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GOOD MORNING. I WOULD LIKE TO CALL THIS MEETING TO ORDER.

THIS MORNING'S INVOCATION WILL BE LED BY PASTOR JOSH, IF YOU WOULD PLEASE ALL RISE.

GOOD LORD, HEAVENLY FATHER, GOOD MORNING. THANK YOU FOR GRANTING US LIFE TODAY. WE START OUR BUSINESS, WE WANT TO ASK FOR YOUR PRESENCE IN THIS PLACE. FOR YOUR SPIRIT TO GIVE US WISDOM AND UNDERSTANDING, FOR YOU TO BRING PEACE INTO OUR HEARTS. TODAY LORD, WE UNDERSTAND THAT WE'RE IN THE MIDST OF PANDEMIC, PAIN AND CONFUSION, LOSS. WE WANT TO DEPEND ON YOU.

AND RECOGNIZE THAT YOU'RE POWERFUL AND LOVING AND FAITHFUL.

SO WE PLACE OUR LIVES AND OUR DECISIONS IN YOUR HANDS. AND WE ASK ESPECIALLY FOR YOU TO TAKE CARE OF THE BUSINESS THAT TAKES PLACE IN THIS COURT TODAY.

BE WITH US TODAY AND GIVE US THE ASSURANCE OF YOUR PRESENCE. IN JESUS NAME WE PRAY, AMEN.

>> FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AND TO THE REPUBLIC FOR WHICH IT STANDS, 1 NATION, UNDER GOD, INDIVISIBLE, WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL HONOR THE TEXAS FLAG, I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THEE TEXAS, ONE STATE, UNDER GOD UNINDIVISIBLE.

>> WE HEAR THAT A LOT, UNDER GOD. UNDER GOD UNITED.

A LOT OF FOLKS WILL REACH OUT TO ME AND ASK ME WHEN YOU'RE NOT WORKING, PLEASE CALL ME.

I WANT TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT SUCH AND SUCH. I RECEIVED NUMEROUS CALLS.

I RECEIVED NUMEROUS COMMUNICATIONS ON ALL FRONTS. A LOT OF PEOPLE AREN'T SURE WHERE MY FRAME OF MIND IS, WHAT MY THOUGHT PROCESS IS. AS THE LEADER OF THIS COURT, I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE AN OPPORTUNITY JUST FOR A MOMENT, IF YOU GUYS WILL HUMOR ME FOR A MOMENT. I WANTED TO SHARE A FEW THOUGHTS THAT I WROTE DOWN ABOUT WHAT IS GOING THROUGH YOUR COUNTY JUDGE'S MIND WHILE FOLKS ARE OUT THERE HONKING, WHILE WE'RE FIGHTING COVID, WHILE WE'RE FIGHTING MANY THINGS WE'RE CHALLENGED WITH, MANY SITUATIONS ALL AROUND US. SO I JUST THOUGHT FOR HALF A SECOND, IF I WILL JUST SHARE A LITTLE BIT ABOUT WHAT IS GOING ON THROUGH MY MIND, BECAUSE I AM THE GUY THAT GENERATED THE ORDERS THAT HAVE PUT US WHERE SOME PEOPLE ARE HAPPY AND SOME PEOPLE ARE NOT.

SO THE FRAME OF MIND I'M IN, WHAT COMES TO MIND FIRST IS JOHN LENNON, THE SONG IMAGINE.

YOU GUYS KNOW THE SONG. COMPASSIONATE LOVE. IMAGINE IF WE SAW EVERY CHILD LIKE OUR OWN. I'M PARTICIPATING IN LIFE, NOT STANDING BACK JUDGING IT.

LET HE WHO HAS NOT SINNED CAST THE FIRST STONE, JOHN CHAPTER 8, VERSE 7.

JESUS HUNG ON THE CROSS NEXT TO THIEFS AND ROBBERS. WHEN A THIEF ASKED TO BE REMEMBERED, CHRIST SAID HE WOULD SHARE THAT DAY IN HEAVEN WITH HIM.

LUKE CHAPTER 23 VERSE 49 THROUGH 43. FIRST WORDS ON THE CROSS, WHAT WERE JESUS CHRIST'S FIRST WORDS. FATHER FORGIVE THEM.

FOR THEY KNOW NOT WHAT THEY DO. SELFLESS LOVE. HOW DOES PEOPLE FEEL ABOUT DIFFERENT KINDS OF PEOPLE, PEOPLE IN JAIL, WITH COVID, PROTESTS, FOR SOMETHING OR AGAINST SOMETHING, HOW DOES GOD FEEL? LOOK AT THE SUN.

DOES THE SUNSHINE MORE BRIGHTLY ON A SAINT THAN ANYONE ELSE? IS THE AIR MORE AVAILABLE TO THAT SAINT? DOES THE RAINFALL ON A NEIGHBOR'S TREE MORE THAN OTHERS. YOU CAN TURN YOUR EYES FROM THE SUN'S LIGHT AND LIVE IN DARKNESS FOR 100 YEARS. IF YOU THEN TURN YOUR EYES TOWARD THE LIGHT, THE LIGHT WILL STILL BE THERE. IT IS THERE FOR YOU JUST THE SAME AS THE PERSON WHO ENJOYED ITS BRILLIANCE FOR 100 YEARS. ALL OF THE NATURE IS LIKE THIS. THE FRUIT ON THE TREES WILLINGLY GIVES OF ITSELF TO EVERYONE. DOES ANYTHING IN GOD'S CREATION OTHER THAN THE HUMAN MIND ACTUALLY PASS JUDGMENT. IF YOU LOOK AT THE LIGHT AND

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SAY I WILL NOT LOOK AT YOU, I'M GOING TO LIVE IN DARKNESS, THE LIGHT JUST KEEPS SHINING.

I THOUGHT I WOULD SHARE A FEW THOUGHTS SO THAT YOU GUYS WOULD GET A GLIMPSE INTO WHAT IS GOING ON HERE. SO WE'RE GOING TO START WITH PUBLIC COMMENTS.

[Public Comments]

THOSE IN THE AUDIENCE WHO HAVE 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 EXPECTED NOT TO RESPOND.

ANY QUESTIONS WILL BE TAKEN AS RHETORICAL. ALL COMMENTS ARE OPINIONS OF THE SPEAKER AND NOT MEANT TO BE NECESSARILY CONSTRUED AS TRUTH. PLEASE KEEP YOUR COMMENTS AND LANGUAGE CIVIL AND RESPECTFUL OR YOU WILL FORFEIT THE REMAINDER OF YOUR TIME.

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

AND FIRST SIGNED UP TO SPEAK MR. NATHAN CASPER. IF YOU WILL PLEASE APPROACH THE

PODIUM AND YOU WILL HAVE THREE MINUTES TO SPEAK. >> GOOD MORNING.

THANK YOU COMMISSIONERS AND OTHER MEMBERS OF THE COURT FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK.

MY NAME IS NATHAN CASPER, 24 YEAR VETERAN OF THE UNITED STATES NAVY.

DUE TO HEALTH ISSUES CONNECTED TO MY SERVICE, MY DOCTORS HAVE RECOMMENDED THAT I DO NOT WEAR A MASK. SINCE MR. BECERRA ISSUED THIS ORDER, THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE ORDER AND NECESSARY EDUCATION OF BUSINESS OWNERS THAT HAVE BECOME THE DEFACTO DEPUTIES RESPONSIBLE FOR ENFORCEMENT, THIS EDUCATION HAS BEEN WOEFULLY INADEQUATE.

THE FINE PRINT OF MEDICAL EXEMPTIONS ARE BURIED IN THE LEGALESE OF THE ORDER ARE OMITTED FROM THE PRESS RELEASE AND SIGNS. ADDITIONALLY, THE NOTICES THAT MR. BECERRA DISTRIBUTED FOR BUSINESSES TO, THEY SIMPLY STATE THAT MASKS ARE MANDATORY, COMPLETELY IGNORING COMMON AND VALID EXEMPTIONS, SUCH AS FEDERAL LAW, THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT IS CLEAR THAT PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES CANNOT BE EXCLUDED, SEGREGATED OR DENIED SERVICE DUE TO THEIR HEALTH CONDITION NOR ARE WE REQUIRED TO ACCEPT DIMINISHED OR ALTERNATIVE SERVICES AS ACCOMMODATION. I CONTACTED YOUR OFFICE LAST WEEK AND THE RESPONSE FROM THE EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT WAS TO TAKE IT UP WITH CORPORATE MANAGEMENT. IT ISN'T MY JOB TO EXPLAIN TO EVERY GATE KEEP AND EVERY CONSTABLE WHO TRIES TO BLOCK MY ACCESS. AND HE THEN BEGAN TO ASK ME ABOUT MY MEDICAL CONDITIONS, WHICH IS VIOLATION OF HIPPA AND AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT. THIS ORDER HAS CREATED AN UNDO BURDEN OF MYSELF.

IT SHOULD BE RESCINDED OR YOU MR. BECERRA SHOULD LIVE UP TO YOUR DUTY OF PROPERLY EDUCATING THOSE WHO YOU HAVE BURDENED WITH THE ENFORCEMENT OF THIS ORDER SO THAT RIGHTS OF DISABLED VETERANS AND OTHER DISABLED CITIZENS ARE NO FURTHER INFRINGED.

THE NOTICES THAT HAVE BEEN SENT TO BUSINESSES SHOULD BE IMMEDIATELY RECALLED.

HAVING THE SUPREME COURT HAS RULED THAT HAVING TO VERBALIZE A RIGHT IN ORDER TO RECEIVE IT IS A VIOLATION OF THE FREE EXERCISE CLAUSE OF THE FIRST AMENDMENT.

YOUR ORDER VIOLATES THIS CLAUSE AND I EXPERIENCED IT HERE THIS MORNING IN YOUR COURT.

IF THE PEOPLE THAT WORK JUST FEET FROM YOU HAVE NOT EVEN READ YOUR ORDER AND CANNOT PROPERLY IMPLEMENT IT, YOU ARE FAILING AT YOUR JOB. WE DESERVE BETTER.

WHILE I APPRECIATE JOHN LEMON, IMAGINE IS MY FAVORITE SONG, HE IS NOT A FRAMER.

HE DID NOT WRITE THE CONSTITUTION. YOU SHOULD TURN OFF THE RADIO, LOOK UP THE FREE EXERCISE CLAUSE AND START EDUCATING THE COUNTY.

LET'S ALLOW EVERYONE THEIR SPACE. AND ALLOW ME TO RUN A PEACEFUL MEETING SO THAT EVERYONE CAN BE HEARD. WHETHER WE AGREE WITH HIM OR NOT. I'M GRATEFUL FOR THE TIME THAT FOLKS HAVE TAKEN TO BE HERE.

NEXT UP, MR. DAN LION. >> THANK YOU, JUDGE, BECERRA. SINCE I'M SIX FEET AWAY FROM EVERYBODY AND IT'S HARD TO HEAR ME WHEN I'M IN A MASK, I'LL PUT IT BACK ON WHEN I STEP DOWN FROM THE PODIUM. FIRST OF ALL, I WANT TO THANK MR. CASPER FOR HIS SERVICE IN THE UNITED STATES MILITARY. MILITARY KEEPS US FREE. AND SHOULD GUARANTEE OUR RIGHTS. BUT SOMETIMES WE STILL HAVE TO FIGHT FOR THEM ANYWAY.

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LAST WEEK A MAN FROM POSAK, HAYS COUNTY PARKS AND OPEN SPACE DIVISION SAID SOMETHING TO THE EFFECT THAT COMMISSIONERS COURT WERE GOOD STEWARDS WITH OUR TAX MONEY AND WE'RE GETTING VALUE FOR EVERY PENNY SPENT. NOW, EVERYONE IS ENTITLED TO OUR OPINION, BUT I BELIEVE THAT SOME OF OUR COUNTY PARK RANGERS SHOULD CHECK OUR PARKS TO SEE IF THERE ARE ANY ILLICIT PLANTS GROWING THERE. LET ME READ YOU THE REAL FACTS.

HAYS COUNTY IS IN DEBT AT THIS POINT. IF THE PRINCIPAL AND INTEREST IS PAID IN FULL AND ON TIME, WE WILL HAVE TO PAY 779,000,697, $792.

THIS IS NO CONSPIRACY THEORY. IT'S STRAIGHT FROM THE COUNTY'S WEBSITE.

IF YOU TAKE A LOOK AT THE GRAPH FOR THE AGGREGATE DEBT ON THE COUNTY'S WEBSITE, THIS ONE RIGHT HERE, YOU WILL SEE THAT FOR THE NEXT TWO YEARS, WE WILL PAY MORE IN INTEREST THAN PRINCIPAL. EVEN IN A YEAR WHEN WE ARE IN A SEVERE RECESSION AND ON THE VERGE OF DEPRESSION. THE FRIVOLOUS SPENDING CONTINUES UNABATED.

DO NOT PRETEND THAT ANY OF YOU ARE CONSERVATIVES. ALSO I HAVE A FAVORITE SCRIPTURE MYSELF, THE BORROWER IS SERVIENT TO THE LENDER. SO BASICALLY WE'RE SERVANTS TO THE INTERNATIONAL BANKERS AND WE NEED TO STOP IT. LET'S GO TO THE LET'S GO TO THE DISBURSEMENTS. ADVANCED AUTO PARTS, BATTERY, 138, 22 ADDITIONAL DOLLAR.

CAN WE GET THE SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT TO TURN IN THE BATTERY CORD.

BRAKE PADS, 45.49. O'RILEY AUTO PARTS, 1236.87. OMNI FT. WORTH HOTEL, $1,222.

HE HAS APPARENTLY TWO MORE DEPUTIES CHARGING THE SAME AMOUNT, WAS THAT SUPER 8? NO. IT'S OMNI FT. WORTH HOTEL. $3,066. REDHEAD AUTO PARTS.

ENGINE FOR THE SHERIFF. $3,902. AND THAT'S MY TIME.

SO THANK YOU VERY MUCH. >> NEXT UP. I'M SORRY IF I SAY YOUR LAST

NAME WRONG. MS. LAUREN HUBBLE. >> GOOD MORNING.

I'M LAUREN HUBLE. >> THANK YOU. >> JUDGE BECERRA, COMMISSIONERS, I'M A RESIDENT OF SAN MARCOS. AND I'M HERE TO SPEAK AT A TIME WHEN THE VAIL OF RACIAL INJUSTICE IS BEING PULLED BACK ACROSS OUR COUNTRY.

I'VE COME TO ASK MYSELF TWO QUESTIONS, WHAT AM I DOING TO CONDONE OR NORMALIZE ACTS OF INJUSTICE AGAINST MY NEIGHBORS. WHAT INJUSTICE DO I SEE AND HOW AM I PARTICIPATING IN SUSTAINING OR ENCOURAGING THESE BEHAVIORS? AS A RESIDENT OF HAYS COUNTY, IT'S EXACTLY THOSE QUESTIONS THAT HAVE LED ME TO EDUCATE MYSELF RECENTLY IN THE TREATMENT OF MY NEIGHBORS. MY DISCOVERIES ARE WHAT BROUGHT ME HERE TO THIS COURT.

NOT FAR INTO MY RESEARCH, I LEARNED THAT THE MAJORITY OF THE HAYS COUNTY JAILED CITIZENS HAVE YET TO BE CONVICTED OF A CRIME, HERE IS WHAT IS PARTICULARLY IRONIC ABOUT THIS DISCOVERY. FOR A GOOD PART OF MY CAREER AS AN EDUCATOR, I TAUGHT AMERICAN GOVERNMENT TO HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS. THE TEXTBOOK I TAUGHT FROM OUTLINES CLEARLY THAT IN THE UNITED STATES, ACCORDING TO THE 6TH AMENDMENT OF OUR CONSTITUTION, THAT EACH AND EVERY ONE OF US REMAINS INNOCENT BEFORE PROVEN GUILTY.

AND YET RIGHT HERE IN THE COUNTY I CALL HOME, THOSE VERY RIGHTS ARE NOT UPHELD.

AS I CONTINUE TO FAMILIARIZE MYSELF WITH THE GOVERNING OF HAYS COUNTY, I ALSO LEARNED THAT THIS VERY SET OF COMMISSIONERS REJECTED A PROPOSAL FOR A GRANT THAT WOULD HAVE PROVIDED THE COUNTY WITH PARTIAL FUNDING OF A PUBLIC DEFENDER'S OFFICE.

CAN'T IMAGINE WHY THIS WOULD BE TRUE. I CERTAINLY WOULD APPRECIATE

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THE OPPORTUNITY TO UNDERSTAND HOW YOU FEEL AND WHETHER EACH OF YOU STILL OPPOSE IT TODAY.

INDIGENT DEFENSE IS A CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT OF OUR TIME. WE HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY BEFORE US TO DO THE RIGHT THING. WHILE I MUST BELIEVE YOUR INTENTION IS TO PROVIDE ALL CITIZENS OF HAYS COUNTY EQUAL JUSTICE AND UPHOLD THEIR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS, THE CURRENT POPULATION IN OUR COUNTY JAIL CONTRADICTS ANY WELL MEANING INTENTIONS.

I WILL LEAVE YOU ALL WITH TWO QUESTIONS SIMILAR TO THOSE I ASK MYSELF, ARE YOU CONFIDENT THAT IN YOUR DUTY AS COMMISSIONER, YOU ARE NOT CONDONING OR NORMALIZING ACTS OF INJUSTICE AGAINST THE CITIZENS OF HAYS COUNTY? IN YOUR DUTY AS COMMISSIONER, HOW MIGHT YOU BE PARTICIPATING IN, SUSTAINING OR ENCOURAGING ACTS OF INJUSTICE?

THANK YOU. >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH. NEXT UP, MS. GLORIA SALAZAR.

>> GOOD MORNING, COMMISSIONERS. THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR THOSE WORDS YOU SAID EARLIER.

I WANTED TO SHARE WITH YOU THAT YOU KNOW, EVERY DAY IS A REALLY GOOD DAY.

SOMETHING ABOUT EVERY DAY YOU WILL FIND GOOD. AS COMMISSIONERS OF HAYS COUNTY, EVERY TUESDAY I SEE THAT Y'ALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO DO GOOD FOR OUR COMMUNITY.

TODAY I WANT TO VISIT WITH YOU JUST WITH A COUPLE OF THINGS. I AM CONCERNED ABOUT THE NUMBERS THAT ARE COMING OUT OF OUR JAIL REGARDING THE COVID. AND I WANT TO ASK IF WE ARE DOING EVERYTHING AS A COUNTY TO PROTECT THOSE INDIVIDUALS THAT ARE IN THE JAIL AND TO PROTECT THE STAFF. AND TO PROTECT OUR COMMUNITY. BECAUSE THOSE STAFF MEMBERS GO INTO WORK AND THEN THEY LEAVE. AND THEY COME INTO OUR COMMUNITY.

WHERE THEN ALL OF US MAY HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE EXPOSED. I WANT TO ASK THE COUNTY TO RELEASE AS MANY OF THE INDIVIDUALS THAT CAN BE RELEASED, SEPARATE THOSE THAT HAVE BEEN TESTED AND TESTED NEGATIVE, SEPARATE THEM FROM THE ONES THAT DO NOT WANT TO BE TESTED. WHAT ARE WE DOING TO HELP. AND SPECIFICALLY WHAT ARE WE DOING FOR THE STAFF. I UNDERSTAND THAT THE JAIL SEEMS TO BE ITS OWN LITTLE ISLAND. BUT I BELIEVE THAT AS COMMISSIONERS, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO STEP IN AND TO SEE WHAT IS HAPPENING WITH YOUR OWN EYES, SO YOU CAN SHARE BACK WITH US. SO I ASK YOU TO DO THAT. I ASK YOU AS JUDGE, TO GO IN THERE WITH WHOEVER IS OUR LEAD IN THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT AND SEE IF THINGS ARE BEING FOLLOWED. I ASK THE COMMISSIONERS TO PAIR UP AND GO AND SEE.

NOT A TOUR. I DON'T WANT A TOUR. I WANT A SURPRISE VISIT.

A COUPLE OF OTHER THINGS, I SAW THAT WERE ON THE AGENDA, THERE'S MONEYS BEING AVAILABLE FOR SMALL BUSINESSES. I WOULD LIKE TO JUST MAKE SURE THAT THERE IS ENOUGH NOTIFICATION THAT GOES OUT SO ALL THE BUSINESSES HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO UNDERSTAND THE OPPORTUNITY BEFORE THEM AND HAVE TIME TO SUBMIT THEIR APPLICATION.

AND THEN THE LAST THING IS I UNDERSTAND THAT THERE IS TEN FAMILIES OR SO IN PRECINCT TEN THAT WERE SERVED EVICTION NOTICES. AND PRECINCT TEN IS THE AREA THAT I LIVE IN. I LIVE ON MOCKING BIRD. I WOULD JUST LIKE TO ASK THE COUNTY THAT IF THERE IS SOME WAY, IN A WAY THIS WHOLE WORLD CREATED THIS MESS FOR THESE PEOPLE AND IF THERE IS SOME WAY THAT WE COULD OFFER THEM ASSISTANCE.

I WISH YOU A GOOD DAY. >> THANK YOU. NEXT UP, WE HAVE MR. JORDAN BUCKLEY. GOOD MORNING, COURT. I BELIEVE THIS IS THE THIRD TIME THAT I'VE COME UP HERE TO TELL YOU ALL WHAT THE NEW YORK TIMES PROCLAIMED BACK IN MARCH, WHICH IS COUNTY JAILS WILL BE THE EPICENTER OF THE PANDEMIC. THIS IS THE THIRD TIME THAT I'VE COME UP HERE TO STATE THAT. IN MARCH THERE WERE GOOD EFFORTS THAT HAPPENED WHEN 200 PEOPLE GOT TOGETHER AND RELEASED THEM.

ONE MONTH AGO, A PIECE BY STEPHANIE GATES MADE IT CLEAR THAT THE JAIL POPULATION HAD REPLENISHED AT THAT POINT. NO ACTION WAS TAKEN TO REDUCE THAT JAIL POPULATION ONCE

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AGAIN. OUR GREATEST FEAR THAT WE'VE BEEN COMING IN AGAIN AND AGAIN TO SAY, LOOK OUT, THE JAIL IS GOING TO BE A TEST TUBE OF THE VIRUS IF THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE COMMISSION DOESN'T MEET FOR SEVEN MONTHS. IN MARCH, WHEN YOU HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO MEET, INSTEAD OF MOVING IT TO ZOOM, YOU GUYS CANCELLED THE MEETING ALL TOGETHER. I'M GRATEFUL THAT YOU GUYS HAVE HAD TWO MEETINGS SINCE THEN.

BUT THERE WAS A SERIOUS MISTAKE MADE. DOZENS OF CONFIRMED CASES.

HIGHLIGHT THE STORY IN DAILY RECORD LAST WEEK, IT SHOWS THAT THE JAIL ADMINISTRATION LIED TO YOU ALL WHEN THEY CAME UP HERE. I KNOW THAT WE'VE SPOKEN TO TWO PEOPLE RELEASED FROM THE JAIL, BOTH OF WHOM THAT SAID MASK POLICIES NOT IMPLEMENTED. PEOPLE ARE ASKING FOR MASKS, THEY'RE NOT GETTING MASKS. THERE ARE EIGHT LOCAL ATTORNEYS TO SAY THAT THEIR CLIENTS CAN SAY THE EXACT SAME THING. WHEN THE JAIL COMES UP HERE AND SAY THEY'RE DOING PROVISIONS, I WOULD ENCOURAGE YOU TO SPEAK TO THE PEOPLE LOCKED UP AND AS WELL AS THE ATTORNEYS DEFENDING THEM. CLEARLY NOT THE CASE. I DO JUST WANT TO REITERATE WHAT I HEARD PREVIOUSLY. IF YOU LOOK AT THE TEXAS COMMISSION ON JAIL STANDARDS, THEY GIVE A SNAPSHOT EACH MONTH OF WHO COMPRISES THE JAIL POPULATION.

RIGHT NOW 90 PERCENT OF THE PEOPLE HAVE NOT BEEN FOUND GUILTY OF THE CRIME THEY'RE ACCUSED. THEY'RE LOCKED IN A CAGE WAITING FOR A DAY IN COURT.

WEALTHY PEOPLE, FOR THE EXACT SAME CRIME, IF YOU CAN AFFORD THE BAIL, YOU GET TO GO HOME AND YOU GET TO ELUDE THIS FATAL VIRUS SET INTO OUR JAIL. IF YOU CAN'T AFFORD BAIL, YOU STAY LOCKED IN A CAGE UNTIL YOUR TRIAL COMES. WE'RE PUNISHING THE POOR FOR THEIR POVERTY. THESE ARE THE PEOPLE SUFFERING THE FATE OF THIS FATAL VIRUS, IMPOVERISHED. IT'S THE PEOPLE THAT ARE LOCKED UP BECAUSE THEY CANNOT AFFORD THE BAIL. THAT IS THE IMPORTANCE OF PUBLIC DEFENDER'S OFFICE.

TO SOME DEGREE, I APPRECIATE THAT YOU GUYS ARE MOVING FORWARD WITH THIS COUNCIL FOR A NUMBER OF CLIENTS. ANYONE THAT HAS AN ATTORNEY THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE A BETTER RESULT. SUPPORT THE PUBLIC DEFENDER'S OFFICE AND LET'S GET PEOPLE OUT

OF THE JAIL. >> THANK YOU. AND OUR FINAL PERSON TO SPEAK

IN PUBLIC COMMENTS WILL BE MS. CHRISTINE TERRELL. >> GOOD MORNING.

I LIVE HERE IN SAN MARCOS. IT IS CLEAR THAT PEOPLE OF GOODWILL CAN NO LONGER SIT ON THE SIDELINES OF GOVERNANCE. THERE ARE MANY PLACES THAT COULD USE OUR ATTENTION, BUT GIVEN THE PROFOUND IMPACT ON THE LIVES OF NEIGHBORS, I DECIDED TO FOCUS MY ENERGY ON THE COUNTY'S CRIMINAL LEGAL SYSTEM. AS I WAS RESEARCHING TO BETTER UNDERSTAND THE ISSUES WE FACE, I WAS SHOCKED TO FIND THAT OVER THREE QUARTERS OF PEOPLE HOUSED IN OUR JAILS HAVE NOT BEEN CONVICTED OF A CRIME. WE AVERAGE 530 INMATES PER DAY IN HAYS COUNTY, ON ANY GIVEN DAY, 400 PEOPLE ARE SITTING IN OUR JAIL.

NOT BECAUSE THEY'RE GUILTY OF A CRIME, BUT SOLELY BECAUSE THEY CAN'T AFFORD TO POST BAIL.

I DON'T UNDERSTAND HOW THIS IS EVEN A THING. THAT ALONE SHOULD HAVE SPURRED LEADERS WITHIN THE SYSTEM TO CHANGE IT. TAXPAYERS ARE CHARGED OVER FOUR MILLION DOLLARS A YEAR TO HOUSE OUR FRIENDS, FAMILY, AND NEIGHBORS IN OTHER COUNTY JAILS. WE ARE SPENDING BETWEEN 50 AND $80,000 A WEEK TO INCARCERATE PEOPLE WHO AREN'T CRIMINALS. WHICH BRINGS ME TO MY QUESTION TODAY.

WHAT HAVE THESE FOLKS DONE? DRUNK DRIVERS, DRIVER'S LICENSE WITH A SUSPENDED LICENSE, HOW MANY ARE NON-VIOLENT, HOW MANY OF THESE INFRACTIONS OF LAW QUALIFY AS REAL PUBLIC SAFETY ISSUES. I HAVE TO ASK THESE QUESTIONS HERE BECAUSE IT'S IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND THAT INFORMATION. JUDGE BECERRA HAS KEPT US INFORMED ON WEEKLY INCARCERATION COSTS. BUT THIS FURTHER DATA SEEMS UNATTAINABLE.

YET SOMEBODY INSIDE THE SYSTEM KNOWS THIS INFORMATION. HOPEFULLY THIS IS WHAT THE PARTNERSHIP WITH PUBLIC DEFENDER'S OFFICE WOULD HELP ELIMINATE.

WE DON'T HAVE TO WAIT FOR THOSE THINGS TO ACT NOW. OUR FRIENDS, FAMILY AND NEIGHBORS SITTING IN THE JAILS MISSING WORK, FALLING BEHIND ON RESPONSIBILITIES.

THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE. YOU WOULD DO EVERYTHING IN YOUR POWER TO KEEP YOUR CHILD OR EVEN A FRIEND'S CHILD FROM JAIL WHILE AWAITING TRIAL. AND EVERY PERSON IN OUR JAIL IS SOMEONE'S CHILD AND THEY ALL DESERVE A MORE JUST PROCESS THAN WHAT WE ARE OFFERING.

THESE MONTHS LIVING WITH COVID-19 HAVE MADE ONE THING CLEAR, WE HAVE TO INVEST IN NEW

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WAYS OF DOING THINGS. I ASK EACH OF YOU TO SERIOUSLY CONSIDER THIS QUESTION, IF WE HAVE FOUR MILLION DOLLARS A YEAR EARMARKED TO INCARCERATE PEOPLE WHO AREN'T CRIMINALS, ISN'T IT BEYOND REASONABLE TO ASK FOR THAT FOUR MILLION DOLLARS TO BE SHIFTED TO PROGRAMS AND POLICIES THAT WOULD KEEP THOUSANDS OF UNCONVICTED HAYS COUNTY CITIZENS FROM EVER SEEING THE INSIDE OF A JAIL CELL? THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU. DOCTOR, WOULD YOU PLEASE CALL THE ROLL AND GO STRAIGHT TO

AGENDA ITEM 33. >> ROLL CALL. ITEM NUMBER ONE.

[33. Discussion and possible action related to utilizing County funds, Federal or State Grants or Contributions for materials or items with a Seal or Logo other than the official Hays County Seal or Hays County Law Enforcement Shield. VILLARREAL-ALONZO]

>> NO. 33. >> I'M SORRY. >> 33.

ITEM NUMBER 33. DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION RELATED TO UTILIZING COUNTY FUNDS. FEDERAL OR STATE GRANTS OR CONTRIBUTIONS FOR MATERIALS OR ITEMS WITH A SEAL OR LOGO OTHER THAN THE OFFICIAL HAYS COUNTY SEAL OR HAYS COUNTY LAW

ENFORCEMENT SHIELD. >> SO MOVED. >> SECOND.

>> OKAY. >> THANK YOU, JUDGE FOR BRINGING THIS ITEM FORWARD.

>> JUST A LITTLE BACKGROUND, ON FEBRUARY 25TH, THE COURT DISCUSSED THE USE OF THE SEALS OR LOGOS HOWEVER, NO ACTION WAS TAKEN. MY OFFICE HAS RECEIVED REQUESTS TO PAY FOR INVOICES WITH THE COUNTY JUDGE'S SEAL AS WELL AS A NEW SEAL THAT THE COUNTY JUDGE WOULD LIKE TO USE DURING EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PURPOSES. HERE IS THE NEW SEAL THAT THE JUDGE WOULD LIKE TO USE. I DON'T KNOW IF Y'ALL HAD SEEN THAT.

>> HAYS COUNTY HOMELAND SECURITY AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT TEXAS COUNTY JUDGE BECERRA. TEXAS FLAG IN THE MIDDLE. SO THERE WAS DIFFERENT INTERPRETATIONS, DIFFERENT MAYBE MISUNDERSTANDINGS AS TO WHAT THE COURT'S INTENT WAS THAT DAY ON FEBRUARY 25TH. BUT I WENT BACK TO THE MINUTES AND THE MINUTES ON THE 25TH DID SPECIFICALLY SAY THERE WAS NO ACTION TAKEN. I WENT BACK AND RESEARCHED HOW WE STARTED OUT WITH THE JUAN COUNTY SEAL, BACK MARCH 30TH, 2010, THERE WAS AN AGENDA ITEM.

SUMMARY, I DIDN'T HAVE ACCESS TO THE VIDEO. THE SUMMARY SAYS THE COUNTY DOES NOT USE THE STANDARD COUNTY SEAL. SEAL.

ALL COUNTY OFFICES AND DEPARTMENTS SHOULD USE A STANDARD SEAL IN EITHER BLUE OR BLACK AND FOREGO THE USE OF ANY OTHER TYPE OF SEAL OR LOGO ON ANY PAPERWORK OR PROPERTY EXCEPT AS REQUIRED BY LAW. NO MONEY SHOULD BE SPENT ON REPLACING CURRENT SEALS, ANY NEW FORM OR LETTERHEAD SHOULD USE THE SEAL ATTACHED. THE ACTUAL MOTION THAT WAS MADE WAS A MOTION MADE BY COMMISSIONER FORD, SECONDED BY COMMISSIONER NINGALSBE.

IN JUNE 2014, THERE WAS ANOTHER ITEM PLACED ON THE AGENDA THAT SAID APPROVE NATURAL AREA LOGO SIGNAGE AND INFORMATIONAL KIOSK. A MOTION WAS MADE TO APPROVE THE NEW JACOBS WELL NATURAL AREA LOGO SIGNAGE AND THEN AT SOME POINT IN 2017, WHICH I DIDN'T HAVE TIME TO GET THE MINUTES, THE PREVIOUS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT COORDINATOR AND DIRECTOR OF EMERGENCY SERVICES PRESENTED THIS LOGO TO THE COURT.

WHICH IS THE HAYS COUNTY EMERGENCY SERVICES LOGO. AND IT HAD THE COUNTY SEAL FIRE DEPARTMENT, MEDICAL AND THEN THE STAR. SO THESE ARE THE THREE SEALS THAT I'M AWARE OF THAT CAN BE USED WITH COUNTY FUNDS. ON FEBRUARY 25TH, WHEN WE BROUGHT THAT ITEM, IF WE GO BACK AND LOOK AT THE MINUTES, THERE WAS ABOUT 20 PAGES OF DISCUSSION. THE I WROTE THOSE DOWN HERE. THE COURT HAD EXTENDED

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DISCUSSION ABOUT THE USE OF INDIVIDUAL OFFICE SEALS VERSUS THE USE OF COUNTY SEALS.

THIS ITEM WILL BE BROUGHT BACK TO COURT ONCE THE WORDING IS WORKED OUT FOR A MOTION.

NO ACTION WAS TAKEN. I WILL NOTE THAT DAY THERE WAS A MOTION BY C TO USE THE COUNTY SEAL. THERE WAS DISCUSSION ABOUT THE SHIELD.

THERE WAS DISCUSSION ABOUT IF IT WOULD BE OKAY IF THE SEAL HAD HAYS COUNTY IN IT.

BUT THERE IS INTERPRETATION HAT THE COURT MEANT IT WOULD BE OKAY IF THE HAYS COUNTY WAS ON THE DOCUMENT. SO AS IT IS IN ANY CASE WHEN A DEPARTMENT OR I DO NOT AGREE WITH INTERPRETATION ON A COMMISSIONER COURT POLICY BECAUSE LET ME REMIND EVERYBODY IT IS NOT A POLICY OF THE AUDITOR'S OFFICE, IT IS THE POLICY OF THE COMMISSIONER COURT. THE AUDITOR DOES NOT HAVE AUTHORITY TO ESTABLISH THESE PROCUREMENT POLICIES. THIS IS THE COMMISSIONER COURT POLICY THAT I'M TRYING TO ADMONISH HER. WHENEVER WE'RE NOT IN AGREEMENT, WE ASK THE DEPARTMENT HEAD TO BRING THE ITEM TO COURT. SO THAT WE CAN GET ACTION TAKEN BY THE COURT. SINCE NO ACTION WAS TAKEN ON FEBRUARY 25TH, MY OFFICE HAS CONTINUED TO MONITOR THE PROOFS OF INVOICES FOR ANY PRINTING MATERIAL.

SO ON MONDAY, THE JUDGE'S OFFICE SENT THIS SEAL, THIS PROOF WITH THE JUDGE'S SEAL TO THE FIRST ASSISTANT TO OBTAIN A PURCHASE ORDER. THE FIRST ASSISTANT QUESTIONED THE USE OF THE SEAL. MAYBE THE QUANTITY OF SIGNS. I THINK SHE ALSO MENTIONED ABOUT HOW THE SEALS DIDN'T REFERENCE AN EXEMPTION. OR THE EXEMPTIONS.

SHE TOLD THE COUNTY JUDGE THAT SHE WOULD SPEAK WITH THE AUDITOR AND WE WOULD GET BACK TO HIM WHETHER WE COULD ISSUE THE PURCHASE ORDER FOR THE 10,000 SIGNS THAT WERE REQUESTED. WELL, THAT SAME DAY ON TUESDAY, IT WAS BROUGHT TO MY ATTENTION THAT THESE POSTCARDS WERE PRINTED AND IT HAD THE JUDGE'S SEAL ON THE SPANISH SIDE AND IT SAID AT THE BOTTOM, I CAN'T READ IT. IT SAYS HAYS COUNTY, THE COMPLETE COMMITTEE. HAYS COUNTY. I CANNOT READ IT.

SORRY. I HAVE IT HERE. HAYS COUNTY COMPLETE COUNT COMMITTEE. SO I CALLED TO THE ACCOUNTS PAYABLE MANAGER AND ASKED HER IF SHE HAD REVIEWED THE PROOF BECAUSE AFTER THE PREVIOUS AGENDA ITEM ON FEBRUARY I HAD ASKED ALL STAFF TO REVIEW PROOFS, TO ENSURE THAT WE WERE FOLLOWING PROCEDURES AND POLICIES. AND SHE INFORMED ME THAT SHE HAD MISTAKENLY ALLOWED THAT INVOICE TO BE INCLUDED IN THE LIST OF DISBURSEMENTS THAT TUESDAY, WHICH WAS LAST TUESDAY. SHE HAD LOOKED AT THE ENGLISH SIDE AND THE ENGLISH SIDE DID NOT HAVE THE SEAL. AND THE SPANISH SIDE DID HAVE THE SEAL.

I ASKED HER TO LOOK AT THE OTHER INVOICE THAT IS ACTUALLY UP FOR APPROVAL TODAY.

AND IT IS FOR THE CENSUS. AND THESE DO NOT HAVE SEALS. SO WE DON'T KNOW WHY THAT SPANISH VERSION HAD THE SEAL. SO AS IS THE CASE WHENEVER MY OFFICE OR THE TREASURER'S OFFICE FINDS OUT THAT THERE WAS EITHER AN ERROR, MISTAKE, DUPLICATE PAYMENT OR IF WE ARE INFORMED BY THE DEPARTMENT THAT THEY WOULD LIKE TO CANCEL THE SERVICE, FOR EXAMPLE, THEY DO NOT NEED REGISTRATION AND WE STILL ARE IN POSSESSION OF THE CHECK, WE WILL GO AHEAD AND VOID IT AND CANCEL IT BECAUSE THE TREASURER DOES HAVE AUTHORITY TO CANCEL OR NOT DISPERSE AND THEN BRING THE ITEM BACK TO COURT. IN THIS CASE, WE COULD HAVE BROUGHT THE ITEM BACK TO COURT AND ASKED THE COURT FOR PAYMENT.

SEE IF THEY WOULD CONSIDER PAYING THE INVOICE FOR THESE POSTCARDS.

THE PREVIOUS ACTION THAT THE COURT TOOK ON FEBRUARY 25TH WAS THAT COMMISSIONER SHELL DONATED THE FUNDS FOR THESE POSTCARDS. THE ACCOUNTS PAYABLE MANAGER WAS VERY DISTRAUGHT.

I REASSURED HER THAT MISTAKES HAPPENED. SHE OFFERED TO HELP PAY FOR THE INVOICE. I TOLD HER NO, THAT I WOULD TAKE RESPONSIBILITY.

HAD I KNOWN THAT THE SEAL WAS ON THERE, I WOULD NOT HAVE BROUGHT THE ITEM TO THE

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DISBURSEMENTS. SO I TOOK PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR THOSE INVOICES. I DID NOT BRING THEM BACK TO COURT TO REQUEST APPROVAL.

IT'S NOT FAIR TO THE VENDOR TO WAIT ANOTHER WEEK FOR PAYMENT. I CALLED THE VENDOR AND ASKED THEM TO ADD SALES TAX FOR THE TRANSACTION. HE HAS BEEN PAID.

>> WHAT IS THAT FOR? >> THE POSTCARD THAT HAS THE SEAL ON IT.

THIS SIGN WAS A SIGN THAT WE QUESTIONED ON MONDAY. AND THEN ON TUESDAY, I WAS NOTIFIED THAT -- I'M SORRY. I KNOW THAT THE PUBLIC DOESN'T KNOW THIS.

AND WHY I'M A LITTLE NERVOUS OR UPSET IS BECAUSE I WAS INFORMED THAT MY FATHER HAS BEEN TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL. I WANTED TO DEAL WITH THIS ITEM AND THAT'S WHY I'M A LITTLE UPSET RIGHT NOW. BUT I FEEL LIKE WE NEED TO CONDUCT COUNTY BUSINESS AND GET THIS SITUATION RESOLVED BECAUSE THIS IS A SIGN THAT THE JUDGE FEELS IS NEEDED.

AS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT DIRECTOR, HE HAS REQUESTED THAT THESE SIGNS BE PRINTED.

BECAUSE IT HAD THE SEAL, I INFORMED HIM THAT I COULD NOT AUTHORIZE THE PURCHASE ORDER BECAUSE OF THE SEAL. BUT THEN I DID INFORM HIM THAT ANOTHER AVENUE WOULD BE IF HE RECALLED THAT THE COMMISSIONER'S COURT HAD APPROVED PROCUREMENT PROCEDURES FOR THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC. AND THAT COMMISSIONER JONES DID HAVE APPROVAL FOR AUTHORIZATION FROM THE COMMISSIONER'S COURT TO APPROVE EXPENDITURES. AND THAT IF HE WOULD SPEAK WITH COMMISSIONER JONES ABOUT THESE SIGNS AND IF COMMISSIONER JONES SENT IN THE EXPENDITURE FORM THAT THE PURCHASE ORDER WOULD BE ISSUED. ANOTHER AVENUE WAS THAT THE COURT DID RATIFY THE EMERGENCY EXPENDITURE THE COURT COULD RATIFY THE EXPENDITURE.

ON WEDNESDAY MORNING, I CALLED THE VENDOR AND THE VENDOR INFORMED ME THAT A THOUSAND SIGNS HAD BEEN DELIVERED, THEY DID HAVE THE SEAL. THAT EXPENSE IS $490.

WE RECEIVED AN INVOICE FOR IT. AND THE COUNTY JUDGE WOULD LIKE TO PAY FOR THAT INVOICE OUT OF HIS COMMUNITY PROGRAM EXPENSE. AND SO IN THE USE OF COMMUNITY PROGRAM EXPENSE, WE ASKED THAT THE COMMISSIONERS COURT ESTABLISH THAT, SERVES A PUBLIC PURPOSE SO THAT WE CAN PROCESS THE INVOICE. I KNOW THAT THE JUDGE SPOKE WITH COMMISSIONER JONES OR REQUESTED THAT COMMISSIONER JONES APPROVE THE REMAINDER PRINTING OF 5,000 ADDITIONAL SIGNS. AND THE SEAL WAS CHANGED ON THOSE SIGNS TO BE LISTED.

SO I AM HERE BEFORE COURT ASKING THE COURT TO TAKE ACTION REGARDING THE USE OF THE SEAL.

SO THAT WE CAN EITHER MAKE PAYMENT FOR THE $490 INVOICE FOR THESE SIGNS AND THEN ORDER, IF IT IS THE COURT'S DECISION TO USE THIS SEAL, ON OTHER EMERGENCY DOCUMENTS.

>> SO LET ME UNPACK A LITTLE BIT. >> THANK YOU.

>> I DO APOLOGIZE. >> YOU DID A WONDERFUL JOB. THANK YOU FOR STICKING AROUND.

I KNOW THAT WE TALKED ABOUT THIS BEFORE COURT. I KNOW VICKIE WAS WILLING TO HAVE THIS CONVERSATION WITH US. WE REALLY APPRECIATE IT. WHEN YOU GOT TO GO, YOU GOT TO GO. VERY MOST RECENT COMMUNICATION THAT WE HAD ABOUT THE OFFICE SEAL WITH THE COUNTY JUDGE, AND IT'S IN THE RECORDING THAT COMMISSIONER SHELL SAID AND PARAPHRASING HERE, COMMISSIONER SHELL AND COMMISSIONER SMITH SAID THAT WE SHOULD HAVE HAYS COUNTY AS LONG AS HAYS COUNTY IS ON HERE. I DIDN'T HAVE THE FINAL VIEW OF IT. BUT I'M NOT BLAMING ANYONE FOR IT.

NEVERTHELESS, THE LITTLE TINY SEAL LESS THAN HALF THE SIZE OF A DIME ON THE POSTCARD HAS BASED ON THE ORIGINAL CONVERSATION THAT WAS HAD HERE IN COURT, AS LONG AS IT SAYS HAYS COUNTY DIRECTLY BELOW THAT LITTLE SEAL, IT SAYS HAYS COUNTY AND THEN BELOW THAT IT SAYS COMPLETE COUNT COMMITTEE. SO THERE WAS NO ATTEMPT TO BE DECEPTIVE IN ANY WAY ON THAT

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FRONT. THAT IS WHY THAT WENT FORWARD. THEN WITH THE NOTICE FOR UNIFORMITY, BECAUSE I COULD SHOW YOU PICTURES, I'M SURE YOU'VE SEEN THEM WALKING AROUND, THERE ARE PEOPLE THAT HAVE HANDWRITTEN SIGNS WITH PENCILS, MARKERS, CRAYONS, MASKS REQUIRED. I KNOW AS A LIFE-LONG SMALL BUSINESS OWNER, THE LAST THING WE WANT TO DO IS GIVE SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS, I DIDN'T LIKE THE IDEA OF GIVING OWNERS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF MANAGING MASKS. I THOUGHT THAT WAS NOT RIGHT.

BUT IT'S ALL THE AVENUE I WAS ALLOWED. SO I WENT DOWN THAT PATH RELUCTANTLY. I SAID LET ME FIND SOME WAY TO BE UNIFORM AND CONSISTENT SO THAT AS PEOPLE ARE WALKING THROUGH THE COMMUNITY, THEY COULD SEE SOME BRANDING, FOR EXAMPLE, A STOP SIGN. I THOUGHT THAT UNIFORMITY WOULD BE A GOOD IDEA FOR EASY INTERPRETATION. SINCE IT WAS A JUDGE'S ORDER ON THE MASK AND IT CAME OUT OF THE JUDGE'S OFFICE, THE SAME THOUGHT PROCESS, THE SEAL RIGHT THERE HAS HAYS COUNTY RIGHT DIRECTLY NEXT TO IT, I DIDN'T THINK IT WAS A MALICIOUS INTENT.

I DIDN'T FEEL COMFORTABLE USING THE COMMISSIONER'S COURT. BECAUSE IT WAS THE JUDGE'S ORDER. NOT THE COURT'S ORDER. THAT WAS THE EVOLUTION OF THAT.

SO TO SUMMARIZE, NO NOT SAYING HAYS COUNTY IS GOOD ENOUGH OR IN IT.

I SAID OKAY, FINE, I HAD A CONVERSATION WITH OUR GENERAL COUNSEL AND WITH OUR AUDITOR, BECAUSE I CONSIDERED THESE THINGS VERY IMPORTANT. I THINK THESE NOTICES ARE VERY USEFUL, ESPECIALLY BECAUSE WE HAVE ASKED OUR SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS AND EVERYONE ELSE TO TAKE CARE OF THEIR EMPLOYEES AND CUSTOMERS, GUESTS, DEPENDING ON THEIR SETTING.

I SAID WE'VE GOT TO GET THESE OUT SO THAT WE COULD PROVIDE THAT HELP.

SO I SAID I WILL, TO KEEP THINGS MOVING, I WILL MAKE SURE THAT WE ELIMINATE ANY KIND OF FUTURE CONCERN AND I WILL REDO THE OFFICE SEAL TO INCLUDE THE NAME HAYS COUNTY WITHIN IT JUST TO DOUBLE DOWN FOR CLARITY AND UNDERSTANDING. THOSE TITLES, EMERGENCY HOLD - MANAGEMENT DIRECTOR, COUNTY JUDGE AND HOMELAND SECURITY DIRECTOR, I LOOK TO SEE, BECAUSE I'M THE YOUNGEST OF FIVE, I'VE ALWAYS LOOKED TO SEE WHAT MY BIG BROTHER AND SISTER ARE DOING TO SEE HOW I COULD LEARN FROM WHAT THEY'VE DONE AND NOT REINVENT THE WHEEL.

HIGHLY EFFICIENT. GRATEFUL FOR THAT THOUGHT PROCESS AND I WON'T TURN IT AWAY. I LOOKED OVER TO HARRIS COUNTY AND DALLAS COUNTY AND OTHER BIG COUNTIES, I SAID WHAT ARE THEY DOING FOR THOSE OFFICES WITH THOSE TRITITLE PLACEHOLDERS.

I SAID OKAY, THIS WILL WORK WITH EVERYTHING I HEARD IN THE CONVERSATION, FROM THE COMMISSIONER'S CONCERN, MAKING SURE IT SAID HAYS COUNTY IN IT. I'M SO PATRIOTIC.

THIS IS MY ONLY DAY TO WEAR THIS 4TH OF JULY TIE. I AM A HUGE LOVER OF ALL THINGS PATRIOTIC. SO I SAID I LOVE THE TEXAS FLAG BECAUSE WE'RE ALL TEXANS.

WE FIND EVERY REASON TO DIVIDE OURSELVES BUT WE SHOULDN'T. I THOUGHT THIS TEXAS FLAG IS A CENTER PIECE AROUND PROMOTING EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT THINGS FROM THE COUNTY JUDGE'S OFFICE, I THOUGHT IT WAS A GREAT FIT. SO I SAID THIS I LIKE. THIS CAN BE I WOULD SAY PROBABLY A QUARTER OF OUR STATE'S POPULATION IS SEEING SOME SIMILAR VARIATION TO THIS.

I REALLY LIKE THE IDEA OF IT. IT'S ALL ENCOMPASSING. I THOUGHT I WILL SATISFY THE HAYS COUNTY PIECE. AND THE LAST PART THAT OUR GENERAL COUNSEL SAID THAT WAS A PLUS ON THAT FRONT WAS THAT IT'S NEVER BEEN USED ON ANYTHING ELSE THAT COULD BE MISCONSTRUED AS CAMPAIGNING. SO THAT WAS THE OTHER ADDITIONAL BENEFIT.

I SAID OKAY, PERFECT. I WILL PIVOT. I WILL WALK AWAY FROM ANYTHING THAT IS CONFLICT AND POTENTIAL FOOT DRAGGING OF ANY KIND, I'M NOT TRYING TO WASTE ANY TIME.

LIVES ARE AT STAKE. I WANT TO MOVE THINGS AS EFFICIENTLY AS I CAN.

I TOOK IT UPON MYSELF AND I REDESIGNED THE SEAL TO MAKE SURE IT SAID HAYS COUNTY.

I ADDRESSED EVERYTHING THAT I THOUGHT COURT MEMBERS HAD OPPOSED TO.

I ACCOMPLISHED THAT. AND SO TO RECAP, THAT IS THE ONE, SO TO RECAP, COUNTY JUDGE'S ORDER WITH A SEAL FROM THE COUNTY JUDGE'S OFFICE. I WANT TO PAY FOR THAT SMALL BATCH OF STICKERS FROM THE COUNTY JUDGE'S OFFICE BUDGET ON COMMUNITY OUTREACH.

THAT WAS MY CLEANEST WAY TO SUMMARIZE THE SMALL BATCH OF DECALS TO GO FORWARD.

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AND THEN I THINK I ADDRESSED THAT LITTLE THING AS BEST I CAN AND WHY I WENT TO AN ALL

ENCOMPASSING SEAL. >> CAN I SEE YOUR COPY OF THAT? I JUST WANT TO SEE THIS SEAL.

>> THE JUDGE DID CONTACT ME ABOUT SIGNING OFF ON THAT INVOICE.

HE AND I TALKED OVER THE WEEKEND AND YESTERDAY. WE DECIDED WE WOULD JUST WAIT TO GET INPUT FROM THE COURT BEFORE WE SIGN OFF ON ANY INVOICE.

>> SO THE VARIOUS ISSUES, ONE IS THE OUTSTANDING INVOICE, $490, JUDGE'S COMMUNITY LINE

ITEM IN HIS BUDGET. THE OTHER IS APPROVE THIS SEAL. >> ADOPTION OF THE SEAL.

>> FOR THE USE OF THE COUNTY JUDGE'S OFFICE. >> I DON'T KNOW IF THAT IS -- WELL, I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHAT THE COURT WOULD HAVE ON THE USE OF THE OTHER ONE.

I TRULY DON'T. I DON'T KNOW THE DETAILS OF THAT EXPLANATION.

BUT I THINK SHE SEEKS DIRECTION SPECIFICALLY FOR FUNDING AND SO >> FOR THE USE OF THE SEAL.

BECAUSE IF WE GO BACK TO MARCH 2010, THE COUNTY SEAL COULD BE USED.

WHEN I SPOKE TO GENERAL COUNSEL ABOUT THE DIFFERENT INTERPRETATIONS OF WHAT HAPPENED ON FEBRUARY 25TH, IT'S OBVIOUS THAT NO ACTION WAS TAKEN BY THE COURT.

SO I WOULD NOT WANT TO BE PERSONALLY LIABLE FOR APPROVING AN EXPENDITURE OR PURCHASE ORDER IF THERE IS ROOM FOR A MISINTERPRETATION, THE MINUTES CLEARLY SAY THAT NO ACTION WAS TAKEN AND THAT A POLICY WAS TO BE BROUGHT BACK TO COURT FOR THE USE OF THE DIFFERENT SEALS.

>> SO THAT IS ONE INVOICE. >> THIS IS THE REQUEST TO PRINT ADDITIONAL 5,000 SIGNS, $3,850.

THAT WOULD HAVE THE SAME VERBIAGE BUT THE NEW SEAL THAT HAS THE FLAG.

>> ALL COMPASSING HAYS COUNTY RIGHT INTO THE SEAL. >> JUDGE, IF WE'RE GOING TO PRINT MORE, NO MATTER WHAT WE DO ON THE SEAL, WE NEED TO ADD THE EXEMPTIONS.

>> AT THE END OF THE DAY, THE SIGN ITSELF DOESN'T READ WHAT THE ORDER SAID.

>> IT COULDN'T. IT WOULD BE PRETTY LENGTHY. >> TODAY IF YOU LOOK AT THE SIGN THAT SAYS POINT BLANK NO ADMISSION WITHOUT A MASK, WHAT WE'VE ORDERED IS BUSINESSES TO COME UP WITH A POLICY AS TO HOW THEIR EMPLOYEES ARE GOING TO REACT AND HOW THE INDIVIDUAL RESIDENTS OR PEOPLE OF OUR COMMUNITY INTERACT WITH THEIR BUSINESS.

THAT IS NOT WHAT THAT SAYS. IT SAYS MASKS ARE MANDATORY BY ORDER OF THE JUDGE.

AND I KNOW THAT YOU HAD TO WALK A FINE LINE, GIVEN THE GOVERNOR'S ORDER.

I RESPECT THAT WHOLEHEARTEDLY. BUT AT THE END OF THE DAY, TO MR. CASPER'S POINT, TO THE POINT I'VE HEARD FROM A NUMBER OF BUSINESSES, YOU KNOW, I HAVE CONCERNS ON WHAT IS ON THE SIGN. NUMBER ONE, IF WE DO DECIDE TO BUY OR PURCHASE ADDITIONAL

SIGNAGE, I WOULD WANT CLARIFICATION ON THAT. >> ASTHMA OR WHATEVER.

>> SOMETHING THAT DOESN'T SAY THIS IS THE WAY IT IS. BECAUSE AT THE END OF THE DAY, I DO HAVE RESIDENTS THAT THERE IS A BELIEF THAT THERE IS AN INDIVIDUAL ENFORCEMENT MECHANISM IN THAT ORDER. AND THERE IS NOT. THERE IS AN INDIVIDUAL ENFORCEMENT MECHANISM ON THE BUSINESS ITSELF, BUT NOT ON THE INDIVIDUAL.

THERE IS REALLY NOT AN ENFORCEMENT MECHANISM. BUT THE BUSINESS THEMSELVES CAN MANDATE. IN OTHER WORDS, WHENEVER THEY READ THAT SIGN, IT'S NOT, THE BUSINESS ITSELF IS WHO IS DECIDING THAT IT'S MANDATORY THAT YOU HAVE TO WEAR A MASK IN THERE. BECAUSE THAT IS THE POLICY THAT THEY'VE ADOPTED.

DOES THAT MAKE SENSE? I'M JUST ASKING. SO THAT IS ONE CONCERN.

AND THAT IS KIND OF OFF TOPIC FROM WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT, THE USE OF THE SEAL.

CONCERN THAT I BROUGHT UP IN FEBRUARY HASN'T CHANGED. AT THE END OF THE DAY, THIS SEAL THAT WAS PUT ON THESE HAS BEEN USED AS A CAMPAIGN SEAL IN THE PAST.

>> NOT TRUE. NEVERTHELESS. >> OKAY.

>> NEVERTHELESS, THAT IS FINE. >> ACTUALLY, THERE IS PHOTOS HERE.

WOULD YOU MIND PUTTING THESE, PLACING THESE UP. >> I THINK WE COULD.

>> SHE'S WAITING TO LEAVE. >> MY HUSBAND IS OUTSIDE. >> LET'S WORK WITH THIS.

>> I'LL EXPLAIN MY OPINION RIGHT NOW. TRY TO GET THIS GOING WHILE WE'RE WAITING. I'M FINE WITH PAYING THE INVOICE.

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IF YOU WOULD LIKE US TO APPROVE THAT SEAL, THE FUTURE WILL BE PAID FOR COUNTY FUNDS OR GRANT FUNDS, I'M FINE WITH THAT. I'M FINE WITH THAT. THAT IS MY GOAL HERE, TO CLEAN

IT UP. >> THE SIGN FOR BUSINESSES, I THOUGHT MAYBE INSTEAD OF TRYING TO PRINT THEM, MAYBE WE COULD HAVE A WORD DOCUMENT THAT WOULD ALLOW THEM TO CHANGE THEM ON THEIR OWN AND PRINT THEM AND PUT THEM ON THEIR DOOR. MAYBE PUT ONE OF THE SCANNER THINGS THAT REFERS SOMEONE TO A WEBSITE THAT MIGHT HAVE EXPLANATIONS ON THIS.

THE ORDER ITSELF MAY BE TOO MUCH. >> JUST HAVE ONE OF THOSE THINGS THAT HAS SOME, THAT EXPLAINS ALL OF THESE NUANCES TO THIS IN SOME SIMPLE LANGUAGE. AND ALLOW THE BUSINESSES THEMSELVES.

I KNOW IF I HAD A BUSINESS I WOULD PROBABLY TAILOR MINE TO MY BUSINESS.

I WOULD PROBABLY TRY TO PUT MY OWN, MAYBE MY OWN LOGO ON IT OR SOMETHING AND BE FRIENDLY, TRY TO EXPLAIN TO PEOPLE WHAT THEIR RIGHTS ARE, ET CETERA. WHY WE'RE ASKING THEM TO DO THIS. MY IDEA IS MAYBE CREATE A TEMPLATE THAT MAYBE THE BUSINESSES COULD CHANGE, A WORD DOCUMENT THAT WOULD BE ON THE WEBSITE, HAVE THAT SCANNER CODE, THAT TAKES SOMEONE, THEY COULD TAKE A PICTURE OF IT WITH THEIR PHONE, LET'S SAY THEY WENT INTO THE BUSINESS, THE CLERK OF THE BUSINESS SAID YOU CAN'T COME IN WITHOUT A MASK, THEY SAID NO, I CAN. BECAUSE I HAVE A HEALTH CONDITION.

MAYBE THEY COULD REFER THEM TO DO THAT. AND THAT WOULD ALLOW THE CITIZEN TO GET THE INFORMATION THEY NEED TO EXPLAIN WHY THEY SHOULD BE ABLE TO GO IN THERE.

I DON'T THINK WE NEED TO PRINT THEM FOR THAT MANY BUSINESSES. I THINK MOST BUSINESSES, AS LONG AS THEY'RE GIVEN A TEMPLATE WILL WANT TO TAILOR THAT TO THEIR OWN BUSINESS.

>> WE'VE GOT PROBABLY WHAT YOU'VE PRINTED CAN COVER THEM. >> WE'VE ALSO CREATED A PDF SO THOSE THAT DON'T HAVE ACCESS TO IT COULD PRINT IT AND DO EXACTLY WHAT YOU SAID, COMMISSIONER, MODIFY PRINT. WE WANT TO PROVIDE PEOPLE THAT ACCESS.

>> I COULD HELP WITH THE TEMPLATE. >> BEAUTIFUL.

THANK YOU, MA'AM. DO WE ENTERTAIN A MOTION? WHAT DO YOU NEED TO FEEL

CONTENT? >> MOTION TO PAY THE INVOICE. >> OKAY.

SO I MOVE THAT WE PAY THE INVOICE FOR THE NOTICE MASK FOR $490, THE JUDGE'S OFFICE SEAL

FROM THE JUDGE'S COMMUNITY BUDGET FOR $490. >> SECOND.

>> MOTION AND A SECOND. >> PLEASE CALL THE ROLL. >> COMMISSIONER

>> I MOVE THAT WE ACCEPT FUTURE USE OF THE SEAL PRESENTED BY MARISOL TO THE COURT THAT HAS HAYS COUNTY IN THE SEAL, TEXAS FLAG IN THE MIDDLE, DIFFERENT TITLES THAT THE COUNTY JUDGE OFFICE HOLDS, TAXPAYER DOLLARS, GRANT MONEY, FUNDING SOURCES TO BE USED FOR FUTURE MATERIAL.

>> IT WOULD GO ALONG WITH THE OTHER THREE THINGS, FOUR APPROVED SEALS.

>> AS ONE OF THE APPROVED SEALS. >> SECOND.

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

>> COMMISSIONER INGALSBE. >> YES. >> THANK YOU.

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

THANK YOU SO MUCH. >> NUMBER ONE. >> UPDATE FROM THE COUNTY JUDGE AND STAFF REGARDING THE LOCAL DISASTER DECLARATION AND COVID-19.

POSSIBLE DISCUSSION AND ACTION MAY FOLLOW. >> ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE'RE WORKING ON AGGRESSIVELY AS A COUNTY IS THE CARES ACT MONEY. I KNOW THAT THE AUDITORS OFFICE AND MIKE JONES AND TAMMY CRUMLY HAVE BEEN BURNING THE CANDLE AT BOTH ENDS, TRYING TO APPROACH A ROAD MAP THAT YOU GUYS WILL CARE FOR, APPRECIATE, UNDERSTAND, PROVIDE THIS FUNDING AMONG OTHER THINGS HELP WITH OUR RESIDENTS IN HOUSING. AMONG OTHER THINGS.

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WILL YOU GIVE US YOUR RECAP PLEASE AND STATE YOUR NAME AND TITLE.

>> ALEX VILLA. COUNTY CHIEF OF STAFF. FIRST AND FOREMOST, I WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE STAFF THAT SUPPORTS EVERYTHING I DO ON A REGULAR BASIS.

TREMENDOUS HAUL ON A DAILY BASIS TO DO WHAT WE'RE DOING. WITH REGARDS TO TESTING, COORDINATING THE TESTING AND ALL OF THE RESOURCES THAT GO INTO THAT.

THE THREE OF US HAVE BEEN BURNING THE CLOCK ON A DAILY BASIS EVERY DAY.

IT'S NOT UNCOMMON TO CALL UP TAMMY ON A SUNDAY AND TRY TO GET THINGS PAID FOR FOR PEOPLE THAT ARE OUT, RESOURCES, FOOD, WATER. SUPPORT SERVICES.

OTHER RESOURCES THAT WE NEED. I COULDN'T DO THIS WITHOUT HER TEAM AND WITHOUT OUR EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT TEAM AND THE OFFICE OF EMERGENCY SERVICES, THEY WOULDN'T BE POSSIBLE.

CURRENTLY, WITH ALL TESTING INCLUDED, WE HAVE TESTED OVER 4500 CITIZENS IN HAYS COUNTY TO DATE. ACTUALLY 4,580 IS THE LAST NUMBER THAT I BELIEVE WE

CALCULATED THROUGH YESTERDAY'S NUMBERS WERE CONSIDERABLE. >> WHAT WERE YESTERDAY'S

NUMBERS? >> I AGGREGATED ALL OF THEM. THEY WERE SOMEWHERE IN THE

FIELD OF, I'LL GET THEM RIGHT NOW. >> I CAN TELL YOU, YESTERDAY'S

NUMBERS 697. >> THERE YOU GO. >> YES.

>> SO IT WAS 918 ON THE FIRST DAY, 699 ON THE SECOND DAY. YESTERDAY WAS 697.

AND WE'LL STILL CONTINUE TO GO FORWARD. I CAN TELL YOU THAT THESE TESTING DEPLOYMENTS, UTILIZING THE NATIONAL GUARD AND TEDEM, WE HAVE LED THE WAY WITH THIS TYPE OF TESTING STATEWIDE. THIS TYPE OF TESTING HAS NOT BEEN CONDUCTED.

AND BY ITS MERE FUNCTION, BY THE WAY WE'VE DONE IT IT HAS BECOME A MODEL FOR OTHER COUNTIES TO UTILIZE. THE REASONING FOR IT IS HAS ALWAYS BEEN THE CONCERN ON PEOPLE IN UNIFORM PROVIDING TESTS. WHAT WE HAVE DONE WITH THE MESSAGING CAMPAIGN, COORDINATING WITH THE MUNICIPALITIES, ENGLISH, SPANISH, ACTUALLY BEING OUT THERE TO WELCOME PEOPLE. UTILIZING NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS TO HELP PROVIDE WATER, MASKS, FOOD AS THEY'RE SITTING IN LINE, HAS OPENED THE DOOR FOR THAT. WE HAVE BEEN WHAT WE WOULD SAY A BEACON FOR TESTING, NOT ONLY FOR HAYS COUNTY, BUT SOUTH TRAVIS COUNTY AND CALDWELL COUNTY.

AND SOME OF THE FEEDBACK HAS BEEN JUST BECAUSE OF HOW WE'VE SET IT UP, WE UNDERSTOOD WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN. WE UNDERSTAND HOW TESTS WORKS. WE UNDERSTAND THAT CAN SPEAK OUR LANGUAGE AND CAN TRANSLATE AND MAKE EVERYBODY FEEL COMFORTABLE IN THAT PROCESS.

WHICH IS THE REASON WHY WE'VE BEEN SUCCESSFUL IN THAT. GOTTEN QUITE A BIT OF SUPPORT OUTSIDE OF JUST THE THREE OF US DEPLOYING THIS ALONG WITH TAMMY TEAM, AND HELPING WITH OTHER ITEMS AS WELL. WE COME FORWARD AND WE'RE LOOKING ATTESTING, WE SEE THAT DEPLOYMENT FOR NATIONAL GUARD IS GOING TO FINISH AT THE END OF JULY'S MONTH.

THERE IS A PLAN TO START UTILIZING PRIVATE ORGANIZATIONS TO SUPPLEMENT TESTING AND DEPLOYMENT ON BEHALF OF TETUM THAT HAS NOT BEEN OFFICE YET. BUT IT'S COMING.

THEY'RE WORKING THROUGH A PLAN. WE DON'T KNOW HOW THAT IS GOING TO LOOK LIKE.

CURRENTLY ON OUR PCR TESTS, WITH THE MAIN LAB THAT ASSISTS US IN HAYS COUNTY, AN EXECUTIVE OFFICIAL HAS ANNOUNCED THAT THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE TO PULL BACK ON PROCESSING LABS BECAUSE THEY'RE INUNDATED. THE CAPACITY HAS BEEN STRESSED. NOT JUST HAYS COUNTY, BUT THROUGHOUT THE REGION. SO YOU HAVE AN INFLUX OF TESTS THAT NEED TO BE PROCESSED THROUGH, THEY'RE TRYING TO PROCESS THAT. BUT AS NOT JUST FOR THIS LAB, THAT IS ALSO THE NATIONAL CONTRACTS AND OUR STATE CONTRACTS, THEY'RE STRESSED AS WELL. WITH THE PROCESSING OF THE LABS.

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SPECIFICALLY FOR THE PCR TESTING. WHAT WE'RE GOING HAVE TO DO, WITH DISCUSSIONS NOT ONLY OUR STATE RESOURCES AND WITH OUR EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT TEAM, IS WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO FIGURE OUT UTILIZING OUR CARE DOLLARS, WHICH IS PRETTY SIGNIFICANT, IN THAT HOW DO WE EFFECTIVELY TEST AND MAINTAIN THAT AND AT THE SAME TIME MANAGE THOSE RESOURCES. BECAUSE WE DON'T HAVE A TESTING TEAM INTERNALLY.

SO WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO MAKE AGREEMENTS WITH ORGANIZATIONS TO DO THAT.

AND I THINK THAT ONE OF THE WAYS THAT WE'RE ABLE TO DO THAT IS PROVIDE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO DEPLOY TESTING SITES, MOBILE TESTING SITES, PARTNERED WITH LOCAL PRIVATE ORGANIZATIONS THAT CAN DO THE TESTING. SO ONE OF THEM IS PREMIER ER, TO DEPLOY WITH THAT SITE WHERE IT'S NEEDED. OTHERS WOULD BE LIKE DEPLOY THESE SITES NEXT TO HOSPITALS AND CLINICS THAT CAN PROVIDE THE TESTING.

COMMUNITY CARE IS ONE OF THEM THAT WE ARE HAVING ACTIVE DISCUSSIONS WITH ON HOW THEY CAN SUPPORT THAT MISSION. THEY WANT TO COME IN AND WANT TO VISIT OUR CURRENT TESTING SITE TO SEE HOW THEY'RE DOING IT. AND WE CAN MAKE RELATIONSHIPS WITH SOME OF OUR MEDICAL PROVIDERS AND HOSPITALS AND OTHER CLINICS AND DEPLOY THESE MOBILE BUILDINGS NEXT TO THEM AND PARTNER WITH THEM WITH THEIR RESOURCES TO PROVIDE THE TESTS. SO THEN IT COMES INTO PLAY, AS IF WHAT ARE ALL OF THE RESOURCES NEEDED. THE BUDGET THAT HAS BEEN PROVIDED THERE IS A DRAFT BUDGET. IT DEPLOYS THE USAGE OF THESE MOBILE BUILDINGS THAT I'VE GIVEN YOU A COPY OF. I KNOW THIS IS THE FIRST TIME YOU'VE SEEN THIS.

BUT THIS IS SOMETHING THAT I KNOW THAT OUR STAFF HAS SEEN DEPLOYED IN OTHER AREAS:AN EASY WAY TO SET UP A BUILDING VERY EFFICIENTLY, VERY EFFECTIVELY, UTILIZE IT FOR TESTING WHEREVER WE NEED IT. SUPPORTED WITH STAFF, SUPPORTED WITH OUR FIRST RESPONDERS, WHICH IS NECESSARY FOR SOME OF THE PLACES THAT WE NEED TO BE. AND WITH THE RESOURCES THAT IT WOULD NEED TO DEPLOY A TEAM. WE CURRENTLY ARE LOOKING AT DEPLOYING PRIVATE ORGANIZATIONS TO DEPLOY OUT FOR THESE TEAMS AND THE COST IS THERE WITH REGARDS TO OUR FIRST PREMIER ER. THEY WOULD TAKE ON THE TESTING AND I'M ASSUMING THE ENTIRE TURN KEY SYSTEM WITH SOME OF THE LAB WORK BEING DONE AS WELL.

WE ARE ALSO LOOKING AT WAYS TO ADDRESS THIS FOR OUR OWN LAB WORK AND THAT IS NOT ON THIS BUDGET. BUT THAT IS ALSO ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY.

THIS DEPLOYS FOUR DIFFERENT BUILDINGS THAT CAN BE UTILIZED OR DEPLOYED ANYWHERE IN HAYS COUNTY. UTILIZED FOR MANY DIFFERENT PURPOSES IN PUBLIC HEALTH, BUT ALSO AFTER THE USE IN THIS PARTICULAR PLATFORM CAN BE UTILIZED FOR VOTING.

IT COULD BE UTILIZED FOR INDIVIDUALS TO BE IN ISOLATION FACILITIES, THROUGH THE RECOVERY PROCESS. IT COULD BE UTILIZED FOR AFTER TESTING.

AND WE TRANSITION RECOVERY TO GO INTO VACCINATIONS, PROVIDING VACCINATIONS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTY, PEOPLE CAN COME IN AND PROVIDE THOSE VACCINATIONS. ALL THROUGHOUT A STRONG REACH AND COORDINATING AND COLLABORATING WITH PRIVATE MEDICAL PROVIDERS TO DO THAT.

COORDINATE IT TO THE COUNTY WITH OUR RESOURCES IN PUBLIC HEALTH.

IN DOING THAT AS WELL. THE STAFF POSITIONS ARE SOMETHING THAT WOULD SUPPORT THE OVERALL MISSION THERE. ALONG WITH FIRST RESPONDERS AND DIFFERENT PROGRAMS WE HAVE.

NOW, SINCE THIS IS A DRAFT, WE LOOKED AT THE OVERALL COST OF THIS, IT DRIVES INTO OUR OVERALL DOLLARS AND REDUCES THE AMOUNT THAT WE HAVE. SO WE CAN STAGE THIS IN IN MULTIPLE PHASES AS WE NEED IT TO ENSURE THAT WE'RE DOING, OR THAT WE'RE CREATING THE PROGRAMS FOR OUR CITIZENS IN MULTIPLE PHASES THROUGHOUT OUR DEPLOYMENT.

THAT WAY WE CAN SPREAD THOSE DOLLARS OUT EFFECTIVELY, WITH YOUR DIRECTION ON THE AMOUNT THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE IN THE PHASED IN PROGRAM FOR MORTGAGE, RENT AND UTILITY REIMBURSEMENTS, WE CAN FIT IT INTO THE OVERALL PROGRAM INTO THE CARES DOLLARS.

I KNOW THIS DRAFT IS DONE, VICKIE HAS A DRAFT THAT SHE'S DONE, MANIPULATE THE DIRECTION OF THIS BASED ON THE DIRECTION OF THE COURT. MORE AND MORE, WITH THE RESOURCES THAT WE'RE DISCUSSING BOTH LOCALLY REGIONALLY AND STATE WIDE, WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO FIND A WAY TO CONTINUE THIS PROCESS ON OUR OWN, UTILIZING THE CARES DOLLARS, GREAT COLLABORATION WITH OUR PRIVATE MEDICAL PROVIDERS IN RESPONSE TO TESTING, VACCINATION, AND

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SOME RECOVERY ELEMENTS THAT COME INTO PLACE. AT SOME POINT WE TURN THE PAGE INTO, IT COULD BE USED AS SHELTERS FOR A DISASTER IN SHELTERS.

VOLUNTEER SHELTERING. IT COULD BE USED FOR VOTING. >> COUNTLESS BENEFITS.

>> FOLDED UP, PACKED AWAY. AND PUT BACK TOGETHER AND PUT AWAY FOR ANOTHER DEPLOYMENT SHOULD WE NEED THAT. I KNOW THAT WE SPENT QUITE A BIT OF TIME TRYING TO ENSURE THAT WHAT WE WOULD PURCHASE AND INVEST IN WOULD BE SOMETHING THAT WOULD BE IMPACTFUL FOR A LONG PERIOD OF TIME. WE UNDERSTAND THIS IS GOING TO BE A LONG-TERM RESPONSE.

THAT IS THE REASONING FOR SOMETHING LIKE THIS. EXPENSE IS GREAT WITH THIS.

BUT AGAIN, WE PHASE IT IN, I THINK WE CAN PULL BACK ON THE NUMBER OF BUILDINGS THAT WE'RE ASKING FOR. WHICH THEN PULLS BACK ON THE STAFF THAT IS NEEDED FOR THOSE DEPLOYMENTS, THEREFORE WE COULD FOCUS ON THE OVERALL DOLLARS FOR SOME OF THE ASSISTANCE THAT I KNOW THAT THE COUNTY JUDGE HAS BEEN PUSHING HARD TO CREATE A PLAN THAT WOULD DIRECT RESOURCES IN THAT DIRECTION. SO THIS IS OUR FIRST DRAFT ON THIS.

AND I KNOW THAT THERE ARE WAYS THAT WE CAN MANIPULATE THAT MORE EFFECTIVELY WITH THE GREAT HELP OF THE AUDITOR'S OFFICE. I CAN TELL YOU AGAIN ANOTHER OFFICE THAT WE DEPEND ON

GREATLY. >> BEFORE WE GET TOO FAR AHEAD, COMMISSIONERS, ANY COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS SO FAR ON WHAT MR. VI VI

VILLAREAL HAS MENTIONED. >> THANK YOU FOR BRINGING THIS FORWARD.

I MENTIONED THESE MOBILE FACILITIES COULD BE A POSITIVE THING.

THE CONCERN THAT I HAVE, I'VE SEEN A NUMBER OF THEM, I ACTUALLY MENTIONED THIS TO MIKE THE OTHER DAY. THESE ARE GREAT. THE ONE CONCERN THAT I HAVE IS AT THE END OF THE DAY, WE WANT SOMETHING THAT OVER TIME, THE MOBILITY OF IT ISN'T GOING TO ADD ADDITIONAL COSTS. WHENEVER I SAY THAT, SOMETHING THAT, I DON'T KNOW IF THESE AREN'T ON WHEELS, YOU TRANSPORT THEM VIA SEMI, THEN YOU HAVE TO SET UP, THOSE KIND OF THINGS.

SOMETHING THAT WHENEVER YOU PULL UP AT THE END OF THE DAY, IF WE DO USE THESE, AND END UP MOVING THEM FOR VOTING OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT IN THE FUTURE, I DON'T WANT TO ADD ADDITIONAL EXPENSE TO OUR ELECTIONS OFFICE TO HAVE TO MOVE THEM TO HAVE TO DO THOSE KINDS OF THINGS. IF THEY HAVE A MOBILE FEATURE, IF THEY CAN BE LEFT ON THE STAND, THE TRANSPORT MODULE, WHATEVER THAT CASE MAY BE, I WOULD LOOK AT THAT.

THE OTHER THING IS, AS WE LOOK AT THESE, WHAT IS THE TURN-AROUND TIME ON ORDERING? BECAUSE I KNOW WE WOULDN'T NEED THEM WITH THESE SET-UPS, ADDITIONAL RESTROOMS, WE WOULD NEED ONE RESTROOM. AND I KNOW HOPEFULLY THE COST WOULD BE LOWER, THAN COMPLETELY DECKED OUT. WHAT KIND OF TURN AROUND TIME WOULD WE BE ABLE TO GET THESE.

THE LAST DISCUSSION WAS 45 DAYS. >> ALL RIGHT.

>> 45 DAYS. AND BE READY TO USE. YES, THERE WILL BE A CONSIDERABLE AMOUNT LESS FOR EACH UNIT, BASED ON OUR NEED, WHICH IS NOT GOING TO BE ALL OF WHAT YOU SEE INSIDE THERE. THOSE ARE MORE UTILIZED AS A PLATFORM FOR INDIVIDUALS FOR SHELTER. WE CAN STILL USE THEM AS SHELTER.

BUT FOR OUR NEEDS, IT WOULD OPEN UP THE SPACE FOR MORE OF A BUSINESS USE WHETHER IT'S POLLING OR TESTING, WHETHER IT'S JUST OVERALL MEDICAL RESPONSE.

OR SHELTER. BUT WE WOULD PROVIDE OTHER WAYS TO UTILIZE BEDDING AND OTHER

NECESSARY NEEDS FOR SHELTER. >> I TOO HAVE BEEN A CONSTANT SUPPORTER OF THIS EFFORT.

IN ADDITION BECAUSE OF ALL OF THE MULTITUDES, ALL OF THE DIFFERENT WAYS WE COULD USE IT AS A COUNTY TO SERVE OUR CITIZENRY MOST EFFICIENTLY. THAT VERSATILITY IS PHENOMENAL AND TREMENDOUS. MR. JONES, DID YOU WANT TO ADD SOMETHING?

>> STATE YOUR NAME AND TITLE FOR THE RECORD. >> MIKE JONES, EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT COORDINATOR. I FIRST SAW THESE THINGS IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE MEMORIAL DAY FLOOD. TO YOUR POINT, THEY CAN BE RESTRUCTURED, WHERE IF YOU CAN ENVISION HAVING TWO BATHROOMS AT ONE END TO ACCOMMODATE BOTH GENDERS, TWO TOILETS, SHOWERS, CONSTANTLY. WE CAN DEPLOY THAT FOR THE DIFFERENT USES THAT MR. VILLAREAL EXPLAINED. AS WELL AS ELECTION SIDE. PEACE TIME USE, AS I WOULD SAY IT, AS WELL AS WAR TIME DISASTER USE IMPLEMENTATION. FROM THE BEDDING STANDPOINT, AS YOU LOOK AT THE DIAGRAMS, ENVISION THIS, THOSE ARE MURPHY BEDS.

THEY CAN BE STORED IN THE WALL. THAT WAY WE CAN USE THEM FOR THE OFFICE AND VACCINES AND THE

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TESTING FACILITIES. THEN WHEN YOU NEED TO DEPLOY IT FOR VOLUNTEERS, MARK, I KNOW YOU REMEMBER WE HAD A DIFFICULT TIME HOUSING OUR BUSINESS BACK IN THE 2015 FLOODS.

THIS WOULD GIVE US THE OPPORTUNITY TO PROVIDE THAT RESOURCE.

OUR PRIVATE PARTNERS ARE GRACIOUS TO COME TO THE TABLE AND THEN THEY'RE IN THE HURRY TO GET RID OF THE FOLKS. I THINK THIS COULD EXPAND OUR CAPACITY, NOT JUST IN RESPONSE, BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY RECOVERY EFFORTS OF IT ALL. FOLKS COME UP HERE AND WANT TO KNOW HOW WE'RE SPENDING OUR MONEY, IT WOULD BE A GOOD RESOURCE OR EXPENDITURE WHERE WE CAN HAVE MULTIPLE USES, KIND OF LIKE A GIRVER TOOL IN OUR BACK POCKET.

KIND OF HAS THE SCREWDRIVER, WINE OPENER. >> WONDERFUL.

I WANT TO EXPAND A BIT ON THE ELECTIONS PIECE. BROUGHT IT UP A FEW TIMES.

WE HAVE MS. ANDERSON HERE, THE ELECTIONS ADMINISTRATOR. I MADE IT A POINT TO GO TO EVERY SINGLE VOTING LOCATION YESTERDAY, KICKING OFF OF VOTING.

AND I WANT TO SEND HUGE COMPLIMENTS TO WHAT THEY HAVE DONE.

I WENT AROUND TO MAKE SURE PEOPLE KNEW WHAT IT WAS. A LOT OF PEOPLE THEY'VE DONE IT FOREVER. FOR EXAMPLE, BROADWAY, IT WASN'T QUITE IN THE SAME SPACE.

IT WAS OVER ANOTHER BUILDING. A LOT OF PEOPLE COULD WALK AWAY IF THEY DON'T GET A VISUAL.

I TRY TO USE MECHANISM AVAILABLE TO COMMUNICATE WITH FOLKS.

SO I WANT TO SAY THAT EVERYTHING THAT I SAW IN ALL OF THE DIFFERENT SPACES, THE PROFESSIONALISM, LEVEL OF ORDER, THE LEVEL OF SPACING, THE MASKS AVAILABLE, EVERYTHING THAT THEY DID TO ACCOMMODATE, I THINK THERE IS NOTHING I SAW YESTERDAY IN MS. HENDERSON'S SET-UP COUNTY WIDE THAT COULDN'T FIT WHAT YOU GUYS ARE DESCRIBING.

I THINK IT'S A PERFECT FIT. >> THE OTHER THING, THESE UNITS CAN BE PULLED TOGETHER AND OPEN UP A BUILDING TOO. SAY COMPLETE RENOVATION OF OFFICES BECAUSE OF FLOODING.

COULD PUT THE WHOLE OFFICE IN THOSE. >> I DON'T KNOW.

IT LOOKED PRETTY GOOD YESTERDAY WHEN I WALKED IN >> FIRMLY TONGUE AND CHEEK.

>> THERE'S MULTIPLE USES FOR IT. I THINK IT'S AN EFFECTIVE USE OF DOLLARS. I DO KNOW IF WE'RE GOING TO PUSH FORWARD WITH A MORTGAGE RENT AND UTILITY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM, THOUGH, THAT WE WOULD NOT DEPLOY ALL FOUR.

WE WOULD HAVE TO REDUCE THE NUMBER. WE COULD DO TWO OR THREE.

DEPENDING ON THE DOLLARS THAT WE WANT TO FOCUS ON THAT PHASED IN PROCESS.

NCE WE FIGURE OUT WHAT THAT IS, THEN THE PLAN IS READY TO PLUG IN.

WE'VE GOT TO UNDERSTAND WHAT WE'RE WORKING WITH AND HOW WE'RE GOING TO SUPPORT IT.

I CAN TELL YOU ON ASSISTANCE PROGRAM, THERE HAVE BEEN A COUPLE OF OUR DIFFERENT ORGANIZATIONS HERE LOCALLY THAT TYPICALLY WILL HAVE PROCESS THE APPLICATIONS AND MONITOR WHAT IS COMING IN FOR AWARDING THESE DOLLARS. AND THEY HAVE BEEN INUNDATED.

AND SOME OF THEM HAVE BEEN AFFECTED BY COVID-19, SO THEIR CAPACITY IS VERY CHALLENGED RIGHT NOW. WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO FIGURE OUT A WAY TO HAVE A SUPPORT SYSTEM TO RECEIVE THE CALLS, PROCESS THE APPLICATIONS AND THEN THERE COMES AN AWARD THROUGH THE COUNTY. SO THERE IS DIFFERENT THINGS THERE THAT WE'RE GOING TO HAVE

TO THINK ABOUT. >> CAN YOU SAY THAT AGAIN? >> THE PORTION ABOUT, MAYBE I MISSED IT, IF WE DO WHAT PROGRAM, WE WON'T BE ABLE TO PURCHASE IT.

>> WITH THE DOLLARS IN ITS CURRENT SET-UP, CAN YOU SPEAK TO THAT VICKIE, WHAT WILL BE

LEFT OVER IF WE WENT FOR THE FULL IMPLEMENTATION. >> BATTER UP.

>> VICKIE DORSET. ASSISTANT COUNTY AUDITOR. THE BUDGET THAT WAS SUBMITTED TO YOU THIS MORNING IS INTENDED FOR DISCUSSION PURPOSES FOR ITEM NUMBER 28.

WE DID RECEIVE THE ADDITIONAL, INITIAL 20 PERCENT FUNDING FROM THE CARES ACT.

WHICH IS APPROXIMATELY $966,000. THE DRAFT THAT WAS SUBMITTED TO ALEX AND MIKE AND TAMMY WAS TO BEGIN THE DISCUSSIONS AND THEN ALSO POINT OUT SOME OF THE ITEMS THAT THE COUNTY HAS ALREADY SPENT FUNDS ON TO GIVE THE COURT THE OPPORTUNITY TO REIMBURSE THE GENERAL FUND. THE PODS THAT ARE INCLUDED IN THE $4.8 MILLION BUDGET, THOSE DO HAVE TO BE SUBSTANTIATED. CAPITAL EXPENDITURES, YOU HAVE TO GO THROUGH ANALYSIS FOR LEASE VERSUS PURCHASE. THERE ARE ALSO SOME CAVEATS TO FEDERAL FUNDS WHERE YOU MAY

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HAVE TO SELL EQUIPMENT, CAPITAL EQUIPMENT AND RETURN THE PROCEEDS.

MIGHT NOT BE AN OPTION FOR LONG-TERM USE. WE'RE WAITING TO GET CONFIRMATION THAT THE CARES ACT MAY ACTUALLY HAVE SOME EXEMPTIONS FOR SELLING CAPITAL EQUIPMENT. BUT YOU WOULD HAVE TO GO THROUGH ANALYSIS TO ANALYSIS FOR LEASE VERSUS PURCHASE. YOU WOULD HAVE TO SUBSTANTIATE YOUR NUMBERS PRIOR TO

SUBMITTING A REQUEST TO MAKE $200,000 PURCHASE. >> OKAY.

>> FOR ONE POD. >> COMMISSIONER INGALSBE, DID YOU HAVE SOMETHING YOU WANTED

TO ADD EARLIER? >> I WAS JUST GOING TO ASK, YOU KNOW, I KNOW THAT, YOU HAVE IT IN HERE, VICKIE REGARDING THE $100,000 THAT WE GAVE TO SOCIAL SERVICES REGARDING THIS.

>> SO WHAT I INCLUDED WAS EVERYTHING THAT THE COURT HAS COMMITTED OR PAID.

I HAVE RUN NUMBERS ON WHAT WE HAVE AVAILABLE IN THE TIME KEEPING SYSTEM TO DATE.

SOME OF THE DEPARTMENTS ARE NOT ON TIME. I DID NOT HAVE ALL OF THE NUMBERS. FOR PTO AND ACTUAL COVID RELATED HOURS WORKED, SO THAT IS ANOTHER OPTION. SOME OF THE PTO FALLS IN THE CATEGORY TOO.

SO KEEP IN MIND, THE 75-25 HAS TO BE SPENT ACCORDINGLY. SO IF WE DON'T HAVE THE 75 PERCENT IN FUNDING, AND THE INITIAL PART OF THE BUDGET IS CURRENT COMMITMENTS OR THINGS THAT THE COUNTY HAS ALREADY SPENT FUNDS ON, THERE ARE SOME INITIAL HEALTH DEPARTMENT NEEDS, SOME PERSONNEL REQUESTS THAT TAMMY HAS IDENTIFIED THAT WOULD FIT INTO CATEGORY ONE.

AND THEN THERE IS THE MOBILE TESTING AND POTENTIALLY THE PODS.

ANY OF THAT CAN BE BACKED OFF AND THE COURT COULD DETERMINE WHERE THEY WANT TO INJECT THE FUNDS. FOR ITEM NUMBER 28, WE WOULD RECOMMEND TO AT LEAST IDENTIFY ENOUGH OF THE PROGRAMS SO THAT WE CAN START SUBSTANTIATING BACK TO TETUM THE USE OF THE

FEDERAL FUNDS FOR THE $966,000 THAT IS IN THE BANK TODAY. >> WELL, I APPRECIATE ALL OF THAT. I THINK WHERE I WAS GOING WITH THIS IS I KNOW THAT THERE IS ADDITIONAL MONIES IN CATEGORY TWO TO USE FOR THE MORTGAGE, RENT AND UTILITY.

I KNOW THAT WHEN I SPOKE TO THE SOCIAL SERVICE AGENCIES, YOU KNOW, THEY HAVE SEEN AN INCREASE IN THOSE SERVICES. AND PEOPLE COMING IN. SO YOU KNOW, THAT WAS ONE OF THE REASONS THAT WE GAVE THAT MONEY FOR THAT. TO HELP THOSE INDIVIDUALS THAT WERE HAVING A HARD TIME SUFFERING FROM THIS PANDEMIC AND TO HELP THEM.

AND I'M NOT OPPOSED AT ALL TO PUTTING ADDITIONAL MONEY, YOU KNOW, IF WE HAVE IT, FOR THE CITIZENS. I THINK IT'S GREAT. BECAUSE I KNOW THAT MANY ARE IN A SITUATION WHERE THEY ARE REALLY STRUGGLING. I GUESS ONE OF THE CONCERNS THAT I HAVE, MAYBE NOT A CONCERN, JUST A QUESTION, IS THAT YOU KNOW, I WOULD LIKE TO SEE IF WE DO PUT SOME OF THAT MONEY INTO THIS PROGRAM THAT YOU KNOW, WE REALLY THINK ABOUT WHO IS GOING TO MANAGE THAT. AND I DON'T WANT TO PUT, I SAY THAT BECAUSE I KNOW THAT SOME OF THE ORGANIZATIONS AND BECAUSE OF THE SURGE, AND EVEN PRIOR TO THAT, THEY ARE WORKING REMOTELY. AND IT'S DIFFICULT FOR THEM ALSO.

I MEAN, THEY'RE STILL ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS. BUT I THINK IT'S A LITTLE MORE DIFFICULT FOR THEM TO MANAGE ALL OF THAT THAT IS GOING ON. AND I DON'T WANT TO PUT SO MUCH ON OUR EMPLOYEES, BUT YOU KNOW, I WAS THINKING MAYBE THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT WOULD BE A GOOD PLACE, I KNOW THAT YOU KNOW, WE GET A LOT OF INDIVIDUALS THAT COME IN, THAT NEED THE ASSISTANCE AND THAT MAY BE A PLACE. WE WANT TO JUST CONSIDER, YOU KNOW, IF WE DO ADD ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR THIS TYPE OF PROGRAM.

FOR THE ASSISTANCE. BUT I APPRECIATE ALL OF THE WORK THAT HAS BEEN DONE.

I HAD A SIMILAR >> IF YOU NOTICE ON THE BUDGET THAT I PREPARED, THERE IS STILL

A MILLION 4 LEFT TO IDENTIFY IN THE CATEGORY ONE. >> UH-HUH.

>> SO THERE IS ALWAYS ROOM IF WE WANT. >> THAT IS CATEGORY ONE.

SO THE SOCIAL SERVICE FUNDING AND THE SMALL BUSINESS ASSISTANCE IS CATEGORY TWO.

THE RENTAL AND MORTGAGE ASSISTANCE IS CATEGORY TWO. SO IF YOU DECIDE TO USE SOME OF THOSE FUNDS TO ASSIST IN THOSE AREAS, THEN WE NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT WE'VE IDENTIFIED ENOUGH PROGRAMS TO SUBSTANTIATE THE 75 PERCENT AND WE ALSO NEED TO KNOW THAT THERE IS GOING TO

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BE SOME DIFFERENT GUIDELINES THAT THESE AGENCIES AND THESE SMALL BUSINESSES WILL HAVE TO FOLLOW FOR USE OF THE CARES FUNDING. EVEN THOUGH IT'S FLOWING THROUGH US, IT WILL BE PASSED ON TO THESE AGENCIES. THERE MIGHT BE SOME DIFFERENT REQUIREMENTS FOR THE COURT TO CONSIDER BEFORE PASSING THOSE FUNDS ON.

>> COMMISSIONER JONES. >> MIKE, THESE PODS THAT WE'RE LOOKING AT, THEY'RE BASICALLY WHAT WE USED FOR TEMPORARY OFFICES FOR PRECINCT TWO WHEN WE WERE BUILDING THE BUILDING?

THEY HAD THAT MUCH UTILITY. >> THEY'RE A LITTLE BIT MORE SUBSTANTIAL THAN WHAT WE HAVE OVER THERE AT THE JAIL FOR EXAMPLE. THAT IS AN EXPANDABLE SHELTER THAT WE'VE GOT RIGHT NOW FROM THE MILITARY. USING THEM PODS FOR THAT INSTANCE. AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF THESE IS UNIQUE THAN THOSE MILITARY BOXES THAT WE RECEIVED IN THE PAST, THAT YOU'VE SEEN OUT THERE.

IN THE FACT THAT IT'S MADE OUT OF FLY ASH, IT'S VERY STRONG. MAKE THE BRIDGES OUT OF.

AUSTRALIAN COMPANY PUT THESE TOGETHER. UNIQUE.

WHAT I MEAN BY THAT IS IT COULD BE 1,070 DEGREES ON ONE SIDE OF THE WALL, OTHER SIDE, IT COULD BE 70 DEGREES TO THE TOUCH. TALKING ABOUT ANYTHING ELSE THAT YOU MIGHT BE ABLE TO USE THOSE FOR. LET YOUR IMAGINATION BE THE LIMIT

>> A LOT OF USES. >> YOU CAN'T ALWAYS USE FEDERAL DOLLARS TO PURCHASE SOMETHING LONG TERM FOR OTHER USES. THAT COULD JEOPARDIZE ALL OF THE FUNDING.

SO WE WOULD HAVE TO RECEIVE THAT PERMISSION FROM TETUM AND FROM THE FEDERAL LEVEL.

>> WE ASKED THE QUESTION ALREADY? >> YES.

>> I'VE ASKED OUR FINANCIAL REPRESENTATIVE AT TETUM. THEY'RE DOING RESEARCH ON THE FEDERAL LEVEL. BUT RIGHT NOW THE DIRECTION THAT WE'VE BEEN GIVEN IS WE NEED TO START SUBSTANTIATING THAT THERE IS NOT A MORE COST EFFECTIVE MEASURE.

WE HAVE TO DO A LEASE VERSUS PURCHASE. >> IF THEY DON'T WANT TO HAVE THESE TESTING SITES THERE BECAUSE OF THE PANDEMIC. WE HAVE NOTHING TO DEPLOY TO

THAT VERY ISSUE. >> THEY'RE GOING TO WANT US TO SHOW THAT THERE IS NOT A

TEMPORARY SOLUTION. >> I HAVE SPOKEN WITH THE SURROUNDING COUNTIES, THAT HAVE BEEN LOOKING INTO PURCHASING BUILDING, THE UNIQUE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN TRAVIS COUNTY, IS THAT THEY'RE TAKING DOWN ENTIRE HOTELS TO DO WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO DO.

WHAT IT'S GOING TO DO IN THEIR INCREASE AND CAPACITY SHUTTING DOWN QUITE A BIT.

THEY'RE GOING TO START PUSHING PEOPLE OUR WAY, ORGANICALLY. OUR NEXT RESPONSE IS TO WORK WITH THEM SO WE CAN UNDERSTAND HOW THEY'RE GOING TO AFFECT US. THAT IS ALSO ANOTHER ISSUE THAT WE NEED TO START LOOKING AT. I'VE MADE THOSE PHONE CALLS WITH THEM.

AND TDEM. HEY, WE NEED TO START WORKING TOGETHER ON THIS REGIONAL PLAN.

BECAUSE WHAT THEY'RE DOING THERE IS GOING TO AFFECT US. I KNOW IT IS, BECAUSE WE'VE HAD TRAVIS COUNTY PEOPLE COMING TO OUR TESTING SITE BECAUSE NOT ABILITY TO ACCESS TESTING THERE

IN THIS PLATFORM. >> ALSO TRAVIS COUNTY HAS BEEN PUSHING PEOPLE TO HAYS COUNTY

FOR 40 YEARS. >> YES, SIR. >> THE OTHER THING, JUDGE, BECAUSE AS COMMISSIONER SMITH WAS SPEAKING REGARDING THE MOVEMENT OF THESE CONTAINERS, OUR ROAD DEPARTMENT HOPEFULLY, YOU KNOW, CAN HELP WITH THAT ONCE THEY HAVE BEEN DELIVERED.

IF WE MOVE FORWARD WITH IT, THAT THEY HAVE THE EQUIPMENT >> I THINK ONE OF THE BIGGEST QUESTIONS, WE ASK SOMEBODY THAT IS KEY ON MANUFACTURING OF THAT, SOME OF OUR AREAS HAVE MAYBE TWO INCHES OF DIRT AND THEN IT STARTS HITTING HARD ROCK.

WELL, THESE ARE MADE FOR THAT TYPE OF PLATFORM. THEY WILL GO INTO THAT ROCK AND STABILIZE AS MUCH AS GRANITE. IT WILL GO INTO GRANITE. THIS IS SOMETHING THAT THEY'VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT. THEY STABILIZE, DEPLOY IN THOSE AREAS.

THOSE TYPES OF BASES ARE NOT ISSUES THAT WE HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT.

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>> MAYBE WE CAN ASK THEM TO SLAP AN AXLE ON IT. >> COMMISSIONER, ANY OTHER

QUESTIONS? >> BEHIND PRECINCT TWO IS WHERE WE HAD THESE TEMPORARY

BUILDINGS BEFORE, SO IF WE NEED A SPOT FOR THEM, IT'S SET UP. >> COMMISSIONER SHELL.

>> THE FIRST QUESTION IS ABOUT TESTING IN THE LAB SINCE THE LETTER THAT WE RECEIVED FROM CPO, I KNOW, MR. VILLA REAL HAS MENTIONED PREMIER ER. KNOWING THAT THE STATE SITES ARE GOING TO COME TO AN END AT THE END OF NEXT MONTH, WHAT IS OUR PLAN FOR TESTING AND LAB

WORK? >> THE PLAN WAS LOOKING AT PURCHASING THE MACHINE AND THEN START IDENTIFYING PEOPLE THAT CAN DO THE ACTUAL LAB WORK WITH OUR OWN MACHINE.

OR THERE IS A COLLABORATIVE WITH OTHER PRIVATE RESOURCES THAT START CHANGING THE TYPE OF TESTS WE'RE DOING. I KNOW THE STATE IS STARTING TO LOOK AT SALIVA TESTS BECAUSE OF THE TURN-AROUND TIME. AND YOU'RE NOT GOING TO NEED THE TYPE OF STAFF TO SUPPORT THAT KIND OF SYSTEM. SO A LOT OF DIFFERENT THINGS COMING FORWARD THAT WOULD CHANGE THE TYPE OF TEST THAT WE'RE DOING NOW. AS FAR AS THE EFFICACY I DON'T HAVE THE WORD ON THAT. I KNOW THAT THERE ARE ISSUES WITH THAT IN ALL DIFFERENT PLATFORMS. I KNOW THEY'RE LOOKING AT THE SALIVA TEST WHICH IS A CHEEK SWAB OR A THROAT SWAB VERSUS THE OTHER. AND RETURN TIME IS 15 MINUTES VERSUS MULTIPLE DAYS. I KNOW THERE IS GOING TO BE A PLAN THAT SUPPORTS THAT AS

WELL. >> FOR THE NEXT MONTH WE'RE RELYING SOLELY ON THE STATE

TESTING SITES? >> OVER THE NEXT MONTH, WE STILL HAVE A SLOWDOWN, BECAUSE WHAT THEY'VE TOLD US IS THAT THIS IS GOING TO BE A TEMPORARY SLOWDOWN, TO GET CAUGHT UP AND THEN REDEPLOY OUT WITH A LIMITED NUMBER FOR PROCESSING TESTS.

THEY'RE STILL PROCESSING OUR FIRST RESPONDERS, AS FAR AS WE KNOW.

AND THERE ARE LIMITED NUMBER OF TESTS WHEN IT COMES TO REGULAR CITIZENS.

ALL THE LARGE LABS ARE BACKLOGGED ACROSS THE REGION. THIS IS A TEMPORARY STOP FOR THEM TO CATCH UP AND BE ABLE TO OPEN UP CAPACITY AGAIN FOR TESTING.

THAT IS WHAT WE UNDERSTOOD. I DON'T HAVE THE EXACT DATES ON WHEN THAT IS GOING TO OCCUR.

THAT REQUIRES MORE CONVERSATION WITH THEM. WE DEFINITELY ARE CONTINUING TO

MAINTAIN CONTACT WITH THEM. >> DO WE HAVE DATES >> THE LAST ONE IS HIGH SCHOOL, AND THAT WILL BE JULY 12TH THROUGH 16TH. THAT IS THE END OF OUR DIVISION OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT TEXAS NATIONAL GUARD PARTNERSHIP AT THE MOMENT.

>> THEY ARE DEPLOYING PRIVATE ORGANIZATIONS TO DO THE TESTING TO PICK UP ON THE TESTING.

THEY'RE STILL WAITING FOR FINAL OR OFFICIAL WORD HOW THAT IS GOING TO BE DEPLOYED AND

PARTNERED WITH COUNTIES. >> THE PREMIER ER IDEA, DO WE HAVE ANY COMMITMENT FROM THEM?

>> YES, WE DO. >> YES, SIR. I SPOKE WITH PAUL HAMILTON, VICE PRESIDENT OF PREMIER ER, EXPLAINED TO HIM THAT WE'RE GOOD AT SETTING UP THE INFRASTRUCTURE, I DIDN'T WANT TO PUT HAYS COUNTY INTO A POSITION WHERE WE'RE HIRING PEOPLE INTO OUR SYSTEM FOR A TEMPORARY BASIS, LIMIT OUR SALES OF WHO WE HIRE, WHO WANTS TO COME TO WORK FOR SIX OR EIGHT MONTHS AND FIND THEMSELVES WITHOUT A JOB AGAIN.

PREMIER BRINGS STAFF THAT IS ALREADY CAPABLE. UNDER THE INSURANCE PROGRAM.

SO WE SET UP THE INFRASTRUCTURE, THEY BRING IN THE STAFF AND THEY'LL STAFF IT.

SO PAUL GAVE ME A FIGURE OF $2,500 PER DAY FOR TEN STAFF TO MANAGE ONE TESTING SITE FACILITY TO GIVE YOU AN EXAMPLE. THAT IS WHY WE'RE LOOKING AT SOME OF OUR OTHER PARTNERS WITHIN THE COUNTY, SPREAD THE WEALTH, WE DON'T WANT A SINGLE POINT OF FAILURE. IF SOMETHING WAS TO HAPPEN TO ONE OF OUR PARTNERS, WE WANTED TO ENSURE THAT WE HAVE THE TESTING AVAILABLE WITH THE VACCINES, TO BE IN RESPONSE TO RECOVERY IN THAT REGARDS. AS WE TAKE THIS MODEL AND PUSH IT FORWARD THAT WE'LL CREATE A MODEL FOR OTHER JURISDICTIONS ACROSS THE STATE THAT MAY WANT TO FOLLOW.

AT THIS POINT IN TIME, WE'RE DOING A PARTNERSHIP AND WE'RE NOT PUTTING OURSELVES INTO POSITIONS WHERE WE'RE SOMEWHAT PIGEONHOLING OURSELVES. WE HAVE THIS TESTING TEAM.

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AND AS YOU ALL KNOW, WE HAVE A LIMITED HEALTH DEPARTMENT, BECAUSE THAT LIMITED HEALTH DEPARTMENT, IT'S ALLOWED US TO EXPLORE THINGS OUTSIDE THE BOX THAT NORMALLY OTHER HEALTH DEPARTMENTS MAY NOT HAVE TO CONSIDER. IT'S KIND OF A BLESSING IN

DISGUISE. >> THE BIGGEST TAKE-AWAY WHAT YOU JUST SAID TO ME IS I'VE ALREADY SEEN HAPPENING. AND MR. VILLAREAL ALSO POINTED IT OUT.

I WANTED TO REITERATE IT BECAUSE WE COULD GO PAST IT WITH SO MUCH GOING ON.

PUBLIC/PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS IS THE EVOLUTION OF TESTING. NO WAY AROUND IT.

WE HAVE BEEN SO LUCKY AND GRATEFUL TO HAVE THE STATE HELPING US.

HAYS COUNTY WAS THE FIRST. WE'RE GRATEFUL AND WE WILL FOREVER BE APPRECIATIVE OF THE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OF THE NATIONAL GUARD. WE ARE FEEDING THROUGH THAT CHANNEL STATE WIDE DEPARTMENT OF STATE HEALTH SERVICES, THEY ARE A HUGE WHEEL THAT IS SLOWING DOWN QUICKLY, LET'S BE FAIR, WE ARE A NATIONAL HOT SPOT.

AND SO THESE PUBLIC/PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS ARE MORE NIMBLE. THEY ARE MORE QUICK TO SHIFT.

AND THEY HAVE A MYRIAD OF ASSORTED TESTING COMPONENTS. SO I'M GLAD YOU DIDN'T WANT TO PIGEONHOLE THIS TO ONE BRAND OR COMPANY. BECAUSE THIS IS THE WAY FORWARD. PUBLIC/PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS. BECAUSE THE STATE, THEIR EYES

ARE STARTING TO FLOAT. >> I THINK IT ALSO LENDS ITSELF TO DIVERSITICATION OF LAB

USAGE. YOU HAVE DIFFERENT LABS. >> WHEN WOULD WE EXPECT TO HAVE

A FORMAL AGREEMENT WITH PREMIER ER OR ANY OTHER PROVIDER? >> WE'RE WORKING ON THE FAST MODE RIGHT NOW. SO THIS WEEK, LAST WEEK WE TALKED WITH PREMIER ER.

TOMORROW WE'LL BE VISITING WITH THE COMMUNITY CARE FOLKS. SO THEY CAN SEE WHAT WE WANT TO MODEL OUR TESTING SITES AFTER. TO ENSURE WE'RE FOCUSING ON THE CITIZEN.

AND THE PROCESS TO MOVE THAT LINE. AND CONVERSELY, I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE A SET IN STONE READY TO GO, LET'S MAKE THIS HAPPEN BY NO LATER THAN 31 JULY, PERSONALLY. BECAUSE THAT SETS US FOR SUCCESS FOR THE FALL.

AS WE ALL, WHETHER WE WANT TO ADMIT IT OR NOT, WE HAVE THE PANDEMIC IS GOING TO CONTINUE ON IN THE FALL, CONTINUE AS WE SEE IT UNTIL WE HAVE GOOD VACCINES OUT THERE.

I KNOW WE HAVE OVER 40 VACCINES. BUT THE MAIN FOCUS IS WHAT IS GOING TO BE LIMITING US IS SOME OF OUR PARTNERSHIPS, WHAT THEY CAN DEPLOY AND HOW THAT IS.

31 JULY, IT MAY BE 31 AUGUST. I JUST DON'T HAVE THE CONCRETE ANSWER FOR YOU UNTIL I SIT DOWN WITH THESE GUYS AND SAY WHAT CAN YOU DEPLOY AND WHEN. AND I GUESS WE'RE FURTHER ALONG

THAN 31 JULY, FORGIVE ME FOR THINKING OUT LOUD. >> MS. CRUMLY, WOULD YOU LIKE

TO CONTRIBUTE? >> TAMMY CRUMLY, DIRECTOR OF COUNTY WIDE OPERATIONS.

LIVE OAK IS LOOKING TO SEE WHAT THEY CAN DO TO INCREASE THEIR STAFF TO PROVIDE MORE TESTING.

THEY HAVE A SMALLER FOOTPRINT FOR TESTING THAN PREMIER DOES. OUR LAB THAT WE USE AT THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT IS ALSO CPL. SO THEY'RE NOT DOING ANY TESTING THIS WEEK.

THEY'RE ON A TWO DAYS, THURSDAY AND FRIDAY, THEY'RE CLOSED. SO THAT IS ONLY THREE DAYS OF TESTING THAT IS NOT HAPPENING. THEY'RE HOPING TO OPEN BACK UP NEXT WEEK.

CPL GAVE THEM A TWO-WEEK TIME FRAME. BUT WE'RE GOING TO PUSH FOR NEXT WEEK TO GET BACK IN OPERATION. IT'S PUTTING EVERYONE IN A BIND WITH THEM BEING CLOSED DOWN FOR GENERAL PUBLIC TESTING. KIND OF CAME OUT OF NOWHERE LAST WEEK. KIND OF HIT US ALL. AS FAR AS THE TOTAL NUMBER OF TESTING, WE HAVE 251 OF THE 1300 TESTS REMAINING. SO WE WILL NEED TO REPLENISH

THOSE FOR OUR HEALTH DEPARTMENT. >> ARE THOSE AVAILABLE?

>> IF WE ORDER ADDITIONAL TESTS TODAY, ARE THOSE AVAILABLE? >> I DON'T KNOW.

>> NOT EXACTLY AT THIS MOMENT. I THINK THEY ARE. I THINK WE CAN GET THEM.

IT MAY TAKE A LITTLE BIT. BUT WE CAN. >> SHOULDN'T WE BEGIN TO ORDER.

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>> AS FAR AS THIS BUDGET, THIS MIDDLE SECTION SAYS HEALTH DEPARTMENT IMMEDIATE NEEDS, THOSE ARE THINGS THAT I NEED TO GET THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT WHERE IT NEEDS TO BE RIGHT NOW WITH THE SURGE THAT WE'VE HAD. I DO NOT HAVE ENOUGH PEOPLE, I MEAN, WE'RE BASICALLY DOING DATA ENTRY. ALL HANDS ON DECK DOING DATA ENTRY.

IT IS WITH THE NUMBERS INCREASING, WE HAVE GOT TO HAVE SOME MORE INDIVIDUALS IN THERE.

AND IT'S OBVIOUSLY ON A TEMPORARY BASIS. BUT I MEAN, WE HAVE TO DO SOMETHING. THE LEASE OFFICE SPACE, WHILE SOME OF THEM COULD PROBABLY TELEWORK, IT'S GOING TO BE BETTER IF THEY CAN ALL BE TOGETHER AND COMMUNICATE WITH THE EPIDEMIOLOGIST ON YOU KNOW, WHAT IS GOING ON WITH THE INDIVIDUAL CASES THAT ARE COMING IN. THE TEXAS HEALTH TRACE, WHICH IS THE CONTACT TRACING PROGRAM THAT THE STATE IS MANDATED US TO DO, REQUIRES A LOT OF DATA ENTRY.

AND THAT REQUIRES SOME COMMUNICATION WITH THE EPIS. THE STATICIANS, I THINK THAT WOULD HELP US IN REPORTING SOME OF THE STATS THAT WE HAVE. ASSISTANT COMMUNICATION SPECIALIST, I THINK COMMISSIONER SHELL MENTIONED THAT LAST WEEK.

THAT MIGHT HELP KIM, THEY CAN COLLABORATE AND COME UP WITH SOME OTHER IDEAS ON MAYBE SOME

MORE RELEASE. >> TALK MORE ABOUT THAT. BECAUSE IF WE'RE GOING TO SEE BOTTLENECK BECAUSE OF EITHER AVAILABLE TEST KITS OR THE LABS, WHICH IT SOUNDS LIKE THAT IS ONE OF THEM FOR SURE, MAYBE BOTH, WE SEE THE DEMAND WE'VE HAD FOR TESTING, AS TESTING HAS BEEN OFFERED, WE'RE GOING TO HAVE THE SAME DEMAND, IF NOT A GREATER DEMAND FOR TESTING, ESPECIALLY ONCE THE UNIVERSITY STUDENTS ARRIVE HERE IN A WEEK OR TWO.

AND WHAT IS GOING TO HIT US AT THE EXACT TIME WHERE WE DON'T HAVE THE SAME TESTING CAPABILITIES THAT WE'VE HAD WHEN WE PROBABLY DIDN'T HAVE THE DEMAND THAT WE'RE ABOUT TO HAVE. I THINK COMMUNICATION IS GOING TO BE EXTREMELY IMPORTANT.

ESPECIALLY IN THESE NEXT FEW WEEKS, FOR PEOPLE TO UNDERSTAND WHERE THEY CAN AND CAN'T GO, HOW THAT WORKS. BECAUSE WE'VE BEEN STRUGGLING TO HANDLE THE DEMAND THAT WE'VE SEEN. IT'S ABOUT TO GET GREATER. I THINK WE NEED TO PREPARE BOUT TESTING. ESPECIALLY BECAUSE OF WHAT WE KNOW IS ABOUT TO HAPPEN WITH THE UNIVERSITY. SO I MEAN, I DON'T KNOW.

I GUESS THIS IS ITEM 28 THAT WE WOULD DISCUSS THIS BUDGET THAT HAS BEEN PREPARED.

BUT I THINK TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE AND WE NEED TO GET PLANS IN ACTION AND START GETTING PREPARED FOR WHAT IS ABOUT TO HIT US. SO I WOULD BE FINE WITH ACTING ON THAT TODAY. AND THEN AS FAR AS THE BUILDING, USING THE FUNDS FOR

THE BUILDING. >> THIS IS A DIFFERENT >> RIGHT.

TDEM FOR RESEARCH. >> AND THEN YOU KNOW, KEEP PURSUING THESE CONTRACTS, WHETHER IT'S PREMIER ER, MAKE SURE WE GET PEOPLE ONBOARD SO THAT WE CAN OPEN UP TO WHAT IS ABOUT TO HAPPEN TO US. I'M JUST VERY CONCERNED THAT WE ARE ABOUT TO NOT HAVE THE ANSWERS FOR PEOPLE AND THERE IS GOING TO BE A LOT OF QUESTIONS. I THINK EVERYBODY SHOULD BE

PREPARED FOR THAT. >> ANYTHING ELSE ON TESTING THAT YOU WANT TO ASK MS. CRUMLY

SO FAR? >> WE TALKED ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY AND I EXPRESSED MY CONCERNS LAST WEEK. LITERALLY IT'S THE ONLY UNIVERSITY IN THE STATE THAT IS GOING TO COME BACK FOR SECOND SUMMER SESSION, JUST AS WE FINISH UP THIS TESTING AGREEMENT THAT WE HAVE WITH THE STATE. TO COMMISSIONER SHELL'S POINT, WITHOUT HAVING SOMETHING IN PLACE WITH THE DEMAND THAT WE HAVE, WHENEVER WE HAVE YOUNG ADULTS BACK HERE, I HAVE A CONCERN THAT THERE HASN'T BEEN A REALIZATION ON THEIR PART OF WHAT THEY'RE BRINGING THOSE STUDENTS BACK TO. IF WE'RE STRUGGLING TO KEEP UP WITH THE DEMAND RIGHT NOW, WHAT IS IT GOING TO BE LIKE IN 30 DAYS? HAS THERE BEEN ANY DISCUSSIONS WITH THE UNIVERSITY WHATSOEVER, AS FAR AS

>> I KNOW THAT ERIC HAS HAD DISCUSSIONS WITH DR. CRONKO. I DON'T KNOW WHERE ERIC IS TODAY. I CAN GET THAT UPDATE FROM HIM. THERE WAS A CALL LAST WEEK, I

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BELIEVE. I WASN'T ON THAT CALL. THEY HAVEN'T BUDGED AS FAR AS

I'M AWARE OF ON DELAYING THAT START DATE. >> THE ONLY COMMUNICATION THAT WE HAD WAS ON MONDAY, WAS THAT THEY WERE STILL WAITING, EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT COORDINATOR WAS WAITING FOR COMPLETE PLANS HOW THEY'RE GOING TO ADDRESS THEM RETURNING. THEY SAID WHEN THOSE PLANS WOULD BE COMPLETED, THEY WOULD BE DISSEMINATING THOSE OUT TO EVERYBODY. I DON'T HAVE A PLAN AT THIS POINT. THOSE HAVE BEEN IN CONSTANT COMMUNICATION BECAUSE WE'RE TRYING TO STILL FORMALIZE ISOLATION LOCATION THERE ON THEIR CAMPUS AS WELL.

>> BUT I GUESS MY POINT IS, I WOULD LOVE, INSTEAD OF GETTING A PLAN FROM THEM, HAVING OUR COUNTY HEALTH AUTHORITIES AND YOURSELF BE A PART OF HELPING DEVELOP THAT.

AT THE END OF THE DAY, WE'RE GOING TO HAVE DEAL WITH WHATEVER, I DON'T WANT TO

ACCEPT WHAT THEIR PLAN IS. I WANT US TO BE A PART OF THAT. >> I MIGHT SUGGEST THAT MAYOR HOUSTON AND THE JUDGE SIT DOWN WITH THE DOCTOR AND GO OVER WHERE WE'RE AT AT THIS POINT.

YOU KNOW, I THINK IT'S THAT LEVEL OF DISCUSSION THAT MIGHT NEED TO HAPPEN.

>> IT'S ALSO PART OF THE RECOVERY PLAN THAT WE'RE ALL WORKING ON AS WELL.

WE HAVE SEVERAL DIFFERENT TEAM MEMBERS WORKING ON THAT TO UNDERSTAND ALL OF THE DIFFERENT EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES, INCLUDING ACC, AS FAR AS THE OVERALL PLAN, GETTING INFORMATION AND INPUTTING THAT INTO THE PLAN. I CAN DEFINITELY, WE'LL MAKE THOSE APPOINTMENTS AND GET THEM TOGETHER AND START WORKING TOGETHER.

I KNOW THAT RACHEL HAS BEEN WORKING ON A PLAN WITH THEM AS WELL.

WE ALL KNOW THAT SHE IS LEAVING TO ANOTHER ORGANIZATION. AND SO IT'S GOING TO MAKE IT EVEN IMPORTANT THAT WE DOUBLE DOWN AND REALLY FOCUS ON OKAY, WHAT IS THE PLAN SO WE CAN BE

PREPARED FOR IT AS WELL. >> I'M GLAD THE UNIVERSITY HAS AN EMERGENCY MANAGEMNT COORDINATOR AND IS EXPERIENCED AS COMING FROM THE STATE AND SO I KNOW THAT ALEX HAS BEEN KNOCKING ON THE DOOR AND WE'RE GOING TO CONTINUE TO KEEP THE PRESSURE ON.

BECAUSE PEOPLE WANT TO BLAME THE HOLIDAY. PEOPLE WANT TO BLAME A PROTEST.

PEOPLE WANT TO BLAME AN AGE GROUP. PEOPLE WANT TO BLAME THE RIVER.

PEOPLE WANT TO BLAME LOWE'S. WE'RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER, WHETHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT WE'VE GOT TO FIND A UNIFIED PATH FORWARD. I APPRECIATE WHAT YOU'RE DOING WITH THE UNIVERSITY AND YOU KNOW WE ARE JUST A CLICK AWAY, AS SOON AS THEY'RE READY FOR

US. >> THANK YOU. >> ANYTHING ELSE ON COVID-19

UPDATE? >> I MEAN, MY POINT IS THAT AT THE END OF THE DAY, THEY MAY BE VERY UNIQUE. THIS UNIVERSITY MAY BE IN A UNIQUE SITUATION.

LOOK AT UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS, UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON, ALL OF THE LARGER UNIVERSITIES THAT HAVE CHOSEN NOT TO, THAT HAVE IMMINENTLY MORE RESOURCES IN THEIR AREA THAN WHAT WE HAVE

HERE, THEN I HAVE A CONCERN. >> EVERY UNIVERSITY BUT THIS ONE.

>> EVERYONE. >> THANK YOU. >> SO I HAVE, I THOUGHT I HAD SOMEONE SIGNED UP TO SPEAK ON AGENDA ITEM NUMBER ONE. DO WE HAVE SOMEONE HERE TO SPEAK ON AGENDA ITEM NUMBER ONE? ALREADY GONE.

MAKING SURE. MAKING SURE. OKAY.

I JUST WANTED TO DOUBLE CHECK. ALREADY SPOKE. OKAY.

SO NO ACTION ON THAT. WE'LL DO PRESENTATION ITEM NUMBER 2 AND THEN WE'LL TAKE A

[2. Adopt a proclamation declaring July 2020 as Parks and Recreation Month in Hays County. SHELL/T.CRUMLEY]

SHORT RECESS. PLEASE OPEN AGENDA ITEM NUMBER TWO.

>> NUMBER TWO, ADOPT A PROCLAMATION DECLARING JULY 2020 AS PARKS AND RECREATION MONTH IN HAYS COUNTY. WHEREAS, PARKS AND RECREATION PROGRAMS ARE AN INTEGRAL PART OF COMMUNITIES THROUGHOUT THIS COUNTRY, INCLUDING HAYS COUNTY, AND WHEREAS, OUR PARKS AND RECREATION ARE VITALLY IMPORTANT TO ESTABLISHING AND MAINTAINING THE QUALITY OF LIFE IN OUR COMMUNITIES. ENSURING THE HEALTH OF ALL CITIZENS AND CONTRIBUTING TO THE ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL WELL-BEING OF A COMMUNITY AND REGION AND WHEREAS, PARKS AND RECREATION PROGRAMS BUILD HEALTHY ACTIVE COMMUNITIES THAT AID IN THE PREVENTION OF CHRONIC DISEASE, PROVIDE THERAPEUTIC RECREATION SERVICES FOR THOSE WHO ARE MENTALLY OR PHYSICALLY DISABLED. AND IMPROVE THE MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL HEALTH OF ALL CITIZENS AND WHEREAS, PARKS AND RECREATION PROGRAMS INCREASE A COMMUNITY'S ECONOMIC PROSPERITY THROUGH INCREASED PROPERTY VALUES.

EXPANSION OF THE LOCAL TAX BASE, INCREASED TOURISM, RETENTION OF BUSINESSES, CRIME

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REDUCTION. WHEREAS, PARKS AND RECREATION AREAS ARE FUNDAMENTAL TO THE ENVIRONMENTAL WELL-BEING OF OUR COMMUNITY AND WHEREAS, PARKS AND NATIONAL RECREATION AREAS IMPROVE WATER QUALITY, PROTECT GROUNDWATER, PREVENT FLOODING AND IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF THE AIR WE BREATHE. PROVIDE VEGETATION BUFFERS FOR DEVELOPMENT, PRODUCE HABITAT FOR WILDLIFE AND ENSURE THE ECOLOGICAL BEAUTY OF OUR COMMUNITY AND PROVIDE A PLACE FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS TO CONNECT WITH NATURE AND RECREATE OUTDOORS AND WHEREAS THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES HAS DESIGNATED JULY AS PARKS AND RECREATION MONTH AND WHEREAS HAYS COUNTY RECOGNIZES THE BENEFITS DERIVED FROM PARKS AND RECREATION RESOURCES, NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT THE HAYS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS COURT DOES HEREBY PROCLAIM JULY AS PARK AND RECREATION MONTH IN HAYS COUNTY.

ADOPTED THIS 30TH DAY OF JUNE, 2020. >> MOTION.

>> SECOND. >> CALL THE ROLL. COMMI

COMMISSIONER CALL. ROLL CALL. >> WE HAVE SOMEONE HERE TO SPEAK. PLEASE APPROACH THE PODIUM AND STATE YOUR NAME.

>> HI MY NAME IS CATHERINE STURDIVANT. GOOD MORNING TO EVERYBODY BOTH PRESENT AND ONLINE. AMERICA HAS RECOGNIZED AND CELEBRATED JULY AS PARKS AND RECREATION MONTHS SINCE 1985. HIGHLIGHTS THE VITAL ROLE THAT LOCAL PARK AND RECREATION PROFESSIONALS, SUCH AS THE STAFF OF THE HAYS COUNTY PARK DEPARTMENT PLAY IN OUR COMMUNITY. THIS YEAR REDEFINING THE FIELD OF PARKS AND RECS.

SPECIFICALLY, PARKS AND RECREATION IMPROVE THE HEALTH OF OUR CITIZENS, INCREASE OUR ECONOMIC PROSPERITY AND PROVIDE FOR OUR ENVIRONMENTAL WELL-BEING BY IMPROVING AIR AND WATER QUALITY, PROVIDING CRITICAL BUFFER ZONES, AMONG MANY OTHER THINGS.

CURRENTLY HAYS COUNTY IS RECEIVING PARKS, OPEN SPACE AND CONSERVATION PROJECTS TO BE REVIEWED BY THE PARKS AND OPEN SPACES ADVISORY COMMITTEE, AS VARIOUS CITIES, ASSOCIATIONS, GROUPS AND INDIVIDUALS SUBMIT THE PARK AND RECREATION PROJECTS THAT THEY'RE PASSIONATE ABOUT. THIS PROCLAMATION HONORS THE HUNDREDS OF VOLUNTEERS THAT HAVE AND CONTINUE TO DONATE THEIR TIME AND ENERGY TO THE PARKS AND REC PROGRAMS HERE.

THIS PROCLAMATION IS FOR THE CITIZENS OF HAYS COUNTY. >> THANK YOU.

I WOULD LIKE TO THANK OUR STAFF. THEY DO AN AMAZING JOB.

ESPECIALLY IN PRECINCT THREE. AND WE'VE DONE OUR BEST TO SEE PEOPLE TO GET OUTDOORS.

SO IT'S BEEN NICE TO SEE PEOPLE OUT AND ON THE TRAIL. AND THAT IS ALL MADE POSSIBLE

BECAUSE OF OUR DEDICATED STAFF. SO GLAD THAT WE HAVE THEM. >> THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER.

WHAT WE'RE GOING TO DO NEXT IS TAKE A SHORT TEN-MINUTE RECESS. WHEN WE COME BACK, I'M GOING TO GO THROUGH, I'VE ASKED OUR BAILIFF TO HIGHLIGHT WHAT AGENDA ITEMS PEOPLE ARE HERE FOR. AND AS YOUR AGENDA ITEM HAS BEEN OPENED AND READ, I ASK THAT YOU KINDLY, UNLESS YOU HAVE OTHER BUSINESS, LEAVE THE COURTROOM.

BECAUSE MY GOAL IS TO ADDRESS YOUR ITEM AND THEN LET YOU KEEP MOVING SO THAT WE CAN KEEP THIS COURTROOM AS LIGHT AS POSSIBLE. NOTHING ON YOU. I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT NAMES ARE ON IT. BUT I JUST KNOW THAT PEOPLE ARE HERE FOR CERTAIN AGENDA ITEMS..

OKAY. WE'RE BACK FROM A SHORT RECESS. WILL YOU PLEASE OPEN AGENDA

[13. Authorize the purchase of the Furniture, Fixture, & Equipment (FFE) purchases for the new Public Safety Building and amend the budget accordingly. INGALSBE]

ITEM NUMBER 13. >> NUMBER 13. AUTHORIZE THE PURCHASE OF THE FURNITURE, FIXTURE AND EQUIPMENT PURCHASES FOR THE NEW PUBLIC SAFETY BUILDING AND

AMEND THE BUDGET ACCORDINGLY. >> SO MOVED. WE HAVE ONE PERSON SIGNED UP TO

SPEAK. MR. DAN LYON. >> THANK YOU, JUDGE.

LET ME ADVISE EVERYBODY OUT THERE IN CYBER LAND, IF THEY HAVE SMALL CHILDREN IN THE ROOM, IT MIGHT BE GOOD FOR THEM TO LEAVE NOW BECAUSE I'M GOING TO TAKE MY MASK OFF FOR A

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SECOND. >> NOT THE MASK. >> ALL RIGHT.

AUTHORIZE PURCHASE OF FURNITURE FIXTURE AND EQUIVALENT PURCHASES FOR THE NEW PUBLIC SAFETY BUILDING. I WENT TO THE BACK-UP ON THIS. I AM HOPING TO FIND INFORMATION ON WHAT EXACTLY IS GOING TO BE PURCHASED. ALL I FOUND WAS QUOTE NUMBERS.

ABOUT FOUR DIFFERENT QUOTES HERE. WHICH TOTAL UP TO I DON'T KNOW, TWO DIFFERENT NUMBERS HERE. I'LL GO WITH THE LOWER FIGURE THERE.

WITHIN $100 OF EACH OTHER. TOTAL IS UP IS $891,417.59. SUBSTANTIAL AMOUNT OF MONEY TO BE SPENDING WITHOUT TELLING US WHAT IT'S GOING TO BE SPENT ON. YOU KNOW, IF YOU LOOK AT IT, IT LOOKS LIKE A SUBSTANTIAL PORTION WILL BE SPENT ON FURNITURE AND I DON'T SEE WHY AIL CAN'T BE JUST PUT INTO THE NEW JAIL.

WHY THEY THINK THEY NEED NEW FURNITURE AT A TIME WHEN EVERYBODY IS SUFFERING TREMENDOUSLY IN THIS COUNTY. THIS IS AN EXPENSE THAT WE CAN'T AFFORD.

YET IT'S JUST ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF WHAT YOU KNOW, IS BEING DUMPED ON US.

THE PEOPLE THAT PAY TAXES AND NOTICE I DIDN'T SAY TAXPAYER BECAUSE THAT IS A WHOLE DIFFERENT CONNOTATION. NOBODY IN THIS COUNTRY WAS BORN TO BE A TAXPAYER.

SO I DON'T USE THAT WORD. THIS IS NOT TRANSPARENCY. WE NEED TO KNOW, I HAVE THIS THING ITEMIZED AS TO WHAT YOU'RE SPENDING IT ON. AND I KNOW IT MAKES NO DIFFERENCE TO Y'ALL WHAT WE SAY WHEN WE GET UP HERE. BUT IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE TO ME. I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IT. I WOULD LIKE TO POINT OUT TO THE PEOPLE IN THIS COUNTY JUST YOU KNOW, HOW WE'RE LAVISHLY SPENDING MONEY ON THINGS WE CAN'T AFFORD. BUT THAT IS WHY I WOULD REQUEST THAT Y'ALL DEFER THIS ITEM UNTIL NEXT WEEK, UNTIL YOU CAN PUT IN SOME ITEMIZED STATEMENTS AND SHOW US EXACTLY WHAT WE'RE BUYING FOR ALMOST $900,000 HERE. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

>> THANK YOU, SIR. WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND. COMMISSIONER, WOULD YOU LIKE TO

EXPLAIN THE DETAILS OF THE PURCHASE >> JUDGE, I DON'T HAVE ALL OF THE DETAILS AND THERE WAS AN EXTENSIVE LIST THAT I SAW. IT WAS A LOT.

I DO HAVE THEM IN MY OFFICE. >> COMMISSIONER SHELL, WOULD YOU MIND HITTING SOME OF THE

HIGHLIGHTS. >> THERE IS 120 PAGES I BELIEVE OF ITEMIZED FURNITURE.

IT'S FOR THE ENTIRE PUBLIC SAFETY BUILDING, LAW ENFORCEMENT CENTER, EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT, EMERGENCY SERVICES, SO THAT THE JAIL WHERE RIGHT NOW FOR INSTANCE IS HOUSED NOT JUST JAIL, JAIL STAFF, LAW ENFORCEMENT AND EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS.

THOSE TWO BUILDINGS ARE GOING TO BE SPLIT. SO THE LAW ENFORCEMENT CENTERS WILL NOW BE HOUSED AT THE PUBLIC SAFETY BUILDING ALONG WITH EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS AND SERVICES. THIS IS FURNITURE TO OUTFIT THAT BUILDING WHICH IS BEHIND

THE GOVERNMENT CENTER THERE ON STAGE COACH. >> THANK YOU.

>> ANY OTHER COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS REGARDING THIS PURCHASE.

>> OF COURSE, JUDGE NOT TO MAKE LIGHT OF ANYTHING THAT MR. LYONS SAID, IT IS FUNDED BY THE

BOND THAT WAS PASSED BY THE VOTERS. >> YES, MA'AM.

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

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

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

>> AND JUDGE BECERRA. >> YES. >> PLEASE OPEN AGENDA ITEM

[26. PLN-1490-PC; Woodcreek, Section 11, Lots 79 & 80, Amended (2 Lots). Discussion and possible action to consider a variance from Table 705.05.01 of the Hays County Development Regulations. SHELL/PACHECO]

NUMBER 26. >> WOOD CORRECT, SECTION 11, LOTS 79 AND 80, AMENDED.

DISCUSSION OF POSSIBLE ACTION TO CONSIDER A VARIANCE FROM TABLE 705.05.01 OF THE NAIZ

COUNTY DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS. >> SO MOVED. >>BNAIZ

COUNTY DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS. >> SO MOVED. ANAIZ

COUNTY DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS. >> SO MOVED. >>YNAIZ

COUNTY DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS. >> SO MOVED. ENAIZ

COUNTY DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS. >> SO MOVED. >>NAIZ

COUNTY DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS. >> SO MOVED. NAIZ

COUNTY DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS. >> SO MOVED. >>NAIZ

COUNTY DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS. >> SO MOVED. >>HAYESNAIZ COUNTY DEVELOPMENT

REGULATIONS. >> SO MOVED. >>COUNTY DEVELOPMENT REGULATIO.

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

SECOND. >> SOME BACKGROUND, JUDGE, I BELIEVE WHAT THE REQUEST IS TO MOVE THE PROPERTY LINES BETWEEN TWO EXISTING LOTS. SO THE, I'M GUESSING THERE WAS AN ISSUE WITH SURVEYING ORIGINALLY WHEN THE LOTS WERE ORIGINALLY SUBDIVIDED TO MOVE

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THE LINE SO THAT THAT PROBLEM IS NOW FIXED. >> THAT IS COMPLETELY CORRECT.

SO THE NEW SURVEYOR WENT OUT TO CORRECT A SURVEYING ERROR AND THE VARIANCES TO THE MINIMUM LOT SIZE REQUIREMENTS HAVE BEEN REQUESTED. SO THEY ARE JUST CORRECTING AN ERROR FROM TIME LONG AGO. IS THE ISSUE. PROPOSED AMENDED PLAT WILL MOVE THE LOT LINE BETWEEN 79 AND 80. AND THE WATER AND WASTE WATER SERVICE WILL BE PROVIDED BY AQUA TEXAS. WE DO SEE THIS PRETTY FREQUENTLY IN OLDER SUBDIVISIONS, WHERE SOME OF THE LOT LINES ARE JUST A LITTLE BIT OFF FROM WHERE THEY'RE SUPPOSED

TO BE. >> I THINK THE END RESULT IS IT DECREASES ONE LOT BY .2588 ACRES AND INCREASES THE OTHER LOT BY THE SAME AMOUNT. IT'S NOT CHANGING ANY DENSITIES OR LOT SIZES EXCEPT FOR ONE IS BEING SUBSTITUTED FOR THE OTHER.

>> ANY COMMENTS COMMISSIONERS? >> PLEASE CALL THE ROLL. >> COMMISSIONER JONES.

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

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

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

[28. Discussion and possible action to accept the initial 20% ($966,152) Coronavirus Relief Funds (CRF) for COVID-19 Response and Recovery efforts and amend the budget accordingly. BECERRA/VILLALOBOS (Part 1 of 2)]

PLEASE OPEN 28. DISCUSSION OF POSSIBLE ACTION TO ACCEPT THE INITIAL 20 PERCENT, THAT IS $966,152 CORONAVIRUS RELIEF FUNDS FOR COVID-19 RESPONSE AND RECOVERY

EFFORTS AND AMEND THE BUDGET ACCORDINGLY. >> SO MOVED.

>> SECOND. >> MOTION AND A SECOND. ARE THERE ANY ADDITIONAL COMMENTS? AS STAFF WORKS THROUGH THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS.

>> I WOULD LIKE THE COURT TO CONSIDER APPROVING AT LEAST THE STAFFING REQUEST THAT HAS BEEN INCLUDED IN THE BUDGET TO ALLOW THOSE POSITIONS TO BE CREATED AND ADVERTISED AND TRY TO GET

SOME HELP ON BOARD. >> ABSOLUTELY. >> YES, MA'AM.

GO AHEAD. >> SO WHAT WE WOULD LIKE THE COURT TO DO IS MAKE A DETERMINATION ON HOW TO BUDGET THE $966,000 THAT HAS ALREADY BEEN RECEIVED.

SO THAT WE CAN GO AHEAD AND BUDGET THOSE APPROPRIATELY IN OUR GENERAL LEDGER AND START RECORDING THOSE EXPENDITURES BACK TO THE STATE. SINCE WE DO HAVE TO VALIDATE ALL OF THOSE PURCHASES AND GO THROUGH THAT PROCESS WITH THE STATE SO THAT WE CAN THEN LOOK AT ROLLING OUT OTHER PROGRAMS FOR THE ADDITIONAL FUNDS THAT ARE AVAILABLE.

>> YOU HAVE SOME GENERAL CATEGORY SUGGESTIONS ALREADY? >> WELL, SO THE DOCUMENT THAT ALEX HANDED OUT WAS THE FULL FUNDING. SO WE COULD GO THROUGH THAT LIST AND DETERMINE, SO IF YOU WANTED TO FOR INSTANCE, TAKE CARE OF THE PERSONNEL, THE ADDITIONAL PERSONNEL FOR THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT, THAT COULD BE ADDED FOR CATEGORY ONE.

IF YOU WANT TO CONSIDER APPROVING ANY OF THE EXPENDITURES TO DATE, THAT IS IN THE TOP LEVEL OF THE BUDGET, THOSE CAN BE REIMBURSED TO THE GENERAL FUND IMMEDIATELY SO WE CAN, THOSE WOULD ALSO GO TOWARDS, THE MAJORITY OF THOSE ARE CATEGORY ONE.

THE DIRECT EXPENSES. THE PPE SUPPLIES. THE FIRST RESPONDERS SUPPLIES

THOSE ARE CATEGORY ONE. >> IF WE WENT AHEAD AND APPROVED THE POSITIONS AND THEN THE FIRST FIVE ON THE TOP, WHAT CAN YOU -- GIVE US AN AMOUNT SO WE CAN KIND OF KNOW WHERE WE'RE

AT. >> POSITIONS AND THE EQUIPMENT WOULD COME UP TO ABOUT

$280,000. >> FOR CATEGORY ONE, 357,000, JUST A LITTLE OVER 357,000.

AND THAT WOULD BE THE SUPPLIES FOR FIRST RESPONDERS, THE PPE SUPPLIES, SANITIZING AND DISINFECTING THE BUILDINGS. THE PREVIOUS TESTING THAT WAS DONE AT PREMIER AND LIVE OAK AND CPL THAT WE WERE CHARGED FOR INITIALLY. AND THE CURRENT CALL CENTER

LINE THAT WE HAVE. >> OKAY. ADDITIONALLY, WE COULD PUT SOME MONEY TOWARDS MOBILE TESTING, IF WE WANTED TO CONSIDER BRINGING AN ITEM BACK WITHIN THE NEXT WEEK OR SO FOR PREMIER ER TO CONTINUE MOBILE TESTING. WE COULD PUT SOME FUNDS ASIDE FOR THAT AS WELL AS SOME PUBLIC SAFETY SUPPORT. ALEX DID MENTION THAT WE NEED TO PROVIDE A LAW ENFORCEMENT PRESENT AT THESE STATE OPERATIONS.

>> YES, MA'AM, EVERY TIME. >> SO CURRENTLY, OUR CONSTABLES I THINK HAVE BEEN VOLUNTEERING

OUR TIME. >> OH, REALLY? >> SO GOING FORWARD, FOR THE MONTH OF JULY, WE COULD ACTUALLY PUT THAT TOWARDS SOME OVER TIME COSTS AND ACTUALLY HAVE THEM OUT AND REIMBURSED FOR THAT AS WELL. AND PROVIDE MAYBE ADDITIONAL

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ASSISTANCE FOR OVER TIME FOR FIRST RESPONDERS, EMS AND ESDS. WE WOULD HAVE TO GET ALL OF THAT DOCUMENTATION FROM THOSE AGENCIES. I HAVEN'T SEEN ANY OF THAT INFORMATION. WE COULD PUT MONEY ASIDE KNOWING THAT IT'S COMING.

AND SOME ADDITIONAL PPE SUPPLIES, WE COULD PROVIDE THOSE AS WELL FOR THE COUNTY BUILDINGS AND THE FIRST RESPONDERS. SO I PUT TOGETHER, I CAN TWEAK ANY OF THESE LINE ITEMS IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO TELL ME SOME OF THE THINGS THAT YOU'RE INTERESTED IN FUNDING INITIALLY WITH THIS 966,000. AND I CAN ADJUST THE NUMBERS TO REFLECT THE 75-25 SPLIT WITH JUST THE FUNDS THAT WE HAVE AVAILABLE RIGHT NOW.

>> I KNOW THAT YOU MENTIONED THE REIMBURSEMENT PIECE WHICH IS KEY, THANK YOU CONSTABLES FOR THE PRESENCE IN THAT SPACE, SUPPORTING US. AND PD.

AND DPS, I GOT TO SAY THEM ALL. OTHERWISE SOMEONE IS GOING TO SAY WHY NOT ME.

THEY ARE 100 PERCENT JUSTIFIABLE AND REIMBURSABLE. I WOULD ENCOURAGE THAT WE INCORPORATE THAT THOUGHT PROCESS INTO THIS IMMEDIATELY. I PERSONALLY KNOW THAT YOU GUYS ARE HYPER VIGILANT AND I'M GRATEFUL FOR THE WORK THAT IS BEING DONE.

I KNOW THAT A LOT OF HOURS HAVE BEEN PUT INTO THIS PROGRAM. MY BIGGEST HOPE IS NOT TO COMMITTEE IT TO DEATH. I PERSONALLY WANT TO SEE, I KNOW WE'RE TAKING CARE OF FRONT LINE. I WANT TO SEE US EARMARKING FOR THE RESIDENTS.

I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE HAVE THE RENTAL ASSISTANCE AND ENERGY AND SPACE.

I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE HAVE THAT WOVEN IN PERSONALLY. >> CATEGORY TWO, INITIALLY, WE NEED TO BUDGET JUST OVER $241,000. SO THERE IS A COUPLE OF OPTIONS, YOU CAN PUT THAT ALL TOWARDS THE MORTGAGE AND RENT ASSISTANCE FOR CITIZENS.

YOU COULD LOOK AT SOME OF THE OTHER EXPENSES THAT THE COUNTY HAS INCURRED TO DATE, WHICH WOULD BE THE INITIAL HUNDRED THOUSAND THAT WE PAID OUT OR COMMITTED TO THE SOCIAL SERVICE AGENCIES PTO IS ALSO, PAID TIME OFF, WE COULD ACTUALLY RECOUP SOME OF THOSE COSTS.

TO DATE, WE'VE EXPENDED OVER 251,000 IN THAT CATEGORY. IT'S MORE THAN THE INITIAL

FUNDING WOULD COVER. >> COMMISSIONERS. >> I'M FINE WITH WHAT HAS BEEN

PROPOSED. >> IN WHICH WAY? >> THE DOCUMENT.

THIS WOULD ACCOUNT FOR THE ENTIRE ALLOCATION FOR THE MOST PART.

>> THIS 4.8 MILLION DOES NOT HAVE, IT'S SHORT. I BUILT THIS BUDGET BASED ON FEEDBACK THAT I HAD RECEIVED FROM TAMMY, ALEX AND MIKE, REGARDING THE PROGRAMS THAT THEY WERE INTERESTED IN ROLLING OUT RIGHT NOW AND SOME OF THE THINGS THAT THEY KNEW WERE AN IMMEDIATE EXPENSE THAT WE COULD START LOOKING AT. SO WE WOULD STILL HAVE TO CATEGORY TWO IS FULL. BUT WE'RE STILL SHORT IN CATEGORY ONE.

IF WE'RE LOOKING AT THE ENTIRE BUDGETING OF THE 4.8. IF WE WANT TO JUST CARVE OUT THE 20 PERCENT, WE COULD REIMBURSE THE DIRECT EXPENSES, NOT THE PAYROLL EXPENSES.

WHICH IS THE FIRST FIVE ITEMS ON THE LIST. FOR CATEGORY ONE.

WE COULD ADDRESS ALL OF THE IMMEDIATE NEEDS FOR THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT, WHICH ARE THE 12 POSITIONS AND THE EQUIPMENT. WE COULD ALSO, WE COULD SET ASIDE APPROXIMATELY 117,000 FOR MOBILE TESTING. 200,000 FOR PUBLIC SAFETY SUPPORT, WHICH WOULD BE THE LAW ENFORCEMENT PRESENCE AT THE TESTING SITES. AND THEN SOME POTENTIAL FUNDING FOR FIRE AND EMS AND ESDS. ONCE WE GOT THEIR DOCUMENTATION.

50,000 FOR PPE SUPPLIES. AND ALL OF CATEGORY TWO BEING SET ASIDE FOR RENT AND UTILITY

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ASSISTANCE, IF Y'ALL CHOSE TO DO THAT. THAT WOULD TAKE CARE OF THE 966,000. IF YOU WANT TO LOOK AT CATEGORY TWO SEPARATELY, THEN WE COULD LOOK AT POTENTIALLY COVERING SOME OF THE PTO AND SOME RENTAL ASSISTANCE OR THE SOCIAL SERVICE AGENCY FUNDING AND THEN SOME MORTGAGE AND RENT ASSISTANCE.

THOSE ARE ALL OPTIONS. >> WE HAVE THE 9 >> 966 THAT YOU NEED TO HAVE

ALLOCATED TODAY. WITH 25-75 PERCENT SPLIT? >> YES, SIR.

>> AFTER THAT, YOU CAN GO TO THE NEXT STEP AND ALLOCATE, OR AT LEAST RESERVE INTO DIFFERENT

CATEGORIES THE TOTAL 4.8 >> THE 4.8, WE COULD GO AHEAD AND ALLOCATE ALL OF THAT TODAY AND THEN COME BACK WITH PROGRAMS, IF THAT IS WHAT THE COURT CHOSE TO DO.

WE JUST WANT TO ENSURE THAT WE HAVE PROGRAMS THAT THAT MEET THE 75 PERCENT CATEGORY RULES.

RIGHT NOW, WE DON'T HAVE ENOUGH PROGRAMS SO THEN THAT IS GOING TO ALSO CUT IN TO OUR 25 PERCENT THRESHOLD. SO IMMEDIATELY WE NEED TO IDENTIFY THE 966,000 SO WE CAN

START SUBSTANTIATING THOSE FUNDS BACK TO TDEM. >> I'M FINE WITH WHAT YOU

MENTIONED. >> SO JUST BECAUSE A LOT HAS BEEN EXPLAINED, I WANT TO ASK, BECAUSE I BROUGHT THIS PIECE FORWARD, I WANT TO ASK ON THE DIRECTION TO OUR AUDITOR'S OFFICE, ARE YOU GUYS INTERESTED IN DOING, I'M NOT TRYING TO FRAME ANYBODY.

BUT I HAVE GOT TO ASK IT. INTERESTED IN DOING THE RENTAL ASSISTANCE OR APPLY THE MONEY TOWARDS PREVIOUSLY SPENT MONEY, STILL COVID RELATED, SO I GUESS THAT WOULD BE ONE FORK IN THE ROAD, IF YOU WANT TO JUST GO ONE BY ONE, JUST TELL US SO THAT WE CAN GIVE HER THE

DIRECTION. >> I THINK THE WAY SHE EXPLAINED THE FIRST ONE.

>> THE CATEGORY TWO IS WHAT I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE CLEAR ON.

I CAN REPRINT THIS. I HAVE THE SPREADSHEET, I CAN REPRINT IT, BRING IT TO YOU SO

THAT YOU CAN SEE WHAT THE 966 CONSISTS OF. >> BECAUSE SHE EXPLAINED

CATEGORY TWO WITH SEVERAL VARIETIES. >> SEVERAL ITEMS.

>> AS WE TALKED ABOUT EARLIER, CATEGORY ONE, WE STILL NEED DIRECTION FROM THE STATE AND THE FEDERAL LEVEL AND WE NEED TO DOCUMENT SOME THINGS BEFORE WE MOVE FORWARD WITH ANY CAPITAL PURCHASES. SO IMMEDIATELY, WE COULD LOOK AT THE MOBILE TESTING WITH PARTNERING WITH PREMIER ER, AND THEN CONTINUE TO LOOK INTO THE PODS AS ANOTHER OPTION.

AND THEN BRING AN ITEM BACK ONCE WE'VE EXHAUSTED THE $966,000 AND WE HAVE A PLAN FOR THE REMAINING SO THAT WE CAN CONTINUE TO WORK ON RECOVERY AND RESPONSE.

>> SO ONE THING WE CAN DO REAL QUICK ON THAT VARIABLE, SHE GAVE US THREE DIFFERENT SCENARIOS ON CATEGORY TWO, WE COULD START BY SAYING RENTAL ASSISTANCE OR PREVIOUSLY USED MONEY. IF YOU GUYS WANT TO GO IN ANY DIRECTION, GIVING HER

DIRECTION. THAT WOULD BE HELPFUL TO YOU? >> YES.

>> TO YOUR POINT, I DON'T KNOW THAT IT HAS TO BE AN EITHER/OR AT THIS POINT.

I THINK THAT WE'VE MADE PRETTY STRONG COMMITMENTS, MYSELF, I KNOW THE JUDGE ON SOME PRETTY STRONG COMMITMENTS AS WE'VE TALKED TO OUR FOLKS TO GET OFFICES REOPENED.

OKAY. WELL, TELL US WHAT WE NEED TO DO FACILITIES-WISE, BECAUSE WE'RE GOING TO PROBABLY GET SOME OF THIS REIMBURSED. OR TELL US WHAT TO DO HERE TO MEET THE HEALTH NEEDS. IF WE'VE MADE THOSE COMMITMENTS, I KNOW THAT WE NEED TO HONOR THOSE. BUT I SEE SOME MIX THERE THAT WE HAVE TO STRIKE SOME BALANCE.

I MEAN, I WOULD MUCH RATHER HAVE A VARIETY TO LOOK AT THAN JUST SAY I DON'T THINK IT'S AN

EITHER/OR PROPOSITION. DOES THAT MAKE SENSE? >> YES, IT DOES.

BUT THE QUESTION WOULD BE DO WE WANT TO INCLUDE RENTAL ASSISTANCE IN THAT CATEGORY TWO OR DO WE WANT TO MAKE IT THE VARIETY OF EXPENSES, SOME HAVE ALREADY BEEN DONE.

>> HOW ROBUST DO YOU WANT CATEGORY TWO FOR RENTAL AND MORTGAGE ASSISTANCE NOW VERSUS COMING BACK. BECAUSE WE NEED TO, THE WAY WE'RE GOING TO STRUCTURE THIS IN OUR GENERAL LEDGER, CALL CENTERS BY CATEGORY. WE ARE GOING TO BE MONITORING THESE EXPENSES TO MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE HITTING THE 75-25 AND EXPENDING THOSE FUNDS.

THE REIMBURSEMENT WE CAN DO IMMEDIATELY. WE WOULD HAVE TO ROLLOUT A

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PROGRAM. WE WOULD HAVE TO ROLLOUT A PROGRAM FOR THAT.

I BELIEVE ALEX IS WORKING ON SOMETHING ALREADY. >> WE WOULD HAVE TO COME UP

WITH OUR OWN DOLLARS TO MATCH THAT AS WELL? >> NO, SIR.

>> THAT IS WHAT MY QUESTION WAS. >> I THINK THE QUESTION IS, WE'VE SPENT, THE VERY TOP CURRENT COMMITMENTS, WE COULD ALLOCATE THOSE, OR SOME OF THOSE FOR WHAT WE'VE ALREADY SPENT, COUNT IT TOWARDS THE 966 RIGHT NOW.

OR WE CAN DO SOME OF THE OTHER PROGRAMS, TAKE US LONGER TO DEVELOP THEM, BEFORE WE GET TO

COUNT THEM TO GET THE ADDITIONAL FUNDS. >> EXACTLY.

>> UNDERSTAND THAT PART OF THIS PROGRAM AS WELL IS 75 PERCENT OF THIS IS STAFFING ALL THE WAY THROUGH DECEMBER. SO WE HAVE TO KEEP ALL OF THAT IN MIND AS WE'RE MOVING ALONG, THAT AT ANY POINT IF OUR 25 PERCENT IS MET AND WE HAVEN'T MET OUR 75 PERCENT THEN WE

COULD BE IN JEOPARDY OF LOSING THAT PART OF THE FUNDING. >> WELL, YOU CAN COME UP WITH SOME SCENARIOS FOR US VICKIE, REGARDING THAT AND OUR SPLIT. I MEAN, YOU MENTIONED DIFFERENT ITEMS EARLY ON. YOU SAID THE FIRST FIVE. IF WE ALSO DID THE SOCIAL SERVICE, I THINK AT $100,000, MOBILE TESTING, ALL OF THE PERSONNEL.

I'M OKAY WITH MORTGAGE LENDING UTILITY ASSISTANCE. I DON'T KNOW THAT IT NECESSARILY NEEDS TO BE THE ENTIRE AMOUNT RIGHT NOW. LET'S GET YOU KNOW, SOME IDEA, IF YOU CAN COME UP WITH SOME SCENARIOS FOR US. MAYBE ADDING ABOUT $100,000 AT

LEAST IN THE RENTAL ASSISTANCE. >> WE DON'T HAVE THE PROGRAM TO ADMINISTER THAT.

>> I'M INTERESTED IN EFFICIENCY TO THE BEST OF MY ABILITIES. WE HAVE OTHER COUNTIES HERE, VERY NEAR US THAT HAVE THESE PROGRAMS ROLLED OUT. AND IT WOULDN'T BE TOO MUCH

WORK TO SEE WHAT THEY'VE DONE. >> I KNOW WE KEEP TALKING ABOUT PREMIER ER AS ONE OF OUR PROVIDERS, BUT WE ARE WORKING WITH OTHER ONES PROVIDING TESTING AS WELL.

SO THAT WOULD GO INTO THAT CATEGORY ONE DOLLARS. WE WANT TO SEE WHAT WE'RE DOING TO SEE HOW THEY CAN SUPPORT IT FIRST. BUT THAT IS COMING.

AND IT'S GOOD THAT WE DIVERSIFY THAT RESPONSE BECAUSE THEY'RE GOING TO BE USING DIFFERENT

RESOURCES. >> THAT'S RIGHT. WE DON'T WANT TO GET EARMARKED

AND IN OUR HEADS, JUST ONE NAME. >> PREMIER ER IS WHAT WAS SENT TO ME. A CONTRACT WOULD HAVE TO COME BACK TO COURT NO MATTER WHO WE'RE GOING TO CONTRACT WITH. BUT THIS WOULD BE FOR MOBILE TESTING.

>> GENERAL USE EXACTLY. WE'LL LET OUR FRONT LINE TO FERRET OUT THE DETAILS OF WHO,

WHAT, WHEN, WHERE AND WHY. >> IS IT TOO MUCH TO ASK THAT WE GET SOMETHING TODAY MAYBE TOWARDS THE END OF OUR MEETING OR WOULD YOU LIKE TO WAIT UNTIL NEXT WEEK TO COME UP WITH SOME

SCENARIOS FOR US? >> I'M PREPARED. I HAVE A SPREADSHEET PREPARED

AND I'M READY TO, IF Y'ALL ARE READY TO MAKE THE DECISIONS. >> I WOULD LIKE TO SEE THIS GO TODAY AS WELL. I WOULD LIKE TO SEE US MOVE. THE MONEY IS IN THE BANK.

THE NEED IS REAL. I WOULD LIKE TO SEE US ENGAGE WITH WHAT THESE FOLKS HAVE

SPENT A LOT OF HOURS PREPARING FOR US TODAY. >> WE NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT WE

HAVE THAT RATIO. >> SO IS THERE INTEREST IN COVERING THE SOCIAL SERVICE

FUNDING? >> CAN I ASK A QUESTION? >> YES, SIR.

>> JUST ABOUT THE STRATEGY. SO WE HAVE $966,000 THAT WE NEED TO SPLIT UP BETWEEN

CATEGORY ONE AND CATEGORY TWO. >> YES, SIR. >> WE'VE ALREADY EXPENDED FUNDS THAT WOULD GO TO BOTH OF THOSE CATEGORIES. SHOULD THE STRATEGY BE TO EVERYTHING THAT WE'VE SPENT TO GET THE 966 TAKEN CARE OF AND THEN PUT A PLAN FOR THE OTHER $3.9 MILLION OR SHOULD WE INCLUDE IN THE 966 THINGS THAT WE HAVEN'T DONE YET AND YET WE WOULD HAVE TO WAIT TO DO IN ORDER TO GET THE REST OF THE 4.8?

>> I THINK THE ISSUE THAT YOU MIGHT WANT TO CONSIDER IS A BIG PORTION OF WHAT WE'VE SPENT AND THAT MILLION DOLLARS IS THE $500,000, WHAT WE'VE COMMITTED FOR SMALL BUSINESS ASSISTANCE.

IF YOU WANT TO CONSIDER USING THE CARES FUNDS FOR THAT, THERE IS SOME ADDITIONAL LAYERS OF REQUIREMENTS THAT WE MIGHT HAVE TO LOOK AT. THAT IS SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT WHEN YOU'RE ROLLING OUT THAT PROGRAM. SO ANOTHER IDEA WAS THAT THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT IS IN NEED RIGHT NOW. IF THERE WAS A WAY TO GET POSITIONS, TEMPORARY STAFFING APPROVED TODAY SO THAT THEY COULD WORK ON GETTING PEOPLE

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HIRED, THAT THAT WOULD BE AN IMMEDIATE AREA THAT WE COULD HELP.

>> YOU HAVE OUR SUPPORT. >> NOT THE ITEMS THAT WE'VE EXPENDED CAN'T BE REIMBURSED

LATER. >> EXACTLY. >> DID YOU HEAR THAT LAST

PIECE? THAT IS IMPORTANT. >> IT'S A MATTER OF WHAT THE COURT WANTS TO APPROVE FOR ROLLING OUT PROGRAMS. IMMEDIATE ASSISTANCE.

>> SO WELL SAID, VICKIE. I REALLY APPRECIATE YOU HIGHLIGHTING THAT REALITY, THAT THE MONEY THAT WE HAVE EARMARKED FOR EXAMPLE, WITH THE COMMISSIONER'S PROGRAM TO HELP SMALL BUSINESS AT THE FRONT LINE, THAT CAN STILL BE REIMBURSED IN THE FUTURE EFFORTLESSLY. IF WE PUT THIS IN THE CARES ACT, WE HAVE TO RETOOL AGAIN TO MAKE SURE WE FIT THE CARES ACT MONEY. I SAY WE LEAVE THE CARES ACT MONEY FOR THE THINGS MOVING FORWARD. WE ALREADY KNOW WE'RE GOING TO

GET REIMBURSED FOR ANY WAY >> I'M MORE FOCUSED ON THE CATEGORY ONE.

THAT IS WHERE MY QUESTION COMES. FORGET ABOUT CATEGORY TWO.

WE KNOW WE'VE GOT PLENTY OF OPPORTUNITIES TO TRY TO BUILD PROGRAMS TO TRY TO TAKE CARE OF CATEGORY TWO. FOR WHAT WE'VE ALREADY SPENT, CURRENT COMMITMENTS, SUPPLIES, FIRST RESPONDERS, ALL OF THOSE CATEGORY ONE, SHOULD THE STRATEGY BE WE TRY TO GET TO THE 75 PERCENT OF THE 966 TODAY WITH WHAT WE'VE ALREADY SPENT THAT QUALIFIES AS CATEGORY ONE? OR DOES IT NOT MATTER? CAN WE JUST SET ANYTHING WE WANT TO TO CATEGORY ONE?

>> FOR CATEGORY ONE, TODAY WHAT WE'VE COMMITTED TO OR SPENT IS A LITTLE OVER $200,000.

SO THAT IS WITH THE COVID HOURS THAT HAVE BEEN SUBMITTED. THERE COULD BE ADDITIONAL THAT I HAVEN'T RECEIVED YET FOR THOSE THAT AREN'T ON THE NOVA TIME SYSTEM.

>> SO WE SHOULD PUT THOSE FOR SURE IN THE CATEGORY ONE AGAINST THE 966, IS THAT

CORRECT? >> THAT WOULD BE AN OPTION. >> BUT WE KNOW IT ALREADY QUALIFIES AS CATEGORY ONE AND WE'VE SPENT IT. I DON'T KNOW WHY WE WOULDN'T

CONSIDER IT. >> RIGHT. >> SO THEN WE HAVE ANOTHER, TO GET TO OUR 75 PERCENT OF 966, WE NEED TO FILL THAT DIFFERENCE.

>> RIGHT. FOR THOSE ITEMS YOU COULD ADDRESS THE ADDITIONAL

PERSONNEL. >> FUNDS FOR MOBILE TESTING. >> SO I THINK WE NEED TO DO THE MOBILE TESTING, PERSONNEL AND ALSO WITHIN, I WANT TO MAKE SURE WE'RE ARTICULATING THIS RIGHT, IN THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT STAFFING, I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WHEN WE COMMIT TO MOBILE TESTING, THAT IN THAT HEALTH DEPARTMENT STAFFING WE'VE INCLUDED THE PHONE BANKING SYSTEM THAT IS GOING TO BE REQUIRED TO MANAGE THAT. AND SO I WANT TO MAKE SURE TAMMY, THAT WE DON'T LEAVE THAT OUT ON ACCIDENT. PEOPLE TO ANSWER THE PHONE, COMMIT INFORMATION TO A COMPUTER SO THAT WHEN THEY SHOW UP, IT'S READY TO GO.

DO YOU REMEMBER, TAMMY, BY CHANCE IF THAT IS IN THERE? WHEN WE DO OUR MOBILE TESTING, TO HAVE TWO OR THREE INDIVIDUALS MAN THE PHONES OR WORK THE PHONES TO PROCESS PEOPLE'S INFORMATION AND GET THEM ALL SET UP SO THAT WHEN THEY SHOW UP, IT'S MORE EFFICIENT. I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE DON'T LEAVE ANYTHING IMPORTANT OUT ON ACCIDENT BECAUSE WE'RE MOVING IT AROUND RIGHT NOW.

>> I THINK THE PLAN WAS WHEN THE TESTING SITE IS OPEN, IT WOULD BE KIND OF LIKE IT WAS RAN WITH THE TDEM SITE, EVERYTHING WOULD HAPPEN THERE. IF SOMEONE CALLS A PHONE NUMBER, THEY WOULD BE CALLING THE STATE OR THEY WOULD BE CALLING THE COUNTY FOR TESTING?

>> SHE IS SAYING YOU WOULDN'T HAVE TO CALL ANYBODY. >> SHE IS SAYING NO

PRE-REGISTRATION. >> JUST SHOWING UP >> ENTERTAIN THE PURE WALK-UP

IDENTIFY THE SITES. >> NO CALLING AHEAD AT ALL. TEN-PERSON TEAM WOULD DO ALL OF THAT THERE. THEY WOULD COMMUNICATE THAT INFORMATION OVER TO THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT. ONE THING THAT WE DON'T GET FROM TDEM SITES.

ALL OF IT WOULD GO STRAIGHT TO THERE. >> WE WOULD BYPASS THE PHONE

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NUMBER BEING POSTED ANYWHERE. KIM AND I WOULDN'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT HERE IS THE PHONE NUMBER? NO. NOT THERE. BECAUSE THAT IS A BIG PIECE IN THE STATE'S COG AND I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE DON'T LEAVE IT OUT IN OURS.

YOU'VE DONE A BETTER JOB AND MODIFIED AND DELETED IT. >> COMMISSIONER JONES, THOSE TECHNOLOGY PIECES ARE FOR THEM TO SUPPORT EACH UNIT. THEY HAVE ACCESS TO INTERNET,

COMMUNICATIONS, ACCESS TO COMPUTER STUFF. >> CAN WE DO THE TEMPORARY PUBLIC MEDICAL FACILITIES FOR TESTING? CAN WE DO THE MOBILE TESTING

THROUGHOUT THE COUNTY WITHOUT THE TEMPORARY MEDICAL FACILITY? >> IDENTIFY SITES THAT WILL DO

THAT FOR US. >> I DIDN'T KNOW. THERE ARE SEPARATE CATEGORIES,

BUT CAN YOU DO ONE WITHOUT THE OTHER. >> WITHOUT IT, WE WOULD HAVE TO SET UP A TENT SOMEWHERE. WE COULD DO IT THAT WAY AS WELL.

>> BUT THEY NEED TO BE IN THE SAME. >> IDEALLY.

IT DOES IT WHERE THE TEAM IS AT, BEING OUT IN THE ELEMENTS ALL DAY LONG.

OLLARS FOR THE TWO CATEGORIES. >> TESTING AND STAFFING FOR THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT. IT GOES QUICK. BUT I THINK THIS IS A KEY

THING. I REALLY DO. >> ALSO REDUCE THE MODULAR BUILDINGS THAT WE'RE PROJECTING, GO BACK DOWN TO TWO.

THIS COULD BE SCALED OUT LATER. >> AT THE END OF THE DAY, DO WE NEED FOUR OF THE FACILITIES, AS EXPENSIVE AS THEY ARE. I MEAN, BELIEVE ME, I'M AN ADVOCATE FOR THEM.

BUT THEY'RE PRETTY PRICEY AS FAR AS WHAT WE'RE LOOKING AT. I THINK WE'VE MADE A COMMITMENT

IN CATEGORY ONE TO PAY FOR WHAT WE'VE ALREADY GOT. >> WHEN WE LOOK AT CATEGORY TWO, I WOULDN'T BE OPPOSED TO HAVING SOME SET ASIDE THERE. BUT AT THE END OF THE DAY, I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE HIT THE TRIGGERS THAT WE HAVE TO IN ORDER TO GET THE ADDITIONAL FUNDING. THE EASIEST WAY TO GET THERE, I'M ALL FOR.

>> ARE YOU GETTING ENOUGH INFORMATION FROM US OR WHAT SPECIFICALLY DO I NEED TO ASK SO THAT WE CAN GIVE YOU CONCISE DIRECTION NOT TO SLOW THIS TEAM DOWN.

BECAUSE NONE OF US WANT TO SLOW YOU DOWN. BUT WE WANT TO UNPACK ALL OF YOUR CATEGORIES IN A WAY THAT IS CLEAR TO EVERYONE WATCHING AND TO US.

SO WHAT LINE ITEM WOULD YOU LIKE CLARIFICATION ON FOR DIRECTION?

>> CONFIRMATION ON CATEGORY ONE IS ALL EXPENDITURES THAT ARE LISTED THAT ARE CURRENT

COMMITMENTS. >> BUT YOU'RE INCLUDING HALF A MILLION IN THERE, RIGHT?

FOR SMALL BUSINESS. >> NO. THAT IS CATEGORY TWO. >> CATEGORY ONE.

SO I HAVE ALL OF CATEGORY ONE CURRENT COMMITMENTS. >> CURRENT COMMITMENTS.

>> THOSE SIX ITEMS? >> YES, SIR. >> $208,000.

COMMITMENT ON ALL STAFFING AND EQUIPMENT AND OPERATING COSTS FOR THE PERSONAL HEALTH

DEPARTMENT'S IMMEDIATE NEEDS. >> 271,098? >> PLUS EQUIPMENT.

>> SHE PUT IT IN THERE. SO FOR CATEGORY ONE, THERE IS STILL A NEED FOR THE PUBLIC SAFETY SUPPORT. AT LEAST THE PIECE FOR TESTING SITES FOR MOBILE TESTING THROUGHOUT THE COUNTY. HAVE SOME FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR PPE SUPPLIES OR FIRE ESD.

>> RIGHT NOW WE'RE GETTING PPE STRAIGHT FROM THE STATE, RIGHT? >> WE CAN TAKE THOSE OUT.

>> YOU THINK WE SHOULD DOUBLE DOWN AND GET MORE OF OUR OWN. >> THAT SUPPLY IS SHUTTING

DOWN. >> WE COULD COME BACK WITH THE ADDITIONAL EDITS, WHEN WE ANTICIPATE THE ADDITIONAL FUNDS. WE STILL DO HAVE A COUPLE OF

GRANTS. >> I DO APPRECIATE ALL OF THE CONSTABLES AT THE TEST SITES.

WHEN YOU DRIVE UP AND YOU SEE THEM THERE, IT'S A GOOD PRESENCE.

IT'S A GOOD REMINDER THAT THIS IS A COMMUNITY EVENT AND WELL SUPPORTED.

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THAT YOU'RE THERE FOR THEM. >> CAN WE GO BACK TO THE STRATEGY AGAIN.

I'M SORRY. I'M TRYING TO NAIL DOWN WHAT WE SHOULD DO.

IF WE COUNT THOSE SIX, WE COUNT THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT IMMEDIATE NEEDS, BOTH PERSONNEL AND EQUIPMENT, IT LEAVES $245,000 AND CHANGE FOR CATEGORY ONE, OF THE 75 PERCENT OF THE 966.

>> FUTURE SPENDING OF LAW ENFORCEMENT PRESENCE. >> IS THAT RIGHT? THOSE SIX CATEGORY ONES, PLUS THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT PERSONNEL AND EQUIPMENT.

WE'VE GOT 245,000 LEFT TO ALLOCATE FOR CATEGORY ONE OUT OF $966,152.

CATEGORY ONE, WE'RE LOOKING AT ALL OF THE PERSONNEL REQUEST FOR THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT?

>> YEAH. >> AND THE EQUIPMENT. >> SO YES, WE WOULD HAVE JUST

OVER 245,000, 243. >> WHICH WILL HELP CONTINUE THE LAW ENFORCEMENT AT THE TEST

SITES AND MORE TESTING SHE SAID. >> FUTURE, THE MOBILE TESTING.

>> I'M JUST LOOKING AT THE 250 FOR LIKE THE CONTRACTS, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THEY'RE WITH. MOBILE TESTING. WE NEED TO FIGURE OUT WHERE WE'RE GOING TO PUT THAT 245 RIGHT NOW. WE'RE GOING TO GET THE REST ONCE WE FIGURE WHERE TO PUT THIS 245. WHAT IS GOING TO COME SOONEST?

>> ALEX, WOULD YOU PLEASE APPROACH THIS PODIUM AND GUIDE THIS CONVERSATION?

>> FOR CURRENT LOCATIONS SET ON THE SCHEDULE RIGHT NOW. >> WE HAVEN'T RECEIVED ANY INFORMATION BACK FROM FIRE EMS, ESDS WHAT THEIR CURRENT OVERTIME OR ANY OUT OF POCKET EXPENSES ARE THAT COULD BE REIMBURSED THROUGH THIS AS WELL.

WE COULD PASS FUNDS ON TO THE FIRE EMS. >> BUT THEY CAN'T REQUEST THEM

THEMSELVES? IT HAS TO COME THROUGH US. >> NO. THE MUNICIPALITIES HAVE

DIRECT ALLOCATIONS, FIRE EMS DO NOT. >> ESDS DO NOT?

>> NO, THEY DO NOT. THEY COULD BE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE SOME FUNDS THROUGH

THIS. >> SO TO ANSWER THE COMMISSIONER'S REQUEST, QUARTER A MILLION DOLLARS, LE AND TESTING CONTINUATION, RIGHT? ROAD MAP MOST RECOMMENDED?

>> AND THEN WE BALANCE OUT THE REST OF THE FUNDS ONCE THEY OPEN WITH REGARD TO SOME OF THE CONSIDERATIONS YOU GUYS HAVE MADE. ONE OF THEM IS, AND HAS BEEN SOMETHING THAT WE'RE WORKING ON, WHICH IS ESDS. THAT IS THE REASON WHY WE HAVE OUR GENERAL COUNSEL WORKING ON A POST INCIDENT AGREEMENT FOR THEM.

TO OPEN THOSE UP FOR THAT. TESTING/TESTING SUPPORT?Y - >> YES.

>> I THINK THAT WOULD BE UNIVERSAL. >> THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT HAS BEEN EARMARKED. THAT IS SEPARATE. PERFECT.

DID YOU CATCH THAT? I THINK WE ALL AGREE WITH THAT. >> HOW MUCH FUNDING FOR THAT?

>> YOU WANT TO BREAK IT OUT WITHIN THE TWO. >> THE ENTIRE 245?

>> THE ENTIRE 245 FOR TESTING/SUPPORT. WHICH WOULD INCLUDE LE.

>> IT WOULD INCLUDE THE LE >> IN IT. >> YOU WANT TO WRITE A MOTION

FOR THAT. >> AND THEN DO YOU WANT US TO SAY THE CATEGORY TWO, 241 OUT OF THAT. DO YOU WANT US TO DESIGNATE THAT FOR THE CATEGORY TWO?

>> YES. >> SO CURRENTLY THE COMMITMENTS FOR CATEGORY TWO ARE THE SOCIAL SERVICE FUNDING, AND THE 500,000 FOR SMALL BUSINESS ASSISTANCE.

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>> I'M FINE WITH WAITING ON THOSE. >> BRING IN THOSE THAT ARE IN

RESERVE RIGHT NOW. >> I'M UNDERSTANDING THAT OBVIOUSLY TO MAKE EITHER OF

THOSE QUALIFY IT WOULD TAKE >> NEW TWEAKS. >> WE NEED TO TAKE A LOOK AT

THEM. >> SO FOR THE SOCIAL SERVICE FUNDING, WE DID END THE CONTRACTS THAT THE COURT APPROVED WHEN WE DID THIS SIX WEEKS OR SO AGO.

WE SENT THOSE OUT AND WE'VE ONLY RECEIVED A COUPLE OF THOSE BACK.

SO WE DID ASK THOSE HANDFUL OF AGENCIES TO DOCUMENT THE PLAN. SO THOSE CONTRACTS MIGHT BE A LITTLE CLOSER TO FITTING WITHIN THE REQUIREMENTS. WE MIGHT JUST HAVE TO GET SOME SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION FOR THOSE DOLLARS AFTER THEY'VE ACTUALLY EXPENDED THEM.

>> ON CATEGORY TWO, IS THERE, NOW THAT WE KNOW THAT WE'RE NOT GOING TO GET OUT OF 75-25 FOR THE FIRST TRANCHE OF 966, HOW IMPORTANT IS IT FOR CATEGORY TWO TO HAVE BEEN SPENT OR NOT BE SPENT TO RECEIVE ADDITIONAL FUNDS? IS THERE ANY IMPORTANCE AT ALL?

>> WE WILL NOT -- >> DO WE HAVE TO SPEND THE FULL 966?

>> YES. WE HAVE TO SPEND THE FULL 966,000.

WE HAVE THAT IN THE BANK. WHAT I WILL DO IS RECLASS EXPENDITURES THAT WE'VE HAD TO DATE, WE WILL MOVE FORWARD WITH THE ADDITIONAL THINGS THAT WE, THE COURT APPROVES TODAY, I WILL SEND ALL OF THOSE THROUGH THE GRANT MANAGERS, TEXAS WEBSITE GRANT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND REPORT. AND SUBSTANTIATE ALL OF THE EXPENDITURES BEFORE WE CAN REQUEST ANY OTHER ADDITIONAL FUNDS. IT IS IMPORTANT TO HAVE THE 75-25 MET ON THE INITIAL LEVEL AND THEN WE CAN START REQUESTING.

AT THAT POINT WE WILL BE REQUESTING ON A REIMBURSEMENT BASIS.

WHEN WE SUBMIT OUR REQUEST, IT'S MY UNDERSTANDING THAT WE WILL STILL HAVE TO MEET THAT

THRESHOLD. >> SHOULD WE BEGIN AS A STRATEGY FILL OUT WITH SOMETHING THAT WE'VE ALREADY SPENT THAT WE KNOW QUALIFIES. IN ORDER TO GET ALL OF THIS ON THE ROAD SO THAT WE CAN IMPLEMENT THE PLANS TOGETHER FOR EVERYTHING ELSE ON THE SHEET THAT HAS BEEN PRESENTED. PTO, IS THAT A SLAM DUNK AS FAR AS CARES ACT GOES? WE KNOW THAT WE WILL BE REIMBURSED FOR THOSE FUNDS THAT WE'VE SPENT.

SO SHOULD THAT BE THE STRATEGY >> WE COULD LOOK AT THAT. AND WE COULD ALLOCATE A PERCENTAGE OF THAT. AGAIN, THE ONLY THING TO CONSIDER IS IF YOU APPROVE WHAT WE JUST TALKED ABOUT FOR THE 75 PERCENT CATEGORY, IT INCLUDES THE TEMPORARY PERSONNEL THROUGH DECEMBER. SO THIS, THE 75 PERCENT IS NOT IMMEDIATE.

SO IF YOU'RE LOOKING AT THAT, WE HAVEN'T SPENT IN CATEGORY ONE TO THE LEVEL THAT WE WOULD

NEED TO. >> SO SHOULD WE GO MORE INTO CATEGORY ONE FOR THE FIRST 966

>> WE COULD. >> AND THEN MAYBE GET IT SOONER.

THAT COMPLETION SOONER. >> WE COULD GET SOME OF THE ACTUAL COVID-19 HOURS.

>> MAYBE WE SHOULD DO THAT. ADD THE STAFF COVID HOURS TO THAT.

725 THAT WE JUST DISCUSSED. >> WE CAN STILL DO ALL OF THE PERSONNEL UP THROUGH A CERTAIN DATE. AND THEN COME BACK AND THEN EXTEND THAT DATE.

SO IT'S STILL THE SAME AMOUNT OF STAFFING, BUT WE JUST EXTEND THEIR END DATE.

WHEN WE COME BACK FOR THE ADDITIONAL FUNDS. >> SO 121.

>> ADD THAT AND TRY TO DO AS MUCH CATEGORY TWO NOW, GIVE EVERYBODY TIME TO BRING BACK

THE PROGRAMS, ASSISTANT PROGRAMS OR ADDITIONAL TESTING. >> 121 I HAVE INCLUDED.

>> ALREADY IN THERE. >> THAT IS ALREADY IN THERE. >> ALREADY IN THERE.

>> SO WHAT ABOUT FURTHER TESTING INSTEAD OF JUST 245 FOR TESTING/TESTING SUPPORT?

>> DIAL IT UP HIGHER. >> PUSH THAT NUMBER UP A LITTLE BIT.

>> THAT MAY BE A BETTER OPTION. DIALING UP THE 245. >> KNOWING ONCE THE STATE KIND OF LEAVES US ON OUR OWN AGAIN, WE WILL BE COVERING WHATEVER THAT WAS.

>> 250 IS WHAT YOU'RE SAYING? >> YES. >> ADD TO THE 245.

>> I GUESS MY QUESTION IS BACK TO CATEGORY TWO, SO WE HAVE THE COVID HOURS.

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THAT WE COULD IMMEDIATELY GET REIMBURSED AS WELL. >> 251.

>> PTO HOURS. CATEGORY TWO. SO WE COULD DO A COMBINATION OF

CATEGORIES. >> PUT THE REST IN CATEGORY ONE.

>> BUT THEN YOU WOULD HAVE TO BACK OFF OF THE PERSONNEL. >> WE'RE OVER.

>> WE'RE TRYING TO FIND A WAY. I'M TRYING TO THINK HOW, I HATE TO THINK OF THINGS THIS WAY.

IT'S OUR TAX DOLLARS THAT WE'RE TRYING TO GET BACK IN OUR COMMUNITY.

966,000, HOW DO WE GET THOSE ALLOCATED AND PLANNED TO BE SPENT SO WE KNOW WE CAN START PLANNING ON ADDITIONAL 3 POINT WHATEVER MILLION DOLLARS FOR ALL OF THE PROGRAMS. WE KNOW THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT STAFFING IS NOT GOING TO COMPLETE THAT CATEGORY UNTIL DECEMBER. SO IF WE RELY ON THAT FOR ALL OF OUR CATEGORY SPENDING, WE'RE NOT GOING TO BE DONE IN CATEGORY ONE UNTIL THE END OF THE YEAR.

>> SO THAT TIMELY EFFICIENCY THAT THE COMMISSIONER IS DESCRIBING IS EXACTLY WHAT I ALSO WANT TO DO. BUT WITHIN THAT TIMELY EFFICIENCY, I WANT TO HAVE MAXIMUM VALUE FOR THE COMMUNITY. SO WOULD YOU LIKE A LITTLE TIME TO WIGGLE THAT FURTHER AND MAYBE EVEN CLOSER TO THE END OF THE AGENDA.

OR WHATEVER ELSE YOU WANT. SO WE CAN BRING IT BACK. BECAUSE THE GOAL IS EXACTLY THAT. I THINK WE ALL WANT TO MAXIMIZE THE IMPACT.

MAKE SURE THAT WE GET EVERYTHING THAT WE CAN IN A TIMELY MANNER.

BUT AT THE SAME TIME, INCLUDING THAT MAXIMUM VALUE TO THE COMMUNITY WALKING AROUND.

>> YES. >> SO FOR NOW, WE'LL GO TO ANOTHER AGENDA ITEM AND LET YOU WORK ON THAT. I'M GOING TO GO NOW TO AGENDA ITEM NUMBER TEN.

[10. Authorize the Hays County Constable, Pct. 5 Office to enter into a State Plan of Operation Agreement with the State of Texas to receive certain excess Department of Defense (DOD) property under the Law Enforcement Support Office (1033/LESO) Program administered by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). JONES/ELLEN]

>> NUMBER TEN. >> AUTHORIZE THE HAYS COUNTY CONSTABLE PRECINCT FIVE OFFICE TO ENTER INTO A STATE PLAN OF OPERATION AGREEMENT WITH THE STATE OF TEXAS TO RECEIVE CERTAIN EXCESS DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE PROPERTY UNDER THE LAW ENFORCEMENT SUPPORT OFFICE

PROGRAM, ADMINISTERED BY THE DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY. >> SO MOVED.

>> SECOND. >> COMMISSIONER, ANY COMMENTS? >> CONSTABLE IS HERE.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO SAY, I WOULD LIKE TO ASK YOU A BUNCH OF QUESTIONS.

IF YOU DON'T MIND APPROACHING THE PODIUM AND STATE YOUR NAME FOR THE RECORD, PLEASE.

>> WE DON'T HAVE A PRESENTATION LIKE WE HAD LAST TIME, DO WE? THAT WAS SO BENEFICIAL I THINK.

>> I DON'T KNOW. ASK COMMISSIONER JONES. THIS ONE IS NOT MINE.

>> SO RON'S PROBABLY GOT IT MEMORIZED. HE MAY WANT TO GIVE IT FOR YOU.

>> STATE YOUR NAME AND TITLE FOR THE CAMERA. >> JOHN ALLEN, CONSTABLE OF PRECINCT FIVE. NO I DON'T HAVE A SHOW LIKE THAT.

MY INTENT WAS TO SAY WHAT HE SAID. >> BEAUTIFUL.

THAT IS WHAT I WANT TO ASK. I HAD A REAL GOOD, I PERSONALLY HAD A REAL GOOD FEELING VOTING FOR CONSTABLE HOOD'S AGENDA ITEM AFTER HE DESCRIBED HOW HE HAS USED IT AND HOW HE PLANS TO USE IT MOVING FORWARD. SO WHEN YOU SAY EXACTLY WHAT HE SAID, I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE

THAT THAT IS ACTUALLY WHAT YOU'RE SAYING, CONSTABLE. >> IT IS.

>> THE ONLY THING THAT WE'VE ACTUALLY DONE IN THE PROGRAM WAS IN 2017, AND WE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO GET PRACTICE AMMUNITION FROM THIS PROGRAM. THIS IS AMMUNITION THAT WE HAVE TO TRAIN WITH ANYWAY. IT'S AN OPPORTUNITY TO SAVE THE TAXPAYERS MONEY.

AND THAT IS THE ONLY THING WE'VE DONE WITH IT THUS FAR. >> MOVING FORWARD, JUST TO CLARIFY FOR THE VIEWING AUDIENCE, YOUR INTENDED USE IS FIRST AID, STOP THE BLEED KITS AND THINGS LIKE THAT. JUST LIKE CONSTABLE HOOD DESCRIBED TWO WEEKS AGO I

THINK. >> EXACTLY. >> FLOOD RESCUE.

>> WHEN YOU GET INTO FLOOD RESCUE, THAT IS WHEN YOU GET INTO OTHER THINGS.

I JUST WANTED TO SEE IF YOU COULD JUST ARTICULATE YOUR INTENT.

>> WELL, IF YOU'RE TALKING SPECIFICALLY ABOUT THE TRUCK THAT COMMISSIONER SMITH MENTIONED, THAT IS SOMETHING THAT WE CERTAINLY WOULD DO. BUT THAT IS NOT SOMETHING THAT WE WOULD DO WITHOUT THE SUPPORT OF COMMISSIONER JONES SPECIFICALLY AND THE COURT.

IT'S NOT SOMETHING THAT I'M GOING TO JUMP OUT ON MY OWN TO DO AND DECIDE WE NEED A TRUCK

FROM THE MILITARY. >> NO PURCHASING OF MILITARY EQUIPMENT IS ON YOUR HORIZON.

AGAIN, MORE STOP THE BLEED KITS. RENDERING FIRST AID AND THINGS

LIKE THAT, CORRECT? >> WE DON'T HAVE ANY OTHER EQUIPMENT FROM THE MILITARY.

>> THANK YOU, SIR. I APPRECIATE YOU TAKING THE TIME TO BE HERE AND EXPLAINING YOUR INTENT. REALLY APPRECIATE IT. COMMISSIONERS, ANY QUESTIONS

[02:40:02]

FOR THE CONSTABLE? >> MAKE A MOTION TO APPROVE. >> WE ALREADY DID.

>> I WOULD LIKE TO SAY ONE THING, ITEMS ON THE LIST THAT ARE EQUIPMENT THAT OUR LAW ENFORCEMENT USE ON A DAILY BASIS THAT THEY GET THAT WOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED MEDICAL.

I'LL JUST AN EXAMPLE, AN EXAMPLE ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE TALKED ABOUT IN THE PAST, TRAINING WEAPONS, DUMMY WEAPON, NOT USABLE, BUT IT'S THE SAME WEIGHT SO WHENEVER OUR GUYS ARE TRAINING, THEY CAN USE THOSE. INSTEAD OF HAVING TO GO AND BUY A CLIP FOR A FIREARM, FOR A RIFLE, THERE ARE LITERALLY THOUSANDS OF THESE IN THIS PROGRAM THAT YOU CAN GET FOR A BUCK A PIECE. THOSE ARE NOT EQUIPMENT THAT ARE MEDICAL RELATED, BUT THEY ARE EQUIPMENT THAT THESE GUYS USE ON A DAILY BASIS. I WANT TO CLARIFY IN THE END, WHILE THE VAST MAJORITY ARE MEDICAL RELATED, THERE ARE OTHER ITEMS IN THERE THAT ARE NOT A TWO-TON TRUCK OR WHATEVER, BUT ARE USABLE EQUIPMENT THAT THESE GUYS CAN USE ON, OR THESE OFFICERS CAN USE ON A DAILY BASIS THAT LITERALLY SAVES US A LOT OF

MONEY FOR THE TAXPAYER. >> RIGHT ON. I APPRECIATE THAT ARTICULATION, WE ALL CONSUME MEDIA. SO VERY OFTEN YOU'LL HEAR THINGS LIKE DEFUND THE POLICE.

WELL, JUST TO BE HONEST, JUST FOR THE RECORD, I'M NOT IN SUPPORT OF DEFUNDING THE POLICE. THAT DOESN'T MAKE SENSE IN MY HEAD.

SHIFTING USES OF MONEY FOR OTHER PURPOSES, I COULD SEE. BUT DEFUNDING THE POLICE, NO.

AND WHEN THEY SAY LIKE TODAY'S HORN HONKING WAS SAYING LET EVERYONE OUT.

WELL, YOU CAN'T LET EVERYONE OUT OF THE JAIL. I THINK THAT WAS AGAIN, AN OPPORTUNITY OF WORDSMITHING MAYBE. TO SAY LET OUT THE PEOPLE DRIVING WHILE LICENSE INVALID. THOSE KIND OF SCENARIOS. HERE GOES ONE ON MY PART IN WORDSMITHING. I DON'T WANT TO MILITARIZE HAYS COUNTY LAW ENFORCEMENT ON MY WATCH. YOU'VE ANSWERED MY QUESTIONS. THANK YOU, CONSTABLE.

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

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

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

[29. Discussion and possible action to accept a grant award under the 2020 Help America Vote Act (HAVA) Cares Act Elections Security Sub-grant to Texas Counties and amend the budget accordingly. BECERRA/ANDERSON]

>> YES. >> PLEASE OPEN AGENDA ITEM 29. >> DISCUSSION OF POSSIBLE ACTION TO ACCEPT A GRANT AWARD UNDER THE 2020 HELP AMERICA VOTE ACT, CARES ACT ELECTIONS SECURITY SUB GRANT TO THE TEXAS COUNTIES AND AMEND THE BUDGET ACCORDINGLY.

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

MS. ANDERSON, YOU'VE BEEN PATIENT. WOULD YOU PLEASE STATE YOUR

NAME AND TITLE FOR THE RECORD. >> THANK YOU. GOOD MORNING.

IT ISN'T MORNING. I'M JENNIFER ANDERSON, HAYS COUNTY ELECTIONS ADMINISTRATOR.

THIS IS THE SECOND PORTION TO WHAT YOU GUYS HAD BEFORE YOU A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO, WITH THE CARES ACT MONEY. THIS IS THE PORTION OF THE 2018 AND 2020 ALLOCATIONS THAT WERE AWARDED TO ENHANCE TECHNOLOGY AND MAKE SECURITY IMPROVEMENTS. SO IN OUR OFFICE, THE THING THAT WE CAN DO THAT WOULD MAKE THE MOST IMPACT IN THESE TWO AREAS WOULD BE VOTER REGISTRATION SOFTWARE WHICH WE HAVE NOT CHANGED SINCE 2002. IT'S VERY BEHIND THE TIMES.

AND HAS ITS CHALLENGES WITH TRANSFER OF DATA TO THE NEWER TECHNOLOGY THAT WE SEE OUT THERE. SO THIS IS WHAT WE PLAN TO DO WITH THIS FUNDING.

>> ANY QUESTIONS FOR MS. ANDERSON? >> THANK YOU FOR DOING THIS.

>> THANK YOU MS. ANDERSON. SINCE YOU'RE AT THE PODIUM, OFFICIALLY ON YOUR AGENDA ITEM, I WOULD LIKE TO SAY THAT I WENT BY ALL OF YOUR SITES AND THE WAY YOU AND YOUR TEAM HAVE SET THEM ALL UP UNDER THIS COVID-19, THEY HAVE DONE A WONDERFUL JOB.

YOU GUYS AS A TEAM HAVE GONE ABOVE AND BEYOND, I WANT TO TELL YOU PUBLICLY THANK YOU FOR

THE WORK YOU'VE DONE. >> OKAY. THANK YOU.

>> YES, MA'AM. PLEASE CALL THE ROLL. >> COMMISSIONER SMITH

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

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

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

[34. Discussion and possible action to execute a Master Services and Purchasing Agreement with Axon Enterprise, Inc. related to the Law Enforcement In-Car Camera System and Body Worn Camera- Taser Program for all Constable Offices. JONES/SMITH]

PLEASE OPEN AGENDA ITEM NUMBER 34. >> 34.

DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION TO EXECUTE A MASTER SERVICES AND PURCHASE AGREEMENT WITH EXXON ENTERPRISE INC. RELATED TO THE LAW ENFORCEMENT IN CAR CAMERA SYSTEM AND BODY WORN

CAMERA TASER PROGRAM FOR ALL CONSTABLE OFFICES. >> SO MOVED.

>> WE HAVE TWO MOTIONS AND A SECOND. COMMENTS?

>> I DON'T KNOW IF EITHER ONE OF THE CONSTABLES HAS ANYTHING THEY WANT TO SAY.

WE'RE DOING AN UPGRADE TO GET OUR BODY CAMERAS. >> YES, SIR.

[02:45:07]

THAT IS ALL IT IS. WE'RE PAST OUR FIVE-YEAR CONTRACT.

THIS IS JUST TO RE-UP THE CONTRACT WITH NEW EQUIPMENT. >> SAME EXACT THING THE

SHERIFF'S OFFICE DID. >> WE DID THE SAME THING TWO MONTHS AGO.

A MONTH AND A ALF AGO FOR THE SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT. >> THANK YOU SIR.

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

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

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

>> JUDGE BECERRA. >> YES. PLEASE OPEN AGENDA ITEM -- WELL, I HATE TO JUMP INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION. I'M GOING TO SKIP -- WE HAVE

ONE MORE. >> WHAT NUMBER? >> 30.

[30. Discussion and possible action to authorize On-Site Sewage System Permit for the Barton Springs Mill and grant a variance to Section 10. W. 1. of the Hays County Rules for On-Site Sewage Facilities at 16604 Fitzhugh Road, Dripping Springs, Texas 78620. SMITH/STRICKLAND]

>> PLEASE OPEN AGENDA ITEM NUMBER 30. WE'RE GOING IN ORDER FOR THE VIEWING AUDIENCE TO CLEAR THE COURTROOM. OUR GOAL IS TO GET THE AGENDA ITEM OF THOSE THAT ARE PRESENT AND THEN THEY CAN MOVE ON. SO PLEASE OPEN AGENDA ITEM

NUMBER 30. >> 30. DISCUSSION OF POSSIBLE ACTION TO AUTHORIZE ON-SITE SEWAGE SYSTEM PERMIT FOR THE BARTON SPRINGS MILL AND GRANT A VARIANCE TO SECTION 10, W-1 OF THE HAYS COUNTY RULES FOR ON-SITE SEWAGE FACILITIES AT

16604 HUGH ROAD >> SO MOVED. >> SECOND.

>> MOTION AND A SECOND. >> MS. STRICKLAND, BATTER UP. >> THANK YOU.

SO THIS PIECE OF PROPERTY IS CURRENTLY IN THE PLATTING PROCESS.

HOWEVER, SO THAT THE PROPERTY OWNER CAN CONTINUE ON SCHEDULE, THEY'RE REQUESTING A VARIANCE TO ALLOW THE START OF CONSTRUCTION FOR AN ON-SITE SEWAGE FACILITY FOR THE BETTERMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY AND SO THEY CAN CONTINUE WITH THE PROJECT AND EVERYBODY IS ABLE TO MAINTAIN THE SAFETY. THE ISSUE WITH THE PLOTTING IS THEY HAVE TO GO THROUGH THE ETJ OF DRIPPING SPRINGS AS WELL. IT ADDS A LITTLE BIT OF A DELAY.

>> THIS EFFORT IS TO KEEP THEM MOVING IN AN EFFICIENT MANNER? >> CORRECT.

>> THAT IS WHY I LOVE THE WORK THAT YOU DO OUT OF YOUR DEPARTMENT.

BECAUSE THAT IS THE SPIRIT OF YOUR OFFICE. I REALLY APPRECIATE THAT.

ALL DAY I WILL SUPPORT THAT KIND OF EFFORT. >> THANKS, JUDGE.

THIS IS ONE OF THE ITEMS. ACTUALLY WE DISCUSSED THIS A COUPLE OF DIFFERENT TIMES.

I BROUGHT THIS SPECIFIC VARIANCE TO COURT ON THREE OCCASIONS NOW.

THIS SPECIFIC VARIANCE I THINK AS WE'RE LOOKING AT OUR DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS UPDATE THEM IN THE NEXT YEAR, THIS IS ONE OF THE ITEMS THAT I WOULD LIKE TO LOOK AT.

WE DON'T WANT TO PROHIBIT FOLKS FROM MOVING FORWARD THAT MEETS ALL OF OUR REQUIREMENTS.

>> EXACTLY. >> IF THERE ARE NO OTHER COMMENTS, PLEASE CALL THE ROLL.

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

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

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

>> YES. >> I'M GOING TO DO IT, THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR PATIENCE. I WANT TO DO IT BECAUSE I WANT TO BE GOOD TO THE CONSTABLE.

[Executive Session]

PLEASE OPEN AGENDA ITEM NUMBER 36 SO THAT THE CONSTABLE'S OFFICE CAN KEEP MOVING.

>> 36. CONSULTATION WITH COUNSEL AND DELIBERATION 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.

>> WHAT WE'RE GOING TO DO IS HAVE EXECUTIVE SESSION IN THE COURTROOM.

AND SO IF YOU'RE NOT DIRECTLY TIED TO EXECUTIVE SESSION ITEM NUMBER 36, OR A CONVERSATION ABOUT IT, PLEASE LEAVE THE COURTROOM. WE ARE GOING I WAS THAT?

>> NUMBER 28. YEAH. HIGHLIGHTED.

HERE WE GO, GUYS. WE ARE BACK FROM EXECUTIVE SESSION.

AND NOW WE CONTINUE WITH AGENDA ITEM NUMBER 28. THAT HAS ALREADY BEEN OPENED.

[28. Discussion and possible action to accept the initial 20% ($966,152) Coronavirus Relief Funds (CRF) for COVID-19 Response and Recovery efforts and amend the budget accordingly. BECERRA/VILLALOBOS (Part 2 of 2)]

WE HAVE LET OUR AUDITING DEPARTMENT ARTICULATE SOME OF THE DIRECTION THAT THE COURT HAS PROVIDED. AND I BELIEVE COMMISSIONER JONES HAS A MOTION.

>> YES. I WOULD LIKE TO APPROVE THE BUDGET PRESENTED IN COURT FROM THE AUDITOR, PERTAINING TO COVID AND THE COVID-19 RESPONSE AND RECOVERY FUNDS.

>> AS PROVIDED BY -- >> WITH THE UPDATED. >> YES.

>> SO JUST TO RECAP, IT IS A REIMBURSEMENT OF SOME OF THE DIRECT CATEGORY ONE EXPENSES, THE CATEGORY TWO SOCIAL SERVICE FUNDING, PUTTING THE REMAINING INTO A PROGRAM FOR MORTGAGE AND RENT ASSISTANCE. AND THEN TAKING OUR TEMPORARY PERSONNEL STAFFING FOR THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT THROUGH SEPTEMBER. AND THEN COMING BACK TO EXTEND THAT ONCE WE HAVE EXTENDED THESE FUNDS. AND THEN I DID ADD, WHICH WAS NOT ON YOUR PREVIOUS LIST, I ADDED SANITIZING, PPE SUPPLIES AND THE CUSTOMER CUEING SYSTEM.

[02:50:02]

WE JUST GOT OUR SOLICITATIONS IN LAST WEEK. SO THAT WOULD BE AN ELIGIBLE EXPENSE. WE'VE RECENTLY APPROVED CONTRACT EXTENSION FOR PBS TO DO DEEP SANITIZING FOR THE COUNTY BUILDINGS. IT COULD BE AN IMMEDIATE EXPENSE THAT WOULD ALL FIT INTO CATEGORY ONE. SO LOOKING AT A LOT OF THESE EXPENDITURES, IT WOULD GET US THROUGH THE FIRST QUARTER OF THE INITIAL FUNDING, POTENTIALLY FURTHER ONCE WE HAVE EXPENDED THESE FUNDS, WE COULD COME BACK.

AND AT THAT POINT WE WOULD MOST LIKELY HAVE ADDITIONAL COVID RELATED HOURS THAT WOULD FIT CATEGORY ONE. WE COULD ADDRESS THE STAFFING NEEDS FOR OCTOBER TO DECEMBER AT THAT POINT. LOOK AT ADDITIONAL MOBILE SITE TESTING OR PODS, WHATEVER THE

COURT WOULD LIKE TO LOOK AT >> BEAUTIFUL. >> I'LL SECOND THAT MOTION VICKIE. LET ME JUST ASK, ON THE CUEING SYSTEM, THAT WOULD BE AN

ONGOING, IS THAT SOMETHING THAT IS GOING TO QUALIFY? >> SO THE COSTS THAT I'VE CAPTURED HERE IS JUST AN ESTIMATE. WE JUST RECEIVED THOSE SOLICITATIONS OUT. THEY HAVE BEEN SENT OUT TO THE COMMITTEE FOR REVIEW.

THAT WILL COME BACK TO THE COURT FOR RECOMMENDATION. WE DON'T KNOW THE EXACT COSTS OF THAT. THIS WOULD BE FOR IMPLEMENTATION COSTS, THOUGH.

NOT THE ONGOING SUPPORT. SO IT WOULD BE IMPLEMENTATION, CREATING SOFTWARE AND ANY

HARDWARE THAT WE NEEDED. >> OKAY. WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND.

ARE THERE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS? PLEASE CALL THE ROLL.

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

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

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

>> YES. >> WOULD YOU PLEASE OPEN AGENDA ITEM 38.

>> THANK YOU, VICKIE FOR PUTTING THE $141,000 FOR THE MORTGAGE RENT AND UTILITY.

AT SOME POINT WILL WE HAVE TO COME BACK TO SEE HOW THAT IS GOING TO BE MANAGED?

>> THE PROGRAM WOULD COME IN. THAT IS GOING TO HELP US START OFF, IDENTIFY THE PEOPLE THAT ARE GOING TO HELP WITH FACILITATING THE PROGRAM AND THEN START THE PROGRAM AND THEN WE'LL HAVE TO COME BACK WITH THE PLAN TO SHOW YOU THE PHASES AND HOW WE CAN DISTRIBUTE IT.

>> THE POSITIONS THAT WE'RE CREATING, WE'RE JUST TAKING THOSE FROM ANOTHER AGENCY AND PUTTING THEM UNDER THE COUNTY AT THIS TIME, RIGHT? WE'RE NOT HIRING THESE

POSITIONS? >> WE'RE HIRING THEM. >> IS THAT RIGHT, TAMMY?

>> I NEED TO TALK TO SHERI ABOUT THAT. >> WE'LL ADVERTISE THESE

POSITIONS, RIGHT? >> THAT WAS A DIFFERENT CONVERSATION.

>> VERY GOOD. SO PLEASE -- IT'S OKAY. OPEN AGENDA ITEM NUMBER 38.

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

> 38. DISCUSSION RELATED TO THE HAYS COUNTY INMATE POPULATION TO

INCLUDE CURRENT POPULATION COUNTS AND COSTS. >> SO THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE SENDS ME A WEEKLY REPORT OF OUR JAIL POPULATION AND CAPACITY. IT IS 362, IT CONTINUES TO BE THAT. JAIL STANDARDS RECOMMENDS HOLDING APPROXIMATELY 10 PERCENT IN CAPACITY OPEN. THAT LOWERS OUR CAPACITY TO 311.

THE JAIL'S DAILY AVERAGE WAS 444 AND PEAK WAS 453 ON JUNE 21ST, 2020.

THE ESTIMATED COSTS FOR OUTSOURCING INMATES THIS WEEK IS $62,844.

THE AVERAGE NUMBER OF OUTSOURCED MALES IS 170. AND FEMALES ARE 11.

THIS WEEK'S INMATES WERE HOUSED IN THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES, CALDWELL, FORTH FORT BEND.

WALKER. ARREST BY AGENCY IS A PIECE I'VE ASKED THE SHERIFF TO ADD TO THIS REPORT, FOR THOSE INTERESTED IN KNOWING WHAT IS GOING ON IN THEIR FOOTPRINT.

CONSTABLE PRECINCT FIVE, ONE. DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY, THREE.

HAYS COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE, 50. SAN MARCOS POLICE DEPARTMENT,

[02:55:05]

17. TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY, 1. DO YOU HAVE AN AGENDA ITEM

SPECIFIC TO GO TO OTHERWISE I'M GOING TO START AT THE TOP. >> WE'RE GOOD.

>> ALL RIGHT. NOW WE GO BACK. PLEASE OPEN AGENDA 2 THROUGH 9.

[Items 3 - 9 ]

I MEAN 3 THROUGH 9. >> 3, APPROVE PAYMENTS OF COUNTY INVOICES.

4, APPROVAL THE PAYMENT OF UNITED HEALTH CARE CLAIMS. 5, APPROVAL COMMISSIONER COURT MINUTES OF JUNE 23RD, 2020. 6, APPROVE THE PAYMENT OF THE JUNE 30, 2020, PAYROLL DISBURSEMENTS IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $3,850,000, EFFECTIVE JUNE 30TH, 2020.

AND POST TOTALS FOR WAGES WITHHOLDINGS, DEDUCTIONS AND BENEFITS ON THE HAYS COUNTY WEBSITE ONCE FINALIZED. 7, AUTHORIZE THE LOCAL HEALTH DEPARTMENT TO PURCHASE TWO PORTABLE BIO SPREAD MACHINES, UTILIZING THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE HEALTH SERVICES COVID-19 CRISIS COAG GRANT AWARD. 8, AUTHORIZE ON-SITE SEWAGE FACILITY FOR THE HAVENWOOD NATURE SCHOOL DRIPPING SPRINGS. 9, AUTHORIZE ON-SITE SEWAGE FACILITY PERMIT FOR A DUPLEX

LOCATED AT 316 GREEN PASTURES DRIVE KYLE TEXAS. >> SO MOVED.

>> SECOND. >> ARE THERE ANY COMMENTS? >> PLEASE CALL THE ROLL.

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

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

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

[Items 11, 12, 14 - 16]

>> PLEASE OPEN 11, 12, 14, 15, 16. >> 11, AUTHORIZE PAYMENT OF $ $890 TO INTERSTATE TOWING AND RECOVERY, NO PURCHASE WAS IN PLACE PER COUNTY POLICY. 12, AUTHORIZE THE EXECUTION OF AN INTER LOCAL AGREEMENT WITH THE TRAVIS COUNTY FOR THE FY 2021 FOR THE SHERIFF'S COMBINED AUTO TASK FORCE GRANT AWARD.

14, RECEIVE ANNUAL ROAD REPORTS FOR EACH PRECINCT AS REQUIRED BY THE TEXAS TRANSPORTATION CODE, SECTION 251.005. 15, AUTHORIZE THE HISTORICAL COMMISSION TO PURCHASE OUTDOOR FURNITURE FOR THE KYLE DEPOT, UTILIZING DONATED FUNDS AND AMEND THE BUDGET ACCORDINGLY.

16, AUTHORIZE THE JUSTICE OF THE PEACE PRECINCT FOUR OFFICE TO PURCHASE ONE REPLACEMENT 5400 LAPTOP, VALUED AT $1,050.16, UTILIZING THE JUSTICE COURT TECHNOLOGY FUND

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

AGENDA ITEM NUMBER 14. ANY COMMISSIONER WANT TO TALK ABOUT THEIR REPORT?

>> JUST THE ANNUAL ONE THAT JERRY GIVES AND OUR DEPARTMENT DOES A GREAT JOB ON GETTING

THESE PROJECTS DONE. >> IDENTIFYING THE ROADS IN EVERY PRECINCT, EVERY ROAD IN EACH PRECINCT AND SCORING THEM FOR MAINTENANCE. RELATED ISSUES.

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

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

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

>> JUDGE BECERRA. >> YES. PLEASE OPEN 17, 18, 19.

[Items 17 - 19]

>> 17, AUTHORIZE THE JUSTICE OF THE PEACE PRECINCT-1 OFFICE TO PURCHASE TWO REPLACEMENT DELL LATITUDE 5400 LAPTOPS, VALUED AT $2,100.32. UTILIZING THE JUSTICE COURT TECHNOLOGY FUND AND AMEND THE BUDGET ACCORDINGLY. 18, AUTHORIZE THE ACCEPTANCE OF A GRANT AWARD FROM THE TEXAS VETERANS COMMISSION, FOR FUNDING OF THE HAYS COUNTY VETERAN SERVICES, VETERANS TREATMENT COURT IN THE AMOUNT OF $300,000.

19, AUTHORIZE THE EXECUTION OF A RENEWAL LETTER AGREEMENT WITH THE COMMUNITY SUPERVISION AND CORRECTIONS DEPARTMENT RELATED TO THE FY 2021 VETERAN SERVICES, VETERANS TREATMENT

COURT GRANT FOR ADULT PROBATION SERVICES. >> SO MOVED.

>> SECOND >> PLEASE CALL THE ROLL. COMMISSIONER JONES.

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

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

[20. Discussion and possible action to consider the release of the maintenance bond #1045245 in the amount of $2,184,747.25, and the acceptance of roads into the county road maintenance system for Sunfield subdivision, Phase 2, Section 4. JONES/BORCHERDING]

>> JUDGE BECERRA. >> YES. PLEASE OPEN 20.

>> DISCUSSION OF POSSIBLE ACTION TO CONSIDER THE RELEASE OF THE MAINTENANCE BOND NUMBER 1045245 IN THE AMOUNT OF $2,184,747.25. AND THE ACCEPTANCE OF ROADS

[03:00:04]

INTO THE COUNTY ROAD MAINTENANCE SYSTEM, FOR SUN FIELD SUBDIVISION PHASE TWO,

SECTION FOUR. >> SO MOVED. >> SECOND.

>> MOTION AND A SECOND. >> DO WE HAVE STAFF APPROVAL ON THIS.

>> STAFF APPROVAL. >> AND WE HAVE JERRY ON THE LINE IF WE NEED TO ASK HIM ANYTHING. HE IS AVAILABLE. PLEASE CALL THE ROLL.

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

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

[21. Discussion and possible action to authorize the County Judge to execute a Professional Services Agreement/Contract between Hays County and Pape-Dawson Engineers, Inc to provide construction engineering, inspection & testing (CE&I) services related to Hays County Road Improvement Projects on an as-needed basis. SMITH/BORCHERDING]

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

>> YES. >> 21 DISCUSSION OF POSSIBLE ACTION TO AUTHORIZE THE COUNTY JUDGE TO EXECUTE A PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT OR CONTRACT BETWEEN HAYS COUNTY AND DOBSON

ENGINEERING INC. TO PROVIDE AND SERVICES ON AS NEEDED BASIS. >> SO MOVED.

>> SECOND. >> ANY COMMENTS? >> I JUST HAVE A QUESTION FOR MARK KENNEDY. NOT SPECIFICALLY RELATED TO THIS AGENDA ITEM.

THE CONSTRUCTION AND ENGINEERING AND INSPECTION, THOSE SERVICES, I THINK A FEW MONTHS AGO OR I'M NOT SURE, I LOST TRACK OF TIME ON HOW LONG IT'S BEEN.

BUT WE APPROVED A SHORT LIST FIRMS THAT WE WILL USE FOR THESE TYPES OF SERVICES.

ARE WE BOUND TO JUST THOSE THREE FIRMS? >> WE ARE.

>> ANY TIME WE DO AN RFQ TO CREATE A PREQUALIFIED CATEGORY, WE BOUND TO USE THE FIRMS RESPONDED TO THE CATEGORY. I WAS LOOKING AT VICKIE BECAUSE I DID NOT RECALL THIS IN PARTICULAR. BUT I'M SURE THE PURCHASING, IF THERE IS A QUESTION, YOU CAN CALL PURCHASING WITHIN THE AUDITOR'S OFFICE AND ASK. I'M LOOKING TO RETAIN SERVICES IN THIS CATEGORY, IS THERE A PREQUALIFIED LIST THAT EXISTS FOR IT.

KEEP IN MIND THAT WE DO HAVE OUR GENERAL LIST FOR FIRMS FOR ENGINEERING AS WELL.

BUT THE ANSWER IS YES TO THAT. >> OKAY. APPRECIATE IT.

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

>>. YES. >> COMMISSIONER JONES.

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

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

[22. Discussion and possible action to authorize the County Judge to execute Change Order No.4 M&S Engineering, LLC on the Low Water Crossings, Precinct 4 (Bear Creek Pass/Sycamore Creek Road) project as part of the 2016 Road Bond Program. SMITH/BORCHERDING]

>> YES. PLEASE OPEN 22. 22 DISCUSSION OF AND POSSIBLE ACTION TO AUTHORIZE THE COUNTY JUDGE TO EXECUTE CHANGE ORDER NUMBER 4 MNS ENGINEERING LLC, LOW WATER CROSSING, PRECINCT FOUR PROJECT AS PART OF THE 2016 ROAD BOND PROGRAM.

>> THANK YOU. THIS IS JUST AN EXTENSION OF THAT PROJECT AS FAR AS THE ACTUAL, NO CHANGE IN COST. JUST TIME EXTENSION. IT TOOK QUITE A WHILE TO GET THE INDIVIDUAL LANDOWNER CONTACT. TO DO SOME OF THE INITIAL WORK ON THIS. WE LOST AN ENGINEER IN THAT PROCESS.

SO THIS IS AGAIN, JUST A TIME EXTENSION ON THAT PROJECT. >> MOTION.

>> SO MOVED. >> SECOND. >> THANK YOU.

AND THANK YOU. WE'VE HAD OUR DISCUSSION. ANY OTHER COMMENTS?

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

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

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

[23. Discussion and possible action to authorize the County Judge to execute Contract Amendment No. 2 for Doucet & Associates, Inc. for the Old Bastrop Road (Centerpoint Rd to Rattler Rd)/CR 266 project as part of the 2016 Road Bond Program. INGALSBE/BORCHERDING]

>> YES. 23 DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION TO AUTHORIZE THE COUNTY JUDGE TO EXECUTE CONTRACT AMENDMENT NUMBER 2 FOR THE OLD BASS DROP CENTER POINT ROAD TO RATTLER ROAD, 266 PROJECT AS PART OF THE 2016 ROAD BOND PROGRAM.

>> SO MOVED. >> SECOND. >> WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND. WHAT IS THE CONTRACT AMENDMENT FOR ON THERE?

>> JUDGE, THIS IS FOR MEETS AND BOUNDS DESCRIPTIONS ON 28 PARCELS ON THIS PROJECT.

AND I BELIEVE THERE WAS A COUPLE OF THEM, THIS ONE IS FOR UTILITY EASEMENTS THAT ARE

NEEDED. >> THANK YOU. PLEASE CALL THE ROLL.

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

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

[24. Discussion and possible action to approve Advance Funding Agreement Amendment No. 4 between Hays County and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) for the Hays County-TxDOT Partnership Program and authorize the County Judge to execute Amendment No. 4 on behalf of Hays County. JONES/BORCHERDING]

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

>> YES. >> PLEASE OPEN 24. DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION TO APPROVE ADVANCED FUNDING AGREEMENT AMENDMENT NUMBER 4 BETWEEN HAYS COUNTY AND THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, FOR THE HAYS COUNTY TXDOT PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM AND AUTHORIZE THE COUNTY JUDGE TO EXECUTE AMENDMENT NUMBER 4 ON BEHALF OF

HAYS COUNTY. >> SO MOVED. >> SECOND.

>> WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND. >> JUDGE, THIS IS PART OF OUR PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM. THIS AGREEMENT FIRST STARTED IN 2013.

BUT WE MADE SOME CHANGES WITH ONE OF THE PROJECTS THAT WE HAD WITH TXDOT, 150 CORRIDOR STUDY.

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WE'RE CHANGING THAT. WE'RE TAKING DIFFERENT ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITY ON THE 2001 IMPROVEMENTS FROM 35 TO 21. THIS ALSO TRANSFERS SOME OF THE FUNDS TO THE ROBERT LIGHT EXTENSION. SO THIS AMENDMENT JUST MAKES UPDATES, THE ROLES OF TXDOT AND

HAYS COUNTY. >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH. >> COMMISSIONER INGALSBE

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

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

[25. Discussion and possible action to authorize the County Judge to execute Change Order #2 to a Professional Services Agreement (PSA) between Hays County and LJA Engineering, Inc. for right of way services on Old Bastrop Rd (CR 266), from Centerpoint Road to Rattler Road, Precinct 1 as part of the Road Bond Program. INGALSBE/BORCHERDING]

>> YES. >> PLEASE OPEN 25. >> 25 DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION TO AUTHORIZE THE COUNTY JUDGE TO EXECUTE CHANGE ORDER NUMBER 2 TO A PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT BETWEEN HAYS COUNTY AND LJA ENGINEERING INC. FOR RIGHT-OF-WAY SERVICES ON OLD BASS DROP ROAD FROM CENTER POINT ROAD, PRECINCT ROAD AS PART OF THE ROAD BOND PROGRAM.

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

COMMISSIONER INGALSBE >> THANK YOU, JUDGE. THIS IS ALSO FOR RIGHT-OF-WAY ACQUISITION. SO IT'S FOR 21 ADDITIONAL PARCELS AND APPRAISAL FEES AND THE ACTION OF ONE ADDITIONAL PARCEL. SO IT'S A VERY IMPORTANT SAFETY PROJECT THAT WE HAVE TO PROVIDE SHOULDERS ON A ROAD THAT LEADS TO THE SAN MARCOS HIGH SCHOOL.

CURRENTLY THERE ARE NO SHOULDERS. WE'RE EXCITED ABOUT THIS

PROJECTS. >> VERY GOOD. PLEASE CALL THE ROLL.

>> COMMISSIONER JONES >> YES >> COMMISSIONER SHELL

>> YES. >> COMMISSIONER COMMISSIONER INGALSBE

>> YES. >> JUDGE BECERRA >> THANK YOU.

[27. Discussion and possible action to authorize the County Judge to execute a modified 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; and to identify the source of funding for the Agreement. BECERRA/VILLALOBOS]

WE ARE DONE WITH ROADS. PLEASE OPEN NUMBER 27. >> 27, DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION TO AUTHORIZE THE COUNTY JUDGE TO EXECUTE MODIFIED 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 AND TO IDENTIFY THE SOURCE OF FUNDING

FOR THE AGREEMENT. >> SO MOVED. >> SECOND.

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

>> SURE. SO THIS WAS VOTED ON BY THE COURT LAST WEEK.

I DIDN'T REALIZE THAT THE AUDITOR'S OFFICE HAD REQUESTED THAT WE ATTACH WHAT I CALL EXHIBIT FF, WHICH IS AN EXHIBIT THAT WE USE FOR PROJECTS OR CONTRACTS THAT STAND TO RECEIVE FEDERAL FUNDING, WHICH IS THE BASIS FOR THE EXHIBIT FF. AT ANY RATE, WE CREATED THAT AFTER THE 2015 FLOODS AND AFTER WE HAD TO ANSWER TO SOME AUDIT QUESTIONS ABOUT WHETHER WE INCLUDED CERTAIN PROVISIONS. MANY OF THESE PROVISIONS WON'T BE APPLICABLE TO THIS CONTRACT, POTENTIALLY AREN'T APPLICABLE TO WHATEVER CONTRACT WE ATTACH THEM TO.

BUT WHEN THE AUDITORS COME THROUGH AND LOOK, THEY WANT TO SEE THE PROVISIONS THERE, WHETHER THEY'RE RELEVANT OR NOT. SINCE CARES ACT FUNDING COULD COME INTO PLAY HERE, WE WOULD LIKE TO INCLUDE EXHIBIT FF, IT WAS NOT SOMETHING THAT THE UNIVERSITY EXPECTED. SO WHEN WE SENT THE FINAL VERSION OVER WITH THAT ATTACHED, THEY CALLED IN QUESTION THE EXHIBIT. I BROUGHT THIS BACK TO COURT NOT KNOWING WHERE WE WOULD WIND UP TODAY. BUT I RECEIVED FROM THE UNIVERSITY A CORRESPONDENCE THIS MORNING, SAYING THAT IF WE WOULD ADD A CLAUSE TO THE TOP OF THE ADDENDUM THAT RECONCILES ANY CONFLICT BETWEEN THE AGREEMENT AND THE ADDENDUM, SO THAT THE AGREEMENT CONTROLS, AND THAT WE PUT PROVISIONS IN THERE ABOUT THINDEMNITY THAT TY WOULD BE OKAY, INCLUDING THIS EXHIBIT. ADDITION IS EXHIBIT FF.

THAT IS NOT IN BACK-UP SOMEHOW. I'M NOT SURE HOW THAT DIDN'T WIND UP IN BACK-UP.

BUT I E-MAILED YOU EARLIER TODAY A COPY OF THE AGREEMENT THAT HS THE EXHIBIT ATTACHED.

>> I ALSO MENTION THAT THE EXHIBIT WAS INCLUDED IN THE CONTRACT THAT WAS PRESENTED LAST WEEK. IT JUST WASN'T REFERENCED IN THE BODY OF THE AGREEMENT.

THE OTHER ISSUE WITH THE AGREEMENT THAT WE DIDN'T REALIZE AT THE TIME IS IF WE ARE INTENDING ON USING THE CRF FUNDS, WE CANNOT HAVE AN OPEN-ENDED CONTRACT, WE WILL NEED TO PUT A DOLLAR VALUE IN THIS CONTRACT. I DON'T KNOW IF WE HAVE ANY

IDEAS OF WHAT THAT MIGHT LOOK LIKE. >> NOT TO EXCEED.

WE'LL NEED A NOT TO EXCEED. >> SUSPENSION DATE ON THE CONTRACT.

BECAUSE IT'S ONLY LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT OF TIME THAT THEY'RE GOING TO BE AVAILABLE BASED ON

BRINGING PEOPLE BACK IN. >> SO WE HAVE TO DO TIME AND MONEY OR JUST TIME?

BOTH? BOTH LIMITATIONS. >> OKAY.

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SO DID YOU HAVE THAT IN PLACE AT A COMFORTABLE LEVEL FOR THE UNIVERSITY, MR. KENNEDY?

>> I DON'T HAVE ANY INFORMATION ON WHAT THAT COST WOULD BE. >> GO AHEAD, VICKIE, I'M SORRY.

>> I HAVEN'T BEEN INVOLVED IN THOSE SPECIFIC CONVERSATIONS. SO I DON'T KNOW WHAT WE ANTICIPATED THOSE COSTS TO BE PER DAY. I KNOW THERE WAS I BELIEVE A

$35 A DAY RATE PER ROOM. >> PER USED. >> SO LUCKILY WE MAKE SURE THAT

IT WAS PER USE, NOT JUST THE SPACE OF IT. >> SO I DON'T KNOW, DO YOU HAVE

ANY IDEAS OF WHAT APPROPRIATE VALUE IS? >> DOLLAR AMOUNT OR END DATE.

WE NEED THOSE APPARENTLY. >> THE DOLLAR VALUE. >> WE NEED TO PUT A NOT TO

EXCEED. >> NOT TO EXCEED DOLLAR AMOUNT. >> WHAT IS THE DATE? I KNOW WE SEGREGTED 20 ROOMS, WHICH WE CAN GO AT THE TOP END OF THAT, WHICH WE'RE NOT THERE

YET. >> SO WE HAVE 18 ONE BEDROOM APARTMENTS AND 12 TWO BEDROOM APARTMENTS. I DOUBT WE WOULD USE THE SECOND BEDROOM BECAUSE THIS IS FOR THE

PURPOSES OF ISOLATING A PERSON, CORRECT? >> THAT'S RIGHT.

>> SO WE HAVE 30 APARTMENTS BETWEEN NOW AND JULY 31ST AT $35 A DAY.

SO THAT IS EASY NOT TO EXCEED. >> EXACTLY. >> NOT NEARLY AS MUCH MONEY AS

WHAT YOU ALL WERE DISCUSSING EARLIER. >> 30 APARTMENTS.

$35 A DAY. >> THAT'S RIGHT. >> 36,750.

>> NOT TO EXCEED OF $37,000. AND END DATE OF JULY 31ST. >> THAT COULD CHANGE WITH THE UNIVERSITY. THERE ARE SOME THINGS THAT THEY'RE DISCUSSING NOW.

>> IF WE AMEND THIS DATES OF USE, WE CAN COME BACK AND AMEND NOT TO EXCEED AMOUNT AS WELL.

>> PERFECT. THANK YOU MR. KENNEDY. WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND.

ARE THERE ANY OTHER COMMENTS? >> PLEASE CALL THE ROLL. >> COMMISSIONER SMITH

>> YES. >> COMMISSIONER SHELL. YES.

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

[31. 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 (Part 1 of 2)]

>> YES. PLEASE OPEN 31. >> DISCUSSION OF POSSIBLE ACTION REGARDING THE EMERGENCY CASH ASSISTANCE PROGRAM ALSO KNOWN AS PROJECT RECOIL INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE APPOINTMENT OF AWARD COMMITTEE MEMBERS, FUNDING OF

THE PROGRAM AND CONSIDERATION OF PROGRAM GUIDELINES. >> MOTION.

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

SECOND. COMMISSIONER SHELL. >> THANK YOU, JUDGE.

I HAVE SOME IDEAS FOR APPOINTMENTS. HOPING THAT SOME OF MY OTHER COLLEAGUES DO AS WELL. SO FOR WIMBERLY, I WOULD LIKE TO NOMINATE CATHY MOREMAN.

FORMER DIRECTOR OF CHAMBER OF COMMERCE. >> DO WE WANT TO DO THEM AS A

SLATE OR ONE BY ONE? >> TALK INDIVIDUALLY AND SETTLE ON A SLATE.

>> FOR MYSELF, LOOKING AT THE LIST AND THE COMMUNITY DRIPPING SPRINGS, I'VE TALKED TO SOME OF THEIR FOLKS AS WELL, I WOULD LIKE TO GO AHEAD AND NOMINATE KIM HANKS, CEO OF WYNN HOSPITALITY AND BUILT A BUSINESS THERE IN DRIPPING SPRINGS.

SHE IS ON THE HOTEL AND VISITORS BUREAU. FORMER MEMBER OF THE PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION THERE IN THE CITY. AND THEN I WOULD LIKE TO GO AHEAD AND MAKE ONE OTHER NOMINATION AS WELL. SUSAN CURRAN.

SUSAN IS A CPA. SHE ACTUALLY WORKS WITH A COUPLE OF THE ENTITIES HERE IN THE COUNTY, SUCH AS ESDS. BUT SHE IS A, I WOULD LIKE TO NOMINATE HER FOR THE ACCOUNTANT POSITION. BECAUSE I THINK SHE HAS A GREAT BACKGROUND.

THE VAST MAJORITY OF HER CURRENT BUSINESS IS SMALL BUSINESSES, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF HAVING TO WORK WITH THE COUNTY. SO I THINK IT MAKES KIND OF A GOOD BLEND THERE. SHE KIND OF KNOWS WHAT OUR EXPECTATIONS WOULD BE FROM THE COUNTY SIDE. BUT SHE ALSO KNOWS THE TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS OF RUNNING A

SMALL BUSINESS. >> CURRAN. >> FOR THE DIVERSITY SPOT, I THOUGHT ABOUT IT AND SPOKE WITH COMMISSIONER JONES AND I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE CHAMBER REPRESENTATIVE BUT THAT IS NOT THE HAT HE WOULD WEAR. JR GONZALES.

HE HAS HELPED US AT THE VERY BEGINNING WITH OUR SMALL BUSINESS TASK FORCE.

VERY ENGAGED AND STAYS INVOLVED AND KEEPS HAVING MONDAY MEETINGS WITH THE BODY AND THEY'RE VERY WELL CONNECTED AND VERY WELL INFORMED THROUGH HIS EFFORTS AND OTHERS OF COURSE.

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AND SO I WOULD LIKE TO OFFER HIM UP FOR THE DIVERSITY SLOT. >> DIVERSITY.

THERE WAS A SPOT FOR DIVERSITY ON THERE. >> UNDER-SERVED.

>> UNDER-SERVED COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION. THAT IS THE ONE.

>> JUST WANT TO MAKE EVERYBODY SURE YOU KNOW HE IS THE DIRECTOR OF THE CHAMBER.

>> IS THAT REALLY UNDER-SERVED COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION, THOUGH. >> HE WOULDN'T BE REPRESENTING A CHAMBER. BUT THAT IS JUST BECAUSE HE HAS THAT ABILITY TO SEE THROUGH

THAT LENS. >> JR GONZALES. >> BUT IF SOMEONE HAS ANOTHER

OPTION, I'M ALL EARS. >> I KNOW THAT RUBBEN GARZ'S NAME IS MENTIONED.

HE IS WILLING TO SERVE EITHER IN THAT CAPACITY OR ANOTHER, I'M NOT SURE IF HE FITS IN ANYWHERE ELSE. BUT YOU KNOW, WE CAN DISCUSS THAT.

>> DOES HE ACTUALLY REPRESENT A COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION? HE WORKS WITH SOUTHSIDE.

>> THAT'S CORRECT. >> I'M SORRY. >> GO AHEAD.

>> I'M JUST LOOKING TO SEE. I WOULD LIKE TO NOMINATE TRACY ANDERSON.

SHE IS THE ONE THAT WORKED CLOSELY WITH THE SAN MARCOS PARTNERSHIP, PUTTING THIS PROGRAM TOGETHER. I THINK THEY'RE ON THEIR SECOND OR THIRD PROGRAM LIKE THIS.

>> WHAT IS THE FIRST NAME? >> TRACY. >> FOR SAN MARCOS, SCOTT

GREGSON WAS ONE IDEA THAT I HAD. >> MR. GREGSON AND I HAVE TALKED ABOUT KIND OF SINCE DAY ONE. IT'S VIRTUALLY ONE OF HIS

IDEAS. >> DO WE HAVE SOMEBODY FOR WORKFORCE SOLUTIONS?

>> I BELIEVE THAT IS UP TO THEM. I BELIEVE THEY HAVE SOMEONE

THAT HAS BEEN WORKING ALONGSIDE THEIR BUSINESSES. >> I BELIEVE THE CITY OF KYLE IS PARTICIPATING. THEY'LL NAME SOMEBODY FOR THE CITY OF KYLE.

>> CITY OF KYLE HAS NAMED TRACY SHIELD. I BELIEVE THEY TOOK THAT ACTION

ALREADY. >> WHERE DOES JR LIVE? >> I THINK HE LIVES IN KYLE.

OR BUDA. HE LIVES IN THE NORTHERN PART OF THE COUNTY.

>> WHAT ORGANIZATION? > WHAT ORGANIZATION WOULD HE REPRESENT?

>> I WAS JUST THINKING THROUGH THE LENS OF BEING THAT UNDER-SERVED, UNDER REPRESENTED. BECAUSE HE HAS THAT TEXAS ASSOCIATION OF MEXICAN AMERICAN CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE PERSPECTIVE. HE JUST, IN THAT THOUGHT

PROCESS, THE NAME COMES TO MIND. >> AT THE VERY BEGINNING, ONSET, WE TALKED ABOUT HAVING REPRESENTATIVES FROM EACH OF THE CHAMBERS ON THERE.

I DON'T NECESSARILY AGREE WITH ALL OF THEM, BUT I THINK THEY DO HAVE SOME VALIDITY TO THEM.

I DON'T HAVE ANYBODY. I HAVE WORKED WITH MR. GARDNER IN THE PAST AND I THINK I WOULD

FEEL MORE COMFORTABLE WITH HIM. >> WITH RUBIN? >> YEAH.

I WOULD BE GOOD WITH EITHER ONE. I HAD FORGOTTEN ABOUT THE

CHAMBER ISSUE THAT WE TALKED ABOUT. >> JR WAS YOUR SUGGESTION.

BUT I'M GOOD WITH THAT. BECAUSE HE'S IN THIS DAILY. HE IS USING THIS SPACE.

HE IS IN THIS LANE. >> IF YOU REMEMBER THE DISCUSSION, AT THE END OF THE DAY I WASN'T GOING TO FALL ON THE SWORD TO MAKE SURE THAT THE CHAMBERS OF THE PEOPLE REPRESENTED HERE. THE GREATER SAN MARCOS PARTNERSHIP, PART OF THE DUTY THAT WE'VE TASKED THEM WITH WITH THE FUNDING THAT WE'VE GIVEN THEM IS THEY HAVE TO WORK WITH THE CHAMBERS. PART OF THEIR INITIAL JOB DESCRIPTION IS THAT THEY HAVE TO BE REACHING OUT TO THOSE ANYWAY. I FELT MUCH MORE COMFORTABLE AT

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THE END OF THE DAY TO SAY OKAY, WE DON'T HAVE ONE REPRESENTATIVE THAT IS GOING TO BE ONLY PUSHING FOR DRIPPING OR ONLY FOR WIMBERLY OR WHATEVER. SUPPOSED TO BE WORKING WITH THOSE CHAMBERS AND LISTENING TO THE INDIVIDUALS FROM THOSE CHAMBERS ANY WAY.

>> ONE OF THE HATS THAT JR WEARS. THAT WOULDN'T BE THE WAY HE WOULD COME IN REPRESENTING. IN MY THOUGHT PROCESS, AS THE TEXAS ASSOCIATION OF MEXICAN AMERICAN EFFORTS. I'M NOT GOING TO FIGHT ANYTHING IN ANY DIRECTION.

>> LOOKING FOR DIVERSITY ALSO. >> WHAT IS THE OTHER POSITION? >> NUMBER ONE IS THE SPONSOR APPOINTED REPRESENTATIVE OF UNDER-SERVED COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION.

THAT IS AS THE DISCUSSION HAS BEEN, IT WOULD BE MR. GARZA OR MR. GONZALES, NUMBER TWO IS A CPA APPOINTED BY THE COUNTY. THERE HAS BEEN A NOMINATION FOR SUSAN CURRAN.

REPRESENTATIVE WORKFORCE RURAL CAPITAL AREA, THEIR APPOINTMENT.

WE NEED TO COLLECT THAT. FOUR IS REPRESENTATIVE OF TEXAS STATE, SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER. THEIR APPOINTMENT. WE WOULD NEED THEM TO TELL US WHO THAT IS. ETJ KYLE OR DRIPPING SPRINGS OR ETJ KYLE WE NEED TO FILL SAN

MARCOS. ONE FOR TRACY ANDERSON, BUDA. >> KYLE HAS THEIRS ALREADY.

CATHY MOREMAN >> >> UNDER-SERVED COMMUNITY PIECE, WE WOULD BE LOOKING AT RUBIN OR JR. JR MIGHT BE A BETTER FIT BECAUSE THIS IS A SMALL BUSINESS EFFORT, NOT A SOCIAL SERVICES EFFORT.

SO THAT IS WHY I THOUGHT JR MIGHT BE A BETTER FIT. >> I'M FINE EITHER WAY.

IF WE CAN PRESENT IT AS A SLATE. WE CAN RUN IT AS A SLATE AND

VOTE. >> SO OUR SLATE WOULD BE CATHY MOREMAN, KIM HANKS, TRACEY

ANDERSON, SCOTT GREGSON. >> I'M LEAVING IT TO COMMISSIONER INGALSBE

>> WE HAVE KYLE'S. SO THE OTHER ONE IS THAT. >> I'M LETTING HER DECIDE.

I'M YIELDING TO THE SENIOR COURT MEMBER. >> GOODNESS.

>> IN YEARS SERVED. NOT ANY OTHER WAY. >> EXACTLY RIGHT.

>> YEARS SERVED. >> SO YOU KNOW, I DON'T KNOW THAT I HAVE A PREFERENCE.

I GUESS I WOULD JUST SAY YOU KNOW, ARE WE CERTAIN THAT JR GONZALES WOULD HAVE A PLACE TO PROVIDE INPUT. I MEAN, I KNOW THAT YOU SAID THAT ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE TALKED ABOUT IS THAT THE GREATER SAN MARCOS PARTNERSHIP WOULD REACH OUT TO THE CHAMBER

OF COMMERCE. >> I'M GOOD WITH RUBEN. EITHER ONE.

RUBEN DOES MORE SOCIAL. AND THAT IS WHY I THOUGHT JR BECAUSE HE DOES MORE BUSINESS.

>> SHE SAID SHE IS GOOD WITH JR. IF YOU HEARD IT, PLEASE CALL

THE ROLL. >> COMMISSIONER JONES >> YES.

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

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

[32. Discussion and possible action to authorize the submittal of a nomination form for appointment of Walt Smith to the Texas Water Development Board's (TWDB) Regional Flood Planning Group (RFPG), Region 10, to develop Texas' first regional flood plans for this region. JONES]

>> JUDGE BECERRA >> YES. PLEASE OPEN NUMBER 32.

>> DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION TO AUTHORIZE SUBMITTAL OF A NOMINATION FORM FOR APPOINTMENT OF WALT SMITH TO THE TEXAS WATER DEVELOPMENT BOARD REGIONAL FLOOD PLANNING

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GROUP, REGION TEN, TO DEVELOP TEXAS'S FIRST REGIONAL FLOOD PLANS FOR THIS REGION.

>> JUDGE, I'LL MAKE A MOTION. I WANT TO THANK COMMISSIONER SMITH FOR HIS WILLINGNESS TO

SERVE ON THIS BOARD. >> SECOND. >> COMMISSIONER SMITH, WHAT

WILL YOU BE DOING? >> EXACT SAME APPOINTMENT NOMINATION THAT WE DID LAST WEEK FOR COMMISSIONER SHELL. I WILL HAVE CAITLYN TALK ABOUT HOW THE PROCESS IS GOING TO

LOOK. >> THESE ARE JUST NOMINATIONS. SO THEY'RE MULTI-COUNTY.

THERE IS ONE SPOT PER COUNTY FOR EACH ONE OF THESE TWO REGIONS.

SO IT'S ONLY THE START OF A PROCESS. IT WILL BE UP TO TEXAS WATER

DEVELOPMENT BOARD TO PUT THE TEAMS TOGETHER. >> TOOK THE WORDS RIGHT OUT OF

MY MOUTH, COMMISSIONER SHELL. >> REGION TEN ESPECIALLY IS GOING TO BE COMPETITIVE FOR COUNTIES BECAUSE IT IS WHERE ONIN CREEK IS. SO JUST ABOUT EVERY SINGLE COUNTY THAT HAS ONION CREEK TOUCHING IT IS GOING TO BE APPLIED.

SO IT'S JUST HAYS COUNTY IS CUT IN TWO. REGION TEN IS GOING TO BE THE WATER SHED AND IT WILL BE THE COUNTY PERSPECTIVE OF HOW TO BETTER PREPARE FOR FLOODS

WITHIN THAT REGION. >> BEAUTIFUL. ANY OTHER COMMENTS?

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

>> COMMISSIONER JONES. >> YES. COMMISSIONER INGALSBE

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

>> JUDGE BECERRA. >> YES. >> STANDING AGENDA ITEMS.

>> REOPEN ITEM 31, IF WE COULD. >> YES, SIR. PLEASE REOPEN AGENDA ITEM

[31. 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 (Part 2 of 2)]

NUMBER 31. >> NUMBER 31. DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION REGARDING EMERGENCY CASH ASSISTANCE PROGRAM ALSO KNOWN AS PROJECT RECOIL.

INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE APPOINTMENT OF AWARD COMMITTEE MEMBERS FUNDING OF

THE PROGRAM AND CONSIDERATION OF PROGRAM GUIDELINES >> LET ME GET A MOTION AND A

SECOND. >> SECOND. >> OKAY.

>> IT SOUNDS LIKE WE HAVE CONSTITUTED MOST OF THE BOARD CITY OF KYLE HAS, I HEARD AT LEAST, HAVE NOT SEEN THE ITEM OF THE MOTION IN ACTION, BUT I HEARD THAT THEY COMMITTED $100,000 TO THE FUND, WHICH PUT US AT $600,000. THE COURT'S PREVIOUS DISCUSSIONS HAVE INDICATED THAT THE GREATER SAN MARCOS PARTNERSHIP WITH ADMINISTER THIS, ORGANIZE THE MEETINGS AND PEOPLE AND GET THEM AT THE TABLE.

AND HEAD THIS UP. THE ECAP POLICY ITSELF INDICATES THAT SOMEONE FROM MY OFFICE WILL BE PRESENT AT THOSE MEETINGS. I GUESS JUST FOR LEGAL QUESTIONS, ET CETERA. THERE ARE A LOT OF OPEN QUESTIONS STILL ABOUT HOW THE FUNDS ARE ADMINISTERED, HOW THE PROGRAM IS ADMINISTERED. I WANTED TO CONFIRM THAT IT'S THIS COURT'S WILL AND DESIRE THAT GSMP BE THE ENTITY THAT CAN HANDLE IT.

I CAN REPRESENT TO YOU NOW THAT MY OFFICE CANNOT ADMINISTER THIS PROGRAM.

BECAUSE OF OTHER CONSTRAINTS AND DUTIES AND OBLIGATIONS. HAPPY TO HAVE SOMEONE, MYSELF OR SOMEONE FROM MY OFFICE ATTEND. SO I WANT TO MAKE SURE OF THAT.

AND I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT IN TERMS OF HOW THE FUNDING IS DISTRIBUTED, IF WE'RE GOING TO TRANSFER THE FUNDING TO GSMP AND HAVE THEM ACTUALLY DISPERSE, THEN I THINK WE WOULD PROBABLY NEED AN MOU, WE COULD DO AN AMENDMENT TO OUR CURRENT AGREEMENT WITH GSMP POTENTIALLY. I HAD A SHORT CONVERSATION WITH COMMISSIONER INGALSBE ABOUT THIS. WE IDENTIFIED THAT ANOTHER NATURAL WAY TO DO IT WOULD BE TO HAVE THE GSMP AND BOARD NOTIFY US OF AWARDS AND THEN WE DISPERSE DIRECTLY FROM THE COUNTY TO THAT SMALL BUSINESS. THE ONLY WRINKLE THERE IS THAT THE CITY OF KYLE WOULD NOT, WITHOUT AN INTER LOCAL AGREEMENT OR SOME OTHER MEANS FOR DOING SO, WOULD STILL HOLD ITS $100,000 ADDITION TO THE FUNDING. I HAVE NOT CONFIRMED WHETHER THEY PUT GEOGRAPHIC RESTRICTIONS ON THAT FUNDING, BUT I WOULD ASSUME THAT THEY DID OR WOULD LIKE THAT DISTRIBUTED WITHIN KYLE. I THINK THAT WOULD MAKE SOME SENSE FROM A CONSTITUTIONAL PERSPECTIVE, THAT KYLE WOULD WANT THEIR MONIES DISTRIBUTED EITHER IN KYLE OR ETJ OF KYLE. SO I THINK THAT IS PROBABLY THE CASE.

IT WOULD BE FINE, I SUPPOSE IF THEY SIMPLY HELD THEIR BACK-UP MONEY AND WE HELD OUR BACK-UP MONEY AND DISTRIBUTED ONCE WE RECEIVED NOTICE. THE ISSUE THERE IS THAT BUSINESSES WITHIN KYLE THAT RECEIVE FUNDING FROM BOTH POTS OF MONEY WOULD RECEIVE TWO

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CHECKS INSTEAD OF ONE. >> THAT WOULD BE SO MUCH WORK. >> I GOT TO CASH THEM BOTH.

>> PROBABLY NOT THAT BIG OF A PROBLEM. >> WE DON'T WANT AN OVERLAP.

>> WE WOULD BE COORDINATING. I THINK THE BOARD IS GOING TO WANT TO KNOW IF SOMEONE HAS RECEIVED FUNDING. FOR INSTANCE, WE KNOW BUDA HAS BEEN OPERATING ITS OWN PROGRAM.

GOING TO BE RELEVANT TO KNOW WHETHER A LOCAL BUSINESS HAS RECEIVED FUNDING ALREADY.

SAN MARCOS I BELIEVE IS GOING TO OPERATE ITS OWN. ALTHOUGH I HAVE NOT CONFIRMED THAT. THOSE WILL BE RELEVANT QUESTIONS.

AND JUST LIKE THAT, WE'LL COORDINATE WITH KYLE ON HOW MUCH IS CONTRIBUTED OUT OF EACH FUND. THERE WILL BE SOME WAY TO WRITE THAT DOWN.

>> THAT'S NICE. >> I LIKE YOUR IDEA OF LEAVING IT IN THE BANK ACCOUNT, WHERE

THEY SEE WHERE THE MONEY CAME FROM. >> EASIER FOR THE AUDITOR TO

TRACK AS WELL. >> I AGREE. SO WHAT SHOULD WE DO FOR

AMENDING A MOTION? >> I DON'T KNOW THAT I NEED ONE EXCEPT THAT YOU CAN KNOW THAT IF FOR SOME REASON GSMP NEEDS AN MOU TO OBLIGATE THEMSELVES. AS LONG AS THEY'RE NOT HANDLING FUNDING, I EXPECT THEY WILL BE COMFORTABLE MOVING FORWARD AS THE ADMINISTRATOR OF THIS.

IF THEY'RE NOT, THEN WE'LL BRING AN MOU FORWARD AND HAVE YOU VOTE ON THAT TOO.

>> I'M SORRY, JUDGE. I DIDN'T KNOW WE WERE GOING TO GO THROUGH THAT SO QUICKLY.

I HAVE A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS. SO WILL THERE BE ASSISTANCE FOR THOSE WHO MAINLY SPEAK SPANISH OR WILL THERE BE APPLICATIONS IN SPANISH FOR MAYBE SOME? I MEAN, I THINK REVIEWING APPLICATIONS WHETHER IT'S IN ENGLISH OR SPANISH, THEY'RE GOING TO KNOW WHAT THAT IS.

BUT I JUST WANT TO ENSURE THAT THERE IS ASSISTANCE FOR THOSE INDIVIDUALS WHO WOULD PREFER TO

SPEAK SPANISH. >> WONDERFUL POINT. I KNOW THAT MY NOMINATION IS ENGLISH AND SPANISH OF COURSE, WRITTEN IN WRITING. I MEAN SPEAKING, HE CAN READ AND WRITE SPANISH. GREAT POINT. I WILL MAKE SURE THAT I CONVEY

THAT SPECIFICALLY TO HIM. >> SO IF THAT IS THE WAY WE'RE GOING TO TAKE CARE OF IT, IT'S FINE. AGAIN, THE APPLICATIONS WILL BE RECEIVED ON A ROLLING TWO WEEK PERIOD, BEGINNING THE MONDAY FOLLOWING THE DEPOSIT OF FUNDS. DO WE KNOW WHEN WE ARE GOING TO

DEPOSIT THE FUNDS. >> WE'RE GOING TO KEEP THEM NOW.

>> OKAY. SO THEN NOW THAT WE HAVE THE FUNDS, THOUGH, WHEN IS THAT MONDAY? BECAUSE WE STILL HAVE A COUPLE OF APPOINTMENTS.

AND I GUESS WHERE I'M GETTING AT IS THAT I WANT TO ENSURE THAT WE GET THE WORD OUT TO ESPECIALLY THESE SMALLER BUSINESSES, THAT MAY NOT OTHERWISE KNOW ABOUT THE PROGRAM. AND SO YOU KNOW, WHEN WE START THAT APPLICATION, RECEIVING

PROCESS? WHAT MONDAY? >> I THINK THE BOARD, THE COMMITTEE HAS TO BE CONSTITUTED BEFORE IT CAN RECEIVE ANYTHING OBVIOUSLY.

BUT THE ADVERTISING AND APPLICATION PROCESS COULD START BEFORE THEN.

AND THEY COULD HAVE A NICE NEST EGG OF APPLICATIONS THERE WAITING ON THEM.

THIS IS KIND OF THE PART THAT I WAS INDICATING, MY OFFICE DOES NOT HAVE THE BANDWIDTH FOR.

I'M SPREAD PRETTY THIN ALREADY WITH THE OTHER OBLIGATIONS. >> HAVE YOU HEARD FROM THE

PARTNERSHIP? >> I E-MAILED WITH THEM BRIEFLY YESTERDAY.

I THINK THEY'RE STILL UNCLEAR ON HOW THEY PLAY A ROLE. SO I PLAN TO HAVE THAT

CONVERSATION TODAY WITH MR. GULIETE >> I BELIEVE WE COULD USE KIM TO HELP US DISSEMINATE THE INFORMATION TO ENGLISH AND SPANISH AND PROVIDE LINKS ON

OUR WEBSITE. >> I'M WONDERING LIKE THOSE THAT MAY NOT BE ABLE TO ACCESS WEBSITES OR WHATEVER. I KNOW IT WILL BE IN THE NEWSPAPER.

BUT NOT EVERYBODY READS THAT EITHER. HOW DO WE MAKE THAT OUTREACH TO THOSE SMALLER RESTAURANTS AND OTHER BUSINESSES THAT MAY NOT OTHERWISE HEAR ABOUT IT UNLESS SOMEBODY PHYSICALLY GOES OUT AND LEAVES A FLIER OR SOMETHING FOR THEM.

>> I HAVE A FEELING THAT THE SECONDTHAT WE ACTUALLY, I MEAN, IF WE DO A GOOD JOB ON THE FRONT END OF ADVERTISING THIS, THE SECOND THAT WE ACTUALLY GO OUT WITH THE

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PROGRAM, WE'RE GOING TO HAVE MORE APPLICATIONS IN THE FIRST DAY THAN WE HAVE LITERALLY, MORE APPLICATIONS THE FIRST DAY THAN WE WILL HAVE FUNDING AVAILABLE.

I THINK WE COULD ALL AGREE ON THAT. >> THE NEED IS STRONG.

>> SO THAT BEING THE CASE, BEFORE WE PUT OUT AN APPLICATION, I MEAN, I WOULD HOPE THAT THE FOLKS THAT WE ARE, AWARD COMMITTEE ISN'T THERE TO NECESSARILY DEVELOP THE APPLICATION, THEY'RE THERE TO EVALUATE DID THEY MEET THE CRITERIA.

AM I WRONG IN THAT OR IS THAT CORRECT? >> THAT'S CORRECT.

>> SO THAT BEING THE CASE, WE CAN HAVE AN APPLICATION DATE AND THOSE KIND OF THINGS, I WOULD THINK, PRIOR TO THE FINAL FORMULATION OF THAT BOARD. MAYBE I'M INCORRECT ON THAT.

BUT I WOULD LOVE TO GET Y'ALL'S INPUT. >> I AGREE WITH YOU AND WE NEED TO MAKE SURE LIKE THE COMMISSIONER POINTED OUT SO PERFECTLY, WE NEED TO MAKE SURE IT'S AVAILABLE IN SPANISH AS WELL. COUNT ON ME.

WE DON'T NEED TO PAY SOMEONE TO TRANSLATE FOR US WHEN WE HAVE SO MANY LATINOS ON THE PAYROLL.

>> COMMISSIONER, I AGREE WITH YOU. I THINK THAT WE'RE GOING TO HAVE LOTS OF APPLICATIONS COMING IN. I WANT TO ENSURE THAT SOME OF THOSE APPLICATIONS ARE FROM THE SMALLER MINORITY-OWNED BUSINESSES THAT YOU KNOW, OBVIOUSLY. PLEASE DON'T MISUNDERSTAND ME. I KNOW THAT THERE ARE MANY BUSINESSES, MINORITY OR NOT. I'M JUST SAYING, THOUGH, YOU KNOW, I JUST WANT TO ENSURE

THAT WE'RE REACHING OUT TO THOSE. >> TO YOUR POINT, I AGREE WITH YOU. AND I THINK YOU'RE MAYBE MISSING WHAT I'M SAYING.

I'M SAYING IS THAT IF WE KNOW IT'S GOING TO TAKE ANOTHER THREE WEEKS OR WHATEVER TO FORMULATE, TO GET THE ADDITIONAL TWO TO THREE APPOINTMENTS, WHATEVER IT IS

>> WE NEED TO CALL THEM AND TELL US GIVE US YOUR APPOINTMENT.

THIS ISN'T THAT HARD. WE HAVE ONE PERSON. THEN THE OTHER ONE IS TEXAS STATE. THEY HAVE THE DIRECTOR AND I WOULD PUT THEIR NAME ON IT

>> MY POINT IS -- >> JUST SAYING IF THEY MAKE THOSE APPOINTMENTS TOMORROW.

>> IF THEY MAKE IT TOMORROW, THAT'S FINE. WHAT I'M SAYING IS IF WE HAVE THE APPLICATION DONE AND THAT APPLICATION IS READY, AND WE HAVE TWO WEEK OR A ONE-WEEK PERIOD WHERE WE SAY OKAY, ON NEXT FRIDAY, THIS IS WHENEVER WE'RE GOING TO START TAKING APPLICATIONS, WE'RE GOING TO TAKE APPLICATIONS ON THIS DATE. THAT GIVES US, THAT GIVES YOU, ME, ALL OF OUR COMMUNITY LEADERS A WEEK TO SAY HERE IS THE APPLICATION.

HERE IS WHEN THEY HAVE TO BE DUE. >> GO TOUCH THE VULNERABLE

SPACES. >> COMMUNICATIONS FOR THE AREAS.

>> RIGHT. I WAS ASSUMING THE PARTNERSHIP WAS GOING TO PUT THE PLAN TOGETHER, THE COMMUNICATION AND EVERYTHING ELSE. BUT IF THAT IS NOT THE CASE, WE NEED TO HAVE CONVERSATIONS WITH THEM AND SEE WHAT ROLE THEY'RE GOING TO PLAY.

>> IT DOES SAY THAT WE'RE RESPONSIBLE FOR THAT IF WE DON'T HAVE SOMEONE DOING THAT.

SO YEAH, I WOULD GET WITH JASON AND SEE IF THEY CAN HELP US WITH THAT.

I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT. >> VICKIE. >> YES.

I APOLOGIZE. SO WE WILL BE DISTRIBUTING THE FUNDING TO THE SMALL BUSINESSES. SO WHAT IS THE COURT'S INTENT, THOSE AGREEMENTS COMING BACK OR

THIS COMMITTEE IS GOING TO APPROVE THESE? >> ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT THIS

EXACT CONVERSATION RIGHT NOW? >> COMMISSIONER INGALSBE WANTS TO MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE WITHIN EACH PRECINCT THAT THE MOST TO BENEFIT FROM THIS EFFORT ARE NOTIFIED.

AND THAT WAS THE ROAD MAP. >> RIGHT. ONCE THOSE ARE ROLLED OUT, THOUGH, WILL THEY BE COMING BACK TO COURT BEFORE YOU'RE ANTICIPATING THAT THE AUDITOR'S

OFFICE WILL BE CUTTING CHECKS? >> WE'LL APPROVE THE CHECKS, I'M GUESSING.

>> I'M THINKING >> OR IS THE COMMITTEE? >> I THINK IF WE MAINTAIN THE

MONEY, I DON'T KNOW THAT WE KNOW YET. >> I DON'T KNOW.

>> I WAS HOPING THAT WE WOULD HAVE KNOWN THIS ABOUT SIX WEEKS AGO.

SO I FAILED MISERABLY. BUT MY GOAL WILL BE IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS TO GET SOMEONE TO TELL ME WHETHER THEY WANT TO DO IT OR NOT SO THAT WE CAN BRING BACK SOME PROCESS THAT MEETS ALL OF OUR LAWS, RULES AND THE GOALS OF THIS. I'LL TAKE THAT ON.

>> ARE YOU REFERENCING GSMP? >> YES. WE NEED TO START WITH THEM OBVIOUSLY. WE NEED TO HAVE COMMUNICATION WITH THEIR LEADERSHIP AND SEE

IF THEY'RE GOING TO HELP OR NOT. >> ENTERTAIN A MOTION TO

ADJOURN. >> I WANT TO INVITE

* This transcript was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.