project Recoil, including but not limited to, the appointment of Award Committee members, funding of the program, and the consideration of program guidelines. SHELL]

ITEM NUMBER 42, PLEASE. FORTY-TWO, DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION REGARDING THE EMERGENCY CASH ASSISTANCE PROGRAM, ALSO KNOWN AS PROJECT RECOIL, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE APPOINTMENT OF ACARD COMMITTEES MEMBERS' FUNDING OF THE PROGRAM AND THE CONSIDERATION OF PROGRAM GUIDELINES. SO

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

COMMISSIONER SHELL. THANK YOU, JUDGE. MR. KENNY CAN PROVIDE US AN UPDATE. SURE.

AS THE COURT MAY RECALL, WE HAVE FINALIZED THE POLICY, AND WE ARE JUST NOW AT THIS STAGE TRYING TO CONSTITUTE THEBOARD TO REVIEW APPLICATIONS -- THE BOARD TO REVIEW APPLICATIONS. WE KNEW THIS WAS GOING TO BE A LITTLE BIT SLOW BECAUSE THE CITIES ARE CONSIDERING WHETHER THEY WILL PARTICIPATE OR NOT. I AM TOLD KYLE CAME IN FOR $100,000, AND IS GOING TO PARTICIPATE AND, THEREFORE, WILL BE APPOINTING -- OR HAS APPOINTED BUT I BELIEVE WILL BE APPOINTING ITS REPRESENTATIVE. WE WILL NOT HAVE PARTICIPATION FROM BUTA BECAUSE THEY HAVE A PROGRAM THAT THEY ARE RUNNING, ALREADY.

SAN MARCOS IS PRESUMABLY A NO. JASON JEWEL YETI HAS TRIED TO REACH OUT TO THEM A FEW TIMES AND HAS NOT HEARD BACK. WIMBERLY IS A NO.

WE'RE ANTICIPATING ACTION FROM DRIPPING SPRINGS THIS WEEK, AND THE EARLY INDICATION IS THEY WILL LIKELY PARTICIPATE AT SOME LEVEL AND WE'LL HAVE AN APPOINTMENT. SO I FOUND OUT ALL THIS OUT YESTERDAY AFTERNOON, CONSIDERED E-MAILING IT TO YOU, BUT I KNEW YOU PROBABLY WOULDN'T HAVE NAMES IN YOUR POCKET BEFORE TODAY, ANYWAY, EVEN IF I HAD, SO I DECIDED JUST TO BRING IT TO YOU IN COURT. WHAT THAT MEANS IS THAT THIS COURT NEEDS TO CONSIDER ITS APPOINTMENTS THAT ARE IN THE POLICY , THE ECAP POLICY, AND INCLUDING, THEN, APPOINTMENTS FOR EITHER WITHIN CORPORATE LIMITS OR ETJ OF BUTA, SAN MARCOS AND WIMBERLY, IN ADDITION TO THE OTHER APPOINTMENTS THAT ARE IN THE POLICY ITSELF.

OKAY. THANK YOU, SIR. DO WE NEED TO DO ANYTHING ON THIS FRONT? I DON'T BELIEVE SO, JUDGE, BUT I WOULD ASK THAT SINCE WE KNOW AT

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LEAST OF A COUPLE THAT ARE PARTICIPATING AND A FEW THAT AREN'T, WE MIGHT AS WELL BRING APPOINTMENTS BACK FOR THOSE WHO ARE NOT PARTICIPATING AT THIS TIME. IF THEY CHOOSE TO PARTICIPATE, WE WILL OPEN THAT UP AT THAT POINT, BUT THAT MEANS, LIKE MR. KENNY JUST MENTIONED, SAN MARCOS, BUT A WIMBERLY. IF WE CAN REACH OUT TO THEM AND GET THE EXACT NAME OF THE INDIVIDUAL . AN ACTIVE RETIRED C.P.A., THAT'S NEEDS TO BE SOMETHING BROUGHT FROM US AS WELL AND A REPRESENTATIVE OF UNDERSERVED COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS, SO OUR RESPONSIBILITIES WOULD BE UNDERSERVED COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION, C.P.A., SAN MARCOS, BUDDA AND WIMBERLY.

AND DRIPPING SPRINGS.

AND THE CONVERSATIONS WITH DRIPPING SPRINGS AND KYLE IS WE SHOULD ENCOURAGE THEM TO MAKE THEIR APPOINTMENT, IF DRIPPING SPRINGS IS GOING TO PARTICIPATE, AND SINCE KYLE IS PARTICIPATING THEY NEED TO MAKE THEIR VERY, VERY SOON SO WE CAN GET THIS GOING. I KNOW WE'VE HAD A LOT OF INQUIRIES FROM LOCAL BUSINESSES, ALREADY. AND THE NEED THERE IS ONLY GOING TO GROW. THAT'S RIGHT, AND THAT ORDER WAS NO NOT SHUT BUSINESSES DOWN OR TRYING TO STAY SENSITIVE AND RECEPTIVE, BUT YOU'RE RIGHT. AND THEY'RE DOING THEIR BEST, I THINK. BUT WE NEED TO GET GOING. GET MOVING, RIGHT. THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER. I

[43. Discussion and possible action to authorize the submittal of a nomination form for appointment of Lon Shell to the Texas Water Development Board's (TWDB) Regional Flood Planning Group (RFPG), Region 11, to develop Texas' first regional flood plans for this region. INGALSBE]

HAVE NO ACTION OTHERWISE. PLEASE OPEN AGENDA ITEM 43.

FORTY-THREE, DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION TO AUTHORIZE SUBMITTAL OF A NOMINATION FORM FOR AMOMENT FOR APPOINTMENT OF LON SHELL TO THE TEXAS DEVELOPMENTAL WATER BOARD'S REGIONAL FLOOD GROUP REGION 11 TO DEVELOP TEXAS' FIRST REGIONAL FLOOD PLANS FOR THIS

REGION. SO >> SECOND.

HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND.

WHAT WILL THIS BE DOING, COMMISSIONER SHELL? COMMISSIONER INGALSBE? SURE, I'LL START OFF, AND IF YOU WANT TO ADD, BUT THE 2019 TEXAS LEGISLATURE EXPANDED THE TEXAS WATER DEVELOPMENT BOARD'S ROLE IN FLOOD PLANNING AND FINANCING, AND THIS IS TO DEVELOP TEXAS' FIRST REGIONAL FLOOD PLAINS WHICH ARE DUE IN 2013, AND THEY ARE NOW IN THE PROCESS OF FORMING THE INITIAL REGIONAL FLOOD PLANNING GROUPS, AND I BELIEVE THAT COMMISSIONERSHALL WILL SERVE HAYS COUNTY WELL IN THIS ROLE . THERE ALSO WAS A ONE-TIME TRANSFER OF $793MILLION FROM THE STATE'S ECONOMIC STABILIZATION FUND, OR THE RAINY DAY FUND, TO HELP FUND THE IMPLEMENTATION OF DRAINAGE AND FLOOD PROJECTS FOR TEXAS COMMUNITIES.

SO I THINK THAT COMMISSIONER SHELL HAS BEEN WORKING IN THIS AREA FOR SOME TIME NOW AND WILL SERVE OUR COUNTY WELL. I WOULD JUST LIKE TO SAY, YOU KNOW, INITIALLY, WHENEVER THIS -- THE MONEY WAS SET TO POSSIBLY TRANSFER OUT OF THE FUND, WE -- THAT'S WHEN WE HAD A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO DO IN THE LAST ELECTION, I WANT TO SAY THANK YOU TO DAVE FALIN WHO CAME HERE AND SPOKE US TO ON HIS BEHALF AND EVEN AT THAT TIME THE ENGAGING CONVERSATION AND THE KNOWLEDGE BEHIND THESE ISSUES THAT COMMISSIONER SHELL BROUGHT WAS ENLIGHTENING, AND I THINK THAT WE WOULD BE WELL REPRESENTED WITHIN THERE.

AND IT IS A 15-REGION -- IT'S VERY SIMILAR TO THE STATE WATER PLANNING WHERE REGION 11, IT'S MAINLY THE GUADALUPE RIVER BASIN. THERE IS HAYS COUNTY IS ALMOST SPLIT IN HALF BY THE GLAD LUBE, GLAD LUBE-BLANCO AND THE LOWER COLORADO RIVER . REGION 11 IS PART 3 OF HAYS COUNTY AND INCLUDE COMAL AND GUADALUPE COUNTIES AS IT GOES TO THE COAST.

CALL THE ROLE.

COMMISSIONER INGALSBE. >> YES.

COMMISSIONER SHELL. >> YES.

[44. Discussion and possible action to appoint a committee to review and recommend edits to the current Hays County Purchasing Policy, to include selection and award for professional service agreements. BECERRA]

JUDGE BECERRA. YES, PLEASE OPEN NUMBER 44. NUMBER 44, DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION TO APPOINT A COMMITTEE TO REVIEW AND RECOMMEND EDITS TO THE COUNTRY HAYS COUNTY PURCHASING POLICY FOR SELECTION OF AWARD FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICE AGREEMENTS. I MAKE A MOTION FOR

DISCUSSION. >> SECOND. WE

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HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND.

SO I'VE ASKED ANITA TO GENERATE AN EMAIL TO THE COMMISSIONERS TO ASK YOU TO BRAINSTORM AND COME UP WITH A NAME THAT YOU MIGHT WANT TO RECOMMEND TO SERVE ON A BODY TO UPDATE OUR PURCHASING POLICIES AS A WHOLE, AND I'VE HAD SOME TIME WITH OUR COUNTY AUDITOR, AND I DON'T WANT TO PUT WORDS IN YOUR MOUTH, BUT I CAN SUMMARIZE THAT IT'S A GOOD IDEA AND A GOOD TIME TO LOOK AT OUR P.O.

LEVELS AND LOOK AT, OVERALL, OUR PURCHASING POLICIES AND EFFORTS, AND, SO, I WANT TO WORK AS A TEAM, AND I DON'T WANT TO BRING FORTH A SPECIFIC CHARGE OF TWO OR THREE BULLETS THAT I THINK WE SHOULD DO. AND, SO, I WANT TO GIVE THE COURT AN OPPORTUNITY TO INFLUENCE THIS IN A MANNER THAT IS TEAM-ORIENTED, AND TO UPDATE HOW WE DO THINGS IN THE PURCHASING WORLD. I GUESS MY QUESTION, AND I APPRECIATE THAT, LOOKING AT THE BACKGROUND FOR THE MATERIAL, IT'S VERY GENERAL, AND I GUESS MY QUESTION -- MY MORE SPECIFIC QUESTION IS I WOULD ANTICIPATE THAT THE PEOPLE WHO USE THIS ON A DAILY BASIS ARE THE ONES WHO ACTUALLY KNOW WHAT THE SPECIFIC ISSUES WITH THE PURCHASING POLICIES ARE.

IN OTHER WORDS, IF IT'S THE SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT, AND THEY ARE PURCHASING, I DON'T KNOW, FOOD ITEMS FOR THE JAIL, AND THEY NEED -- THEY RUN IN ON A MONTH BASIS TO, WELL, WE WERE CAPPED OUT EVERY WEEK OR EVERY TWO WEEKS ON THE PURCHASING POWER WE HAVE FOR THAT, OR IF IT'S SOMETHING WHERE THIS ITEM SHOULDN'T HAVE TO COME TO COURT, EVEN THOUGH IT'S $600, BECAUSE WE BUY IT ONCE EVERY MONTH, WHY IS IT COMING TO COURT IF IT'S A CONTINUAL THING? THOSE ARE THE QUESTIONS .

I THINK THE PEOPLE WHO KNOW THAT ARE WITHIN OUR WHEELHOUSE. THEY ARE PEOPLE WHO WORK FOR THE COUNTY AND RUN INTO THESE ISSUES ON A DAILY BASIS. THAT'S WHO I WOULD WANT TO SERVE ON THIS TO UNDERSTAND WHAT THE ISSUES ARE. IN THE BACKGROUND, WHEN YOU SAY APPOINT SOMEBODY, ARE YOU LOOKING FOR MEMBERS TO HAVE THE GENERAL PUBLIC, OR -- I WANTED TO LEAVE IT WIDE OPEN, WHATEVER YOU FELT WAS USEFUL AND MOST PRODUCTIVE TO REPRESENT WHAT YOU THINK IS IMPORTANT, AND YOUR RECOMMENDATION IS EASILY COME FROM THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE. TOTALLY FINE.

I WAS THINKING, PERSONALLY, SOMEONE FROM OUTSIDE OF OUR ORGANIZATION BECAUSE FRESH EYES ALWAYS HELPS US ALL IN ANY SETTING, AND I JUST WANT TO SEE US CREATE A -- LIKE MS. ANDERSON'S BACKUP, FOR EXAMPLE, A PREDICTABLE, TRANSPARENT, EASY TO UNDERSTAND PROCESS FOR WHAT WE DO, AND THAT WAS THE GIST OF IT. NOTHING -- NOTHING SNEAKY OR TRICKY OR FISHY, OTHER THAN TO BRING TO LIGHT OUR PROCESSES AND FIND WAYS TO IMPROVE

THEM. >> WHY DON'T WE GO TO THE PEOPLE WHO USE IT ON A DAILY BASIS? FOR EXAMPLE, EVIDENCE HEARD COMPLAINTS ON PURCHASING THAT WE'VE ALL HEARD HERE IN COURT FROM CITIZENS, IT'S OUR JOB TO REPRESENT THOSE CITIZENS, AND, SO, IF WE HAVE A PROCESS LIKE THIS, WE SHOULD BE GOING TO SHOWS DEPARTMENT HEADS AND THOSE INDIVIDUALS AND SAYING THESE ARE THE CHANGES THAT WE WANT TO SEE MADE. I DON'T NECESSARILY -- JUST PERSONALLY, I DON'T HAVE ANYBODY THAT IS AT SUBSTITUTE ASTUTE IN TEXAS STATE PROCUREMENT LAW THAT WOULD INDICATE ANYTHING THAT WE AREN'T DOING THAT OUR THIRD-PARTY WOULD NOT RECOMMEND. IT WOULD BE PEOPLE FROM EACH DEPARTMENT. IF THERE ARE OTHER ISSUES TO ADDRESS, WE CAN TALK ABOUT THOSE AMONGST OURSELVES AND TRY TO MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE PUBLIC. I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE ADDRESSING THIS, THE ACTUAL PROBLEMS THAT WE SEE, THE LOGISTICAL PROBLEMS THAT OUR

EMPLOYEES SEE ON A DAILY BASIS. >> PERFECT. I THINK THAT'S TOTALLY FINE, AND I THINK THIS LITTLE GROUP SHOULD CREATE A RECOMMENDATION AND BRING IT BACK TO COURT, AND YOU COULD PICK

WHOEVER YOU WANT. >> DOES THE AUDITOR'S OFFICE HAVE ANY IDEAS?

>> SO MY SUGGESTION IS WE HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT UPDATING THE POLICY FOR SOME TIME. I DO HAVE SOME DEPARTMENTS THAT REACH OUT TO ME AND WOULD LIKE TO SEE OUR PURCHASE ORDER THRESHOLD INCREASE. I, HOWEVER, AM NOT A PROPONENT OF THAT. I LIKE GOOD INTERNAL CONTROLS. BUT MOST OF

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THE QUESTIONS AND MOST OF THE INDIVIDUALS WHO NEED TO BE WORKING ON THIS POLICY ARE THE DEPARTMENTS BECAUSE I'M NOT OUT THERE, I DON'T SEE THAT MAYBE THIS PROCESS MIGHT BE INEFFICIENT TO THEM EVEN THOUGH IT'S GOOD CONTROLS. I WOULD LIKE TO SPEARHEAD THIS PROJECT.

I WOULD LIKE TO MEET WITH DEPARTMENTS, SEE WHAT THEIR CONCERNS ARE, EXPLAIN TO THEM THE STATUES THAT GOVERN COUNTY PROCUREMENT. YOU KNOW, WE HAVE TEXAS LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE CHAPTER 262, MAYBE A DP HEAD DOESN'T UNDERSTAND THAT WE HAVE TO FOLLOW THAT. WE ALSO HAVE THE GOVERNMENT CODE 2254, THE PROFESSIONAL SERVICES PROCUREMENT AC. I THINK IT WOULD BE GOOD FOR ME TO SIT DOWN WITH THESE DEPARTMENTS WHO HAVE CONCERNS AND COMPLAINTS ABOUT THE POLICY AND DISCUSS WITH THEM WHY WE FUNCTION THE WAY WE DO. YES, THERE IS ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT, BUT THOSE IMPROVEMENTS REALLY NEED TO BE RESEARCHED AND THOUGHT ABOUT THOROUGHLY BECAUSE OUR PROCUREMENT POLICIES DOESN'T ONLY ENSURE THAT WE'RE FOLLOWING THE STATE LAWS AND RULES, BUT IT ALSO ENSURE FISCAL RESPONSIBLE. WE DON'T WANT TO GET IN A POSITION WHERE WE INCREASE OUR THRESHOLDS. ATTEND OF THE YEAR, WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO PAY THEM.

OUR THRESHOLDS ALSO PROVIDE FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY, AND I WOULD NOT LIKE TO SEE THE THRESHOLDS INCREASED. BUT I'M OPEN TO DISCUSSING WITH THE DEPARTMENTS HAVING ZOOM MEETINGS OR SOME TYPE OF MEETINGS. THIS NEXT MONTH,ETTES VERY BUSY WITH US. THE JUDGE WILL BE ASSISTING YOU WITH THE BUDGET SO WE'LL BE PREPARED TO PRESENT YOU WITH THE JUDGE'S RECOMMENDED BUDGET. BUT I WOULD LIKE TO SIT DOWN WITH THE DEPARTMENTS WHO HAVE CONCERNS. I HAVE A LIST OF CHANGES WE COULD PROBABLY MAKE, A SIMPLE ONE. WHY DO WE HAVE TO DO PURCHASE ORDER FOR ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP FEES? THAT'S A MAYBE THAT SHOULD BE AN EXEMPTION, SO LET'S TALK ABILITY EXEMPTIONS. ONCE WE NEAT WITH THESE DEPARTMENTS AND LISTEN TO THEIR CONCERNS AND MAYBE IF WE CAN EXPLAIN TO THEM WHY THESE CONTROLS ARE IN PLACE AND THEY UNDERSTAND, THEN COME BACK AND MEET WITH EACH COMMISSIONER AND DISCUSS WITH THEM THE CONCERNS, WHAT THE DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDATIONS ARE AND WHAT THE AUDITOR'S RECOMMENDATION IS BECAUSE MY JOB AND RESPONSIBILITY IS TO AUDIT AND MAKE SURE ALL PROCUREMENT FOLLOWS TEXAS STATUTES. THE COUNTY POLICY IS A LOT STRICTER THAN THE TEXAS STATUTES. EVERY TIME AN ITEM IS BROUGHT TO COURT, OUR OFFICE REVIEWS TO ENSURE IT'S MEETING THOSE STATUTES AND MEETING THE COUNTY POLICY. NOW THE COURT CAN ALWAYS PROVIDE AN EXEMPTION IF BETWEEN NOW AND WHENEVER WE UPDATE THE POLICY THAT WE NEED AN EXEMPTION, THAT'S WHY WE ASK THE DEPARTMENTS TO BRING THOSE TO COURT AND ASK THE COURT FOR AN EXEMPTION. THAT'S MY

RECOMMENDATION. >> SO YOU SEE THE NEED. THERE'S A LOT OF LITTLE SPACES. SO MY HOPE IS THAT WE CREATE A GROUP. THAT'S WHY I WAS HOPING WITH THE HEADSUP THAT YOU COULD RECOMMEND ANYBODY YOU WANT, A DEPARTMENT HEAD OR WHATEVER YOU WANT, BUT TO RECOMMEND SOMETHING TORE THE

COURT TO ADOPT TO DATE THE POLICY. >> I UNDERSTAND THAT COMPLETELY BUT, AT THE END OF THE DAY, THE APPOINTMENTS, WHETHER TO POSAK OR WHETHER TO THE GROUPS THAT -- THERE ARE A NUMBER OF THINGS WE EACH HAVE OUR APPOINTMENTS TO. AT THE END OF THE DAY, IT'S A POLITICAL APPOINTMENT. DOESN'T MATTER WHO IT IS OR WHAT THEIR QUALIFICATIONS ARE, BY DEFINITION, THEY ARE. WHEN IT COMES TO PURCHASING POLICY, PERSONALLY, FOR ME, I HAVE AN ISSUE MAKING A PERSONAL POLITICAL APPOINTMENT TO THAT, AND THERE ARE DIFFERENT QUALIFICATIONS OUT THERE. ON THE POSAC, I CHOSE PEOPLE WHO I KNEW HAD A COPS VIOLATION BACKGROUND AND A PARKS AND REC BACKGROUND. THIS ISSUE IS ONE I WOULD MUCH RATHER HAVE RUN BY THE AUDITOR'S OFFICE BECAUSE, NO MATTER WHAT, AT THE END OF THE DAY, THEY ARE GOING TO KEEP US OUT OF TROUBLE WITH THE STATE AND WITH EVERYONE ELSE, AND I WOULD MUCH RATHER HAVE THEM SAY HERE'S WHERE WE'VE SEEN ISSUES OVER THE LAST FIVE YEARS BECAUSE THEY ARE INDEPENDENT OF US, HERE'S WHERE WE'VE SEEN ISSUES, HERE'S WHERE THEY MIGHT BE OR MIGHT NOT BE IMPROVEMENT. GIVE US AS COMMISSIONERS THE OPPORTUNITY TO SAY, YOU KNOW WHAT? HERE'S WHAT I HAVE A PROBLEM WITH OR HERE'S WRITE SEE A CONDITION THAT MIGHT NEED TO BE UPDATED AND WE CAN GO TO THAT BOARD OR COMMITTEE, BUT ATTEND OF THE DAY, THEY KNOW BETTER THAN US WHERE THERE ARE ISSUES AND WHERE THERE HAVE BEEN CONFLICTS. IT'S GOING TO BE OUR JOB AT THE END OF THE DAY EXPRESSING, AS MARISOL SAID, THERE'S CONFLICT WITH THE AUDITOR'S OFFICE. WE WILL HAVE

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TO RESOLVE THE CON FRICK AND OWN THOSE DECISIONS, BUT AT THE END OF THE DAY, I WOULD MUCH HAVE THE FOLKS TRYING TO KEEP US OUT OF TROUBLE AND THE FOLKS WHO KNOW THE RULES ADMINISTERING THE PROCESS. MAKE SENSE? &-úR COMMISSIONER SMITH MAYBE WANTS TO LEAVE HIS NOMINATION UNIVERSALS SO MAYBE THE AUDITOR CAN PICK ONE FOR HIM. DO YOU HAVE A PICK?

>> JUDGE, I DON'T HAVE ANY SPECIFIC PICK. I KNOW THAT THE ROAD DEPARTMENT ALSO IS A LARGE DEPARTMENT, AND I THINK WE'VE HAD SOME CONCERNS THERE, AND, SO, WE MAY, YOU KNOW, WANT TO PICK SOMEBODY FROM THERE. AND WHAT I HEAR IS THAT THE AUDITOR'S OFFICE IS WILLING TO

MOVE FORWARD WITH THIS TO SPEARHEAD IT. >> AFTER THE BUDGET.

>> YEAH, AND THAT'S WHAT I WAS GOING TO SAY. >> AFTER THE BUDGE.

>> AND THAT THE WHAT I WAS GOING TO MENTION. I SPOKE TO MARTY AND I KNOW THEY'RE SHORTHANDED, THEY'RE VERY BUSY RIGHT NOW. AS YOU MENTIONED, JUDGE, THE BUDGET IS IN PROCES AND I KNOW THAT THEY NEED TIME TO KIND OF GET THROUGH THAT AND MAYBE GET SOME PEOPLE HIRED ON AND, AND --

>> ARE YOU RECOMMENDING SOMEBODY FROM THE ROAD DEPARTMENT? >> MAYBE SO, BUT I ALSO KNOW, JUDGE, THAT THERE HAS BEEN A LOT OF, YOU KNOW, INTEREST, AND, SO -- AND MAYBE FOLKS THAT DON'T UNDERSTAND TOTALLY OR COMPLETELY, YOU KNOW, WHAT THE PROCESS IS, AND, SO, I DO THINK THAT, YOU KNOW, THE PEOPLE THAT WERE MENTIONED, I THINK GENERAL COUNSEL NEEDS TO BE ON THIS COMMITTEE. I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT THAT WE FOLLOW THE RULES AND THE LAWS AND THE STATUTES, AND HE CAN ENSURET THAT WE DO THAT ON THAT SAME THAT OUR AUDITOR CANNOT, BUT I THINK THAT'S SOMEONE ELSE THAT NEEDS TO BE INVOLVED IN THE SELECTION.

>> COMMISSIONER SHELL. >> I AGREE WITH COMMISSIONER INGALSBE, AND I KNOW THE AUDITOR'S OFFICE IS DEALING WITH THE BUDGET RIGHT NOW AND A BIT SHORT-STAFFED, AND I DO KNOW THEY'VE WHROOKD INTO SOME OF THESE ISSUES AND I KNOW WE'VE HEARD SOME CONCERNS IN VARIOUS AREAS. I AGREE WITH THE AUDITOR'S OFFICE ON THE CAPS, THAT'S WHY I WOULD BE INTERESTED INTERNALLY IN WHAT THE PROBLEMS ARE PERCEIVED TO BE AND TRY TO STREAMLINE THOSE AND PROVE THE EFFICIENCY OF IT, BUT NOT NECESSARILY CHANGE THE CAPS THAT WE HAVE BECAUSE I DO BELIEVE THAT THEY PROVIDE A PROTECTION TO THE TAXPAYER. SO MAYBE IT'S JUST OPERATIONAL AND MAYBE SOME OF IT'S COMMUNICATION, MAYBE SOME OF IT IS HOW THINGS WORK BETWEEN THE DEPARTMENT AND THE AUDITOR'S OFFICE AND I'D LOVE TO GIVE THEM THE OPPORTUNITY TO WORK THOSE OUT. WE WOULD LIKE TO SIT DOWN AND SEE IF YOU BELIEVE THERE IS A BOTTLENECK OR YOU BELIEVE THIS IS OVERBEARING TO GET A PURCHASE ORDER, WHY IS IT? IS WHAT CAN BE DONE TO SATISFY THAT WITHOUT HAVING TO NECESSARILY INCREASE THE CAP, BECAUSE I DO SEE THE VALUE IN THAT. AS FAR AS PUBLIC PARTICIPATION, ONE IDEA, MAYBE WE COULD ALLOW SOME INTERNAL DISCUSSION TO GO TO IDENTIFY WHERE WE BELIEVE THE PROBLEMS ARE ESPECIALLY WHEN IT COMES TO PURCHASING AND HAVE A SERIES OF HEARINGS OR WORKSHOPS WHERE WE BRING ALL OF THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN PARTICIPATING IN THOSE DISCUSSIONS AND WE HAVE SOMETHING HERE IN COURT AND WE ALLOW THE PUBLIC TO HAVE INPUT IN A WORKSHOP TYPESETTING AND HERE THE BACK AND FORTH, WHY THE CAPS AT THIS POINT, OR WHY DOES THIS RULE EXIST? OR LIKE THE AUDITOR MENTIONED, OUR PURCHASING POLICY IS MORE STRICT THAN STATE STATUTE. WHY IS THAT? SHOULD IT BE MORE STRICT OR SHOULD THERE BE AN INCREASE IN CERTAIN CAPS? I THINK THE PUBLIC WOULD BE INTERESTED IN HEARING WHY IT IS THAT WE DO THINGS THE WAY THAT WE DO, AND THAT MIGHT BE A GOOD SETTING FOR US ALL TO EQUALLY LEARN THROUGH THAT. IT'S BEEN A WHILE SINCE I HAVE BEEN THROUGH THE PURCHASING POLICY, AND OBVIOUSLY AS COURT MEMBERS, WE DON'T MAKE MANY PURCHASES, NECESSARILY, WE DON'T DO THAT ON A REGULAR BASIS. WE HAVE SOME DEPARTMENTS THAT DO THAT EVERY DAY, SO IT WOULD BE GOOD FOR US, TOO, TO BE ALONG WITH THE PROCESS ALL AS ONE GROUP, WHEREAS SOMETIMES WE COULD APPOINT ONE COMMISSIONER OR TWO COMMISSIONERS TO CERTAIN COMMITTEES TO PARTICIPATE. THIS ONE MIGHT BE A GOOD IDEA TO HAVE A MORE OF A WORKSHOP TYPESETTING AND ALLOW PUBLIC INPUT AND DISCUSSION. JUST AN IDEA.

>> SOUNDS GOOD. SO MAYBE WE BRING THIS BACK -- MAYBE WE COULD VISIT FURTHER DOWN OR

BUDGET CYCLE AND PUT SOME MORE MEAT AROUND THIS EFFORT. >> AND THAT WILL GIVE ME TIME TO REACH OUT TO THOSE DEPARTMENTS. WE DO HAVE A RUNNING LIST OF CHANGES THAT THEY WOULD LIKE TO SEE, BUT I COULD GET -- SEND THE WORD OUT THAT, YOU KNOW, WE'RE LOOKING FOR UPDATES TO THE POLICY. THIS IS A TIME FOR YOU TO SEND IN YOUR RECOMMENDATIONS TO US, SO WE CAN START

GENERATING OR ADDING TO THE LIST THAT WE CURRENTLY HAVE. >> AND THAT'S BEAUTIFUL. AND I WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU, RECOMMENDING A COURT MEMBER BECAUSE I THINK I WOULD BE A GOOD FIT FOR IT AS A BUDGET OFFICER TO BE LOOPED INTO THAT SPACE AND HELP ON THAT FRONT.

>> SURE. >> OKAY, WONDERFUL. NOW HERE WE GO FOR EXECUTIVE SESSION. WHAT

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AGENDA ITEM WILL LEAVE THE MOST PEOPLE IN HERE FOR EXECUTIVE SESSION? BECAUSE EVERYONE ELSE

IS GOING TO LEAVE THE ROOM. >> (INDISCERNIBLE). >> YES, I THINK MS. JETER IS

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HERE FOR 45. >> OKAY, SO WHAT WE'LL DO IS OPEN EXECUTIVE SESSION ITEM NUMBER 45. WE'RE GOING TO HAVE EXECUTIVE SESSION IN THIS COURTROOM, AND IF YOU'RE NOT PART OF 45, I'M GOING TO ASK THAT YOU PLEASE LEAVE THE COURTROOM. PLEASE OPEN 45, 46,

47 AND 48. >> FORTY-FIVE. EXECUTIVE SESSION PURSUANT TO SECTIONS 551.071 AND 551.074 OF THE TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE, CONSULTATION WITH COUNSEL AND DELIBERATION REGARDING ALL INDIVIDUAL POSITIONS IN THE HAYS COUNTY OFFICE OF EMERGENCY SERVICES.

POSSIBLE DISCUSSION OR ACTION MAY FOLLOW IN OPEN COURT. FORTY-SIX, REGARDING PENDING AND/OR CONTEMPLATED LITIGATION INVOLVING HAYS COUNTY. FORTY-SEVEN, REGARDING ALL INDIVIDUAL POSITIONS IN OR SUPERVISED BY THE HAYS COUNTY OFFICE OF COUNTY-WIDE OPERATIONS. ALL OR A PORTION OF THIS ITEM MAY BE HELD IN OPEN COURT. FORTY-EIGHT, REGARDING THE SECURITY OF THE HAYS COUNTY HISTORIC COURTHOUSE AND EACH INDIVIDUAL POSITION WITHIN THE CONSTABLE'S OFFICE FOR PRECINCT ONE AS IT RELATES TO SUCH SECURITY.

>> SO WE'RE GOING TO TAKE UP ITEM 45 IN THIS ROOM. IF YOU ARE NOT TIED TO EXECUTIVE

SESSION ITEM 45, PLEASE >> ALL RIGHT.

WE ARE BACK FROM EXECUTIVE SESSION. COMMISSIONER INGALSBE, I BELIEVE YOU HAVE A MOTION.

>> YES, JUDGE, ON ITEM NUMBER 47, I'D LIKE TO MAKE A MOTION TO AUTHORIZE THE MODIFICATION OF THE START DATE REFLECTED ON THE PAYROLL CHANGE NOTICE FOR SLOT NUMBER 0240-ZERO ZERO ONE,

MOVING IT FROM JUNE 11, 2020, TO MAY 13 OF 2020. >> SECOND.

>> WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND. ANY OTHER COMMENTS? >> JUDGE, THIS WILL AT AL LOU

THE EMPLOYEE TO RECORD HOURS AGO WORKED DURING THIS TIME PERIOD. >> BEAUTIFUL, THANK YOU. AND THAT MOTION TO FURTHER ARTICULATE THE COMMUNICATION IS TO HAVE NO BREAKS IN PAY IS ULTIMATELY THE EFFORT. OKAY. WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND. PLEASE CALL TE ROLL.

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

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

>> JUDGE BECERR. >> YES. I'LL ENTERTAIN A MOTION TO ADJOURN.

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