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>> GOOD MORNING. I WOULD LIKE TO CALL THIS MORNING'S MEETING TO ORDER AND OUR INVOCATION THIS MORNING WILL BE LED BY CHAPLAIN JAVIER DELGADO OF SAN MARCOS SEVENTH

DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH IF YOU WOULD ALL PLEASE RISE. >> LET'S PRAY.

FATHER GOD, WE CONTINUE IT CALL UPON YOU AS OUR LEADERS AND COMMUNITY MEET THIS MORNING.

LORD, JOIN US. HOLY SPIRIT, AGAIN WE ASK YOU TO GRANT US THE WISDOM AND DESAUSSURE, THE PASSION TO SERVE OUR COMMUNITY WITH LOVE AND RESPECT -- COMPASSION -- FOR EVERY PERSON YOU HAVE PLACED IN OUR CARE. IN THE MIDST OF MONTHS OF LOSS WE ASK YOU BE WITH THE 150,000 FAMILIES WHO HAVE LOST LOVED ONES.

FOR ALL WHO HAVE BEEN DOING EVERYTHING POSSIBLE TO LESSEN THE SUFFERING MAY YOU CONTINUE TO PROTECT EVERYONE IN THE FRONT LINES AND IN THE BACKGROUND REMOVE ALL FEAR AND PERSONAL AGENDAS WE MAY MAKE THE BEST DECISIONS AND TAKE THE ACTION NEEDED TO PROTECT OUR COMMUNITIES AND HELP OTHERS AROUND US. WE ASK IN JESUS' NAME, AMEN.

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

ONE STATE UNDER GOD, ONE AND INDIVISIBLE. >> DR. CARDENAS PLEASE CALL THE

ROLL. >> COMMISSIONER INGALSBE. >> HERE.

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

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

>> BECAUSE OF COVID-19 I'M ALWAYS GOING TO START WITH THIS UNTIL WE HAVE A DIFFERENT HANDLE ON IT. I HAVE ASKED OUR BAILIFF IN CASE YOU WONDER WHY HE'S ASKING AND WHAT HE'S DOING TALKING TO INDIVIDUALS, I AM DELIBERATELY ASKING THE BAILIFF TO HIGHLIGHT THE AGENDA ITEMS THAT YOU ARE HERE FOR, PRESENTLY IN COURT SO THAT WE CAN GO SPECIFICALLY TO THOSE ITEMS SO THAT CAN MOVE THIS ALONG, AND MY ASK IS THAT ONCE YOUR AGENDA ITEM HAS BEEN READ THAT YOU PLEASE LEAVE THE COURTROOM. IT'S NOT A DEMAND OR A COMMANDMENT OR AN ORDER. IT'S JUST A CONSIDERATION THAT WE HOPE YOU WILL CONSIDER FOR KEEPING OUR NUMBERS LOW IN THIS COURTROOM. MY BIGGEST HOPE IS TO GIVE ACCESS ON EVERY LEVEL TO THE COMMUNITY ON WHAT OUR GOVERNMENT IS DOING AND REMEMBER THAT IT'S ALWAYS TELEVISED. SO IF YOU WALK AWAY AND YOU ARE VERY INTERESTED IN ADDITIONAL ITEMS DON'T FORGET IT'S ALL RECORDED AND IT'S ALL ONLINE. I'M GOING TO START WITH PUBLIC

[PUBLIC COMMENTS (Part 1 of 2)]

COMMENTS. THOSE IN THE AUDIENCE WHO HAVE THED A PUBLIC PARTICIPATION WITNESS FORM WILL HAVE THREE MINUTES TO SPEAK ON NONAGENDA RELATED TOPICS.

UNFORTUNATELY NO ACTION MAY BE TAKEN BY THE COURT DURING THIS PUBLIC COMMENTS SECTION.

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 AND FORFEIT THE REMAINDER OF YOUR TIME. IN THE SPIRIT OF RESPECT PLEASE SILENCE YOUR CELL PHONES. AND WE HAVE FOUR PEOPLE SIGNED UP TO SPEAK.

AND WE WILL START WITH MR. DAN LYON. >> THANK YOU JUDGE BECERRA AND COMMISSIONERS. AS THE ECONOMIC CRISIS DEEPENS, IT IS CLEAR THAT THE HAZE THEY COMMISSIONERS COURT IS TOTALLY IN-- HAYS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS COURT IS TOTALLY INCAPABLE OF HANDLING THE SITUATION. I ADVISE THE COURT UNLESS SOMETHING DRASTIC IS DONE THERE WILL BE A WAVE OF FORECLOSURES NEXT YEAR. SO FAR THERE'S BEEN NO RESPONSE.

SPENDING HAS CONTINUED UNABATED. IT IS ALSO CLEAR THE COURT HAS NO CONSIDERATION FOR THE CITIZENS OF HAYS COUNTY WHO MUST FUND THIS DEBACLE OR HAVE THEIR PROPERTY CONFISCATED AT GUN GUNPOINT. FOLKS, ONCE AGAIN, WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO FACE REALITY AND COME UP WITH A PLAN TO HELP THE HOMEOWNERS OF HAYS COUNTY? ALL RIGHT.

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LET'S GET TO THE DISBURSEMENTS. WE'VE GOT USUAL SUSPECTS HERE. BRAKES PADS AND ROTORS FOR THE SHERIFF, $390.46. S.I. MECHANICAL JAIL ANNUAL PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE, $962.41.

I THOUGHT THEY WERE GOING TO GET A NEW JAIL SOON, SO WHAT ARE WE SPENDING THAT KIND OF MONEY ON? THAT TYPE OF THING. TIME-WARNER CABLE. TV, SHERIFF.

$411.10. THE MAN MAKES $105,000 A YEAR AND WE HAVE TO PAY FOR HIS CABLE. S.I. MECHANICAL REPAIRS OF GOVERNMENT CENTER, $624.84.

A.C. PREPARES PRECINCT FIVE 3, $30. I THOUGHT WE JUST PUT IN A NEW UNIT THERE AND WE'RE PAYING ANOTHER $330. ACM BODY AND FRAME.

REPLACE. THEY GOT THIS MISSPELLED. I THINK IT'S CLUTCH.

REPLACE CLUTCH ON KAWASAKI MULE FOR PARTS PART. $1,005.74.

LET'S GET SOME DRIVING LESSONS FOR THOSE PEOPLE. AS WILDLIFE DAMAGE MANAGEMENT FUND, AUGUST, 2020. MONTHLY TRAPPING FEE SLASH AGREEMENT.

$3200. THAT IS FOR ONE MONTH, FOLKS. I'VE SHOT ABOUT 30 HOGS, WHICH COST THE COUNTY ZERO DOLLARS. DESIGNED. BOLT HERE FEATHER FLAG SIGNS.

ELECTIONS OFFICE. $550.11. GT DISTRIBUTORS, BEAN BAG ROUNDS SLASH MARKING ROUNDS FOR THE SHERIFF, $5,210. APEX DRONE SERVICING.

DRONE CAMERA FOR THE SHERIFF. $13,409. GAP STRATEGIES, PROFESSIONAL SERVICES, HAYS COUNTY CONSERVATION PLAN, $6951.98. WATER PRC, MAY 2020 CONSULTING FEES, THEY WIDE OPERATIONS $652.49, AND THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

THANK YOU MR. LYONS. NEXT UP WE HAVE MR. RODRIGO AMAYA.

>> GOOD MORNING JUDGE, COMMISSIONERS. LAST WEEK I CAME UP HERE TO SHOW SUPPORT FOR THAT PUBLIC DEFENDER OFFICE. I'M HERE TO DO THE SAME AGAIN.

COMMISSIONERS, JUDGE, THIS IS AN OFFICE THAT IS GREATLY NEEDED, AS I SAID BEFORE.

I WAS IN LAW ENFORCEMENT FOR ABOUT 15 YEARS. WHAT I'VE BEEN DOING RECENTLY IS WORKING AT JUSTICE CENTER AND MONITORING HOW THEY CONDUCT COURT.

TALK TO A LOT OF FOLKS ABOUT THEIR EXPERIENCES WITH THE PROCESS UP THERE.

THIS OFFICE WOULD REMEDY A LOT OF THOSE CONCERNS YOU KNOW, I CALM UP HERE LAST THE I PUT OUT TWO NAMES, DISTRICT ATTORNEY, GENERAL COUNCIL, ABOUT HOW THEY CONTRIBUTE TO A LOT OF PROBLEMS. I'M HERE AGAIN TO SAY THE SAME THING. YOU KNOW, I HAD A FRIEND OF MINE WHO WORKED FOR THE COUNTY FOR OVER TEN YEARS. HE WITNESSED A BUNCH UNETHICAL THINGS THAT WERE DONE BY THE GENERAL COUNCIL, AND YOU KNOW, THEY HAVE TO FOLLOW THE TEXAS DISCIPLINARY RULES OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT. NOTHING HAS BEEN DONE.

THAT ATTORNEY IS STILL EMPLOYED WITH THE COUNTY. SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE DONE.

SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE -- THERE NEEDS TO BE CONSEQUENCES FOR THOSE ILLEGAL ACTIONS AND UNETHICAL ACTIONS. AGAIN, YOU KNOW, I'M HERE TO ASK YOU ALL TO REALLY GIVE IT SOME CONSIDERATION. ONE OF THE THINGS AI STRIVE TO DO AS A CITIZEN WITH THE KIND OF EXPERIENCE THAT I HAVE UNDER MY BELT IS THAT I ALWAYS TRY TO BE FAIR TO IS INVOLVED IN WHATEVER SITUATION. A LOT OF THESE INDIVIDUALS THAT ARE GETTING PULLED OVER, AS I MENTIONED LAST WEEK ABOUT SOME OF THESE INDIVIDUALS PULLED OVER THAT HAVE MEXICAN DRIVER'S LICENSES AND BEING GIVEN TICKETS THERE'S RECIPROCITY AGREEMENTS AND TREATIES I PULLED UP TO THE CHIEF OF POLICE AND SHOWED HIM. I SHOWED HIM. HIS RESPONSE WAS, I'M GLAD YOU BROUGHT THIS UP BECAUSE I DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT THIS. THERE'S A LOT OF STUFF THAT'S HAPPENING THAT NEEDS TO BE ADDRESSED AND IT STARTS WITH Y'ALL.

THAT OFFICE RIGHT THERE, THE PUBLIC DEFENDER OFFICE WOULD REALLY BE AN ASSET TO THOSE DEFENDANTS WHO HAVE BEEN, YOU KNOW, LOCKED UP AND THEY DESERVE JUSTICE JUST LIKE THE CONSTITUTION SAYS. PLEASE DO YOUR PART TO MAKE SURE THOSE INDIVIDUALS DO HAVE THAT

JUSTICE THAT THEY DESERVE. THANK YOU ALL. >> THANK YOU, SIR.

NEXT UP, WE HAVE MISS LAUREN HUBELE. >> HELLO, JUDGE "BROAD CITY,"

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COMMISSIONERS INGALSBE, COMMISSIONER SMITH, COMMISSIONER SHELL AND COMMISSIONER JONES.

I RETURN TO THIS PODIUM FOR THE FIFTH CONSECUTIVE WEEK. MY ASK IS THAT THIS GOVERNING BODY TAKE THE NECESSARY STEPS TO BRING JUSTICE TO ALL FOR HAYS COUNTY BY CREATING A PUBLIC DEFENDERS OFFICE. I AM FAR FROM THE FIRST PERSON OR ORGANIZATION TO HAVE COME BEFORE YOU, ASKING YOU TO DO THE RIGHT THING FOR OUR INDIGENT POPULATION.

YET THERE'S ALWAYS THE NEED FOR MORE TIME AND MORE STUDY. I'M WELL AWARE YOU MADE YOUR DECISION MAKING PROCESS REGARDING A PUBLIC DEFENDERS OFFICE LONG ENOUGH THIS YEAR TO MISS THE DEADLINE FOR THE T IDC GRANT FUNDS. HOWEVER, I WANT TO RECOGNIZE IN THIS COURT YOUR PRACTICED TECHNIQUES OF STALLING. STALLING ENOUGH SO THAT A VOTE AGAINST A PUBLIC DEFENDERS OFFICE WAS NOT REQUIRED, AND THEREFORE YOU WERE NOT FORCED TO BE ON RECORD TO WHAT APPEARS TO BE A CLEAR DISREGARD FOR OUR INDIGENT POPULATION.

LAST MONTH I ASKED THESE TWO QUESTIONS WHICH I BELIEVE ARE STILL RELEVANT TODAY.

ARE YOU AS A COMMISSIONER NOT CONDONING OR NORMALIZING ACTS OF UNJUSTICE AGAINST CITIZENS OF HAYS COUNTY? AS COMMISSIONER, HOW MIGHT YOU BE PARTICIPATING IN, SUSTAINING OR ENCOURAGING ACTS OF INJUSTICE. LET'S JUST TALK ABOUT THE NORMALIZING ACTS OF INJUSTICE FOR A MOMENT BECAUSE IN HAYS COUNTY IT HAS BECOME PERFECTLY NORMAL AND ACCEPTABLE TO RUN A JAIL THAT IN THE PAST SIX MONTHS HAS BEEN FROM 120 TO 40 INDIVIDUALS OVER THE RECOMMENDED POPULATION. IT HAS BEEN PERFECTLY NORMAL AND ACCEPTABLE TO OUTSOURCE DETAINEES TO COUNTIES ACROSS OUR STATE WHETHER THEY ARE AWAY FROM FAMILY AND NEEDED SUPPORT SERVICES. SO THAT TO THAT INJUSTICE MOST OF THIS POPULATION IS PRESENTENCE. IT HAS BEEN PERFECTLY NORMAL AND ACCEPTABLE TO FUND A DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE TO THE TUNE OF 81 EMPLOYEES, YET NOT FUND A SINGLE DEDICATED ATTORNEY FOR INDIGENT POPULATION. JUDGE "BROAD CITY," COMMISSIONERS, AS A FORMATION -- JUDGE "BROAD CITY," LET'S NOT WASTE FURTHER TIME.

WE MAY TAKE ACTION IMMEDIATE STEPS TO TAKE QUICK RELIEF. TODAY HERE'S MY ASK.

LET'S FUND A ADEQUATELY STAFFED PRETRIAL SERVICE OFFICE. A WELL FUNDED PRETRIAL SERVICE OFFICE PROVIDE IMMEDIATE RELIEF, PROTECT INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS AS WELL AS REDUCE OUR CURRENT JAIL

OVERCROWDED. THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME. >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

AND OUR FINAL SPEAKER IN THE PUBLIC COMMENTS SECTION IS MISS CHRISTINE TERRELL.

GOOD MORNING JUDGE, COMMISSIONERS. IT'S OFTEN SAID THAT PATIENCE IS A VIRTUE, THAT THE ABILITY TO WAIT FOR AN OUTCOME, AN AWARD, A GIFT CONNOTES HIGH MORAL CHARACTER. JUST BE PATIENT WE ARE TOLD. AND I CAN SEE OVER THE WEEKS HAVE BEEN COMING TO COURT THAT FOLKS IN THIS ROOM DO FOR THE MOST PART SEEM VERY PATIENT.

BUT I WONDER WHAT THAT PATIENCE HAS BROUGHT US. WE WERE PATIENT WITH THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE COORDINATING COMMITTEE WHEN THEY CHOSE NOT TO MEET FOR SEVERAL MONTHS.

WE WERE PATIENT AS YET ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY FOR A LARGE GRANT TO PARTIALLY FUND A PUBLIC DEFENDERS OFFICE CAME AND WENT. WE HAVE BEEN PATIENT FOR OVER FIVE YEARS WITH A CONTINUOUSLY OVERCROWD JAIL AND NO LET-UP IN PROSECUTION, OF LOW-LEVEL, NONVIOLENT OFFENSES.

MORE RECENTLY, WE HAVE BEEN PATIENT EVEN IN THE FACE OF A GROWING EPIDEMIC OF COVID POSITIVE DETAINEES AND STAFF IN THAT OVERCROWDED JAIL. AND THESE ISSUES ARE NOT IN SOME SORT OF BENIGN STATUS. MORE PEOPLE WERE BROUGHT INTO OUR JAIL THIS PAST WEEK AND OUR D.A. CONTINUES TO PROSECUTE LOW-LEVEL OFFENSES. SO THE PROBLEM CONTINUES TO GET WORSE EVERY DAY. LAST WEEK 65 PEOPLE WERE POSITIVE FOR COVID.

AND OF YESTERDAY, 23 CORRECTIONS OFFICERS WERE ALSO POSITIVE. OUR PATIWEDNESDAY OVERCROWDED, OUTSOURCING, EXTENDED PRETRIAL DELAYS AND RAMPANTS IS DANGEROUS NOT VIRTUOUS.

ONE OUT OF EVERY SEVEN PEOPLE IN OUR JAIL IS SICK WITH A DEADLY DISEASE AND WE HAVE NO PLAN OTHER TO REMAIN PATIENT. OVER PAST WEEKS I REMAIN -- BEFORE THIS COURT ABOUT THE

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IMPORTANCE OF HAVING PLANS. INDEED, ALL SORTS OF PLANS ARE DISCUSSED HERE EACH WEEK.

IN FACT, THERE ARE SO MANY PLANS AND DISCUSSIONS AROUND ROADS AND ROAD BUILDING THAT EACH WEEK HAS ITS OWN SPECIAL SUBSECTION ON THE AGENDA. THE ONGOING CRISIS IN OUR JAIL HAS NO SPECIAL SUBSECTION. AND LET'S BE PERFECTLY CLEAR AND HONEST.

IT'S ONLY A MATTER OF TIME UNTIL SOMEONE DIES FROM COVID WHILE IN CUSTODY.

ON JULY 1ST, 341 OF THE 432 -- 423 PEOPLE LOCKED UP WERE PRETRIAL DETAINEES.

THAT IS 80% OF OUR JAIL POPULATION. SO IF YOU'RE GOOD WITH NUMBERS YOU'LL KNOW IT'S STATISTICALLY VERY LIKELY THAT PERSON WILL HAVE CONTRACTEDCOED IN OUR JAIL WHILE LEGALLY INNOCENT AND THEN DIED SOLELY BECAUSE THEY COULDN'T AFFORD THEIR BAY.

THIS WOULD BE A TRAGIC OUT-- BAIL. THIS WOULD BE A TRAGIC OUTCOME OF OUR PATIENCE. AS YOU GET OLDER YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO GET MORE PATIENT BUT FOR ME I HAVE LESS PATIENCE. I CAN SEE WHERE IT'S USE FULG BUT I CAN ALSO SEE WHERE IT'S ALSO AN EXCUSE FOR ACTION. WATCHING OUR CRIMINAL LEGAL PROCESS HERE THE PAST FEW MONTHS I'VE COME TO BELIEVE THAT PATIENCE IS NOT AT ALL A VIRTUE BUT A LUXURY.

WE IN THIS ROOM HAVE THE LUXURY OF PATIENTLY WAITING CHANGE WHILE OUR COUNTY EMPLOYEES WORKING IN THE JAIL AND OUR FELLOW CITIZENS DETAIN THERE ARE BEARING THE BRUCHBT OUR PATIENCE. THANK YOU. -- BRUNT OF OUR PATIENCE.

>> THANK YOU MISS CHRISTINE. WILL YOU PLEASE OPEN AGENDA ITEM NUMBER ONE.

[1. Update from the County Judge and staff regarding the Local Disaster Declaration and COVID-19. Possible discussion and action may follow. BECERRA (Part 1 of 3)]

>> NUMBER ONE UPDATE FROM THE COUNTY JUDGE AND STAFFEDING THE LOCAL DISASTER DECLARATION AND

COVID-19, POSSIBLE DISCUSSION AND ACTION MAY FOLLOW. >> EACH WEEK WE HAVE CREATED THIS AGENDAITE TOMORROW UPDATE THE COMMUNITY ON THINGS GOING ON THE THREE THAT TYPICALLY AND IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER, THE REPORT ON THIS IS OUR EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT COORDINATOR ALEX VILLA LOBOS OUR EMERGENCY SERVICE DIRECTOR MIKE JONES AND COUNTY WIDE OPERATIONS TAMMY CRUMLEY. THEY HAVE A SPECIAL COMPONENT. THIS IS NEVER LEAD -- LEAD ANYONE TO BELIEVE THIS IS A ONE-PERSON SHOW BY ANY STRETCH OF THE IMAGINATION.

OF COURSE I SEE IN THE AUDIENCE THE EPIDEMIOLOGIST THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE.

THIS IS A SERIOUS DEAL. IT'S VERY IMPORTANT FOR US. MR. VILLA LOBOS?

>> IN STARTING OFF THIS IS CONTINUE TO THANK ALL THE SUPPORT STAFF FOR ALL THE WORK THEY DO TO SUPPORT THIS MISSION WITH REGARD TO THE PANDEMIC. IT'S BEEN A HUGE UNDERTAKING FOR ALL OF US AND CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR ALL, ALL THIS ARE A PART OF THAT AND CONTINUE TO MOVE FORWARD WITH WHAT OUR MISSION IS AND THIS IS TO MAKE SURE THAT WE DO OUR BEST TO TAKE CARE OF OUR ASSISTANCE. I KNOW TODAY IS AN UP DATE OF THE LEASE AGREEMENT.

I KNOW OUR COUNTY OFFICE HAS THAT. WE ARE SOLIDIFYING THAT AGREEMENT. WE HAVE AN MOU THAT IS INITIAL DRAFT THAT'S BEEN SUBMITTED AS WELL WE'RE WAITING FOR A FINAL MOU WITH COMMUNICARE. WE'RE STILL NEGOTIATING FEES AND OTHER DES WITH PREMIER ER, AND WE'RE TRYING TO BE SENSITIVE TO THE COST THOSE BASED ON WHAT WE'RE PAYING TO HELP OTHER PEOPLE WITH THIS TESTING. WE HAD A FULL DETAIL DISCUSSION WITH TEXAS WITH REGARD TO TESTING AND THEIR STAFF. THIS LAST MEETING WITH TEXAS STATE WAS THEIR COMPLETE STAFF, SUPPORT STAFF, ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF WORKING THROUGH ALL THE DETAILS WITH WHAT THAT LOOKS LIKE, WORKING THROUGH THEIR CLINTON WICK EACH PERSON AND WHAT PIECES THEY WILL BE ENGAGED IN THE COMMUNICATION WITH CPL, COMMUNICATION WITH ALL THE ADMINISTRATIVE PAPERWORK THAT TAKES TO BE SUCCESSFUL WITH TESTING.

THERE IT'S TRULY PARALLEL. THERE ARE REMINDERS AND POLICIES WITH THEM TO ENSURE THEY ARE GETTING IT DONE BRUPTLY WITH THE UNIVERSITY. AGAIN WE ARE STILL IN DISCUSSIONS WITH -- AT THELY. WE'RE STILL IN NEGOTIATIONS WITH A SITE IN DRIPPING SPRINGS.

THERE'S BEEN SOME DISCUSSION WITH THAT, AND THERE'S BEEN AN ADDITIONAL SITE COME FORWARD WITH MORE DISCUSSIONS FOR DRIPPING SPRINGS AREA. SO WE'RE STILL TRYING TO

SOLIDIFY SOME DETAILS ON A SITE IN DRIPPING SPRINGS CURRENTLY. >> CAN YOU EXPLAIN JUST REALLY QUICK BECAUSE I HEAR THE NEW EFFORTS TO SOLIDIFY AND I KNOW THE BACK STORY OF IT ALL, BUT I ASK THIS FOR THE AUDIENCE. THERE IS STILL TESTING AVAILABLE COUNTY WIDE AND OTHER

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MUNICIPALITIES, RIGHT? IF YOU COULD JUST HIGHLIGHT THAT LITTLE PIECE SO NO ONE FEELS ALTHOUGH TEXAS DIVISION OF EMEGENCY MANAGEMENT ALONG WITH THE NATIONAL GUARD HAVE BEEN GIVING US A STRONG SHOT IN THE ARM IN HEALTH, AS THE STATE COMING IN TO HELP US WITH EXPANDING OUR TESTING. THERE IS STILL A NETWORK OF TESTING GOING ON HERE IN OUR COUNTY AND I'D LIKE TO YOU TO JUST LIGHT THAT FOR A SECOND. SO PEOPLE DON'T THINK THERE IS

NO TESTING. >> WE STILL HAVE AN AGREEMENT TO CONDUCT THE TESTING, LARGELY HELPING WITH US FIRST RESPONDERS AND TESTING LIVE OAK CLINIC AS WELL TESTING WITH INDIGENT AND UNINSURED POPULATIONS. THERE IS ALWAYS BAYLOR SCOTT AND WHITE WHO IS ALSO CONTINUING TO TEST IN BUDA AND ALL THE MEDICAL PROVIDERS CURRENTLY PROVIDING TESTS THAT GO THROUGH YOUR DIFFERENT SCREENING PROCESS FOR TESTS ACROSS THE COUNTY. SO CURRENTLY, THAT'S WHAT WE HAVE. WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO DO IS AUGUST IT WITH ADDITIONAL SITES WITH THESE NEW LOCATIONS. WE'RE HAVING TO BE STRA TEENAGEIC TO MAKE SURE NUMBER ONE THAT WE HAVE THE RESOURCES NECESSARY TO SUPPORT TESTING WITH EACH LOCATION AND THAT WE ARE ENSURING IT WE'RE KEEPING UP WITH THE CAPACITY, THE BALANCING CAPACITY WITH OUR LABS.

SO WE'RE NOT INUNDATING THEM. WE'RE MAKING SURE THE OFFICIAL TURNAROUND TIME FOR THOSE TESTS ARE KEPT UP WITH, SO THAT'S WHAT WE'RE WORKING NONE THAT CAPACITY.

SO OUR REGISTRATION PROCESS IS A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT THAT IT'S NOT GOING TO GO THROUGH THE STRICT SCREENING PROCESS BUT THERE WILL BE A REGISTRATION PROCESS FOR THESE ADDITIONAL LOCATION THAT'S ALLOWS EACH ONE OF THOSE SITES TO PREPARE FOR THE NUMBER OF CLIENTS COMING IN TO ENSURE THAT THEY GET IN QUICKLY, EFFICIENTLY AND GETTING EVERYTHING THEY NEED TO GO THROUGH THAT PROCESS. THAT IS WHAT THE INTENTS AND PURPOSE FOR REGISTRATION.

IS ALSO ACCESS TO THE RESULTS. ACCESS TO THE RESULTS IS ALSO ANOTHER AGREEMENT WITH CPL LABS, WHERE THEY WILL ALLOW THEM TO HAVE ACCESS VIA ONLINE OR WEBSITE IF THEY CAN ACCESS THAT TO GET THE RESULTS FROM THERE. AND THROUGH A PATIENT PORTAL. PART OF THE REGISTRATION PROCESS WILL BE THAT. CONTINUING TO GET THE CREATE DATA FOR PHONE NUMBERS AND WAYS TO ACCESS PEOPLE THAT DO NOT HAVE ACCESS TO E-MAIL OR ANY KIND OF SOCIAL MEDIA TO REACH OUT TO THEIR STUDENTS. WE'RE TRYING TO BE CONSIDER THE OF ALL THOSE OPPORTUNITIES FOR

COMMUNICATION. >> MISS CRUMLEY IS, THERE ANYTHING THAT IS TESTING SPECIFIC THAT MR. VILLE HAD ALOBOS HAS LEFT OUT THAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO TOUCH ON.

OK. OUR EMERGENCY SERVICES DIRECTOR MIKE JONES IS IN THE AUDIENCE AS WELL. JUST A NOD IS FINE FOR ME. IS THERE ANYTHING MR. VILLALOBOS HAS LEFT OUT THAT YOU'D LIKE TO EXPAND ON? THANK YOU, SIR.

COMMISSIONER INGALSBE, DO YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS FOR OUR COVID PRESENTATION.

>> ALEX AND I GUESS TESTING -- TESTING WE'RE USING THE MOLECULAR TESTING AND THAT IS STILL WIDELY AVAILABLE FOR US. > WE HAVE TESTS AVAILABLE AND THINK THAT THE CAPACITY THE TEST PROGRAM, MIKE JONES. WE HAVE IT FOR HOW LONG UNDER OUR CURRENT PROGRAM TESTS?

FOR SIX MONTHS. >> YES. >> AND WE ARE STILL WORKING WITH CPL LABS TO CONTINUE THE CAPACITY IN WHAT THEY CAN PROVIDE.

AND WE WOULD NEED TO CONTINUE TO COLLABORATE ON THOSE OPPORTUNITIES TO SEE IF THERE'S ANOTHER SOURCE FOR SOME OF THOSE TESTS, SHOULD THIS CONTINUE GOING FORWARD.

THAT WAY WE COULD DIVERSIFY OUR WHERE WE GET THEM, WHO IS PROCESSING THEM.

THOSE ARE THE THINGS THAT ARE IMPORTANT. I KNOW ONE OF OUR PROVIDERS HERE IS USING A DIFFERENT LAB PA PARTNER. THAT IS SOMEWHAT OF A DIFFERENCE OF LOCATION BUT WE ALSO KNOW NATIONALLY THERE IS AN ISSUE CAPACITY FOR LARGE NUMBERS OF TESTS COMING IN. WE HAVE HAD DISCUSSIONS ABOUT PURCHASING ADDITIONAL LABS EQUIPMENT, LOCATING ANOTHER LAB SOURCE TO WIN IT THAT CAPACITY BECAUSE I THINK THAT'S REALLY THE ISSUE. IT'S NOT NECESSARILY GETTING THE TESTS.

IT'S PROCESSING THEM AND GETTING THE RESULTS BACK. AGAIN IT'S NOT A NATIONAL ISSUE SPECIFICALLY STATEWIDE WITH THOSE KINDS OF TESTS. THERE HAD BEEN SOME DISCUSSIONS ON ALTERNATIVES BUT NOTHING HAS COME FORWARD AS OK, THIS IS WHAT ABOUT WE CAN DO AND BECAUSE IT WOULD REQUIRE THE PERSONAL EQUIPMENT, REQUIRE SPECIALIZED STAFF AND TRAINING TO GET THAT DONE SOME. OF THOSE THINGS WERE WITHIN OUR LIMITATIONS.

>> I WOULD LIKE TO ADD COMMISSIONER INGALSBE, IF I MAY. YESTERDAY THE REGIONAL HOSPITAL

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THAT HAS BEEN SET UP FOR OVEROF HOSPITAL BEDS HAS ALSO BEEN TURNED ON -- OVERFLOW OF HOSPITAL BEDS HAS ALSO BEEN TURNED ON. IT'S BEEN INTENDED TO SUPPORT OUR TEN-COUNTY FOOTPRINT. FOR ANYONE THAT WANTS TO LOOK IT UP.

THE IDEA IS THAT IF WE HAVE AN UPTICK THAT REACHES THE CAPACITY THRESHOLDS OF OUR HOSPITALIZATIONS THEY WILL BE ABLE TO USE THAT FOR FLEX BASICALLY IF YOU WILL TO PUT THE LESS CRITICAL PATIENTS WITH COVID, SPECIFICALLY, IN THAT SPACE.

SO THAT THEY KEEP THE MOST SENSITIVE COVID PATIENTS IN THE ACTUAL HOSPITAL AND THE ONES THAT MAY BE ON YOUR WAY OUT OR SOME OTHER THRESHOLD OF CARE NEEDS CAN BE AT THAT SPACE INSTEAD, AND I TOOK A TOUR OF IT AND THEY HAVE A OXYGENATR. I FORGET WHAT THEY CALL IT BUT IT'S A MACHINE ABOUT THE SIZE OF MY DESK HERE AND MAYBE 7 OR 8 FEET TALL THAT GRABS OXYGEN AND THEY ARE PUMPING AND CREATING PURIFIED OXYGEN THROUGHOUT THAT BUILDING.

THEY ARE WELDING OTHER COPPER LINES, AND MAKES IT UP FOR AN INITIAL 100 ADDITIONAL BEDS THAT OF COURSE, WE ARE PART OF THE COG AND HAVE ACCESS TO THOSE. THEY ARE LITERALLY SETTING UP THE NEXT PHASE RIGHT NEXT TO IT. SO I KNOW THAT MANY THEM OUR COMMUNITY HAVE ASKED ABOUT SPECIFICALLY SCOMWG HOSPITAL BE CAPACITY. I JUST WANT TO REITERATE ALTHOUGH WE HAVE CTMC THAT HOLDS SOME OF OUR RESIDENTS IN THAT FACILITY, HAYS -- SEE THEON HAYS FOR EXAMPLE, AND KYLE WILL TRIAGE THEM AND MOVE THEM TO DOWNTOWN AUSTIN.

THEY HAVE ALWAYS BEEN DOING THAT TO A STRONGER CONCENTRATION OF COVID CARE BECAUSE IT'S JUST MORE EFFICIENT IN MODEL FOR PPE AND FOR CONS TRAFTION EFFORTS AS A WHOLE.

SO -- CONCENTRATION OF EFFORTS AS A WHOLE. I'M GRATEFUL TO SAY THAT WE HAVE NEVER BEEN UNTIL TODAY I'M SURE SO FAR, NOW THAT WE'VE ADDED THIS EXPANSION.

WE HAVE NEVER BEEN IN JEOPARDY OF RUNNING OUT OF BED SPACE, BUT I THINK THAT THE COMMUNITY IN GREAT PART FOR THAT, A LOT OF FOLKS HAVE THE LIONS SHARE OF THE COMMUNITY HAS TAKEN THE DIRECTION FROM THE MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS AND THE FEDERAL STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT SERIOUSLY ENOUGH TO TAKE PRECAUTIONS THAT HAVE HELPED US AND WE ARE GRATEFUL FOR THEM AND OUR EFFORT. I BELIEVE THAT IT'S IMPORTANT FOR THEM TO HEAR THAT KEEP YOU THE GOOD WORK. I KNOW WE'RE NOT OUT OF THE WOODS BUT KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK AND WE'VE LAYERED AND WORKING ON THIS FOR MONTHS. WE LAYERED AN ADDITIONAL MEASURE OF SUPPORT. HOPEFULLY WE DON'T NEED IT BUT I DO SEE US SPILLING INTO IT THE NEXT FEW WEEKS. ANYTHING I LEFT OUT ON THAT FRONT MR. VILLALOBOS?

>> AND SO I KNOW THAT WHEN WE HAD TEDUM HERE WE SAW A LARGE NUMBER OF INDIVIDUALS COME IN TO GET TESTED. ARE WE STILL SEEING A PRETTY STEADY STREAM AT OUR LOCATIONS

THAT ARE OFFERING ER IN LIVE OAK AND OTHERS? >> AGAIN I THINK THAT'S PROBABLY A REPORT FOR TAMMY TO SAY WHAT ACTUAL POPULATIONS ARE COMING IN THERE.

I HAVEN'T BEEN STUDYING. THAT ALL I'VE BEEN DOING IS COORDINATING WHAT THAT IS.

IF THEY NEED SUPPORT FOR SUPPLIES AND STAFF. I KNOW WE HAVE AUGMENTED THE STAFF THERE WITH NEW EPIDEMIOLOGISTS, NEW CONTACT TRACING STAFF AND WE ARE I'VE WORKED TO EXTEND THEIR STAY FOR US TO ASSIST. BUT THE NUMBERS -- I'M LOOKING AT THE NUMBERS FOR TESTING AND A PROCESS THAT I THINK TAMMY WOULD BE TO ANSWER THAT.

>> TAMY IS APPROACHING THE PODIUM. IF YOU'LL INTRODUCE YOURSELF FOR THE FOLKS ON LINE TO ADDRESS THE COMMISSIONERS ZBHEE TAMMY DIRECTOR OF COUNTY WIDE OPERATIONS. I CAN SPEAK DIRECTLY TO THE LIVE OAK LOCATION.

THOSE NUMBERS HAVE TAPERED OFF FOR OUR TESTING. OBVIOUSLY, OUR COUNTYWIDE HAS NOT FOR TESTING, BUT SPECIFICALLY FOR LIVE OAK THEY HAVE.

>> AND THAT COULD BE -- YOU CAN ALWAYS SPECULATE. THAT COULD BE BECAUSE A LOT OF FOLKS HAVE HAD THE CONCERN OR FRONT LINE WHO HAVE NO CHOICE KEPT WORKING, TOOK ADVANTAGE OF THE DIVISION OF PURCHASING MANAGEMENT EFFORTS AND HAVE BEEN SATISFIED ON THAT FRONT.

THAT COULD VERY WELL BE THE CASE.NT TO SAY HOW MUCH I APPRECIATE THE UPDATES.

I THINK IT'S VERY HELPFUL FOR US TO KNOW WHAT'S HAPPENING AND I APPRECIATE THAT.

ALSO I JUST ALEX SINCE I MENTIONED PPE HOW IS THAT SUPPLY CHAIN.

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ARE WE STILL ABLE TO GET EVERYTHING THAT WE NEED? >> YES.

OUR DIRECT ACCESS TO PPE HAS BEEN GOOD AND WE JUST PICKED UP ANOTHER LOAD, OR YESTERDAY WHEN WE HAD A NOTICE TO COME BY AND PICK UP AT THE EXPOSITION CENTER YESTERDAY.

I KNOW WE HAVE A LARGE INVENTORY AT THIS POINT A COMMISSION. >> AND I KNOW THAT I KNOW WE HAVE SOME STAFF HERE FROM THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT, BUT I JUST WANT TO THANK THEM.

I KNOW THEY ARE HERE FOR ANOTHER AGENDA ITEM BUT I REALLY APPRECIATE BECAUSE I KNOW IT'S BEEN A CONCERTED EFFORT, AND I KNOW THEY HAVE DONE A LOT TO HELP IN THIS PROCESS, SO THANK

YOU. >> AGAIN COMMISSIONER, WE COULDN'T DO ALL OF THIS THE ALL OF THE STAFF, ALL COUNTY STAFF IS ON DECK. AND THEY HAVE BEEN WORKING HARD.

>> THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER. I COULD TAKE A MOMENT TO RECOGNIZE THOSE THAT ARE HERE

REAL QUICK. IF YOU DON'T MIND. >> PLEASE DO.

THIS IS THE TIME. >> WE HAVE MARGIE RODRIGUEZ THE MANAGER OF THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT EMILIO FLUORESCE -- FLORES, THE EPIDEMIOLOGIST WORKING TIRELESSLY WITH THE COVID NUMBERS AND WE HAVE ONE OF OUR STATE EPIDEMIOLOGISTS GREGORY DREW WITH US HERE TODAY.

THEY ARE HERE FOR ANOTHER ITEM HERE AS WELL, BUT I WANT TO THANK THEM FOR THEIR HARD WORK AND EVERYONE ELSE IN THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT, OF COURSE AND A BIG SHOUTOUT TO OUR BUILDING MAINTENANCE, OUR PPE PICK-UP AND DELIVERY CREW. SO WE COULDN'T DO IT WITHOUT

THEM AS WELL. >> THANK YOU. >> AND I THINK THAT YOU WANT TO

TALK MORE THE LEASE AGREEMENT? >> BEFORE YOU GO TO THAT, SORRY I'M GOING TO KEEP MOVING THROUGH THE COMMISSIONERS PRESENTATION FIRST. COMMISSIONER, DO YOU HAVE ANY

QUESTIONS? >> THIS MIGHT BE FOR ERIC, ALSO. HOW ARE WE WORKING WITH.

>> ERIC, IF YOU'LL PLEASE APPROACH THE POD ZBLUM HOW ARE WE WORKING WITH OUR ISD --

PODIUM -- AS THEY PREPARE TO OPEN BACK UP? >> GOOD MORNING ERIC SCHNEIDER EPIDEMIOLOGIST FOR HAYS COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT. GHEFB CONTACT WITH THE SCHOOL BOARDS. THEY REACHED OUT TO ME -- WE HAVE BEEN IN CONTACT WITH THE SCHOOL BOARDS AND THE JUDGE, SUPERINTEND DANTS JUST DISCUSSING OPTIONS OF -- SUPERINTENDENTS OF DISCUSSING OPTIONS OF WHAT THEY ARE SUGGESTING AND KEEPING AN EYE ON TRENDS OF WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THE COUNTY AND UP AND DOWN THE I-35 CORRIDOR, SO WE CAN HAVE A GOOD IDEA OF THE SAFE WAY TO RETURN BACK TO SCHOOLING OF RETURNING BACK TO CLASSES.

>> WHAT ARE THE SCHOOL-AGED CHILDREN? >> WE SAW A LITTLE INFLUX OF CHILDREN BETWEEN 10 AND 20 YEARS OF AGE. WE HAVE HAD I THINK THERE WERE ABOUT A DOZEN OR SO CASES IN THAT AGE THRANK WERE REPORTED TO US -- AGE RANGE.

CHILDREN THAT ARE TEN AND YOUNGER STAYS CONSISTENT. IT'S KIND OF OUR LOWER POPULATION, BUT A LOT OF PEDIATRICIANS ACTUALLY DO NOT TEST THAT AGE RANGE, IS IT IS HARD TO JUDGE WHETHER IT'S THE CHILDREN ARE NOT GETTING SICK, WHETHER THEY ARE ASYMPTOMATIC AND NOT GETTING TESTED OR IT'S THE PEDIATRICIAN ASSUMING THE PARENTS HAD IT AND THE CHILD THAT'S BUT WE DON'T HAVE A LIVE REPORT THAT SAYS THEY WERE TULGY POSITIVE.

THAT IS THE DANGER OF THAT AGE RANGE IS A LOT OF CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF TEN IS ASYMPTOMATIC

SO IT'S HARD TO TELL IF THEY ARE POSITIVE. >> TO EXPAND ON THAT -- THANK YOU. SO WELL SAID, BUT TO EXPAND ON WHAT OUR EPIDEMIOLOGIST ERIC SCHNEIDER SAID ABOUT WORKING WITH THE ISDS. I HAVE ALSO WORKING WITH OUR GENERAL COUNCIL MARK KENNEDY ALMOST EVERY DAY LAST WEEK ON THIS AGENDA ITEM.

NOT AGENDA ITEM TOPIC. THROUGH THE WEEKEND WE HAD THE EFFORT OF CREATING A DOCUMENT THAT I HAVE CIRCULATED WITH THE ISD PRESIDENTS AND SUPERINTENDENTS.

ALL FOUR ISDS IN OUR COUNTY TO MAKE SURE MY BIGGEST HOPE IS TO SUPPORT AND -- THE PROFESSIONALS IN OUR MEDICAL CAPACITY, TO SUPPORT THE LEADERSHIP IN THE ISDS BECAUSE WHAT'S GOING ON IN SAN MARCOS ISD IS NOT WHAT'S GOING ON IN WIMBERLEY ISD SO. I FEEL WE ARE A BIG ENOUGH FOOTPRINT THAT WE AS A COUNTY CAN SUPPORT SOME DOCUMENT THAT WILL DEPORT THE ISDS BUT NOT GENERALIZE IT TO WHERE IT'S OVERRESTRICTIVE ONE UNDERRESTRICTIVE TO ANOTHER.

WE'RE TRYING TO STRIKE THAT CAREFUL BALANCE. UP UNTIL I THINK MY LAST RESPONSE WAS LATE LAST NIGHT AS TO FEEDBACK FOR THE DOCUMENT THAT MR. KENNEDY HAS PREPARED FOR US, THAT I WAS HOPING TO RELEASE YESTERDAY, BUT THE FEEDBACK CAME IN THAT SUCH A SEQUENCE AND I WAS WORKING THE BUDGET AS WELL. IT DIDN'T COME BACK THIS A TIME HAD A WAS EFFICIENT ENOUGH TO PUT OUT THE DOCUMENT ENOUGH YESTERDAY BUT WE HAVE EVERY

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INTENTION OF WHEN THE NEXT 48 HOURS OF PUTTING OUT SOMEBODY TO SHOW COMMUNITY SUPPORT IN A COUNTY WIDE PERSPECTIVE OF WHAT THE COUNTY IS DOING TO HELP THE PANDEMIC AND THE ISD.

COMMISSIONER SHELL? ANY QUESTIONS? >> YES, SIR.

THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER. AS YOU'RE WORK ON, THIS I KNOW THAT I BROUGHT THIS UP LAST WEEK. THE CONVERSATION THAT'S YOU'RE HAVING, ARE YOU HAVING SIMILAR CONVERSATIONS IN COORDINATION WITH THE UNIVERSITY I WOULD ASSUME? YES, AND ACTUALLY I HAVE A CONFERENCE CALL SCHEDULE WITH THEM TOMORROW TO DISCUSS WHAT THEIR PLANS ARE. THEY CREATED THEIR OWN EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS PLAN FOR WHAT TO DO IF THERE'S A CASE IN A CLASSROOM AND BUILDING AND A DORM DIFFERENT SCENARIOS.

SO I'VE BEEN WORKING WITH THEM JUST MAKING SURE THAT THEY ARE PREPARED AND HOW THEY ARE GOING TO BE DOING CONTACT TRACING SHOULD A PERSON TEST POSITIVE IN A DORM OR WHO THEY CAME INTO

CONTACT WITH. >> I GUESS MY QUESTION JUDGE AS WE HAVE CONVERSATIONS WITH THE ISDS, WE'RE LOOK AT AND I KNOW I SAID THESE NUMBERS LAST WEEK WE HAVE A LITTLE OVER 36,000 STUDENTS AND THE ISDS OF COMING BACK. WE HAVE A WAY TO I DON'T WANT TO SAY TRACK OR FOLLOW, BUT TO KEEP ACCOUNT OF THOSE STUDENTS. THEY HAVE PARENTS OR THEY HAVE GUARDIANS, OR THEY HAVE INTERACTIONS IN OUR COMMUNITY THAT WE KNOW DURING THE DAY THAT EVEN IF THEY ARE DOING AT-HOME CONSTRUCTION THAT WE CAN SOMEWHAT CONTAIN THAT.

MY BIGGEST CONCERN IS THAT WE GOT 38, 39,000 FOLKS HAD A WE HAVE NO IDEA WHERE THEY ARE COMING FROM, COMING INTO OUR COMMUNITY WITHIN THE NEXT MONTH. 3300 FULL-TIME STAFF THAT WE NEED THEIR FULL-TIME RESIDENTS OF THE COMMUNITY THEY ARE GOING TO BE EXPOSED TO THOSE FOLKS AT THAT UNIVERSITY AND WE DON'T HAVE A PARALLEL SYSTEM FOR THAT. AND THAT'S A CONCERN FOR ME.

IF WE LOOK AT THE RATE OF INFECTION AND I KNOW YOU DISCUSSED THIS VERY SPECIFICALLY BEFORE YOUR LAST ORDER OR BEFORE THE LAST GENERAL ORDER, WHEN WE SAW THAT MASSIVE INFLUX OF INFECTION, THAT'S WHERE IT WAS, WAS IN THAT POPULATION. I WOULD HOPE AS WE HAVE THE CONVERSATIONS IN THE UNIVERSITY WE WOULD TAKE THAT INTO ACCOUNT AND TRY TO AT LEAST SOMEWHAT MIRROR, OR IF YOU ALL DO HAVE SOME TYPE OF COUNTYWIDE AGREEMENT TO PART OF THAT OR AT

LEAST PARTICIPATE IN THE CONVERSATIONS. >> YES.

WE DON'T LEAVE THE BEAUTIFUL BIG TEXAS STATE OUT OF THE CONVERSATION.

WELL SAID TWO WEEKS IN A ROW, AND WE ARE CONTINUING TO COMMUNICATE WITH THEM.

>> OK. AND AGAIN, IF THERE'S A DELAYED START, IF Y'ALL ARE LOOK AT A DELAYED START, I KNOW THAT SEVERAL AND I DON'T KNOW WHAT, AGAIN, HAYS COUNTY OR THE ACISD IS DIFFERENT FOR WIMBERLEY SUCH AS DRIPPING IF THERE IS TIME TO COORDINATE THEY ARE NOT OPEN UNTIL THE EIGHTH AND MAYBE THAT'S SOMETHING THE UNIVERSITY SHOULD LOOK AT ALL IN LINE TO THE EIGHTH LIKE ALL THE OTHERS DO. IF IT'S GOOD FOR SOME OF US IT SHOULD BE GOOD FOR ALL OF US TO TRY TO ADDRESS IT. ONE QUESTION THAT I HAVE AND THIS MAY BE MORE DIRECTED TO MR. VILLALOBOS. YOU JUST TALKED ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY AND THEIR PLANS FOR IF THEY HAVE AN INFECTION, HOW THEY ARE GOING TO DEAL WITH THAT AND THE INDIVIDUAL OFFICES, AND I THINK THAT AESM, I KNOW WE'VE TALKED ABOUT IN THE PAST AND -- ALEX -- AND WE DID A COUNTY WIDE SITDOWN WITH ALL OUR DEPARTMENT HEALTH AND ELECTED OFFICIALS ABOUT HOW THEY WERE GOING TO DEAL WITH INDIVIDUAL INFECTIONS AND OFFICES, HOW THOSE OFFICES WOULD FUNCTION. WHAT WE'RE ASKING BUSINESSES TO DO OUT THERE WE DON'T HAVE OR IF NOT PUBLICIZED. I MENTIONED THIS LAST MONTH. REALLY A PLAN FOR HOW IT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN OR STANDARDIZED OPERATING PROCEDURE FOR EACH OFFICE THAT WE HAVE.

AT LOWEST THERE'S A POSSIBLE INFECTION AND A TAX OFFICE OR IN A JP'S OFFICE.

WHAT HAPPENS. OUR ONLY PLAN RIGHT NOW IS TO SHUT EVERYTHING DOWN.

AND I DON'T KNOW AS, YOU KNOW, AFTER MY PRECINCT FOUR OFFICE BEINGED FOR A MONTH.

YOU WALK UP HERE TO THE BUILDING OUR COURTHOUSE IS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC AND I UNDERSTAND.

THAT I UNDERSTAND THE NEED FOR IT BUT AT END OF THE DAY SOMETHING BETTER THAN WE'RE JUST GOING TO SHUT EVERYTHING DOWN OR AT LEAST GIVE SOME ASSEMBLANCE AT LEAST ON THE WEBSITE OR SOMETHING, SOMETHING THAT'S EASILY VERY ACCESSIBLE FOR SOMEBODY TO SAY OK I HAVE TO GO TO THE TAX OFFICE TODAY AND THE ONE IN DRIPPING SPRINGS IS CLOSED, SO WE NEED SOME SOME MEANS, SOME GENERAL DOCUMENT THAT HAS ALL OF OUR OFFICES LISTED AND AS THE INDIVIDUAL CHANGES HAPPEN, WE HAVE THOSE UPDATED AUTOMATICALLY AND THAT WE CAN HAVE SOME IDEA FOR OUR --

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FOR OUR GENERAL PUBLIC THAT OK WE FOUND OUT SOMETHING TODAY, EVEN IF IT'S NOT ON THE WEBSITE YET. WE DON'T HAVE 30 PEOPLE SHOWING UP.

WE CAN YOU WHEREVER OUR OFFICE IS CLOSEDS WE HAVE UPWARDS OF 20 TO 30 PEOPLE AN HOUR COME -- CLOSED -- COME AND KNOCK ON THE DOOR, AND WE DIDN'T HAVE ANYTHING TO TELL THEM OTHER THAN WE'RE CLOSED. MAYBE WE'LL BE OPEN IN A WEEK. MAYBE WE'LL BE OPEN IN TWO WEEKS. HAVING SOME OK, OUR PLANS ARE IF WE HAVE AN INFECTION, WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A TESTING -- WE HAVE A CERTAIN PERIOD WHERE WE'RE GOING TO BE TESTING.

WE'RE GOING TO BE EXPECTING SOME TYPE OF RESPONSE FROM THAT. AND THEN AFTER WE HAVE CLEARED THE OFFICE WE WILL OPEN WITHIN 48 HOURS OF THAT OFFICE. AND I DON'T KNOW IF THAT'S NOT SCIENTIFIC. I'M JUST SAYING THAT SOME PLAN AS TO HOW TO ADDRESS THAT, BECAUSE AGAIN, I KNOW I'M NOT THE ONLY ELECTED OFFICIAL THAT GETS FRUSTRATED E-MAILS AND FRUSTRATED PHONE CALLS AS TO WE'RE PAYING FOR THESE SERVICES. WE PAY OUR TAXES.

WHY CAN'T WE GET THESE COUNTY WIDE SERVICES. AGAIN, SOME REASSURANCE AS TO WHEN AND WHERE THOSE OFFICES WOULD OPEN, HOW WE WOULD GO ABOUT IT, HOW WE'RE ADDRESSING THE ISSUE WOULD BE HELPFUL. AND I APPRECIATE EVERYTHING Y'ALL ARE DOING.

I JUST THINK SOMETHING IS MORE AVAILABLE WOULD BE HELPFUL. I DON'T KNOW THE BEST WAY TO DO

THAT. >> I KNOW THAT WE HAVE -- ONE OF THE WAYS THAT WE WERE DISCUSSING REMEDYING IT AND TRYING TO UTILIZE THE CARE DOLLARS WAS NUMBER ONE, A APPOINTMENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, WHICH I KNOW WE'RE STILL WORKING THROUGH THAT PROCESS.

ALSO UPDATING OUR WEBSITE OR WEB SYSTEM TO BE MORE AN ONLINE BUSINESS BECAUSE WE CONDUCT IT THAT WAY. I KNOW WE HAVE A SIGNIFICANT POPULATION SO THE ONLY THING I CAN SAY WITH REGARDS TO THAT IS MAKING SURE ALL THOSE NUMBERS ARE APPARENTSABLE REACHED OUT TO -- APPARENT, VISIBLE AND REACHED OUT IF THEY ARE CLOSED. ALSO IF AN OFFICE IS CLOSED WE'RE UTILIZING OUR RESOURCES TO SAY HEY IT'S SHUT DOWN. USE THIS NUMBER FOR A DIFFERENT LOCATION TO CONDUCT BUSINESS. IT'S A SIMPLE FIX HAD A WE CAN COME UP CURRENTLY, BUT I KNOW THERE'S MULTIPLE ITEMS THAT ARE COMING FORWARD TO ADDRESS APPOINTMENT MANAGEMENT, AND ALSO TALKING AND SPEAKING WITH A CURRENT ORGANIZATION THAT CAN ALLOW US TO DO BETTER DIGITAL

SERVICES. >> WHAT ARE WE EXPECTING? >> EXCUSE ME.

>> WHEN ARE WE EXPECTING THOSE. >> I KNOW THERE WAS AN RFP THAT CAME OUT WITH OUR MANAGEMENT TEAM AND THE ORGANIZATION I'M TALKING TO I THINK I'VE ALREADY HAD A COUPLE OF MEETINGS WITH THEM AND ADDITIONAL MEETINGS COMING FORWARD BECAUSE WE'RE STILL NEGOTIATING WHAT WE NEED FROM THEM IN TERMS OF ACTUALER IS ADVISE AND A LOT OF ORGANIZATIONS WE'RE TALKING WITH -- WE NEED A VERY SPECIFIC NEED FOR CONDUCTING DIGITAL SERVICES I WANT IT FIND AN ORGANIZATION CAN THAT CAN DO THAT PIECE FOR US RATHER THAN TAKE OVER THE ENTIRE SYSTEM OF REVAMPING.

THAT'S A CONVERSATION WE NEED TO CONTINUE TO HAVE WITH NOT ONLY OUR TEAM, BUT ALSO WITH JEFF.

>> HAVE YOU RECEIVED RESPONSES FOR MOST OF THE OFFICES AS FAR AS WHAT THEY NEED TO BE FULLY FUNCTIONAL? I KNOW THAT WE HAVE DONE THE SURVEYS.

HAVE WE GOTTEN RESPONSES FROM EVERYONE? >> MOST OF THE RESPONSES HAVE COME FORWARD WITH THE PPE HAND SANITIZER, ALL THOSE DIFFERENT THINGS.

WE HAD MEETINGS FROM MANY ELECTIVES AND PROVIDE KIDS TO THEM FOR THEIR OFFICES AND FURTHERMORE CONTINUING WITH OUR LOGISTIC TEAM AS IF THERE'S ANYTHING THAT YOU NEED FROM US AS FOR YOUR OFFICES FOR YOUR TOTAL OPERATIONS THEN PLEASE CONTACT US TO GET FACE MASKS HAND SANITIZER DISINFECTION WIPES, AND SANITIZING THE OFFICE WHETHER TO USE OUR 360 MACHINE OR THE NEW MACHINE PURCHASED BEING UTILIZED FOR THIS EFFECT. SO THOSE ARE ALL THINGS THAT WE HAVE BEEN VERY VOCAL OUTREACHING OUT. IF YOU NEED THOSE ITEMS AND SOMETHING SHUTS DOWN. I KNOW TAMMY HAS BEEN CALLED OUT TO THOSE LOCATIONS, TOO.

HER TEAM HAS COME OUT TO DISINFECT THOSE LOCATIONS. THERE'S BEEN A CONSISTENT TEAM THIS IS COMING OUT AND HITTING THESE AREAS THAT HAVE HIGH USE AND HIGH CONTACT.

>> PLEXIGLASS INATION. >> THERE'S ALSO BEEN SOME OF THE RENOVATION AREAS TO CREATE THOSE

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BARRIERS FOR PEOPLE. I KNOW WE HAVE HAD GREAT DISCUSSIONS FOR THOSE PEOPLE WHO HAVE PUBLIC FACING SPACES TO TAKE CARE OF THAT. I THINK ONE OF THE OTHER THINGS COMING IN EARLY ON WAS THROUGH OUR PROCESS FOR THE KIOSK AND APPOINTMENT MANAGEMENT WAS ANOTHER WAY FOR US TO HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO SOCIAL DISTANCE ON TOP OF ALL OF THAT IN CASE WE'RE NEEDED TO BEAR DOWN AND LESSEN OUR CONTACT WITH PEOPLE FACE-TO-FACE, IN CASE THESE INFECTIONS GO UP JUST LIKE THEY DID FOR THE COURTS, JUST LIKE WE DID FOR THE GOVERNMENT CENTER WHERE WE SHOULD EVERYTHING DOWN. MOST OF THEM HAD A WE HAVE DISCUSSED WITH REGARDS TO REMOTE SERVICING FROM THEIR OFFICES, A LOT OF THEM HAVE A PLAN TO DO THAT FROM THEIR OFFICES.

SOME OF THEM CANNOT DO THAT FROM THEIR OFFICE. AND I THINK THAT ALL OF THEM HAVE COME UP WITH GREAT IDEAS INDIVIDUALLY AS DEPARTMENTS TO ADDRESS THAT.

I THINK THE MAIN THING YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT IS HAVING ACCESSIBILITY FOR COMMUNICATION ON IF SOMETHING IS COMPLETELY SHUT DOWN FOR THEIR SERVICING. WHERE ARE THEY GOING TO GO NEXT? BECAUSE THEY WANT TO BE TIMELY. THEY WANT TO HAVE ACCESS TO A REPRESENTATIVE TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE SERVICE. WE CAN DO THAT WITH THE CURRENT WEBSITE, ACCESS TO BE A PHONE NUMBER STRAIGHTFORWARD ADVICE WHBLE IT HAPPENS. I THINK THAT I CAN -- ADVISABLE

-- VISIBLE WHEN IT HAPPENS. I THINK THAT CAN HAPPEN. >> I UNDERSTAND THAT.

IT'S VERY HARD, VERY HARD FOR SOMEONE SHOWING UP AT AN OFFICE TO KNOW WHERE THAT IS AND KNOW WHERE TO GO. I GUESS I APPRECIATE EVERYTHING THAT WE ARE DOING, BUT I THINK THAT WE ARE A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO WE MOVE FORWARD WITH SOMEONE WITH TO DO ADDITIONAL COMMUNICATION TO HELP YOU ON THIS STUFF. MAYBE THAT SHOULD BE THE FOCUS OF WHAT THEY ARE DOING. IT'S VERY DIFFICULT I THINK ONE OF THE THINGS ON THE BACKSIDE OF THIS IS NOT ONLY ARE OFFICES CLOSED BUT RAMIFICATIONS ARE. I SAY THAT VERY SPECIFICALLY.

LOOK AT PRECINCT FOUR WHEN OUR OFFICE WAS CLOSED WE HAD EARLY VOTING FOR TWO WEEKS.

I CAN TELL YOU THE CONFUSION THAT WAS PUT FORTH WHENEVER WE HAD ONE OF THE OFFICES THIS WEEK CLOSE BECAUSE OF COVID IN PRECINCT FOUR, MULTIPLE PHONE CALLS, MULTIPLE E-MAILS SAYING OH, MY GOD. I VOTED IN THEIR LAST WEEK AND I WAS EXPOSED.

WHAT CAN I DO? HOW CAN I ADDRESS THIS. THE FACT IS THAT THAT OFFICE WAS CLOSED DURING EARLY VOTING IT. WOULD HAVE BEEN VERY SIMPLE TO SAY WELL ACTUALLY YOU WEREN'T EXPOSED. THERE WAS NO ONE HERE IN THAT OFFICE FOR THE TWO WEEKS OF EARLY VOTING BECAUSE WE WERE OUT BECAUSE OF FLOODING AND IT WOULD HAVE AVOIDED ANY CONFUSION.

THE SIMPLE THINGS LIKE THAT I THINK ARE TRYING TO ADDS THE SIMPLE SOLUTION, WOULD GO A LONG WAY OF JUST EASINGING TO PEOPLE'S CONCERNS. AND THAT IS WHERE I THINK THAT AS WE LOOK AT HOW WE COMMUNICATE WITH OUR CITIZENS ON THIS, SIMPLE IS BET ARE AND FOLKS

WOULD LOVE TO HAVE THAT. >> THANK YOU, SIR. MR. VILLALOBOS I BELIEVE ALL THE ELECTED OFFICIALS THAT RUN THE INDEPENDENT OFFICES COULD, AS OUR COMMISSIONER JUST SAID, SIMPLE THINGS. IF AN OFFICE IS CLOSED THEY CAN SIMPLY PUT A SIGN ON THE DOOR WITH A SIGN ON THE WEBSITE OR WHERE TO GO. THAT CAN BE ONE OF THOSE SIMPLE

THINGS. >> AGAIN, IN ALLUDING TO THE POINT OF COMMISSIONER SMITH IS THAT HAVING SOMETHING THAT'S CONSISTENT IF THEY NEEDED TO DO THAT IT'S UP AND IT'S GOING TO WORK EVERY SINGLE TIME THEY PUT THE SIGN UP IN CASE THEY HAVE THE SHUT DOWN.

I AGREE. >> THANK YOU MR. VILLALOBOS. >> THANK YOU.

[2. Adopt a proclamation declaring August 2020 as National Immunization Awareness Month in Hays County. INGALSBE/T.CRUMLEY]

>> THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR QUESTIONS AND EVERYONE WHO CONTRIBUTED WOULD YOU PLEASE

OPEN AGENDA ITEM NUMBER TWO. >> NUMBER TWO ADOPT A PROCLAMATION DECLARING AUGUST

2020 AS NATIONAL IMMUNIZATION AWARENESS MONTH IN HAYS COUNTY. >> SECOND.

>> WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND. WOULD YOU PLEASE READ THE

PROCLAMATION? >> YES. WHEREAS EACH YEAR CHILDREN, ADOLESCENTS AND ADULTS DIE FROM VACCINE-PREVENTABLE DISEASES OR THEIR COMPLICATIONS, AND WHEREAS THE BURDEN OF VACCINE PREVENTABLE DISEASE OCCURS IN TEXAS AMONG PEOPLE OF ALL CULTURES, RACES AND SOCIETAL GROUPS, WHEREAS SAFE AND EFFECTIVE VACCINES ARE AVAILABLE TO PROTECT AGAINST DISEASE, DISABILITY AND DEATH PERFECT COMMUNICABLE DISEASE INCLUDING DIPHTHERIA, HEPATITIS-A, HEPATITIS B, HUMAN PAPILLOMA VIRUS, INFLUENZA, MEASLES, MENINGITIS, MUMPS, NUM OWE COCCAL DISEASE, POLIO, RUBELLA, VERICELLA WHEREAS EVERY AUGUST THE NATIONAL IMMUNIZATION AWARENESS CAMPAIGN IS VOTED TO INCREASING PUBLIC KNOWLEDGE ACCEPTANCE AND USE OF VACCINES TO PROTECT ADOLESCENTS AGAINST SERIOUS LIFE THREATENING

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DISEASES, AND WHEREAS THE ANNUAL OBSERVANCE OF NATIONAL IMMUNIZATION AWARENESS MONTH IS INTENDED TO INCREASE AWARENESS AND UNDERSTANDING OF VACCINE PREVENTABLE DISEASES AND THEIR PREVENTION AT LOCAL, STATE AND NATIONAL LEVELS. NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT THE HAYS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS COURT DOES HERE BY PROCLAIM THE MONTH OF AUGUST 2020, AS NATIONAL IMMUNIZATION AND AWARENESS MONTH. IN CAYCE COUNTY AND URGES PARENTS, YOUNG PEOPLE AND ADULTS TO MAKE THEY AND THEIR LOVED ONES ARE UP TO DATE ON THEIR IMMUNIZATIONS. WE ALSO ENCOURAGE BUSINESSES, GOVERNMENT AGENCIES, COMMUNITY-BASED ORGANIZATIONS, AND SERVICE GROUPS TO SPREAD THE IMMUNIZATION MESSAGE THROUGHOUT THEIR COMMUNITIES, BEING UP TO DATE PROTECTS THEM, THEIR FAMILIES AND OUR COMMUNITY FROM

PREVENTABLE DISEASES, ADOPTED THIS, THE 28TH DAY OF JULY 2020. >> SO WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND AND WE'VE READ THE PROCLAMATION. WOULD YOU LIKE TO SPEAK BEFORE

OR AFTER THE VOTE? >> HOWEVER YOU'D LIKE, SIR. >> OK, PLEASE CALL A VOTE.

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

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

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

>> YES. AND IF YOU'LL STATE YOUR NAME AND TITLE.

>> ERIC SCHNEIDER EPIDEMIOLOGIST IN HAYS COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT.

I'M HERE TO REMIND THE PUBLIC DESPITE THE FACT WE'VE TALKED ABOUT COVID-19 FOR AT THE 30 MINUTES THERE ARE OTHER DISEASES STILL AFFLICTING HAYS COUNTY RESIDENTS, AND AUGUST IS NATIONAL IMMUNIZATION AWARENESS MONTH. BECAUSE OF THE ADVANCES OF MEDICAL SCIENCE, CHILDREN CAN BE PROTECTED AGAINST MORE DISEASES THAN EVER BEFORE.

SOME DISEASES THAT ONCE INJURED, DISABLED OR KILLED THOUSANDS OF CHILDREN EACH YEAR HAVE BEEN ELIMINATED COMPLETELY FROM OUR SHORES AND OTHERS ARE CLOSE TO EXTINCTION PRIMARILY DUE IT SAFE VACCINES. HERE IN THE U.S. WE'RE FORTUNATE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF IMMUNIZATIONS HAS WORKED SO WELL IT ALLOWS PEOPLE TO QUESTION IF VACCINES ARE EVEN NECESSARY.

MANY PEOPLE BELIEVE THIS BECAUSE THEY TEND TO THINK OF THESE DISEASES AS MORE OF A PROBLEM FOR OTHER COUNTRIES, BUT IF OUR CURRENT SITUATION HAS TAUGHT US ANYTHING IS THAT ANY DISEASE CAN BE ON OUR SHORES AT ANY MOMENT. IN 2000 THE CDC DECLARED MEASLES HAVE BEEN ELIMINATED OF THE UNITED STATES. BECAUSE OF THE INTERCREASE OF INTERNATIONAL TRAVELING AND INCREASE OF NUMBER WERE REFUSING TO VACCINATE MORE THAN 1282 CASES OF MEASLES OCCURRED IN THE UNITED STATES IN 2019. THIS WAS THE LARGEST OUTBREAK THE UNITED STATES HAD SEEN SINCE THE VACCINE WAS INVENTED. AS EVERYONE HAS SEEN OVER THE LAST FIVE MONTHS IT TAKES A COMMUNITY EFFORT TO MAKE PUBLIC HEALTH PROGRAMS WORK EFFECTIVELY.

IF WE CONTINUE VACCINATING AND VACCINATE COMPLETELY, THERE JUST MIGHT BE A TIME MANY OF THE DISEASES THAT AFFLICT US TODAY WILL NO LONGER BE AROUND TO HARM FUTURE GENERATIONS.

THANK YOU. >> THANK YOU, MR. SCHNEIDER. WELL DONE.

SO AGENDA ITEM NUMBER THREE IS SCHEDULED FOR A 1:00 P.M. PRESENTATION SO WE'RE GOING TO

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

GO ON TO AGENDA ITEM NUMBER 42. >> NUMBER 42 DISCUSSION RELATED TO THE HAYS COUNTY INMATE

POPULATION TO CURRENT POPULATION ACCOUNTS AND COSTS. >> EACH WEEK THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE SENDS MY OFFICE A REPORT OF OUR JAIL POPULATION AND WE'VE ADDED A FEW ITEMS, AS WE HAVE SEEN THE NEED AND I THINK THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR PROVIDING THEM THE CAPACITY IS 360 INMATES. HOLDING 10% OF CAPACITY OPEN WHICH LOWERS OUR CURRENT CAPACITY TO 311. THE JAIL'S DAILY AVERAGE WAS 48 AND PEAK WAS 466 ON JULY 23RD FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 19DTH THROUGH -- 19TH THROUGH 25TH, 2020.

THE ESTIMATED COST FOR OUTSOURCING INMATES THIS WEEK IS 61,287 DOLLARS.

THE AVERAGE NUMBER OF OUTSOURCED MALES IS 172 AND FEMALES ARE 6. INMATES WERE HOUSED IN THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES, PLAN WITH COSHTION BURNETT, CALDWELL, FORT BEND, GUADELUPE AND WALKER HAVE ASKED FOR THE ARRESTS BY AGENCY AND HERE IT IS. BUDA POLICE DEPARTMENT IN SAME TIME FRAME OF THAT WEEK FIVE INMATES WERE INCLUDE. DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY, ONE. HAYS COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE, 55.

BUT THAT INCLUDES COURT-ORDERED COMMITMENTS, INDIVIDUALS TURNING THEMSELVES IN ON WARRANTS FROM EIGHT OTHER AGENCIES AND WARRANT PICKUPS FROM OTHER COUNTIES. KYLE POLICE DEPARTMENT SAN MARCOS POLICE DEPARTMENT, 33, AND TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY, TWO. AND OF COURSE, WITH OUR PANDEMIC UPON US WE'VE ADDED THE COVID 19 TESTING UPDATE, INMATES WITH COVID AND AS OF 11:00 A.M. ON

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JULY 27TH, 2020 THERE ARE 62 POSITIVE INMATES WITH COVID-19 IN OUR HAYS COUNTY JAIL.

THAT DOES NOT INCLUDE EMPLOYEES. THAT IS PURELY INMATES. I'M GOING TO CONTINUE TO FOLLOW THE REASON FOR FOLKS BEING THE COURTROOM SO IF YOU WILL YOU WILL PLEASE OPEN AGENDA ITEM

[33. Discussion and possible action to name the training facilities at the Hays County Sheriff's Office the "Allen Bridges Training Center", dedicated in memory of former Hays County Sheriff, Allen Bridges (1946-2008). INGALSBE/CUTLER]

NUMBER 33. >> 33. DISCUSSION OF POSSIBLE ACTION TO NAME THE TRAINING FACILITIES OF THE HAYS COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE THE ALAN BRIDGES TRAINING CENTER DEDICATED IN MEMORY OF FORMER HAYS COUNTY SHERIFF ALAN BRIDGES 1946 TO 2028.

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

>> GOOD MORNING, JUDGE, COMMISSIONERS. I GOT A SPECIAL GUEST WITH ME TODAY I'D LIKE TO INTRODUCE KATHY BRIDGES THE WIFE OF THE LATE HAYS COUNTY SHERIFF ALAN BRIDGES. AS Y'ALL ARE AWARE IN THE LAST THREE YEARS WE HAVE BEEN IN CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS ACROSS HAYS COUNTY, ALL KINDS OF PROJECTS GOING ON.

NOW WE'RE NEARING THE END THE JAIL IS GETTING CLOESS TO COMPLETION OF AM THE PUBLIC SAFETY BUILDING FLEE MAINTENANCE A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO AND THE NEXT ONE TO BE THE FIRST ONE THESE NEXT TO BE COMPLETED IS THE TRAINED ACADEMY. SO WE'RE ONLY WEEKS AWAY FROM COMPLETION AND WE'RE EXCITED ABOUT IT. WE TRAINED LAST YEAR OVER 54,000 HOURS LOGGED IF IN OUR ACADEMY, WHICH IS TOO MUCH OF A -- AS IF WE LOST IT IN THE FLOODS IN MEMORIAL DAY. SO WE'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO THAT.

SO I COME TO YOU TODAY BECAUSE I LIKE TO NAME THE TRAINED ACADEMY ALAN BRIDGES.

WORKING WITH GENERAL COUNCIL HERE AND I'M GOING TO TURN IT EVERY TO HIM RIGHT NOW BECAUSE

HE'S DONE RESEARCH AND COUNSELOR. >> COURT, I CRAFTED A SHORT RESOLUTION FOR THIS, WHICH I CAN READ ALOUD AND IF THE COURT WOULD ENTERTAIN IT THE COURT WITH SIGN THAT AND I HAVE AN EXTRA CPY FOR MISS BRIDGES AS WELL IF THE COURT WOULD ENTERTAIN THAT. I'LL SAY THAT I WAS HERE IN 2008 AND THE DAY WE LAID SHERIFF BRIDGES TO REST WAS BITTERLY COLD. THE WINDCHILL FACTOR WAS LOW.

I'LL ALWAYS REMEMBER THAT BUT ALL ALWAYS REMEMBER THE CHURNING OUT OF THE COMMUNITY FOR THAT PROCESSION. I KEEP A PICTURE OF IT IN MY OFFICE.

IT WAS A SPECIAL OUTPOURING OF THE COMMUNITY TODAY. >> YES PLEASE IF YOU WILL READ

THAT. >> YOU BETCHA. MY RESOLUTION OF THE HAYS COUNTY COURT NAMING THE ALABAMA BRIDGES TRAINING CENTER. WHEREAS SHERIFF ALAN BRIDGES WAS APPOINTED IN 2005 BEFORE TWICE RUNNING ELECTIONS TO SERVE AS THE DUAL ELECTED HAYS COUNTY SHERIFF AND WHEREAS PRIOR TO BECOMING THE HAYS COUNTY SHERIFF ALAN BRIDGES HONORABLY SERVED FOR 33 YEARS IN LAW ENFORCEMENT IN AUSTIN, TEXAS AND IN HAYS COUNTY TEXAS.

AND WHEREAS ALAN BRIDGES CONTINUED TO SERVE HIS COMMUNITY UP UNTIL THE VERY DAY HE PASSED FROM THIS WORLD ON DECEMBER 6TH, 2008. AND WHEREAS HAYS COUNTY STILL RECALLS THE LEGACY OF LEADERSHIP DEDICATION, AND GIVING THAT ALAN BRIDGES LEFT TO HIS COUNTY AND IT HIS COLLEAGUES. AND WHEREAS NAMING THE NEWLY BILGHT TRAINING CENTER LOCATED AT THE SHERIFFS -- NEWLY BUILT TRAINING CENTER LOCATED AFTER ALAN BRIDGES IS A FITTING WAY TO EXTEND HIS LEGACY OF PROFESSIONALISM AND PROVIDE CADETS AND OFFICES A TRAINING AND ROLE MODEL FOR EXCELLENCE. THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED AS COMMISSIONERS COURT OF HAYS COUNTY POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF STATE OF TEXAS THAT SHERIFF'S OFFICE TRAINING CENTER ONCE SUBSTANTIALLY COMPLETE SHALL BE NAMED THE HONOURABLE BRIDGES TRAINING CENTER TO HONOR THE

MEMORY AND LEGACY OF LATE SHERIFF ALAN BRIDGES. >> BEAUTIFUL.

WELL DONE. MISS BRIDGES, WOULD YOU LIKE TO SAY ANYTHING?

THANK YOU BEING HERE. >> THANK YOU. I'D JUST LIKE TO TELL YOU, THIS IS SUCH AN HONOR. -- HERE RIGHT NOW AND HE'S VERY PROUD.

HE LOVED THIS COUNTY. >> THANK YOU, MA'AM. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

>> HE LOVED WHAT HE DID. >> THANK YOU. COMMISSIONERS?

>> JUDGE, THANK YOU. SHERIFF CALLED ME AND ASKED IF I WOULD SPONSOR THIS AGENDA ITEM AND I WAS SO HONORED TO BE -- MR. BRIDGES AND HE WAS REALLY A WONDERFUL GRACIOUS INDIVIDUAL.

I KNOW THAT WE CARE THAT PEOPLE ARE -- HE REALLY WAS A GREAT MAN TO EVERYONED MR. KENNEDY SAID HE SERVED IN LAW ENFORCEMENT FOR

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OVER 33 YEARS. I THOUGHT IT WAS SIX YEARS BUT NEVERTHELESS IT WAS A LONG TIME

BUT HE WAS HEAVILY INVOLVED AND WE REALLY APPRECIATE THAT. >> 36 YEARS.

>> THAT'S WHAT I THOUGHT. HE SERVED AND WAS INVOLVED WITH APD AND CONTINUED HAD A COMMITMENT HERE IN HAYS COUNTY AND WAS VERY INVOLVED WITH MONSANTO.

WE APPRECIATE EVERYTHING HE DID FOR OUR COMMUNITY. WE THANK HIM SO MUCH FOR BEING

HERE AND IT'S AN HONOR FOR ME TO SAY THIS. >> THANK YOU SO MUCH.

>> SO JUST FOR THE RECORD THE OVER 33 YEARS PRIOR TO THE APPOINTMENT OF SHERIFF, 3 YEARS

-- >> YES. >> WELL DONE.

>> THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE. ALAN WAS LOVED ALL OVER THE COMMUNITY.

HE WAS REALLY POPULAR IN OUR PRECINCT THE HE DIED BEFORE I BECAME A COMMISSIONER BUT I KNEW HIM VERY WELL AND I KNOW HE'S PROUD OF YOU AND ALSO YOUR SON IN FOLLOWING THE TRADITION IN

LAW ENFORCEMENT. >> HE WOULD BE HERE HE POSSIBLY BROKE HIS WRIST LAST NIGHT.

>> THANK YOU. >> I DO REMEMBER THAT DAY OF BITTER COLD.

THAT WAS AMAZING THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE. >> COMMISSIONER SHELL.

>> I WANT TO THANK COMMISSION ARE INGALSBE AND THE SHERIFF FOR BRINGING US UP AND APPRECIATE MRS. BRIDGES FOR BEING HERE. I'VE SEEN THAT PICKET NEUROMR. KENNEDY'S OFFICE AND HE TOLD ME THE STORY OF THAT. I THINK IT'S A GREAT TRIBUTE TO SHERIFF BRIDGES AND I WISH HIS SON WAS HERE. HE WOULD BE VERY PROUD OF HIM AND HIS ACCOMPLISHMENTS IN LAW

ENFORCEMENT. >> MR. SMITH? >> I JUST WANT TO SAY THANK YOU, MA'AM. AS A SOMEONE WHO LOST FAMILY, I SACRIFICE.

NOW TO YOUR FAMILY AND I'M EXCITED THAT -- THANK YOU. >> THANK YOU.

DR. CARDENAS WILL YOU PLEASE CALL THE ROLL. >> COMMISSIONER SMITH.

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

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

>> JUDGE BECERRA. >> YES. >> THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU. WILL YOU PLEASE OPEN AGENDA ITEM NUMBER 35?

[35. Discussion and possible action to appoint Judges, Alternate Judges and clerks for the November 3, 2020 General Election for a two-year term from August 1, 2020 to July 31, 2022. BECERRA/ANDERSON]

>> 35 DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION TO APPOINT JUDGES, ALTERNATE JUDGES AND CLERKS FOR THE NOVEMBER 3, 2020 GENERAL ELECTION FOR A TWO-YEAR TERM FROM AUGUST 1, 2020 TO JULY 31ST

2022. >> MOTION? >> WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND. MISS ANDERSON. BEFORE WE VOTE.

>> GOOD MORNING, COURT AND THANK YOU FOR LEAVING THIS ITEM TO ACCOMMODATE THE REST OF DAY THE'S ACTIVITIES. CHAPTER 32 OF THE ELECTION CODE EXCUSE ME, REQUIRES THAT THE COURT APPROVE -- EXCUSE ME THE APPOINTMENT OF JUDGES AND ALTERNATE JUDGES, SO THAT LIST HAS BEEN PRESENTED BLUE. ALSO, THIS MORNING YOU GOT THE LIST BY LOCATION.

THESE LOCATIONS ARE STILL CHANGING SO THEY WILL BE ON THE AGENDA AUGUST 11TH FOR YOUR APPROVAL ALONG WITH THE ORDER BUT TODAY WILL BE FOIKSED ON THE JUDGES -- FOCUSED ON THE JUDGES.

JUST SO YOU KNOW THE ELECTION BOARD MET ON THE 22ND. ALLERGIES ARE KILLING ME TODAY, AND THEY SUPPLIED THESE LISTS AND THEY WERE CREATED BY THE BOARD.

SO THAT'S WHAT IS BEFORE YOU TODAY. >> THANK YOU.

COMMISSIONER? >> I JUST WANT TO SAY THANK YOU TO MISS ANDERSON.

I KNOW THAT I'VE WORKED DIRECTLY WITH HER OVER THE LAST FEW WEEKS TO TRY TO FIND LOCATIONS BECAUSE THAT AS MANY CAN UNDERSTAND, THEY DON'T WANT MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC, SOME OF OUR TRADITIONAL LOCATIONS DON'T WANT MEMBERS OF THE PUB HICK TRAIPSING THROUGH THEIR OFFICES DURING THIS PANDEMIC. -- PUBLIC TRAIPSING THROUGH THEIR OFFICES DURING THIS PANDEMIC. WE'VE LOST A NUMBER OF OUR TRADITIONAL LOCATIONS.

MISS ANDERSON AND HER STAFF HAVE WORKED WITH OUR MUNICIPALITIES TO IDENTIFY OTHER LOCATION THAT'S WORK. I APPRECIATE THAT AND KNOW YOU'RE STILL CONTINUING TO DO THAT. IT'S NOT EASY. THE GOVERNOR DIDN'T HELP YOU YESTERDAY WHATEVER HE ANNOUNCED THAT WE WERE GOING TO DORL VOTING FOR ANOTHER WEEK.

I SUPPORT. KNOWING IT A MONTH AGO WOULD BE BETTER THAN KNOWING YESTERDAY BECAUSE WE HAVE BEEN TRYING TO SECURE THOSE LOCATIONS THIS WHOLE TIME.

SO AGAIN, SO I APPRECIATE WORK. I KNOW IT'S NOT AN EASY PROCESS AND IT'S A SCRAMBLE OVER THE LAST FEW WEEKS AND WE HAVE HAD TRADITIONAL LOCATIONS PULL OUT. I KNOW IT'S BEEN HARD.

SO THANK YOU. >> THANK YOU. >> JUDGE I JUST WANT TO THANK ALL THE JUDGES, ALTERNATES AND THE CLERKS BECAUSE I KNOW IT'S BEEN TOUGH.

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WITH EVERYTHING GOING ON, I KNOW IT'S BECOMING MORE AND MORE --

>> THANK YOU. BOTH PARTY CHAIRS WORKED VERY HARD ON THIS LIST ALONG WITH MYSELF AND WE DO HAVE SOME POLAR APPLICATIONS COMING IN. SO WE WILL PROBABLY SUM THMENT AT A LATER TIME WITH SOME NEW POLL WORKERS. -- SUPPLEMENT AT A LATER TIME

WITH SOME NEW POLL WORKERS. >> IF ANYBODY IS WATCHING AND LISTENING, THAT'S THE POINT I'D LIKE TO MAKE. ALTHOUGH THIS IS BEING VOTED IN RIGHT NOW THE FLEX THE EXISTS TO

MODIFY THE LIST THAT'S BEING PRESENTED -- FLEXIBILITY. >> RIGHT.

IF ANY OF THESE JUDGES OR ALTERNATE JUDGES AND WE CAN ADVISE LATER.

>> THANK YOU. DR. CARDENAS PLEASE CALL THE ROLL.

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

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

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

>> THANK YOU MISS ANDERSON. PLEASE OPEN AGENDA ITEM NUMBER EIGHT.

[8. Authorize the replacement of one (1) 3.5 Ton HVAC system located at the Hays County Pct. 5 Lion's Club building and amend the budget accordingly. JONES/T.CRUMLEY]

>> EIGHT, AUTHORIZE THE REPLACEMENT OF ONE 3 1/2 TON HVAC SYSTEM LOCATED AT THE HAYS COUNTY PRECINCT FIVE LIONS CLUB BUILDING AND AMEND THE BUDGET ACCORDINGLY.

>> MOTION. >> SO MOVED. >> NO PROBLEM.

>> SECOND. >> WE HAVES AND A SECOND. BEFORE WE TAKE THE VOTE WE HAVE

ONE PERSON SIGNED UP TO SPEAK MR. DAN LYON. >> THANK YOU, JUDGE BECERRA.

I GOT TO APOLOGIZE. I DIDN'T GET A CHANCE TO LOOK AT THE PRICING AND THE SCOPE OF THE WORK AND ALL THAT, BUT IF IT'S LIKE THE LAST TWO ACS, THEY HAVE MARKED UP THIS AC 25%.

IF THAT'S INCORRECT I APOLL JOYS FOR THAT NOW. MY OTHER QUESTION HERE IS WHAT IS OUR FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY TO THE LIONS CLUB. I KNOW THEY DO A LOT OF GREAT THINGS FOR CHARITY. THERE'S A LOT OF GOOD ORGANIZATIONS THAT DO THE SAME THING. I DONATE TO CHARITY. Y'ALL HAVE NO FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR MY HC. I JUST THINK Y'ALL NEED TO LET ME KNOW AND WHY WE'RE REPLACE

THE LIONS CLUB AC. THANK YOU. >> THANK YOU, SIR.

>> WE OWNED THE BUILDING OF THE LIONS CLUB. >> WE OWN THE BUILDING THAT THE LIONS CLUB IS HOUSED IN. IT'S BEHIND THE PRECINCT FIVE BUILDING ON THAT SAME FOOTPRINT.

AND THE AC IS OVER 20 YEARS OLD. IT'S NOT BEEN PROPERLY MAINTAINED IS A LOT OF THE AC UNITS HAS NOT BEEN AROUND THE COUNTY. IT'S SUMMERTIME.

IT'S WHAT HAPPENS UNFORTUNATELY YOU START HAVING THE HOT WEATHER.

>> WHEN IS THAT USED FOR OTHER MONDAY NIGHT. >> YEAH.

THERE ARE SEVERAL COMMUNITY GROUPS THAT THEY MAINTAIN IT FOR AND KEEP IT CLEANED.

>> WND WE DO THE MAINTENANCE ON IT. >> COMMISSIONER, ANY OTHER

COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS? >> DR. CARDENAS PLEASE CALL THE ROLL.

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

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

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

[11. Authorize a waiver to the purchasing policy for the purchase of specialty lobby furniture from Arconas Corporation for the Public Safety Building bond project. INGALSBE/CUTLER]

PLEASE OPEN AGENDA ITEM NUMBER 11. >> NUMBER 11, AUTHORIZE A WAIVER TO THE PURCHASING POLICY FOR THE PURCHASE OF SPECIALTY LOBBY FURNITURE FROM ARCONAS

CORPORATION FOR THE PUBLIC SAFETY BUILDING BOND PROJECT. >> SO MOVED.

>> SNEAKED WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND. BEFORE WE CALL THE VOTE WE HAVE

MR. DAN LYON SIGNED UP TO SPEAK. >> THANK YOU AGAIN JUDGE BE BECERRA.

I READ IN THE BACK UP HERE THIS IS WHAT'S IN THE BACK. IT SAYS PUBLIC SAFETY BOND EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT TEAM HAVE REVIEWED THE QUOTE FROM ARCONAS FOR THE SPECIALTY LOBBY FURNITURE TO MATCH THE ACCENT WOOD WALL. WE ARE REQUESTING THE COURT TO WAIVE THE PURCHASING POLICY FOR AN OPEN MARKED PURCHASE TO ASSURE THE AESTHETIC APPEARANCE OF THE LOBY IS PROPERLY MAINTAINED. -- LOBBY.

MULTIPLE SOURCES OF FURNITURE WERE VIEWED AND NO ACCEPTABLE ALTERNATIVE WAS IDENTIFIED.

THE DEALERS PROVIDING A 50% DISCOUNT ON THIS PURCHASE. THIS SCOPE OF WORK WOULD BE

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FUNDED BY A HAYS COUNTY PUBLIC SAFETY BOND. ALL RIGHT.

THERE'S A NUMBER OF PROBLEMS I HAVE ON THIS. WE'RE FUNDING THIS BY THE HAYS COUNTY PUBLIC SAFETY BOUND. THIS HAS TO DO WITH PUBLIC SAFETY.

THEY SAY WE WANT TO ASSURE THE AESTHETIC APPEARANCE. THAT'S, YOUS I DON'T WANT TO USE ANY CURSE WORDS HERE. BUT IT ALMOST BRINGS ME TO THAT. THAT IS RIDICULOUS.

LET'S JUST SAY IT THAT WAY. THEY SAY THEY COULDN'T FIND ANY OTHER FURNITURE TO MATCH THAT.

I DON'T BELIEVE THAT. ALL RIGHT. I'VE GOT THE PRICE QUOTE FROM ARCONAS AND APPARENTLY, THIS IS AN OUTFIT OUT OF QUEBEC, CANADA. FIRST OF ALL, WE'RE NOT PURCHASING LOCALLY. I KNOW Y'ALL ALWAYS TALK ABOUT THAT.

AND THE TOTAL AMOUNT ON THIS, 40,890. THAT IS FOR FURNITURE JUST TO PUT IN THE LOBBY OF THE NEW PUBLIC SAFETY BUILDING. I MEAN, WHERE DOES IT END.

REALLY FOLKS, WHERE DOES IT END? BY THE WAY, WHEN ANY OF Y'ALL -- IF YOU VOTE FOR THIS, IF ANY OF Y'ALL RUN FOR OFFICE AGAIN, DON'T BOTHER SEND MEG YOUR PROPAGANDA.

I DON'T BELIEVE IT. -- SENDING ME YOUR PROPAGANDA. IF SOME OF YOU SAY YOU'RE CONSERVATIVE YOU VOTE FOR THIS, NEVER AGAIN WILL I BELIEVE THAT. OR IF YOU SAY YOU WANT TO HELP THE PEOPLE, IF YOU'RE A DEMOCRAT. I WON'T BELIEVE THAT, EITHER, BECAUSE THIS IS NOT HELPING THE PEOPLE ANY WHATSOEVER. THERE'S A LOT OF PEOPLE OUT THERE THAT DON'T ONLY HAVE FURNITURE, THEY DON'T HAVE A PLACE TO LIVE.

BUT THEY ARE GOING TO BE PAYING FOR THIS. I'M GOING TO BE PAYING FOR THIS.

YOU CAN PICK UP FURNITURE ANYWHERE. USED FURNITURE IS GOING FOR NOTHING DIRT CHEAP. IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE BRAND NEW FURNITURE.

AND ESPECIALLY OVER 40,000. THEY ARE GOING TO CHARGE US $1500 FOR THE INSTALLATION OF THIS FURNITURE AND THE FREIGHT IS GOING TO BE $3490. HUH.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH. >> THANK YOU, SIR. WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND.

COMMISSIONERS, COMMENTS? >> JUDGE, I WILL JUST SAY THAT THE BOND DID INCLUDE FURNITURE FIXTURES AND EQUIPMENT FOR THE ENTIRE PROGRAM OF THE BOND AND PUBLIC SAFETY BUILDINGS, AND THIS REFLECTS THAT. I GUESS ONE OF THE QUESTIONS THAT I HAVE IS HOW DOES THIS PRICE REFLECT THE OTHER BIDS THAT WE RECEIVE. I KNOW HE'S GIVING US 50%

DISCOUNT, BUT I'M NOT SURE HOW THAT REFLECTS ON THE OTHER BIDS. >> IS THAT A QUESTION FOR THE

SHERIFF? >> WHOEVER HAS THAT. I DON'T KNOW IF IT'S -- OK.

>> WOULD THAT BE A QUESTION? WOULD BE A QUESTION FOR BCM I THINK.

I DON'T THINK WE HAVE BCM REPRESENTATIVES HERE. >> OK.

SO WE DON'T HAVE THAT INFORMATION. >> SOMEONE ELSE?

WHO ELSE IS ON THE COMMITTEE? >> DOES ANYBODY FROM THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE HAVE THAT

INFORMATION? OK. >> WHO ELSE IS ON THE COMMITTEE

THAT IS IN THIS ROOM. >> WELL ALONG THE COURT COMMISSIONER SHELL AND I AND

THEN MEMBERS OF THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE. >> SO WE HAVE TWO COURT MEMBERS ON THE COMMITTEE AND MEMBERS OF THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE, BUT NO ONE KNOWS THE QUESTION YOU'RE ASKING. IT'S A VERY GOOD QUESTION AND I'M NOT TRYING TO PUT ANYONE ON THE SPOT, BUT WAS THE DUE DILIGENCE DONE ON THIS AGENDA ITEM FOR THAT DOLLAR AMOUNT?

I SUPPORT YOUR QUESTION, COMMISSIONER. >> WELL IT'S A QUESTION AND I THINK THAT WE NEED IT ANSWERED. BECAUSE I HAVE NO IDEA. IT MAY BE, YOU KNOW, PRETTY WALL OR EQUIVALENT TO WHAT WE'RE GOING TO PAY, BUT IT WOULD BE NICE TO KNOW WHAT THAT WAS SO

THAT WE CAN MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE DOING THE BEST THAT WE CAN. >> BCM IS NOT NORMALLY IN

ATTENDANCE FOR A CONSENT ITEM. >> THANK YOU, MR. KENNEDY. >> THAT'S WHO DID THE DUE

DILIGENCE ON THIS AND THAT'S WHO WOULD ANSWER. >> DOES THE AUDITOR AND I SEE THE AUDITORS OFFICE KEY STROKING AND I JUST DON'T KNOW IF THE AUDITOR IS LOOKING SOMETHING UP THAT WE SHOULD HOLD ON FOR, OR IF WE SHOULD MOVE ON. ADDITIONAL BIDS, FOR EXAMPLE,

ARE WHAT YOU'RE LOOKING FOR. >> THAT'S WHAT I WAS GOING TO ASK, JUDGE.

I THINK WE COME BACK TO IT AND JUST GET THE ANSWER TO THAT QUESTION.

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>> BECAUSE YOU WILL -- YES, MA'AM, YOU WILL BE ABLE TO PULL UP THE ADDITION BIDS CORRECT,

VICKI? >> IF WE DON'T FIND IT, I'LL BE WILLING TO WAIT.

>> SOUNDS GOOD TO ME. >> OK. SO WE WILL NOT CALL THE VOTE ON THAT AGENDA ITEM. I THINK THIS MIGHT BE A GOOD OPPORTUNITY TO TAKE A SHO

>> WE'RE BACK FROM A SHORT RECESSION AND DID NOT RECEIVE A SATISFACTORY ENOUGH INFORMATION FOR AGENDA ITEM NUMBER 11 AND REVISIT MORE SUPPORTING INFORMATION AND I WANT TO THANK MR. DAN LYON FOR BRINGING IT UP. WE HEAR THE CITIZENRY LOUD AND CLEAR AND SOMETIMES WE DON'T GET THE OPPORTUNITY TO SYNCHRONIZE BUT THIS IS ONE OF THE GREAT MOMENTS THAT WE GET TO ACT ON

[15. Authorize an amendment to the Texas Office of the Governor (OOG) - Criminal Justice Division (CJD) related to a grant extension for the Mental Health Crisis Intervention project. INGALSBE/CUTLER]

SOME COMMENTS. THANK YOU FOR THAT. WILL YOU PLEASE OPEN AGENDA ITEM

NUMBER 15. >> 15 AUTHORIZE AN AMENDMENT TO THE TEXAS OFFICE THE GOVERNOR GENERAL JUSTICE DIVISION RELATED TO A GRANT DECISION FOR THE MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS

INTERVENTION PROJECT. >> SO MOVED. >> SECOND.

>> WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND. >> SHE'S HERE TODAY AND I WANT TO ASK YOU TO ASK WHAT TAKES PLACE. IT'S QUITE AN EYE-OPENER TO WHAT

SHE DOES. >> THANK YOU. I JUST WANT TO TAKE A MOMENT REAL QUICK IT THANK THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE AND THEIR LEADERSHIP OFFICE AND PERSONNEL IN PROVIDING THE HEALTH SERVICE COMMUNITY. WHAT I DO ON A DAILY BASIS IS I WORK WITH THE MENTAL HEALTH DEPUTIES AND WE ASSIST PATROL AND GET CALLS REGARDING INDIVIDUALING EXPERIENCING MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS. I WILL HELP THEM ASSIST THEM IN EVALUATING THESE INDIVIDUALS SEEING HOW WE CAN HELP THEM. A LOT OF TIMES WE CAN PROVIDE SAFETY PLANS IF WE HAVE THERE TO SUPPORT THEM AND HELP COORDINATE THEM WITH LOCAL MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES BUT THAT'S NOT ALWAYS THE CASE. SOMETIMES WHEN THEY ARE EXPERIENCING A CRISIS WE ARE REQUIRED TO PUT THEM UNDER AN EMERGENCY DETENTION ORDER.

MY ROLE IS THAT WITH THE TEAM WE GET SERVICES AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE.

AND WE COMPLETE A VALUATION SO WE CAN COORDINATE PLACEMENT OF A MENTAL HEALTH FACILITY SO WE'RE BYPASSING THE EMERGENCY ROOM SO WE DON'T HAVE TO SIT SIT AND WAIT FOR THAT.

I ALSO COMPLETE FOLLOW WUPS THESE INDIVIDUALS, SO WHEN THEY ARE DISCHARGED WITH THE MENTAL HEALTH FACILITY I FOLLOW UP WITH THEM AND MAKE SURE THEY ARE STILL DOING ALL RIGHT.

AND IF THEY NEED ANY MORE SUPPORT AS FAR AS GETTING CONNECTED WITH PSYCHIATRISTS AND

COUNSELING WITHIN OUR COMMUNITY THE. >> WONDERFUL.

I HAVE A QUESTION BEFORE YOU GET AWAY FROM THE PODIUM. >> HOW MANY JUST TO GIVE US A CONTINUATION OF YOUR AVERAGE DAY IN THE LIFE OF OF, HOW MANY CALLS WOULD YOU SAY YOU GOODET

IN A DAY AROUND? >> IT REALLY VARS. IT HAS PICKED UP IN THE LAST COUPLE OF MONTHS. I WOULD SAY WE ASSIST PATROL AT LEAST SEVERAL TIMES A WEEK BUT A LOT OF MY ROLE IS FOLLOWING UP WITH PEOPLE WE'VE ALREADY SEEN. AND MAKING SURE THAT THEY ARE STILL BEING STABLE IN OUR COMMUNITY SO THAT THEY CAN FULFILL THEIR DAILY LIVES IN A REALLY SUCCESSFUL WAY. I WOULD SAY PROBABLY MAYBE ON AVERAGE TWO TO THREE A DAY AT

MOST WHEN WE'RE REALLY BUSY. >> THIS WOULD HELP KEEP SOMEONE MORE POTENTIALLY STABLE, IF YOU

WILL ENVIRONMENT INSTEAD OF OUR JAIL, AM I RIGHT? >> YES.

>> I THINK THAT IS COMMENDABLE. THAT IS A VERY GOOD ROLE YOU ARE FILLING AND I'M GRATEFUL YOU

WERE THERE. >> THANK YOU. >> THANK YOU.

COMMISSIONERS? >> JUDGE, I JUST WANT TO SAY I WANT TO THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR

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SHARING A LITTLE BIT OF WHAT YOU DO. I KNOW THIS HAS BEEN VERY IMPORTANT TO US AS MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES CONTINUE TO RISE. NOT JUST IN OUR COUNTY BUT EVERYWHERE, AND THEY NEED TO BE ABLE TO GET SERVICES THAT THEY NEED TO HELP THEM TO PROOUF TO BE SUCCESSFUL INDIVIDUALS I KNOW THIS IS AN EXTENSION SINCE WE STARTED THE PROGRAM LATE SO IT'S AN EXTENSION. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL YOU DO SHERIFF.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR LEADERSHIP. >> COMMENTS JUST WANT TO SAY THAT THANK YOU FOR YOUR COMMENT.

I GUESS THERE'S A LARGE BASE OF KNOWLEDGE THAT TELLS YOU WE DIDN'T HAVE THE CAPACITY.

>> IT'S PRETTY AMAZING FORESIGHT ON BEHALF OUR DEPARTMENT TO RECOGNIZE THIS IN THE PAST AND MOVE FORWARD SOMETIME AGO. IT'S A POSITIVE THAT WE NEED TO POINT OUT BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY, AS WE MOVE FORWARD, I WOULD LOVE TO SEE SOME TYPE OF EXPANSION IN THIS IN YOUR NEXT THANK YOU.

>> COMMISSIONER, I JUST WANT TO THANK YOU FOR THOSE COMMENTS. YOU KNOW FOR YEARS NOW AT OUR COUNTY JUDGES AND COMMISSIONERS ASSOCIATION CONFERENCES THIS HAS BEEN A BIG TOPIC THAT WE DON'T NEED OUR MENTAL HEALTH INDIVIDUALS NEED TO BE IN OUR COUNTY JAIL AND YOU'RE RIGHT.

WE HOUSED THEM BECAUSE WE DIDN'T HAVE THE HEALTH AND SERVICES. ABSOLUTELY.

ONE LAST QUESTION FOR YOU. >> CAN I ADD SOMETHING? >> OH, PLEASE.

>> AS FAR AS DEPUTIES AND OFFICERS BEING ABLE TO BE MORE AWARE OF THESE THINGS, ANOTHER THING I THINK OUR TEAM AND I DO IS WE PROVIDE A WEEK-LONG TRAINING TO THESE DEPUTIES.

IT'S CRISIS INTERVENTION TRAINING, SO I'M A PART OF THAT TRAINING AND I HELP THEM LEARN AND BE ABLE TO IDENTIFY THOSE SIGNS WHEN THEY ARE ON A CALL SO THEY KNOW TO CALL US.

THAT IS SOMETHING ELSE THAT WE'RE KIND OF TRYING TO DO AND DEVELOP.

>> THE BEAUTIFUL THING IS THAT IS WHAT I WAS GOING TO ASK YOU ON THAT CRISIS INTERVENTION SPACE AND THERE ARE MENTAL HEALTH CERTIFICATIONS AND I WANT TO SEE IF YOU COULD SPEAK TO A

NUMBER OF DEPUTYIES THAT ARE CERTIFIED. >> I DON'T KNOW THE NUMBER OF

DEPUTIES THAT ARE CERTIFIED. >> CHIEF, WOULD YOU KNOW THAT NUMBER?

>> EVERYONE. >> GOOD ANSWER. >> BEAUTIFUL.

THANK YOU AND THANK YOU AGAIN FOR WHAT YOU'RE DOING, GENUINELY APPRECIATE IT.

IF THERE ARE NO OTHER COMMENTS PLEASE CALL THE ROLL.

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

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

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

[30. PLN-1433-PC; Hold a public hearing with possible action to approve the final plat of the Replat of Lot 35, Burnett Ranch, Section One Subdivision. SHELL/PACHECO]

306789. >> NUMBER 30. PLN 1433 PC, HOLD A PUBLIC MEETING TO WHAT BURNETT RANCH SECTION 1 SUBDIVISION. THERE'S A PUBLIC HEARING.

>> AT THIS POINT IN TIME WE'RE GOING TO OPEN FOR THE PUBLIC HEARING.

IF THERE'S ANYONE WISHING TO SPEAK FOR OR AGAINST THIS AGENDA ITEM NOW IS YOUR OPPORTUNITY.

IF YOU WILL APPROACH THE PODIUM. SEEING NO MOVEMENT I WILL CLOSE THE PUBLIC HEARING.

WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND. ANY COMMENTS COMMISSIONER PLEASE CALL THE ROLL DR. CARDENAS.

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

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

>> COMMISSIONER INGALSBE. >> YES. >> BUDGE JUSTICE.

>> YES. THANK YOU, MA'AM FOR YOUR ATTENDANCE.

[17. Authorize the execution of a contract with the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) for the COVID-19 Grant Program in the amount of $103,777.00 and amend the budget accordingly. BECERRA/T.CRUMLEY]

IF YOU WILL CONTINUE DOWN NEAR NUMBER 17. >> I DIDN'T HEAR WHAT YOU ASK

FOR. >> AGENDA NUMBER ITEM 17 PLEASE. >> 17.

AUTHORIZE THE EXECUTION OF A CONTRACT WITH THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF STATE HEALTH SERVICES FOR THE COVID-19 GRANT PROGRAM IN THE AMOUNT OF $103,777 AND AMEND THE BUDGET

ACCORDINGLY. >> SO MOVED. >> SECOND.

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

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

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

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

JUDGE BECERRA. >> YES. PLEASE OPEN NUMBER 22.

[22. Authorize a waiver to the purchasing policy for MGC, Inc. to relocate and certify Evidence Room Equipment for the Public Safety Building bond project. INGALSBE/CUTLER ]

>> NUMBER 22. AUTHORIZE A WAIVER TO THE PURCHASING POLICY OF MGC INC. TO RELOCATE AND EVIDENCE ROOM EQUIPMENT FOR THE PUBLIC SAFETY BUILDING BOND PROJECT.

>> SO MOVED. >> SECOND. >> WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND. CAN YOU EXPAND, COMMISSIONER ON THE REASON FOR THE WAIVER?

>> MAYBE MARK KENNEDY CAN ANSWER THAT QUESTION JUDGE BETTER THAN I CAN.

>> MR. KENNEDY WOULD YOU BE ABLE TO SPEAK TO THE REASON FOR THE AUDIT OFFICE.

>> JUDGE THE SAME VENDOR IS THE SAME VENDOR WHO INSTALLED THE EQUIPMENT SO THEY ARE ASKING IT USE THAT SAME VENDOR TO GO AHEAD AND MOVE THE EQUIPMENT BECAUSE THERE'S AN APPLICATION PROCESS

INVOLVED. >> FOR THE CONTINUITY. >> PERFECT.

THANK YOU. I APPRECIATE IT. >> WOULD THERE BE ANY OTHER COMMENTS? OTHERWISE WE'RE GOING TO CALL THE ROLL.

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

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

[Items 23 & 26]

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

WILL YOU OPEN 26, PLEASE. >> 26, DISCUSSION OF POSSIBLE ACTION TO AUTHORIZE THE COUNTY JUDGE TO EXECUTE A PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT OR CONTRACT BETWEEN HAYS COUNTY AND BGE INC.

TO PROVIDE CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING AND INSPECTION AND TESTING SERVICES RELATED TO LIME

KILL ROAD SIERRA 225 A HAYS COUNTY ROAD BOND PROJECT. >> SURE.

WILL YOU PLEASE OPEN NUMBER 23 AS WELL. >> 23 APPROVE SPECIFICATIONS FOR IFB 2020-B-14 LIME KILN ROAD IMPROOUSMTS AUTHORIZE PURCHASING TO SOLICIT PROPOSALS AND

ADVERTISE. >> SO MOVED. >> WE HAVE A SECOND TO OPEN

BOTH. COMMISSIONER. >> THANK YOU.

I CANNOT TELL YOU HOW EXCITED-TIME HAVE THESE TWO AGENDA ITEMS ON OUR AGENDA FOR CONSIDERATION TODAY. THIS WAS A PROJECT INCLUDED IN THE 2016 ROAD BOND AND IT'S A PROJECT THAT HOPEFULLY WILL FINALLY LEAD TO THE AVAIL BLETS AND EXIT FROM THE LIME KILN AREA DURING FLOOD SITUATION. THIS PROJECTS WAS DELAYED BECAUSE OF SOME WORK WITH TEXT DOT OVER TIME AND UNFORTUNATELY THIS WAS ONE OF THE PROJECTS PULLED WHENEVER CAMPO LOOKED AT REALLOCATING THOSE FUNDS AND THERE IS A FOBLET COULD GET PUT BACK IN THE FUTURE, HOWEVER WE DO HAVE THE MONEY AND THE ROAD BOND WHICH WAS ALLOCATED FROM 2016, AND I WOULD MOVE FOR -- WELL TWO MOTIONS HERE. FIRST, I WOULD MOVE TO APPROVE THE SPECIFICATIONS FOR IFB, 2020-B-14 LIME KILN ROAD IMPROVEMENTS AND AUTHORIZE PURCHASING TO SOLICIT FOR

PROPOSALS AND ADVERTISE. >> SECOND. >> WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND WHICH IS BEING READ FOR NUMBER 23. ONE MORE TIME.

YOU CAN CALL THE ROLL REAL QUICK. >> JUDGE, I JUST WANT TO SAY THAT THE ITEM THAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT TODAY WAS PUT ON THE DEFERRED LIST, AND WE HOPE AFTER TALKING WITH CAMO STAFF WE'RE CONFIDENT THAT ONCE THEY GET BACK ON AND WE MOVE FORWARD WE'LL BE REIMBURSED FOR THESE ONCE IT BECOMES A PROJECT AGAIN. IT'S NOT A FULL PROJECT.

IT'S A DEFERRED PROJECT. >> THANK YOU. >> SO PLEASE CALL THE ROLL FOR

AGENDA ITEM NUMBER 23. >> COMMISSIONER INGALSBE. >> YES.

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

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

>> YES. WE'VE ALREADY OPENED 26. SO ANY OTHER COMMENTS ON THAT

ONE. PLEASE CALL THE ROLL FOR 26. >> COMMISSIONER INGALSBE.

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

>> COMMISSIONER SHELL. >> COMMISSIONER SMITH JUDGE BECERRA.

>> YES. WE'RE GOING TO TIPTOE BACK IF YOU WILL PLEASE OPEN AGENDA

[12. Authorize the County Judge to execute a Service Order with Grande Communications Business for monthly Fiber Internet Services for the Public Safety Building and authorize a discretionary exemption per Texas Local Government Code Ch. 262.024(a)(7)(D). INGALSBE/CUTLER]

ITEMS NUMBER 12. >> NUMBER 12. AUTHORIZE THE COUNTY JUDGE TO EXECUTE A SERVICE ORDER WITH GRANDE COMMUNICATIONS BUSINESS FOR MONTHLY FIBER INTERNET SERVICES FOR THE PUBLIC SAFETY BUILDING AND AUTHORIZE A DISCRETIONARY EXEMPTION PER TEXAS LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE CHAPTER 262.024 A 7D. WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND

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

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

>> COMMISSIONER SHELL. >> YES. >> COMMISSIONER SNOOIG JUDGE

[13. Ratify the acceptance of a donation of $100.00 to the Sheriff's Office and amend the budget accordingly. INGALSBE/CUTLER]

BECERRA. >> YES. >> PLEASE OPEN 13 SNOSMT 13, RATIFY THE ACCEPTANCE OF A DONATION OF $100 TO THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE AND AMEND THE

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BUDGET ACCORDINGLY. >> SO MOVED. >> SECOND.

>> MOTION AND A SECOND. ANY COMMENTS. PLEASE CALL THE ROLL.

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

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

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

[20. Authorize the County Judge to execute Proposals with Microception, Inc. for Video Oversight totaling $12,499.00 and authorize a discretionary exemption per Texas Local Government Code Ch. 262.024(a)(7)(D). SHELL/CUTLER]

>> YES. PLEASE OPEN NUMBER 20. >> NUMBER 20.

THUNDERSHOWERS THE COUNTY JUDGE TO EXECUTE PROPOSALS WITH MICROCEPTION INC. FOR VIDEO OVERSIGHT TOTALLING $12,499 AND THORZ A DISCRETIONARY EXEMPTION PER TEXAS LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE

CHAPTER 262.024-A7DID. >> SO MOVED. >> WE HAVE A MOTION AND A

SECOND. COMMISSIONER SHELL? >> NO COMMENT.

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

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

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

[34. Discussion and possible action to authorize the County Judge to execute two Information Release Contracts with the Texas Workforce Commission for the benefit of the Hays County Sheriff's Office and the Hays County Criminal District Attorney's Office. INGALSBE/CUTLER/MAU]

>> JUDGE BECERRA. >> YES. S OPEN 34.

>> 34. DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION TO AUTHORIZE THE COUNTY JUDGE TO EXECUTE TWO INFORMATION RELEASE CONTRACT WITH THE TEXAS WORK COMMISSION FOR THE BENEFITS OF THE HAYS COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE AND THE HAISS COUNTY CRIMINAL DISTRICT ATTORNEYS OFFICE.

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

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

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

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

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

THAT SHOULD CLEAR YOU FOR OUT. CORRECT. >> GOOD.

[31. Discussion and possible action to authorize the County Judge to execute a Professional Services Agreement between Hays County and CommuniCare Health Centers related to COVID-19 Testing. BECERRA/T.CRUMLEY]

>> I'M GOING -- YES 22 HAS BEEN DONE. I'M GOING BACK IT 31 AND 36.

IF YOU WILL PLEASE DR. CARDEAS PLEASE OPEN 31. >> DISCUSSION OF POSSIBLE ACTION TO AUTHORIZE THE COUNTY JUDGE IT EXECUTE A PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT BETWEEN HAYS COUNTY

AND COMMUNICARE HEALTH CENTERS RELATED TO COVID-19 TESTING. >> SECOND.

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

>> I KNOW IT SOUNDS REDUNDANT. WILL YOU PLEASE STATE THE NAME FOR THE RECORD.

>> THIS CAPTURES THE AGREEMENT THAT ALEX HAS BEEN TALKING ABOUT BRIEFLY WITH COMMUNICARE TO OPERATE OUR TESTING LOCATIONS FOR WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON FOR WIMBERLEY AND SUNDAYS IN KYLE THAT WE HOPE TO HAVE UP AND RUNNING MID-AUGUST. THIS WOULD BE AT THE WIMBERLEY LOCATION AND MORE OF A DRIVETHROUGH TESTING LOCATION KYLE WOULD BE IN THEIR CLINIC.

THEY WOULD BE ABLE TO GO INSIDE AND IN THE FRONT DOOR AND OUT THE BACKDOOR.

THIS IS AN HOURLY FEED FOR THE STAFF. WE WOULD PROVIDE THE TEST KITS AND EQUIPMENT FOR THEM TO TEST AND THE LAB LIKE A SMALLER FOOT PRINT THE TESTING.

>> AND THEY WOULD BE ABLE TO ACCESS THEIR RESULTS THROUGH THIS MECHANISM.

>> YES. >> YES. THE TESTS TESTING WOULD BE

ONLINE PORTAL. >> COMMISSIONERS ANY QUESTIONS. >> THAT WAS MY QUESTION.

THEY WOULD SEND THEM OUT TO CPL. >> YES. >> THIS IS PARTS OF THE WHOLE I KNOW IT COMES IN PIECES BUT THAT IS SOMETIMES WHAT THE HOLDUP IS EVEN IN COURT.

WE PULL AN AGENDA ITEM BECAUSE WE DIDN'T FEEL LIKE WE HAD ENOUGH INFORMATION.

SO IN EVERY AVENUE THAT OUR HEALTH DEPARTMENT IS WORKING ON WITH OUR EMERGENCY SERVICES AND OUR EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT, ALL THESE DIFFERENT THINGS ARE MOTION, AND SOME COME FORWARD A LITTLE QUICKER THAN OTHERS, BUT THEY ARE WORKING ON IT ALL THE TIME AND THIS IS PART OF THE

CONTINUATION OF OUR TESTING. >> THERE WERE MANY PIECES. THIS ONE HAPPENS TO BE THE

SMOOTHEST. >> THAT'S RIGHT. SO WHEN WE SEE THE AGREEMENT FOR

THE TEST SITE HERE IN SAN MARCOS? >> WE'RE WORKING ON WE NEED TO OPEN UP THE UPDATE AGAIN, SO WE CAN ADDRESS THE LEASE AGREEMENT IF YOU DON'T MIND.

WHAT NUMBER IS. >> NUMBER ONE. WE SKIPPED BACK OVER THAT.

SO THE LEASE AGREEMENT IS PENDING AS SOON AS WE CAN GET THAT INTO THAT LOCATION.

WE NEED TO -- THERE'S UTILITIES WE NEED TO SET UP. WE NEED TO BRING IN SOME STAFF TO OPEN THAT. WE'VE GOT PHONE LINES THAT WE NEED TO GET UP AND RUNNING.

THE STAFF TO MOVE INTO THE HEALTH THE I'LL CALL IT SATELLITE OFFICE, THE CONTACT TRACERS AND THE DATA ENTRY FOLKS NEED A LOCATION TO PUT THEM. I NEED THE EQUIPMENT TO COME IN.

THERE IS JUST SO MANY MOVING PARTS TO IT. >> LITERALLY SETTING UP ANOTHER HEALTH HD DEPARTMENT. -- ANOTHER HEALTH DEPARTMENT. YOU'RE RIGHT MISS CRUMLEY.

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THERE ARE MANY PIECES THAT NEED TO COME TOGETHER FOR ONE LOCATION AND THAT'S WHY THE PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS I KEEP HEARING ABOUT ARE SO GOOD BECAUSE WE'RE UTILIZING INFRASTRUCTURE IN PLACE AND THE TALENT AND THE HORSEPOWER ALREADY IN MOTION AND WE'RE JUST

SUPPLEMENTING IT. THAT'S WHY I FIND SO BENEFICIAL. >> SO WE'LL MOVE ALL THE TESTING BEING MOVED ON THE BROADWAY THROKS THIS LOCATION. IS -- LOCATION TO THIS LOCATION.

IS THAT WHAT WE'RE GOING TO DO? ARE WE CLOSE? >> HOW FAR AWAY ARE WE ON THIS IS THE QUESTION? MR. KAY, I THINK SHE'S ADDRESSING YOU.

>> WE CAN OPEN UP THE ITEM AGAIN. >> I'D LIKE TO FINISH THE ONE

WE'RE ON NOW. >> I'M SORRY. I WAS WAITING FOR YOU TO REOPEN

THATITE PEOPLE. >> WHENEVER YOU'RE READY. >> WE'RE ON AGENDA ITEM NUMBER

31. >> SAY IT AGAIN SIR. ONE.

>> WE NEED TO REOPEN. >> REOPEN ONE BEFORE YOU VOTE ON 31 IS WHAT YOU'RE SNAG.

>> NO, WE CAN VOTE. IT'S SEPARATE. >> I WANT TO FINISH 31 AND WE'LL GO BACK TO ONE. IF THERE'S NO OTHER COMMENTS I'D LIKE IT CALL THE VOTE FOR 31

PLEASE. >> COMMISSIONER SMITH. >> YES.

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

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

>> JUDGE BECERRA. >> YES. AND WE HAVE A CONTRIBUTION TO ADD TO AGENDA ITEM NUMBER ONE. SO FULL PLEASE OPEN AGENDA ITEM NUMBER ONE ONCE AGAIN.

[1. Update from the County Judge and staff regarding the Local Disaster Declaration and COVID-19. Possible discussion and action may follow. BECERRA (Part 2 of 3)]

>> NUMBER ONE. UPDATE FROM THE COUNTY JUDGE AND STAFF REGARDING THE LOCAL DISASTER DECLARATION IN COVID-19. POSSIBLE DISCUSSION AND ACTIONS

MAY FOLLOW. >> MISS CRUMLEY. FORWARD MR. KENNEDY.

>> SO I'LL START AND I GUESS IF WE SLIP I'LL LET HER CATCH ME. ONE OF THE REASONS WE HAD THIS STANDINGITE SEM THAT SO WE CAN BE NIMBLE IN OUR RESPONSE. I'M TOLD IT WOULD BE BETTER IF THE COURT CONSIDERED AND VOTED ON THESE LEASES PRIOR TO OUR BREAK BECAUSE WE HAVE NO COURT NEXT WEEK, SO IT'S GOING TO BE A TWO-WEEK GAP. I BELIEVE THEY HAVE SOME THINGS THEY WOULD LIKE TO DO IN THESE SPACES TO PREPARE FOR THESE THINGS.

THESE TWO COMMERCIAL SPACES ARE ON 123 AND WOULD BE USED FOR A TESTING SLASH VACCINATION CENTER. IT'S NOT VERY OPTIMISTIC. LET'S CALL IT THAT AND THE OTHER WOULD BE USED FOR A CALL CENTER. THE SPACES TOTAL WOULD RENT FOR $6,000 PER MONTH.

IT'S $1.50 PER FOOT. I DO HAVE SOME COMMENTS IN COMMENTS ON THE LEASES THAT I WOULD ASK THAT CERTAIN TERMS BE CHANGED BEFORE WE EXECUTE THE COURT, AND I E-MAILED THESE TO YOU FOR YOUR -- I E-MAILED ONE OF THE TWO LEASES THAT READ THE SAME OTHER THAN THE SQUARE FOOTAGE FOR THE PRICE. ONE IS 2400 SQUARE FOOT AND THE OTHER IS A 1600 SQUARE FOOT SO THE PRICE DIFFERS ON EACH AND TOTAL 6,000 BETWEEN THE TWO SPACES.

THE COMMERCIAL LEASE IS BUILT FOR A PRIVATE AND PRIVATE LANDOWNER, LANDLORD AND THE PRIVATE TENANT. SO THE FOLLOWING SECTIONS WOULD CHANGED FROM WHAT I SENT YOU.

SECTION EIGHT, THE LATE CHARGE PROVISION WOULD NEED TO BE IN STEP WITH THE GOVERNMENT CODE, CHAPTER 22521, WHICH WOULD LOWER THE PENALTY THAT WE WOULD FACE FOR A LATE PAYMENT.

WE WOULDN'T LIKELY MAKE A LATE PAYMENT ANYWAY AND IF WE DID IT WOULDN'T BE BY MUCH.

ANYWAY, THAT PROVISION NEEDS TO BE IN STEP WITH CODE. SECTION 18 WE WOULD WANT TO MODIFY THAT TO COMPLY WITH OUR NORMAL STANDARDS FOR ENDEMTY CLAUSE WHICH PROTECTS AGAINST GOVERNMENT UNITY AND GOVERNMENT FINANCE ISSUES. SINKING FUND, ETC.

SECTION 27 REGARDING INSURANCE. THEY REQUIRE A CERTAIN THRESHOLD OF INSURANCE AND IT WOULD NEED TO BE SHIFTED TO REFLECT OUR RISK POOL, INSURANCE AND THE TEXAS CLAIMS THE WHICH CAPS OUR LIABILITY IN CERTAIN SITUATIONS. AND THEN SECTION 36. THEY WOULD LIKE US TO PAY FOR THEIR LAWYER WHEN THEY SUE US. I THINK THAT WHOEVER PREVAILS IN THE SUIT COULD HAVE THEIR LAWYER PAID FOR, BUT I WOULD NOT VOLUNTEER THAT THE COUNTY WOULD PAY FOR THE COUNTY LAWYER NO

MATTER WHAT. >> HAD YOU FOR THAT. GOOD JOB.

>> AND THOSE ARE THE ONLY CHANGES TO THE TWO COMMERCIAL CONTRACTS THAT YOU HAVE.

I WOULD PROPOSE THAT IF IT'S AMENABLE TO THE COURT THAT WE WOULD BE AUTHORIZED TO MOVE

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FORWARD WITH THESE AND THEN WE COULD BRING THE FINAL VERSION BACK TO COURT IN TWO WEEKS FOR RATIFICATION, IF THE COURT IS COMFORTABLE WITH THAT. OR DO WE HAVE SOME STUFF TO DO OVER THE NEXT TWO WEEKS IF IT CAN WAIT? I GUESS NOT.

THAT'S THE ONLY PART. WE HAD A VERY SHORT CONVERSATION THIS MORNING.

>> I HAVE ONE MORE QUESTION THE THINGS YOU'VE SAID MR. KENNEDY. $1.50 A SQUARE FOOT.

IS THAT COMPETITIVE? I KNOW I JUST GOT TO ASK. >> I DID NOT NEGOTIATE THAT.

I BELIEVE MIKE JONES DID NOT NEGOTIATE THAT ORDER OR THE TEAM DID.

>> I JUST DON'T WANT SOMEONE TO SEE US AS MONEYBAGS, HAHAHA, LET ME CHARGE DOUBLE.

>> I DID NOT OFFICIATE THAT. THAT WAS MR. JONES.

>> I WILL SAY THAT THE LOCATION THAT I'M LOOKING AT FOR THE EXTENSION SATELLITE OFFICE OF THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT IS PRETTY MUCH TURNKEY. I WOULD JUST HAVE TO MOVE

FURNITURE IN AND IT WOULD BE READY TO GO FOR STAFF. >> PERFECT.

MR. JONES, WOULD YOU ADDRESS THE QUESTION ON THE COMPETITIVENESS OF THE SQUARE FOOTAGE FOR THAT

LEASE SPACE THAT WE'RE ABOUT TO GET INTO A CONTRACT WITH. >> MIKE JONES COMMERCIAL SERVICES HAYS COUNTY. I HAD THIS DEAL ON FORMS AS WELL I FOR THE REALTOR TO GIVE ME COMPS IN THE AREA TO GET A FLAVR FOR WHAT THE PRICE WAS GOING TO BE OUT THERE, ON SQUARE FOOT WE'RE GETTING, THE LOCATION WE'RE GETTING $1.50 A SQUARE FOOT IS EXTREMELY GOOD WITH THAT REGARD. I DON'T KNOW MUCH ELSE TO SAY ON THAT ASPECT.

>> YOU'VE DONE THE ASKING AND YOU RECEIVED THE ANSWER, WHICH SATISFIES MY CONCERN AND NOT REALLY A CONCERN, BUT MY QUESTION. SO THANK YOU.

IF THERE'S NO OTHER DIRECTION I BELIEVE WE SHOULD FOLLOW THE DIRECTION ON GIVING YOU A MAXIMUM FLEXIBILITY TO PROCEED IF THE COURT IS COMFORTABLE WITH THAT.

>> ONE QUESTION. GIVEN THAT WE'RE GOING TO BE USING THIS AND I'M SURE WE'RE NOT THING. LEASE FOR A 30-DAY PERIOD OR ONE YEAR, GIVEN THE FACT THAT WE ARE LOSING EVERY SO OFTEN WITH LOCATIONS AND I ASKED SAME THING THAT I MENTION BEFORE.

IF AND WHEN WE LOSE THE VOTING LOCATION MIGHT THERE BE ENOUGH ROOM OR COULD THESE FACILITIES BE USED? IS THERE ENOUGH ROOM IN THERE FOR PERSONNEL?

>> THERE IS. ALSO KEEPING IN MIND THAT OUR TIME FRAMES WERE OPEN FOR TESTING. IT'S ONLY ABOUT A FOUR TO FIVE-HOUR WINDOW THAT WE'RE LOOK AT. DEFINITELY OPEN UP THE WEEKENDS AND ALSO THE ADDITIONAL SPACE WHERE THE CALL CENTER WOULD BE FOR VOTING AS WELL. WE LOOKED AT IT FROM A MULTIUSE STANDPOINT BECAUSE WE KNOW THAT WE'RE GOING TO HAVE THIS FOR A YEAR AND WE KNOW WE'RE NOT GOING TO TESTING FOR A YEAR BECAUSE WE'RE ANTICIPATING A CURE AND A VACCINE.

SO WHETHER THAT COMES IN WE'RE HOPING TO LOSE THESE LOCATIONS BUT WE'RE PLANNING TO USE THESE

LOCATIONS FOR VACCINES AS WELL. >> THANK YOU. >> MISS CRUMLEY.

>> IN THE EVENT OUR WORK IS DONE AT END OF THE YEAR, THERE WOULD ALSO BE SOME SPACE FOR MISS ANDERSON TO LOCATE HER EQUIPMENT AT THE END OF THE BUILDING AND IN VOTING AT OTHER END.

THE LOCATIONS ARE AT EITHER END OF THE BUILDING. >> THANK YOU, MISS CRUMLEY.

MR. KENNEDY, I'D LIKE TO SEE -- I LIKE YOUR RECOMMENDATION AND I'D LIKE TO SEE IF THE COURT IS AGREEABLE IT THAT IDEA TO GIVE THE CONTRACT AND THE MOVEMENT MAXIMUM FLEX ACCOUNT.

HOW DO -- MAXIMUM FLEXIBILITY. HOW DO WE SNEAK INTO MOTION? >> I BELIEVE THE MOTION WOULD BE TO APPROVE TWO COMMERCIAL LEASES BETWEEN ELMER C. NIECE TESTAMENT TRUST AND HAYS COUNTY.

AND NOTING THAT THE MODIFICATIONS THAT WERE VERBALSED IN COURT.

WE WILL MAKE SURE THOSE MODIFICATIONS GET INCORPORATED IN THE DOCUMENT -- VERBALIZEED.

>> SO MOVED. WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND. IF THERE ARE NO OTHER COMMENTS.

>> I DO. NOW WE'RE MOVING FORWARD WITH THE AGREEMENT, CAN WE IDENTIFY THE LOCATION? I BELIEVE I KNOW NOW WHERE IT'S AT, BUT CAN WE IDENTIFY THAT

NOW? >> 12, 1224 HIGHWAY 123 IS THE FIRST ONE AND THEN IT'S RIGHT

NEXT DOOR OR CLOSE TO IT. IT'S 1236 HIGHWAY 123. >> SO THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT SATELLITE OFFICE WOULD BE THE OLD CALDWELL MAKER OFFICE, AND THE TESTING LOCATION WOULD BE

THE OLD MUZAK BUILDING. >> AND THEY HAVE GREAT PARKING. IT'S A GOOD SPOT.

THANK YOU FOR THE QUESTION. THANK YOU FOR THE WORK. DR. CARDENAS, PLEASE CALL THE

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ROLL. >> COMMISSIONER JONES. >> YES.

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

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

>> JUDGE BECERRA. >> YES. >> WE VOTE ON -- DID YOU GUYS

VOTE ON 31? >> WE DID. 31 IS DOWN THE HATCH.

WE GO ON TO 36. THANK YOU, MA'AM. NOW WE'RE ON TO 36 AND WE'RE GOING TO HIT EXECUTIVE SESSION ITEM FOR THE CONTABLE PRECINCT OFFICE 38.

[36. Discussion and possible action regarding the Emergency Cash Assistance Program (ECAP), also known as Project Recoil, including but not limited to, funding for advertisement and refinement of procedure related to distribution of grants. SHELL (Part 1 of 2)]

>> 367 DISCUSSION POSSIBLE ACTION REGARDING THE EMERGENCY CASH ASSISTANCE PROGRAM, ALSO KNOWN AS PROJECT RECOIL, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO FUNDING FOR ADVERTISING AND

RELATED TO DISTRIBUTION AND GRANTS. >> SO MOVED.

>> WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND. AUGUST 1ST IS OUR GOAL TO GO LIVE TO THE COMMUNITY, SO MR. KENNEDY OR MR. COMMISSIONER SHELL, WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE DO,

LEAD WITH? >> I APOLOGIZE. >> STILL SCROLLING.

FINISHING THE OTHER ONE. >> I'M TRYING TO GET THE OTHER ITEM.

>> YES. WHICHITE RECOMMEND WE ON? >> 36.

ON ECAP. >> SO AT THE ECAP HAS BEEN FINALIZED AS OF LATE LAST WEEK, AND THERE'S A MEETING TOMORROW OF THE COMMITTEE AND THE ADMINISTRATORS TO GO OVER THAT AND HAVE QUESTIONS ANSWERED, ETC. SO I BELIEVE WE'RE STILL ON SCHEDULE FOR A GO LIVE DATE OF RIGHT AROUND AUGUST 1. I ORIGINALLY THOUGHT WE WOULD HAVE THE COURT TODAY TO BUDGET FOR SHED VER TIESING AND MARKTING MONEYS TO BE PUT OUT THERE, BUT GSMP SENT AN E-MAIL A COUPLE OF DAYS AGO INDICATING THEY WOULD LIKE TO TAKE THAT FOR THEMSELVES AND THEY THINK THAT'S PART OF THEIR ROLE TO JUST SIMPLY DO AND IMPLEMENT THEMSELVES. SO THEY ARE TRYING TO BE A TEAM PLAYER AND OFFER TO PAY FOR MARKET AND ADVERTISING. I THINK WE OUGHT TO KEEP THEM UP ON IT.

THAT'S GREAT. SO THAT'S THE GIST OF IT FOR NOW.

YOU HAVE QUESTIONS. QUESTIONS COMMISSIONERS. >> I JUST WANT -- I KNOW THAT I MENTIONED THE LAST TIME WE SPOKE AS SOON AS THE APPLICATION WAS AVAILABLE THAT IT WOULD BE SENT

OUT TO US. >> YES. I'VE BEEN TOLD IT'S BEEN COMPLETED BUT I BELIEVE THEY WERE GOING TO DELIVER THAT TO THE GROUP TOMORROW.

I'LL GET OUT AN ADVANCED VIEW AND SEND IT OVER TO YOU. ALSO OUR AUDITOR IS LOOKING AT ME INTENTLY OVER HERE MISSING SOMETHING. THE COURT EXPRESSED SOME CONCERN LAST SESSION ON THIS ITEM. REGARDING THE TIMELINESS OF A GRANT PAIN.

IN WANTING TO BE QUICK WE ARE THAT IF WE COULD. I TALKED TO BRITTANY RICHIE THE TREASURER ABOUT THAT AND SHE INDICATED THAT SHE COULD GO FASTER IF THE COURT WOULD SET UP SOME SORT OF PROCEDURE FOR APPROVALS SIMILAR TO WHAT WE HAVE WITH SOME EXPENSES FOR THE PSB PROJECT AND SOME RELATED TO ROADS WHERE WE HAVE A RALLY AND SEVERAL SIGNATURES ON IT IN ADVANCE. DID I NOT WANT TO DICTATE WHO THAT IS.

I FIGURE THAT WOULD THROW THAT OUT FOR YOU ALL TO DECIDE, I ASSUME THOUGH THAT BRITTANY WOULD BE LOOKING AT IT, SOME WHAT FROM THE AUDITORS OFFICE, AUDITOR WOULD BE LOOKING AT IT, AND ANYONE ELSE OF YOUR CHOOSING I BELIEVE. PROBABLY ONE COURT MEMBER SHOULD BE IN THE LINE OF SIGNATURES THAT THEY ARE LOOKING AT THE AWARDS.

AND IT SHOULD BE SOMEONE WHO IS AVAILABLE SO WE WOULD ROUTE THAT THROUGH AND HAVE EVERYONE SIGN OFF SAYING YES, YES, YES. THE TREASURER HAS A GREATER COMFORT GOING AHEAD SENDING THAT

CHECK OUT AND GETTING RATIFIED ON IT THE NEXT SESSION. >> COMMISSIONER SHELL HAVING A

PROBLEM BEING THAT PERSON. >> DOESN'T MATTER TO ME. >> SO I HEAR COMMISSIONER TO BE.

>> BRITTANY RICHIE. >> THE SPIRIT TO BE EXPEDITE THE CHECK.

>> OR DELEGATE. SO TREASURER OR AUDITOR DELEGATOR COMMISSIONER SHELL.

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I THINK THAT WOULD BE SUFFICIENT. THAT WILL COME BACK OF COURSE FOR RATIFICATIONS BY THE COURT AND THE NEXT REGULAR AGENDA. THAT CHECK WILL PROCEED BY A FEW

DAYS OF THE COURT'S CONSIDERATION OF IT. >> WONDERFUL.

DO YOU NEED ANYTHING ELSE FROM US FROM THE AUDITORS PERSPECTIVE OR THE GENERAL COUNCIL'S

PERSPECTIVE TO KEEP THIS MOVING? >> I MUTED MY MICROPHONE. THAT LAST PART IF YOU COULD JUST

PUT IT INTO A MOTION. >> I'LL MAKE A MOTION THAT WE APPOINT COMMISSIONER SHELL THE AUDITOR HER DESIGNEE AND THE TREASURER, TREASURE IRHER DESIGNEE TO BE ABLE TO SIGN OFF

ANY GRANT AWARDS. IN ADVANCE OF THE COURT. >> SECOND.

WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND. >> PLEASE CALL THE ROLE. >> COMMISSIONER SHELL.

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

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

>> YES. >> JUDGE BECERRA. >> YES AND BEFORE WE GO INTO

[37. Discussion and possible action regarding the FY 2021 budget including a presentation of the Judge’s recommended budget and the selection of dates for budget workshops. BECERRA]

EXECUTIVE SESSION I MIGHT AS WELL KNOCK OUT THAT BLOCK. PLEASE OPEN AGENDA ITEM NUMBER

37. >> 37 DISCUSSION OF POSSIBLE ACTION REGARDING THE FY-2021 BUDGET INCLUDING A PRESENTATION OF THE JUDGE'S BUDGET FOR BUDGET WORKSHOPS RECOMMENDED BUDGET AND

THE SELECTION OF DATES FOR THE BUDGET WORKSHOPS. >> I'VE BEEN WORKING CRAZY LATE HOURS WITH THE AUDITOR OFFICE ND I WANT TO THANK THEM IN ADVANCE FOR ALL THE TIME AND DEDICATION. WHEN I BROUGHT THIS BINDER UP THAT THE AUDITORS OFFICE THAT WILL BE CIRCULATED NOW TO THE COMMISSIONERS. THIS IS GOING TO BE EVERYONE'S FIRST OPPORTUNITY AT SEEING THIS BUDGET. I THOUGHT IT WAS FUNNY ONE OF THE COMMISSIONERS MADE A JOKE AND SAID BOY THAT'S A THIN LITTLE BOOKLET.

AND THAT'S THE GOAL. THE TRUE SPIRIT OF THIS BUDGET THAT YOU WILL NOW HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO FLIP THROUGH IS EXCLUSIVELY TO BE AS COGNIZANT OF OUR CURRENT STATE OF OUR COUNTY IN REFERENCE TO OUR COMMUNITY, HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE UNEMPLOYED, HOW MANY BUSINESSES ARE CLOSED OR CLOSING OR STRUGGLING. AS A MATTER OF FACT OUR PREVIOUS AGENDA WAS ADDRESSING THAT FIGHT AND PUSH THAT WE WERE ALL FEELING LOCALLY, REGIONALLY AND NATIONALLY. AND SO I WANT TO MAKE EXTRA SURE THAT NO DEPARTMENT FEELS SINGLED OUT. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO ME THAT EVERYONE KNOWS MY BIGGEST HOPED SUPPORTING EFFORT OF THIS IS TO BE CONSISTENT, BE EVEN HAND AND -- HANDED AND BE THE BEST FISCAL STEWART OF I COULD BE AS THE BUDGET OFFICER FOR THE COUNTY. I HAVE A FEW HIGHLIGHTS I WOULD LIKE TO TALK ABOUT AND I WOULD PASS IT OVER TO OUR AUDITORS OFFICE FOR ANY COMMENTS.

SOME HIGHLIGHTS I'D LIKE TO SHARE WITH YOU ARE AND ONE OF THE REASONS I WAS ON THE PHONE WITH OUR AUDITOR AT 10:30 AT NIGHT IN PART BECAUSE THERE ARE SOME SOFTWARE TOOLS THAT WE WOULD UTILIZE AND I WANT TO BE VERY CONSCIENTIOUS NOT TO PUT ANYTHING IN A NEGATIVE LIGHT.

THAT IS WHY I'M BEING CAUTIOUS ABOUT MY DESCRIPTION. BUT TO DETERMINE THE EFFECTIVE TAX RATE THE CALCULATIONS DIDN'T COME IN UNTIL 8:00 LAST NIGHT. SO IT WAS NO FAULT OF OUR DEPARTMENT HEAD AND IT WAS SIMPLY A PROCESS AND PENDING TYLER TECHNOLOGIES, AND IT'S JUST AN OVERALL MECHANISM. SO PART OF THE HOLD-UP WAS NOT GETTING EFFECTIVE TAX RATE INFORMATION UNTIL 8:00 LAST NIGHT AND THE ONLY REASON THAT CAME THROUGH IS BECAUSE IT WAS MANUALLY CALCULATED. SO DUE TO THE ECONOMIC CONDITIONS AND TRYING TO BE COGNIZANT OF ALL OUR CITIZENS, WHAT I'VE DONE IS I'VE ACTUALLY PROVIDED A BUDGET THAT DROPS OUR RATE FROM THE LAST ONE WE APPROVED OFFER IS SLIGHTLY -- EVER SO SLIGHTLY.

IT IS A TOUGH BUDGET THIS A TOUGH TIME BECAUSE SOMEONE CAN SAY WELL RIGHT NOW WE'RE NOT HURTING AS A COMMUNITY BECAUSE OF COVID-19, BUT WE DON'T KNOW WHEN THIS BUDGET STEPS IN, DON'T KNOW WHAT THAT CLIMATE WILL LOOK LIKE. SO WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO DO IS ERR ON THE SIDE OF CAUTION AS A LIFE LONG SMALL BUSINESS OWNER. I KNOW THE BEST WAY TO BE IS AS FRUGAL AS POSSIBLE AND THERE WERE A LOT OF REQUESTS AND THERE WERE A LOT OF ITEMS ZEROED OUT, AND I BELIEVE THAT WE COULD WORK THROUGH THESE, AND I HAVE SOME NOTES ON THOSE ITEMS I INCLUDED.

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I SAY I, BUT IT WAS A GROUP EFFORT TO PUT THIS TOGETHER. THE NEW POSITION THAT WE APPROVED IN DURING THIS COURT SESSION DURING THIS YEAR, OF COURSE, WERE INCLUDED.

LET ME SEE WHAT ELSE. I HAD UNIVERSAL CUTBACKS UNLESS THEY WERE NEW PROGRAM, WHICH I AM VERY GRATEFUL FOR THE COMMISSIONERS SUPPORTING NEW PROGRAMS THAT HAVE BEEN INSTALLED FOR OUR THE. I.T. WE HAVE HIGH AMOUNTS OF I.T.

REQUESTS AND WHAT I'M ASKING IS THAT DURING THIS CURRENT BUDGET, GET WITH I.T. FOR THE ITEMS THAT I HAVE PULLED OFF, SO THAT YOU COULD LOOK FOR CURRENT BUDGET MONEY AND HAVE I.T. WORK WITH YOU TO FURTHER VALIDATE, NOT A DUE DATE OF REPLACEMENT, BUT A TRUE NEED FOR REPLACEMENT THE AUDITORS OFFICE AND FOR ALL I.T. MATTERS SO WE COULD ADDRESS THEM BECAUSE I DON'T WANT TO BE UNSAFE, VULNERABLE, OR WORKING WITH BROKEN EQUIPMENT, BUT I AM ASKING FOR A DOUBLECHECKING AND HAVING I.T. JEFF MCGILL, THE I.T. DIRECTOR CLOSELY LOOPED IN SO WE COULD SEE THE TRUEST MOST ESSENTIAL NEED ON THAT BIG LIST, AND I HAVE TO ALLOCATE AND BECAUSE IT'S NOT COLLECTIVE BARGAINING I HAD TO ALLOCATE $1 MILLION TO ACCOUNT FOR HAD A PIECE THAT WILL BE GOING ON AND AND WE HAVE THE APPROVED THE HUGE LIONS SHARE OF THE MONEY JUST A LEGAL REQUIREMENT.

I TOOK HALF A PENNY FROM THE BRIDGE BECAUSE IN PART IT WAS A TOUGH DECISION BECAUSE WE'RE A GROWING COUNTY BUT IN PART BECAUSE I FELT WAS A ROBUST PLAN THAT THEY PUT FORTH AND I HAD THE IMPRESSION THAT HE MAY NOT GET TO ALL OF THOSE PROJECTS ANYWAY, SO I THOUGHT THAT WOULD BE A PLACE, SO I TOOK IT. I HAD ZEROED OUT THE OUTSOURCING OF OUR NEW JAIL BECAUSE WE HAVE TAKEN SUCH STRIDES WITH ALL OF THESE NEW POSITIONS AND THESE NEW DEPARTMENTS AND MAGISTRATES AND HIRING NEW MAGISTRATE JUDGE, ALL THESE NEW EXPENSES THAT ARE NOW BEING CARRIED BY THIS BURDEN I FELT THAT WE COULD DOUBLE DOWN AND GET EXTRA AGGRESSIVE AND STOP GIVING OUR EXTRA MONEY TO NEIGHBORING COUNTIES TO OUTSOURCING INMATES. SO TO DOUBLE DOWN ON NOT NEEDING TO CONTINUE TO OUTSOURCE, EVEN AFTER WE OPEN THE NEW JAIL. SO BACK TO THE EFFECTIVE TAX RATE PIECE. WE HAD -- WE WERE OFF BY A FEW CENTS TO BE THE EFFECTIVE TAX RATE, BUT I WASN'T GOING TO TRY TO REACH FOR THE EFFECTIVE TAX RATE.

I WAS TRYING TO REACH FOR A GOOD FISCAL DOCUMENT, THAT WOULD PROVIDE THE NECESSITY FOR OUR COMMUNITY AND I WASN'T JUSTIFYING TO HIT HARD A NUMBER THAT WOULD MAKE A HEADLINE OR MAKE IT POPULAR. MY NEWEST GOAL IS TO PROVIDE SOMETHING AS USEFUL AS A JUMPING ROOM FOR THIS COURT. SO I'VE GOT A FEW MORE NOTES TO SHARE WITH YOU.

WE'VE ADD OF COURSE $785,000 TO THE D.A.'S OFFICE, $250,000 IN MAGISTRATION.

$1.8 MILLION FOR STAFFING AND THE SHERIFFS, $500,000 IN MEDICAL CONTRACTS WITH WEALTH.

I CAN'T READ MY WRITING. I THINK IT'S WELLPATH. WE HAVE THE TAX ASSESS COLLECTOR. AGAIN THESE REPORTS WEREN'T GENERATED UNTIL 8:00 LAST NIGHT FROM THEIR OFFICE, BUT SHE HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH IT. I DON'T WANT IT TO LOOK LIKE A STUNT ON MY PART TO OUT. I'M JUST TALKING FACTS, AND THEY DID EVERYTHING THIS HE COULD AND THEY HAD TO CALCULATE THOSE PIECES MANUALLY. FISCAL 2020.

THE PIECE OF FISCAL 2020 IS WE'VE GOT SOME WORKING CAPITAL HERE THAT WE HAVEN'T FULLY UTILIZED OR OPPORTUNITY TO PUSH ON THAT FRONT. I'M ALMOST DONE WITH MY NOTES.

SO BALANCING THE BUDGET REDUCING THE TAX RATE FROM .4187 WHICH IN 20 FISCAL YEAR 2020 WE ADOPTED 4.23. SO MINE IS AND IT WASN'T A CHALLENGE.

IT WASN'T THE GOAL OF THE WAY IT ENDED. MY PROPOSED JUDGE'S SBUGHTS WHAT WE PASSED LAST YEAR -- BUDGET IS WHAT WE PASSED LAST YEAR. THE TAX RATE WAS LOWER THAN LAST

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YEAR BECAUSE IT WILL GET CONFUSING FOR FOLKS AND I WILL DO MY BEST TO CLARIFY.

OPERATING BUDGETS. REQUEST REDUCED TO CURRENT BUDGETS EXCEPT FOR NEW PROGRAMS. NO NEW OR REPLACEMENT VEHICLES LEASE EXCEPT FOR ONE FOR OFFICER EMERGENCY SERVICES WHY.

DID I LEAVE OFFICE EMERGENCY SERVICES F-250 IN THERE WAS BECAUSE WE HAVE A TRAILER THAT NEEDS TO BE DEPLOYED FOR AN EMERGENCY BUT WE DON'T HAVE A VEHICLE TO PULL IT.

I BELIEVE THAT'S UNACCEPTABLE AND THAT'S WHY I CHOSE TO LEAVE THAT ONE IN THERE.

CAPITAL ASSETS, $486,000 TO WESTNET FIRE EMS CAT PROGRAM THE I MUST CONTINUE TO FRONT LINE EMERGENCY RESPONSE. SO THAT WAS LEFT IF. THERE HIGH DOLLAR TICKET ITEM BUT VERY WORTH IT. $85,000 FOR WATER LINE IMPROVEMENTS FOR THE JAIL.

THANK YOU SHERIFF FOR KEEPING THAT JAIL BAND-AID TOGETHER. A NEW ONE IS ON THE WAY BUT WE NEEDED TO INVEST THIS TO KEEP THE CURRENT FACILITY OPERATIONAL.

$90,000 FOR SOFTWARE AND HARDWARE PROGRAMS FOR VARIOUS DEPARTMENT TO TOBACCO SETTLEMENT FUND TRYING TO UTILIZE. WE'RE TRYING TO BE AS CREATIVE AS WE COULD WITH ALL THE BUDGET OPTIONS AND THE BASKETS OF MONEY IT SITS. FOR PERSONNEL INCLUDED, IT WAS A VERY TOUGH THING BECAUSE OF EVERYTHING GOING ON, BUT I LEFT A AS I SAID $1.5 MILLION SALARY INCREASE FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT FOR THE COLLECTIVE BARGAINING. $687,000, AND THIS IS THE PIECE I GOT A LOT OF TENSION ON, BUT I BELIEVE I DID THE RIGHT THING FOR COST OF LIVING FOR OUR ALMOST 1,000 EMPLOYEES. I LEFT THAT IN THERE, BUT I DID NOT INCLUDE MERIT.

SO COST LIVING INCREASE, WE HAVE MANY MANY, PEOPLE IN OUR COUNTY EMPLOYED THAT ARE WORKING DOUBLE AND TRIPLE TIME AND I FELT HAD A IT WOULD BE UNFORTUNATE FOR US TO TAKE THAT MOMENT IN TIME TO TAKE AWAY FROM A COST OF LIVING INCREASE BECAUSE BY DEFAULT IF YOU DON'T PUT AT LEAST 2% YOU GIVE THEM A PAY CUT. THAT IS MY PERSPECTIVE. $715,000 IN NEW POSITIONS FOR EXPANSION OF JAIL OPERATION THAT IS ANOTHER BIG CHUNK OF MONEY THAT WAS USED THAT IS NECESSARY BECAUSE WE ARE GETTING CLOSER TO OPENING THE JAIL. WE USE ABOUT $816,000 IN RESERVES. THE DETAILS WERE THERE. SO NOW THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER, FOR ASKING TO CLARIFY ON WHAT EVERYTHING MEANS. EFFECTIVE TAX RATE, CURRENT TAX RATE. AS YOU MAY KNOW OR MAY NOT, THE EMERGENCY DECLARATION BY THE STATE HAS ALLOWED US TO GO BEYOND OUR 3.5% TRIGGER. SOME PEOPLE CALL IT A CAP SOME.

PEOPLE CALL IT ALL THESE DIFFERENT SEMANTICS BUT REALLY IT'S LIKE A TRYINGTER TAKE OUR BUDGET TO THE VOTERS. IF WE SPEND MORE THAN 3.5% THEN IT GOES TO VOTERS FOR APPROVAL.

WE AS A COURT HAVE HISTORICALLY NOT PUSHED PAST THAT, AND SO I DEFINITELY DIDN'T EVEN TRY TO GO THERE. AND SO HERE IS A WAY TO LOOK AT THIS BUDGET THAT I AM PROPOSING TODAY. IF YOUR HOME IN 2020 WAS VALUED AT $226,755 AVERAGE TOLD VALUE, AND IN 2021 IT'S BEEN PROBABLY APPRAISED AT $274,688 YOUR VALUATION HAS GONE UP ON YOUR HOME. WHAT I HAVE DONE IS I HAVE DONE EVERYTHING I COULD TO KEEP AS LOW AS POSSIBLE IN 2020 YOUR TAX BILL WAS $1029 FOR THAT HOUSE OF $270,000 APPROXIMATELY.

AND IN 2021 WITH MY PROPOSED BUDGET YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE AN INCREASE OF $37 A YEAR, WHICH EQUALS TO $3.08 A MONTH. I CAN LIVE WITH THAT. THIS IS CONSERVATIVELY BUDGETED AS I COULD COME UP WITH AND I'M LOOKING FORWARD MORE IF GREAT LET'S DO IT.

WITH MY BUDGET THE PROPERTY VALUATIONS THAT HAVE MOVED UP BUT THE BUDGET I HAVE PROPOSED TWO MOVING PIECES BE HOUSED THAT IS APPRAISED AT $275,000 WILL HAVE A $37 A YEAR INCREASE.

I THINK THAT IS PRETTY GOOD, IN PART BECAUSE WE DROPPED THE TAX RATE.

THE NEXT PIECE WILL BE SETTING UP THE BUDGET WORKSHOP, AUGUST 11 AT 10:00 A.M. WILL BE ONE OUR FIRST WORKSHOP AUGUST 18TH AT 10:00 A.M. WILL BE OUR SECOND WORKSHOP.

AUGUST 25TH AT 1:00 P.M. WILL BE OUR THIRD WORKSHOP. AND VICKI DID I LEAVE ANYTHING OUT THAT YOU WOULD ADD TO THE CONVERSATION? YES.

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THANK YOU FOR PULLING THE MIKE AND SPEAKING TO STATE YOUR NAME FOR THE RECORD.

>> VICKI DORSETT ASSISTANT MONITOR. I THINK YOU'VE COVERED ALL THE HIGHLIGHTS. JUDGE, I DID WANT TO POINT OUT ROUGHLY $4 MILLION IN THE GHUGHT YEAR THAT WAS -- BUDGET -- THAT WAS NOT ANNUALIZED SO WE'RE HAVING TO PICK THAT UP IN THE 2021 BUDGET. STAFF SALARIES FOR THE D.A.'S OFFICE AND THIS YEAR, MID-YEAR, SO WE ARE NOW HAVING TO PUT THAT UP IN THE BUDGET. SO THERE WAS APPROXIMATELY $4 MILLION ADDED TO THE BUDGET JUST FOR THOSE OWE STAFFING ISSUES AND THE ADDITIONAL STAFFING FOR THE CONTRACTS. I JUST WANT TO POINT OUT THAT WE'LL BE SENDING ALL THIS

INFORMATION OUT. >> NO NEW REVENUE TAX RATE. THAT IS THE EFFECTIVE TAX RATE.

>> BEFORE WE THIN THAT OUT. YOU CAN PUT IT IN -- TO LET THEM KNOW.

>> YEAH, IT IS A REQUIREMENT NOW THAT WE USE THAT LANGUAGE IN OUR PUBLIC NOTICES.

>> SOME PEOPLE -- >> RIGHT. >> THE STAFF ISSUES CHANGED.

THE CONFUSION. >> PEOPLE WHO LOOK AT THIS. >> AND THE THROWBACK RATE IS NOT

CALLED THE VOTER APPROVAL. >> VOTER APPROVAL. DO WE HAVE A CALCULATION ON WHAT IS THE JUDGE'S PROPOSED TAX RATES, THE DOLLARS THAT THE NEW PROPERTIES ARE BRINGING.

WE'VE GOT THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF VALUE. >> I HAVEN'T DONE THOSE

CALCULATIONS. OKAY. >> COMMISSIONER INGALSBE, ANY

QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS? >> NO, JUDGE. I DON'T BELIEVE SO.

AT THIS TIME I APPRECIATE YOU SUBMITTING THE BUDGET AND THE HARD WORK THAT I KNOW YOU AND THE AUDITORS OFFICE HAVE GONE THROUGH. I KNOW IT TAKES A LOT OF HOURS

AND I APPRECIATE IT, BUT COMING UP WITH SOME QUESTIONS. >> COMMISSIONERS.

ANY OTHER ON THIS. >> THANK YOU. I KNOW WHAT THIS PROCESS IS LIKE. BETTER PART OF THE YEAR TO DO THIS.

I APPRECIATE IT. >> I WOULD JUST THANK COMMISSIONER SHELL'S STATEMENT.

I KNOW THAT THIS IS A PRODUCT. IT HAS HAD A LONG, LONG NIGHT. LOOKING FORWARD TO OCTOBER 1.

THERE'S GOING TO A WHOLE LOT MORE LONG NIGHTS. WE APPRECIATE IT.

>> THANK YOU. MR. -- DO WE HAVE TO HAVE A MOTION TO DO ANYTHING? I JUST PRESENTED IT. NOTHING ELSE IS REQUIRED. NOW WHAT WE'RE GOING TO DO TO

[EXECUTIVE SESSIONS]

ADDRESS THE LAST PIECES OF OUR ATTENDANCE THIS COURTROOM ARE EXPECT YOU HAVE SESSION ITEMS. WHAT I'D LIKE TO DO IS OPEN UP 38, 39 AND 40 SO THAT WE COULD HAVE OUR EXECUTIVE SESSION ITEMS OPENED UP AND RIGHT AS WE GET BACK HAVE THE COMMENTS AND DISCUSSIONS.

SO IF YOU HAVE TIED TO EXECUTIVE SESSION ITEMS 38 AND 39 OR 40 AND WE'RE GOING TO TAKE THEM THAT ORDER MOST LIKELY, I ASK THAT YOU STAY AND IF IN THE PLEASE LEAVE THE COURTROOM BECAUSE WE WILL HAVE IT HERE. DR. ADAMS PLEASE OPEN 38, 39 AND 40.

>> BEFORE WE DO THAT I WOULDN'T MIND HAVING 38 BEFORE THE COURT. IS THERE A SPECIFIC REASON WE

NEED TO HAVE IT IN XEC OR HAVE IT IN OPEN COURT. >> THAT'S OUR CUSTOMARY PROCESS

TO TALK ABOUT STAFFING MANY EXECUTIVE SESSION. >> WE'RE TALKING ABOUT AN APOINTMENT. IT'S A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT SO I WOULD RATHER HAVE IT READ IN

COURT. >> HOW DO YOU FEEL COMMISSIONERS.

>> WE COULD GO IN AND COME OUT OR STAY IN. >> WE CAN ALSO DEBRIEF WHEN WE COME OUT OF EXECUTIVE SESSION TOO. WHATEVER Y'ALL WANT TO DO.

>> I'M GOOD EITHER WAY. >> YOU'RE GOOD EITHER WAY. >> SO COMMISSIONER SHELL EITHER

WAY? >> I DON'T HAVE ANYTHING FOR THAT.

PLEASE OPEN 38, 39 AND 40 FOR EXECUTIVE SESSION AND IF YOU'RE NOT TIED TO THOSE AGENDA ITEMS IF YOU'LL PLEASE LEAVE THE. -- LEAVE THE COURTROOM.

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CONSULT SITUATION COUNSEL AND DELIBERATION REGARDING ALL DELIBERATIONS IN THE HAYS COUNTY CONTABLE OFFICES RELATED TO PROVIDING SERVICES FOR COVID-19 TESTING SITES.

CONSULTATION FOR COUNCIL DELIBERATION REGARDING ALL INDIVIDUAL POSITIONS IN THE HAYS

COUNTY EMERGENCY SERVICES. >> OK. SO 38, 39 40, HAVE BEEN OPENED.

WE'RE GOING TO GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION. I KNOW AND OR IS BY PULLING OF THE CAMERA. WE DON'T HAVE A CHOICE. THANK YOU.

I JUST ASK YOU PULL THE CAMERA. WE'RE GOING TO GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION AND COME BACK WITH A RECAP.

FOR COVID. AS LONG AS YOUR CAMERA IS OFF YOU CAN LEAVE IT.

PROMISE THAT IT'S OFF. THERE YOU GO. EASY ENOUGH!

THANK YOU AND THANK YOU SO MUCH ADDITIONAL FOUR YEARS. >> AND WE ARE BACK FROM EXECUTIVE SESSION, AND WE HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO DISCUSS AND IF WE CAN JUST GO IN ORDER I GUESS. CONVERSATIONS ABOUT ITEM NUMBER 38.

COMMISSIONER SHELL, THIS IS YOUR PRECINCT IF YOU'D LIKE TO HAVE ANY COMMENTS?

OR START IT. >> THE RETIREMENT OF CONSTABLE AND PRECINCT THREE HAS BEEN PUBLICIZED LATELY. I DO NOT KNOW THE COUNTY HAS RECEIVED THAT IN WRITING AT THIS POINT. I KNOW I HAVE NOT SEEN THAT IN WRITING ALTHOUGH I HEARD THE VERBAL INTENT TO DO THAT, ASSOCIATE IT WITHIN INVESTIGATION.

I CAN SEE THE COURT TAKEN SEVERAL DIFFERENT ACTIONS IN THE FUTURE REGARDING THIS FOR MY UNDERSTANDING THE PARTIES WILL CHOOSE AN INDIVIDUAL FOR EACH PARTY TO BE ON THE BALLOT FOR THE NOVEMBER 3RD ELECTION. THAT DEADLINE FOR THEM TO DO THAT IS QUICKLY APPROACHING.

IT'S IN AUGUST. AT THAT POINT WE WILL KNOW WHO WILL BE ON THE BALLOT AND BE QUALIFIED TO BE A CONSTABLE AS OF JANUARY 1ST. SINCE WE HAVE NOT SEEN OFFICIAL EVEN IF WE HAD I STILL BELIEVE THAT WE COULD WAIT FOR THAT. IT WOULD NOT EVEN BE ON BALLOT SO WE WOULD BE MAKE AN APPOINTMENT FOR SOMEONE TO SERVE FOR ABOUT FIVE MONTHS.

SO THERE IS SEVERAL VARIABLE ONE IS HOW THE RESIGNATION IS DONE AND HOW THE COURT WILL CONSIDER HOW TO APPROACH THAT, BY APPOINTING SOMEONE IF THEY DON'T KNOW WHEN WILL BE ON THE BALLOT OR IF THE COURT WILL WAIT TO BE ON THE BALANCE WILL THE BEFORE THEY CONSIDER THE BALLOT.

>> COMMISSIONER JONES. >> I WANTED TO ADD THE APPOINTMENT CONVERSATION, OF COURSE, HAS BEEN BROUGHT LOUD AND CLEAR TO MY OFFICE AND TO FURTHER ARTICULATE THE PARTIES THAT WILL BE NOMINATING THEIR CANDIDATES FOR JANUARY 1 TAKEOVER OF PRECINCT 3 CONDITION STABLE'S OFFICE. ONLY THE PRECINCT CHAIRS FROM PRECINCT THREE ACTUALLY HAVE THAT AUTHORITY TO VOTE TOGETHER FROM BOTH PARTIES IT PICK THEIR CANDIDATE FOR THE BALLOT.

MY THINKING IS THAT WE SHOULD NOT PICK SOMEONE A PARTY HAS PICKED BECAUSE I DON'T WANT IT TIP THE SCALES. I BELIEVE THAT THIS COURT SHOULD BE RESPONSIBLE TO THE COMMUNITIES THAT THAT OFFICE SERVES AND WE SHOULD NOT EVEN A DEMOCRATIC APPOINTMENT BECAUSE E BELIEVE THAT WE'RE TIPPING THE SCALES IN THE PAST I DON'T BELIEVE IT'S A CLEAN TRANSITION AND I BELIEVE WE SHOULD DO EVERYTHING WE CAN TO CONTINUE TO SUPPORT THE WIMBERLEY VALLEY ON EVERY FRONT IN TRYING TO APPOINT SOMEONE AFTER THAT DESIGNATION HAS BEEN MADE I BELIEVE WOULD BE A LITTLE SLOW AND I HAVE RECEIVED A VERBAL RESIGNATION, AND I'VE SPOKEN TO OUR GENERAL COUNCIL, AND HE SAID THAT WE HOPE TO AND WE SHOULD AND WILL MOST LIKELY GET OUR WRITTEN RESIGNATION BUT THAT THE VERBAL IS DOCUMENTATION AT THIS TIME ENOUGH.

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COMMISSIONER INGALSBE? >> JUST A CLARIFICATION. IF AN APPOINTMENT WERE TO BE MADE AT SOME POINT WOULD THAT PERSON NEED TO RESIDE IN PRECINCT 30?

>> THE REQUIREMENT FOR APPOINTMENT IS THAT THAT PERSON BE A RESIDENT OF THAT PRECINCT ON THE DAY THAT THEY ARE APPOINTED. THERE'S NO EMPLOYMENT A

RESIDENCY. >> I APPRECIATE THE CLARIFICATION BECAUSE I'VE BEEN

ASKED THAT QUESTION. >> IT'S NOT EVERYDAY A CONSTABLE RESIGNS BUT I'M THE SURPRISED THAT WE AS COMMISSIONERS COURT DON'T HAVE A CLEAR RUBBER ROAD MAP TO PROCEED.

SO WE'RE MOVING THROUGH THIS AND I JUST HOPE THAT WE MAKE A DECISION THAT IS MOST BENEFICIAL TO THE WIMBERLEY VALUE AND THE PEOPLE THEY SERVE AND NOT GET INVOLVED WITH THE PICKING OF WINNERS AND LOSERS TIED TO THE ELECTION NOMINATIONS. COMMISSIONER, ANYTHING ELSE

YOU'D LIKE TO ADD. >> JUST COMMISSIONER SHELL KNOWS THE PRECINCT BETTER THAN ANY US UP HERE BECAUSE I'M GOING TO BE SUPPORTIVE OF WHATEVER HE BRINGS FORWARD.

>> YES, SIR AND I WOULD EXPECT IN OUR NEXT COURT MEETING WE WILL HAVE THE RESIGNATION OC OCCURS. WE WOULD HAVE CLARITY MORE THAN LIKELY ON THE PARTIES.

I WOULD FULLY EXPECT AN APPOINTMENT WOULD BE CONSIDERED ON AUGUST THE 11TH.

>> I WOULD RESPECT COMMISSIONER SHELL'S VIEW ON THIS, FOR THE SIMPLE FACT IT'S HIS PRECINCT AND AGAIN HE KNOWS THAT PRECINCT BETTER THAN ANY OF US. I DO HAVE SOME DIFFERING VIEWS THOUGH. THE FACT IS THAT IF WE WERE REALLY CONCERNED OR OVERLY CONCERNED ABOUT THE ELECTION PROCESS I THINK BOTH PARTIES WOULD HAVE PUT A CANDIDATE ON THE BALLOT FOR THIS ELECTION. TO THIS POINT THEY CHOSE NOT TO. EARLIER THIS YEAR.

THAT WAS NOT A CONSIDERATION. I THINK AT THE END OF THE DAY WE PICKED THE BEST CANDIDATE FOR THE JOB. I COULD CARE LESS ACTUALLY WHETHER THE REPUBLICAN PARTY OR THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY SELECTS EITHER ONE OF THEM IF IT'S THE BEST PERSON FOR THE JOB IN THE NEXT FIVE MONTHS IN MY VIEW. THERE HAS BEEN SOME COMMENTS PUBLICLY WHAT SHOULD HAPPEN WITH -- WITH THE OFFICE AS IT CURRENTLY STANDS. I HAVE SOME CONCERNS OVER THE SERVICE THAT THAT OFFICE IS CURRENTLY PROVIDING AND NOT PROVIDING IN THE WIMBERLEY VALLEY. AND SO I DO HAVE A CONCERN THAT NOT KNOWING THAT EVERYTHING THAT IS RELATED TO THE RESIGNATION OF THE CURRENT CONSTABLE, WHAT OTHER INDIVIDUALS MAY HAVE BEEN INVOLVED OR NOT BEEN INVOLVED OR KNOWING ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROCESS.

AND SO MOVING FORWARD I WOULD HAVE SEVERE RESERVATIONS AT THIS POINT ABOUT APPOINTING ANYBODY FROM WITHIN THAT OFFICE TO THAT JOB. UNTIL WE KNEW MORE ABOUT THAT.

I THINK THAT THERE'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION OUT THERE THAT I KNOW I WOULD LIKE TO HEAR.

I THINK WAITING UNTIL THE 11 TOTH GET THAT INFORMATION WOULD BEFUL.

>> OK. ON AGENDA ITEM NUMBER 39, COMMISSIONER JONES, DO YOU HAVE

A MOTION? >> YES JUDGE THANK YOU. A MOTION I MOVE TO RATIFY THE OVERTIME BUDGET DATE OFTY CONTAS FOR ALL LAW ENFORCEMENT RELATED TO COVID-19 TESTING SITES.

>> WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND AND THE MOTION IS BASICALLY IT MAKE SURE THAT THE DEPUTY CONSTABLES THAT HAVE HELPED WITH A PRESENCE ATTEST SITES ARE PROPERLY COMPENSATED IN SUMMARY.

IF THERE ARE NO OTHER COMMENTS, DR. CARDENAS WORKS YOU PLEASE CALL THE ROLE?

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

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

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

>> YES. COMMISSIONER -- OH, SORRY. >> I JUST WANT TO CLARIFY THAT

IS OUTSIDE THE REGULAR WORK ASKED. >> OUTSIDE THE REGULAR WORK SCHEDULE. THANK YOU. YOU HAVE A MOTION FOR NUMBER 40.

>> I MOVE IT CREATE ONE PART-TIME EXAMINER PER HOUR PER WEEK EFFECTIVE 8120 AS PRESENTED POSITION WOULD BE SALARY SAVINGS WANT OFFICE OF EMERGENCY SERVICES DEPARTMENT AND WILL BE

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ADDED FOR FUNDING DETERMINATIONS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 21 BUDGET WORKSHOP DISCUSSIONS.

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

ARE THERE ANY COMMENTS? DR. CARDENAS PLEASE CALL THE ROLL.

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

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

>> JUDGE BECERRA. >> YES. WILL YOU PLEASE OPEN AGENDA

[Items 4 - 7]

ITEMS 4-7. >> FOUR, APPROVE PAYMENTS OF COUNTY INVOICES.

FIVE, APPROVE THE PAYMENT OF UNITED HEALTH CARE CLAIMS. SIX, APPROVE COMMISSIONERS COURTS MINUTES OF JULY 14, 2020 AND JULY 21ST, 2020. SEVEN, APPROVE THE PAYMENT OF THE JULY 31ST, 2020 PAYROLL DISBURSEMENTS IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $3,850,000 EFFECTIVE JULY 31ST 2020 AND POST TOTALS FOR WAGES WITHHOLDINGS, DEDUCTIONS AND BENEFITS ON THE

HAYS COUNTY WEBSITE ONCE FINALIZED. >> SO MOVED.

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

ARE THERE ANY COMMENTS MR. KENNEDY? ARE YOUR COMMENTS ATTACHED TO THIS SECTION? OK. PLEASE CALL THE ROLL.

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

>> YES. JUDGE BECERRA. >> YES.

[Items 9 & 10]

>>ORS IN NONSITE SEWAGE FOR 24 RV SPACES LOCATED AT 710 DRIPPING SPRINGS TEXAS.

TEN ON SITE SEWAGE FACILITY PERMIT FOR LONE MAN BREWERY LOCATED AT LONE MAN WOMEN WE ARELY ROAD, TEXAS. WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND PLEASE CALL THE RL.

[Items 14, 16, 18, 19, & 21]

YES, IF YOU PLEASE OPEN 14, 16, 18, 19 AND 21. WHICH IS THE REMAINDER OF THOSE

AGENDA ITEMS? >> 14 AUTHORIZE THE PURCHASE OF ONE REPLACEMENT DEALT OPTIPLEX 7070 FOR THE BPS LICENSE OF WEIGHT DIVISION ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF AND AMEND THE BUDGET ACCORDINGLY. 16 AUTHORIZE THE EXECUTION OF THE FY20 21 INTERLOCAL CONTRACT FOR THE NEXT GENERATION 9ää DATABASE PROGRAM FOR THE CAPITAL AREA EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS DISTRICT FOR EMERGENCY COMMUNICATION GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM SERVICES TO BE PROVIDED BY THE COUNTY WITH NO COUNTY MATCHING FUNDS REQUIRED.

18 APPROVE UTILITY PERMIT. 19 AUTHORIZE THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION OFFICE TO PURCHASE CASE MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE FROM ADVANTECH INFORMATION SYSTEM LLC AND AMEND THE BUDGET ACCORDINGLY. 21 AUTHORIZE THE OFFICE OF EMERGENCY SERVICES TO PURCHASE 10 MICROSOFT SURFACE PRO 7'S AND 10 CANON ALL-IN-ONE PRINTERS THAT WILL BE USED AT THE COVID-19 TESTING SITES AND AMEND THE BUDGET ACCORDINGLY. CRACK SECOND.

>> OF A MOTION TO 2ND IS THERE ANY ADDITIONAL COMMENTS? PLEASE CALL ROLE.

>> COMMISSIONER JONES? X YES. >> COMMISSIONER SMITH?> YES.

>> COMMISSIONER SHALL? >> YES. >> JUDGE?

[24. Discussion and possible action to authorize the County Judge to execute a Professional Services Agreement/Contract between Hays County and HDR Engineering, Inc to provide construction engineering, inspection & testing (CE&I) services related to Hays County Road Improvement Projects on an as-needed basis. SMITH/BORCHERDING]

>> YES. OPEN 24. >> 24 POSSIBLE ACTION TO AUTHORIZE THE COUNTY JUDGE TO EXECUTE A PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT OR CONTRACT BETWEEN HAYS COUNTY AND HDR ENGINEERING INCORPORATED TO PROVIDE INSTRUCTION, ENGINEERING, CONSTRUCTION AND TESTING SERVICES RELATED TO HAYS COUNTY ON AN AS-NEEDED BASIS.

>> MOTION AND A SECOND? MR. SMITH MET. >> NO REAL DISCUSSION AND ONE

OF THREE THAT WERE SELECTED THROUGH THE PROCESS. >> SO FAR ARE WE DOING THIS?

IF THEY HAVE ALREADY BEEN SELECTED? >> THIS IS JUST A CONTRACT FOR

AS NEEDED. >> PLEASE CALL ROLE. >> COMMISSIONER JONES?

YES. >> COMMISSIONER INGLE SPEAK? >> YES.

>> COMMISSIONER SHALL? >> YES. >> JUDGE?

[25. Discussion and possible action to hold a public hearing to establish a 25 MPH speed limit in Savannah Ridge subdivision. JONES/BORCHERDING]

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>> OPEN 25. DISCUSSION OF POSSIBLE ACTION TO HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING TO ESTABLISH A 25 MILE PER HOUR SPEED LIMIT IN SAVANNAH RIDGE SUBDIVISION.

>> DISCUSSING POSSIBLE ACTION IS THE INTENT TO HOLD ONE NOW? OKAY.

JUST WORD IT CURRENTLY. WE WILL OPEN A PUBLIC HEARING. IS ANYONE HERE TO SPEAK FOR OR AGAINST ITEM NUMBER 25? PLEASE APPROACH THE PODIUM. I SEE NO MOVEMENT.

WE WILL CLOSE THE PUBLIC HEARING. >> THE SUBDIVISION, THIS IS THE MAIN ROAD INTO THE SUBDIVISION OF 2001 IT WAS BUILT BEFORE WE HAD OUR REGULATIONS ABOUT INCREASING THE SINGLE ENTRY INTO THE SUBDIVISION. IT IS A LONG STRAIGHT AWAY AND WE DID OUR SPEED STUDIES THEY WERE EXCEEDING OUR SPEED LIMIT PRETTY REGULARLY.

THIS IS A NEEDED REDUCTION IN THAT SPEED LIMIT AND I WILL MOVE TO ESTABLISH A 20 MILES

PER HOUR SPEED LIMIT IN SAVANNAH RIDGE. >> TO HAVE A MOTION AND A

SECOND? LEE'S CALL ROLE. >> COMMISSIONER INGLESPEAK?

>> YES. >> COMMISSIONER SHALL? >> YES.

[27. Discussion and possible action to approve Amendment #1 to the Advance Funding Agreement between Hays County and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) for the RM 2325 at Fischer Store Road project and authorize the County Judge to execute the Advance Funding Agreement Amendment #1 on behalf of Hays County. SHELL/BORCHERDING]

>> COMMISSIONER JONES? >> YES. >> JUDGE?

>> YES. AMENDMENT 1 ADVANCE FUNDING AGREEMENT BETWEEN HAYS COUNTY AND THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FOR RANCHO 2325 AT FISHER STORE ROAD PROJECT AND AUTHORIZE A COUNTY JUDGE TO EXECUTE THE ADVANCE FUNDING AGREEMENT AMENDMENT NUMBER 1 ON

BEHALF OF HAYS COUNTY. >> SECOND? >> SECOND.>> OF A SECOND AND

COMMENTS? >> THIS PROJECT IS AT FISHER STORE ROAD AND THIS AMENDMENT ALLOWS US TO MOVE IT FORWARD AND START THE PROCESS TO LET THE PROJECT GO.

>> PLEASE CALL ROLE. >> COMMISSIONER JONES? >> YES.

>> COMMISSIONER SMITH? >> YES. >> COMMISSIONER INGLESPEAK?

[28. Discussion and possible action to award contract for IFB 2020-BB12 Cotton Gin Road Improvements - Phase 1 to Patin Construction, LLC. JONES/BORCHERDING]

>> YES. >> JUDGE? >> YES.

COTTON GIN ROAD IMPROVEMENTS PHASE 1 TWO PATENT CONSTRUCTION LLC.

>> HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND? SELF-EXPLANATORY. PLEASE CALL ROLE.

>> COMMISSIONER SMITH?> YES. >> COMMISSIONER JONES? >> YES.

[29. Discussion and possible action to authorize the County Judge to execute an Interlocal Agreement and Right of Entry Agreement between Hays County and the Dripping Springs Independent School District regarding the Funding and Construction of a new driveway on the Sycamore Springs Campus in conjunction with the Sawyer Ranch Road Bond Project and amend the budget accordingly. SMITH/BORCHERDING]

>> COMMISSIONER SHELL? >> YES. >> COMMISSIONER INGLESPEAK?

>> YES. >> JUDGE? >> YES.

>> THIS IS THE DRIPPING SPRINGS INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT REGARDING FUNDING AND CONSTRUCTION OF NEW DRIVEWAY ON SYCAMORE SPRINGS CAMPUS INCORPORATED INJECTION OF THE

SAWYER RANCH BOND PROJECT AND AMEND IT ACCORDINGLY? >> SECOND.

>> COMMENTS? >> YES JUDGE, IF YOU LOOK AT THE BACKUP THERE IS A MASS MAP AND THIS IS TO SYCAMORE SPRINGS SCHOOL AND IT WAS IN A CONTRACT WITH THE SCHOOL FOR RIGHT OF

ENTRY. >> YES PLEASE CALL ROLE. >> >> COMMISSIONER SMITH?

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

>> YES. >> COMMISSIONER INGLESPEAK? >> YES.

>> JUDGE? >> YES. PLEASE OPEN 32.

[32.Discussion and possible action to allow additional Transportation Department staff to take work vehicles to their homes, requested per the County Property and Employee Responsibility chapter in HR Policy guidance. JONES/BORCHERDING]

>> 32 DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION TO ALLOW ADDITIONAL TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT STAFF TO TAKE WORK VEHICLES TO THEIR HOMES REQUESTED PER THE COUNTY AND PROPERTY AND RESPONSIBILITY

CHAPTER AND HR POLICY GUIDANCE. >> MOVE?> SECOND. >> OF A MOTION AND A SECOND.

>> IS IS FOR THE TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT? RIGHT NOW THEY'RE GOING FROM THEIR HOUSE TO THE TRANSPORTATION BUILDING TO PICK UP VEHICLES AND DOING A PICKUP BID THIS WOULD ALLOW THEM TO GO STRAIGHT FROM THEIR HOME TO THE JOBSITE AND WOULD REDUCE THEIR

CONTACT WITH INDIVIDUALS IN THE TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT. >> IS THIS FOR THIS.?

>> I JUST WANTED TO MAKE A NOTE THAT IT DOES QUALIFY AS A TAXABLE FRINGE BENEFIT SO THE EMPLOYEES WILL BE TAXED ON THE $3 PER DAY FOR COMMUTING SERVICES AS LONG AS IT DOESN'T FALL INTO THE CLASS OF LAW ENFORCEMENT OR THE VEHICLES ARE NOT A PROTECTED CLASS LIKE A

BUS. >> I DON'T BELIEVE THEY ARE. I BELIEVE THEY ARE ON-CALL EMPLOYEES WOULD BE CALLED OUT AT NIGHT. PLEASE CALL ROLE.

>> >> COMMISSIONER SMITH? >> YES. >> COMMISSIONER JONES?> YES.

>> COMMISSIONER SHELL?> YES. >> COMMISSIONER INGLESPEAK? >> YES.

[36. Discussion and possible action regarding the Emergency Cash Assistance Program (ECAP), also known as Project Recoil, including but not limited to, funding for advertisement and refinement of procedure related to distribution of grants. SHELL (Part 2 of 2)]

>> JUDGE? >> YES. PLEASE OPEN NUMBER 36.

>> NUMBER 36. DISCUSSION OF POSSIBLE ACTION REGARDING EMERGENCY CASH ASSISTANCE PROGRAM ALSO KNOWN AS PROJECT RECOIL INCLUDIN BUT NOT LIMITED TO FUNDING FOR

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ADVERTISEMENT AND REFINEMENT A PROCEDURE RELATED TO DISTRIBUTION AND GRANT.

>> MR. KENNEDY? >> SO, YESTERDAY I WAS BUSY ENOUGH THAT I DID NOT HAVE AN OCCASION TO TALK TO THE TREASURE ABOUT THIS AND HAVE SINCE HEARD FROM MISS RITCHIE AND SHE EXPRESSED A PREFERENCE SO THE COURT WOULD ENTERTAIN MODIFYING IT'S PREVIOUS MOTION.

SHE EXPECTS AND I BELIEVE IT IS TRUE THAT PEOPLE FUND OUR ADMINISTRATOR WOULD ESSENTIALLY SIGN OFF ON THIS AND SEND IT OVER TO US BUT SHE WOULD LIKE IT TO BE AN ESSENTIAL PART OF THE ROUTING AND SIGNATURE. THE LINE OF SIGNATURES THAT AUTHORIZES AN EARLY PAYMENT.

THE AUDITOR EVIDENTLY NEEDS TO SIGN THE CHECK SO IT NEEDS TO BE THE AUDITOR AND NOT THE DESIGNEE AND I BELIEVE SHE ASKED THAT THERE BE A COMMISSIONER WHICH WE ALREADY HAVE AND ONE OTHER DELEGATE. I DON'T MIND WHO YOU PICK. I WILL NOTE THAT MY OFFICE IN THE E CAT POLICY SOMEONE IN MY OFFICE NEEDS TO BE AT THE BOARD COMMITTEE MEETING SO I CAN'T GUARANTEE THAT WE WOULD BE ABLE TO DELEGATE A REPRESENTATIVE OF THE GENERAL COUNSEL.

I AM HAPPY TO BE IN THAT ROUTING. >> THE IDEA IS TO ADD SOMEONE FROM GENERAL COUNSEL TO SIGN ON THAT SIGN OFF ROUTE AND BE SPECIFIC TO THE AUDITOR FOR SENDING IN THE CHECK AND FINALLY, ADD THE PEOPLE COMPONENT COMPANY AS ADDITIONAL

SIGNER. >> I AM GOOD WITH THAT. >> IS THAT RIGHT?

>> THE FORM WE ARE CREATING IS SEPARATE. IT'S LIKE A ROUTING FORM, NOT A CHECK. IT IS A ROTTING FORM FOR THE COMPANY TO SAY THAT THE PEOPLE

FUND WOULD BE ONE? >> THAT IS CORRECT. >> DOCTOR'S OFFICE? I DON'T UNDERSTAND IS THAT THE AUDITOR OR A FORM THAT SAYS WE AGREE?

>> YES. >> YOUR POINT IS THAT IT WOULD NOT BE A PHYSICAL?

RIGHT ON. >> TO RECAP. THE TREASURER A DOCUMENT SIMILAR TO THIS ONE WITH A BUNCH OF SIGNATURE SLOTS ONE FOR THE TREASURERS OFFICE.

ONE FOR THE AUDITORS OFFICE, ONE FOR A COURT MEMBER, ONE FROM GENERAL COUNSEL AND ONE FOR PEOPLE FUND. THAT IS THE AMENDMENT? TEXT THAT IS CORRECT.

WE HAVE A SIMILAR ROUTING FORM FOR THE SWISS SIMILAR MATTERS AND ROGUE MATTERS.

WE CAN REPLICATE THAT. >> DO NEED TO DO SOMETHING ELSE TO CLARIFY?

>> I THINK IF YOU ALL CAN VOTE TO MAKE THAT PART OF YOUR PREVIOUS MOTION AS A FRIENDLY

AMENDMENT? >> I WILL ACCEPT AMENDMENT. >> WE HAVE AN ACCEPTING OF THE AMENDMENT TO HAVE A SECOND? OKAY. PLEASE CALL ROLE ON THE

AMENDMENT. >> COMMISSIONER SMITH? >> YES.

>> COMMISSIONER JONES?> YES. >> COMMISSIONER SHELL?> YES. >> COMMISSIONER INGLESPEAK?

>> YES. >> JUDGE? >> YES.

[1. Update from the County Judge and staff regarding the Local Disaster Declaration and COVID-19. Possible discussion and action may follow. BECERRA (Part 3 of 3)]

WE REALLY LOVE AGENDA ITEM NUMBER 1 TODAY SO IF YOU WILL PLEASE OPEN AGENDA ITEM NUMBER

1 AGAIN. >> NUMBER 1 UPDATE FROM THE COUNTY JUDGE STAFF REGARDING THE LOCAL DISASTER DECLARATION FOR COVID-19. POSSIBLE DISCUSSION MAY FOLLOW.

>> MR. KENNEDY WE DID THIS FOR YOU. >> I PUT IN FRONT OF YOU A CODE RETURN TO WORK REQUIREMENT SHEET WHICH YOU SHOULD HAVE IN FRONT OF YOU.

THIS HAS BEEN A CULMINATION OF A LOT OF DISCUSSIONS BETWEEN COUNTYWIDE OPERATIONS, PERSONAL HEALTH, EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT. SO, WE HAVE LOOKED AT CDC REQUIREMENTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS. AND HR HAS BEEN INVOLVED IN THE DISCUSSION AS WELL.

WHAT WE HAVE HERE IS AN ALTERNATIVE TO RETURN TO WORK. WE HAVE A TESTING APPROACH WHICH IS SOMEONE HAS TESTED COVID-19 POSITIVE AND 14 OR MORE DAYS LATER THEY HAVE TESTED NEGATIVE. AT TESTING APPROACH IS NOT ALWAYS WORKING.

BECAUSE, SOMETIMES, WE HAVE SEEN INSTANCES OF IT WHERE PEOPLE CONTINUE TO TEST POSITIVE ALTHOUGH THEY HAVE LONG GOTTEN OVER THE EFFECTS OF COVID-19 AND ARE NOT CONSIDERED CONTAGIOUS ANY LONGER BY MEDICAL STAFF. THE CDC HAS RECOMMENDED A TIME APPROACH IN ADDITION TO A TESTING APPROACH. THEIR RECOMMENDATIONS ARE, THIS IS FOR HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS: 10 DAYS FROM THE TIME THE SYMPTOMS FIRST APPEARED AND AT LEAST 24 HOURS SINCE THE LAST FEVER AND SYMPTOMS HAVE IMPROVED. NOW I DID NOT WANT TO LAND EXACTLY ON THAT. I THINK WHAT WE CAN DO HERE FOR RETURN TO WORK WITH THE COUNTY

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IS COME UP WITH A BAR THAT IS SET SLIGHTLY HIGHER FOR RETURN TO WORK AND THAT IS WHAT WE HAVE COME UP WITH IN NUMBER 2. AN EMPLOYEE HAS A PHYSICIAN'S CLEARANCE FIRST.

THEN THE DOCTOR SAYS THEY CAN RETURN TO WORK. THEY HAVE BEEN ASYMPTOMATIC 4 AT LEAST 10 0 DAYS AND NO MEMBER OF THE HOUSEHOLD THAT THEY ARE LIVING IN HAS COVID RELATED SYMPTOMS AS WELL. AS LONG AS THOSE FACTORS ARE CLEAR, EVERYONE WE HAVE TALKED TO ABOUT THIS AGREES THAT THAT COULD CLEAR THEM FOR RETURN TO WORK.

THAT BEATS THE CDC REQUIREMENTS BY QUITE A BIT OR THE RECOMMENDATION BY QUITE A BIT.

I BELIEVE THIS IS SOMETHING WE WOULD LIKE TO HAVE APPLIED COUNTYWIDE.

I KNOW SOME OF THE ELECTED OFFICIALS OFFICES HAVE ALREADY CONSIDERED IT AND MAY HAVE PLUMMETED IT BUT CAN YOU CONFIRM THAT IS A COUNTYWIDE APPLICATION?

WOULD YOU CARE TO COMMENT? >> GOOD AFTERNOON. THANK YOU COURT FOR ALLOWING US TO THROW THE SPEC OUT AND HELP OUR DEPARTMENT EVERY EMPLOYEE ABSENCE IS DIFFERENT.

THERE ARE NOTE TO SCENARIOS THAT HAVE BEEN THE SAME. THIS WILL HELP GUIDE OUR DEPARTMENTS AND OUR EMPLOYEES ON WHEN AND HOW IT IS SAFE TO RETURN TO WORK.

I THINK THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE ADOPTED SOMETHING THAT IS A LITTLE STRICTER AND THEY WANT

TO COME BACK IN AND CHANGE AND ALIGN WITH THIS GUIDANCE. >> THEY ARE PREPARED TO DO SO.

>> SO, I THINK IT IS IMPORTANT TO SEND A CONSISTENT MESSAGE TO OUR DEPARTMENT HEADS AND EMPLOYEES AT THIS TIME. AND, AS A REMINDER TO THE COURT WE ARE STILL PAYING EMPLOYEES TWO THIRDS TIME PAY, PAID LEAVE WITH THESE COVID-19 SCENARIOS. WITH SCHOOL COMING WE ARE GOING TO HAVE A NEW CHALLENGE WITH EMPLOYEES THAT ARE PARENTS OF SCHOOL AGE CHILDREN.

I SUSPECT WE WILL TALK ABOUT THAT IN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS. THINK THIS IS A GOOD GENERAL

GUIDANCE AND IT SAYS THE SAME THING ACROSS THE COUNTY. >> MRS. MILLER, I LIKE WHAT YOU SAID ABOUT CONTINUITY BID THAT IS A GENERAL NICE THEME. WITH OUR COUNTY EMPLOYEES THAT ARE INTERACTING WITH THE PUBLIC AND WITH A COUNTYWIDE MASK ORDER FOLLOWED BY A GOVERNORS MASK ORDER, WHAT HAVE WE TOLD DEPARTMENT HEAD ABOUT, AGAIN, THOSE EMPLOYEES WHO ARE FACE TO FACE WITH THE PUBLIC ABOUT MASK WEARING AND WHAT IS OUR DIRECTION?

>> TO MY KNOWLEDGE THE COUNTY HAS NOT COMMUNICATED ANY COMMUNICATION GUARDING EMPLOYEES WEARING MASKS. OUR EMPLOYEES ARE IN GENERAL, IN TUNE WITH COMMUNICATION FROM THE GOVERNOR AND THE COUNTY JUDGES OFFICE. TO MY KNOWLEDGE THERE HAS NOT BEEN A SPECIFIC DIRECTION OR REQUIREMENT FOR OUR EMPLOYEES TO WEAR.

I KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING IN MY OFFICE AND THEY ARE WEARING A MASK.

WE ARE ALL WEARING A MASK WHEN WE ARE INTERACTING WITH OTHERS. EVEN WALKING THROUGH THE OFFICE

WITH EACH OTHER WE ARE WEARING OUR MASKS. >> SPECIFICALLY WHEN SOCIAL DISTANCING ISN'T AVAILABLE? MR. KENNEDY CAN YOU EXPAND ON THE THOUGHT PROCESS OR WHAT CAN

BE SAID OR DONE ON THAT FRONT? >> THE COURT COULD RECOMMEND A POLICY FOR THAT.

THE, OF COURSE YOU ALL KNOW HOW COUNTIES ARE BUILT IN MANY OF THE OFFICES ARE MANAGED BY ELECTED OFFICIALS AND THOSE ELECTED OFFICIALS TENDS TO ACT AUTONOMOUSLY AND DON'T ALWAYS HAVE TO REGARD COUNTY POLICY AS THE COURT HAS PASSED BUT MAY HAVE TO ANSWER TO IT DURING THE BUDGET CYCLE. SO, THERE MAY BE A CONVERSATION LIKE THAT THAT I AM NOT AWARE OF. I AM NOT AWARE OF THE SITUATION WHERE AN ELECTED OFFICIAL IS DISREGARDING THE CDC RECOMMENDATIONS, THE LOCAL AND STATE ORDERS.

I HAVE NOT HEARD OF SUCH. >> MY OFFICE HAS RECEIVED SOME COMMUNICATIONS IN REGARD TO THAT AND I WON'T CALL OUT THE OFFICE THAT IT WAS CALLED ABOUT.

I DON'T FIND IT USEFUL BUT I AM WONDERING IF WE WOULD BENEFIT FROM PUTTING THAT COMMUNICATION AND DO WE NEED TO PUT UP THAT COMMUNICATION IN OTHER WAYS? THERE IS A COUNTY ORDER AND A STATE ORDER. I AM UNDER THE ASSUMPTION THAT OUR COUNTY EMPLOYEES WOULD

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FOLLOW THE STATE AND COUNTY ORDER. WAS THAT A MISTAKE?

>> THERE ARE MANY INSTANCES WHEN A MASK MAY NOT BE WORN FOR REASONS THAT ARE CITED AND THE EXCEPTIONS TO THE GOVERNORS ORDER AND IF YOU HEAR ABOUT SOMETHING I WOULD IMAGINE THAT IT WOULD BE A COURT MEMBER THAT WOULD CALL IN AND INQUIRE OR HR WILL INQUIRE ABOUT IT BEFORE

IT'S DONE. >> OKAY. ANY QUESTIONS FOR MRS. MILLER COMMISSIONERS? OKAY. THANK YOU MRS. MILLER.

ARE WE GOOD ON THAT? ANYTHING ELSE? >>.

DO YOU WANT TO SEE A VOTE? I'M GOING TO ADOPT THIS. >> SO MOVED.

>> SECOND TO. >> DO WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND. PLEASE CALL A ROLE.

>> COMMISSIONER SMITH? >> YES. >> COMMISSIONER JONES?> YES.

>> COMMISSIONER SHELL?> YES. >> COMMISSIONER INGLESPEAK? >> YES.

>> JUDGE? >> YES.

AND WE WILL TAKE A RECESS UNTIL 1:00 P.M. WHEN WE WILL OPEN UP OUR YS START ON TIME. WE ARE BACK FROM RECESS IN PREPARATION FOR OUR

[PUBLIC COMMENTS (Part 2 of 2)]

PRESENTATION AGENDA ITEM NUMBER 3 WHICH IS SCHEDULED FOR 1:00. WILL SAY THAT DURING OUR PUBLIC COMMENTS THERE WERE A FEW EMAILS WITH PUBLIC COMMENTS THAT DID NOT HAVE A CHANCE TO MAKE IT TO US ON TIME BECAUSE THEY WERE TO A DIFFERENT EMAIL ADDRESS.

I HAVE A BIG DESIRE TO TELL THE COMMUNITY, REACH OUT. WE ARE HERE FOR YOU.

WHEN THEY DO I WANT TO MAKE SURE THEY GET HEARD. EVEN THOUGH IT IS OUT OF SEQUENCE I HAVE THREE COMMENTS THAT I WOULD LIKE THE DOCTOR TO READ AS WELL STOP WHEN THE TIMER BEEPS.

>> FIRST COMMENT IS FROM GEORGE COFER CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF THE HILL COUNTY CONSERVANCY.

DEAR JUDGE AND COMMISSIONERS. THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION OF CREATING ADDITIONAL PARKS AND OPEN SPACE AND THE MANY BENEFITS TO THE CITIZENS THE THEY WILL PROVIDE NOW AND IN THE FUTURE. THE RECOMMENDATION YOU WILL RECEIVE FROM THE PARKS AND OPEN SPACE CITIZEN ADVISORY COMMISSION TODAY ARE THE RESULT OF MANY, MANY HOURS OF THOUGHTFUL EFFORT. I HAVE ATTENDED EVERY MEETING AND I'M GRATEFUL FOR THE EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL PUBLIC SERVICE OF IT'S MEMBERS AND HAYS COUNTY STAFF.

HILL COUNTRY CONSERVANCY HAS COLLABORATED DURING THE PAST 20 YEARS WITH THE HAYS COUNTY COMMISSIONER COURT, STAFF AND OTHER CITIZENS TO HELP WITH PARKS AND OPEN SPACE IN HAYES COUNTY. WE STAND READY TO HELP AGAIN IN WHATEVER WAYS ARE APPROPRIATE GOING FORWARD. PLEASE CONTACT ME IF HILL COUNTRY CONSERVANCY CAN BE OF

SERVICE. THANK YOU. >>> THE NEXT ONE IS FROM KATHERINE ROMANS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF HILL COUNTRY ALLIANCE.

DEAR JUDGE BECERRA AND COMMISSIONERS. I AM WRITING TO EXPRESS SUPPORT FROM THE HILL COUNTRY ALLIANCE OF THE RECOMMENDATION OF HAYS COUNTY PARKS AND OPEN SPACE ADVISORY COMMISSION AND COMMEND THEM FOR RUNNING A TRANSPARENT AND EFFECTIVE PROCESS EVEN IN THE FACE OF CHALLENGING CONDITIONS. HCA STAFF HAVE BEEN PRESENT FOR SEVERAL MEETINGS AND WE HAVE BEEN CONSISTENTLY IMPRESSED BY THE THOUGHTFUL QUESTIONS, DILIGENCE, ATTENTION TO DETAIL AND COMMITMENT TO THE FUTURE OF HAYS COUNTY SHOWN BY EACH MEMBER OF THE COMMISSION DID WE APPLAUD THEIR EFFORT AND ARE GRATEFUL FOR THEIR SERVICE FOR CURRENT AND FUTURE HAYS COUNTY RESIDENTS. THE PHASE SAW UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES WITH AN EMERGENCE OF GLOBAL PANDEMIC SHORTLY AFTER THEIR CHARTER WAS LAUNCHED. IF ANYTHING MOVING POSAC MEETINGS TO ZOOM WITH A STRONG PRESENCE OF SOCIAL MEDIA ENTER THE HAYS COUNTY SITE REPRESENTED AN OVERALL OPENNESS AND TRANSPARENCY OF THE PROCESS ALLOWING FOR HAYS COUNTY RESIDENTS TO TUNE IN FROM THEIR OWN HOME FOR EACH MEETING. OUR PARTICULAR THANKS GO TO KAREN FORD WHO DID AN EXEMPLARY JOB OF THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX ABOUT HOW TO ENSURE THAT ALL HAYS COUNTY RESIDENTS HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO WEIGH IN ON THE FUTURE PARKS AND OPEN SPACES IN THE COUNTY.

IN ADDITION WE REALIZE THAT COUNTLESS HOURS OF STAFF BEHIND THE SCENE SUPPORTED THE POSAC.

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THAT IS DUE TO THE HAYS COUNTY STAFF WHICH MADE TODAY'S RECOMMENDATION POSSIBLE.

HAYS COUNTY HAS LONG BEEN A REGIONAL LEADER DEMONSTRATING A PROACTIVE APPROACH TO PARKS AND RECREATION ALL PLANNING, FLOOD MITIGATION, HABITAT PRESERVATION AND PROTECTION OF LIFE FOR ALL RESIDENTS AND VISITORS. HCA IS PRIVILEGED TO CONVENE, ORGANIZE AND WORK COLLABORATIVELY WITH CONSERVATION PLAYERS THROUGHOUT THE HILL COUNTRY TO ACHIEVE CONSERVATIONE ARE HERE TO SUPPO COUNTY AND SHARE THIS MODEL OF STAKEHOLDER INPUT AND VISIONING WITH OTHER PARTNERS ACROSS THE REGION.

PLEASE LET US KNOW HOW WE CAN BE OF ASSISTANCE IN THE FUTURE. WE ARE GRATEFUL FOR THE

THOUGHTFUL LEADERSHIP DURING THESE DIFFICULT TIMES. >> TREMENDOUS TIMING.

ONE MORE. WAS AT THE LAST ONE? >> THAT IS ALL I HAVE.

[3. 1:00 pm-Presentation by the Hays County Parks and Open Space Advisory Commission related to prospective projects within Hays County. SHELL]

>> PERFECT. THANK YOU. NOW IF YOU'LL PLEASE OPEN

AGENDA ITEM NUMBER 3. >> NUMBER 3. PRESENTATION BY THE HAYS COUNTY PARKS AND OPEN SPACE ADVISORY COMMISSION RELATED TO PROSPECTIVE PROJECTS WITHIN HAYS COUNTY.

>> THANK YOU JUDGE. I APPRECIATE THOSE COMMENTS. I APPRECIATE THE WORKS OF THE COMMISSION AND WE HAVE SEVERAL MEMBERS HERE AND I'M NOT SURE WHO WANTS TO SPEAK.

THE CHAIR WILL MAKE THIS PRESENTATION AND I INVITE HIM TO COME UP AND WE WELCOME ANY COMMENTS FROM ANY OTHER MEMBERS. THE PUBLIC COMMENTS EDIT VERY WELL THIS IS A CHALLENGING TIME TO DO THIS. THERE WAS A SHORT WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY. THEY TOOK ADVANTAGE OF THAT TIME THAT WE PARTICIPATED IN AND IT WAS REALLY GOOD AND THERE WAS GREAT PARTICIPATION WITH ALL OF THE MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION AS WELL AS THE PUBLIC. WE ARE REALLY EXCITED ABOUT THE

RECOMMENDATIONS THEY MAKE. >> THANK YOU AND I WANT TO THINK THE COMMISSIONERS FOR WORKING WITH ME AND RUNNING THIS MEETING SO THAT WE CAN MAKE IT ON TIME SO WE CAN ALL BE HERE. WE HAVE A SHORT BREAK IN BETWEEN AND YOU ARE THE LAST AGENDA ITEM ALTHOUGH WE DON'T CARE FOR YOU TO BE HERE ALL DAY JUST KNOW THAT YOU ARE THE LAST AGENDA ITEM AND SO, WE ARE ALL YOURS. WE HAVE YOUR UNDIVIDED

ATTENTION OF SUCH AN IMPORTANT PROJECT. >> THANK YOU.

GOOD AFTERNOON. MY NAME IS SCOTT WADE AND I THANK YOU FOR ALLOWING US TO BE HERE. I AM THE CHAIR OF YOUR POSAC. WE ARE HERE FOR OUR NOVEMBER BOND FOR PARKS AND OPEN SPACE FOR HAYS COUNTY. LET'S RECOGNIZE THESE UNCERTAIN TIMES THAT WE ARE IN. I DON'T THINK IN MY LIFETIME I HAVE SEEN THIS MUCH UNCERTAINTY POLITICALLY, SOCIALLY, ECONOMICALLY AND UNCERTAINTY IN OUR HEALTH AND ENSURE LEADERSHIP TO MOVING FORWARD DURING THESE UNCERTAIN TIMES AND MAKING HARD DECISIONS ABOUT OUR FUTURE IN SPITE OF THE DIFFICULTIES THAT I WANT TO APPLAUD.

I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR ALLOWING US TO CONTINUE OUR WORK DURING THIS UNCERTAIN TIME BUT WHAT IS NOT UNCERTAIN IS THE IMPORTANCE OF NATURE N OUR LIVES.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE? >> THE CONNECTIONS WE HAVE AS HUMANS IN THE NATURAL WORLD WHICH BRINGS A SHARED HERITAGE, STRONG COMMUNITY AND PLACES FOR OUR CHILDREN TO LEARN AND EXPERIMENT. WE ALL KNOW DURING THESE UNCERTAIN TIMES THAT THESE ARE PLACES THAT ADD 2 OUR HEALTH AND COMMUNITY. I LOVE THIS, TIME AND LEISURE TIME IS AN INVESTMENT IN OUR HEALTH AND OUR CHILDREN HEALTH AND I BELIEVE THAT TRULY.

TODAY WHAT I'M GOING TO DO IS I'M GOING TO GO THROUGH THE PROCESS THAT POSAC TOOK WITH THE RECOMMENDATIONS. I'M GOING TO TALK ABOUT A LITTLE HISTORY ABOUT PARKS BOND IN HAYS COUNTY AND THE NEED FOR CONTINUED INVESTMENT. I'M GOING TO TAKE A LOOK AT THE PROJECTS WE HAVE VETTED AND MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS. I'M GOING TO TALK ABOUT THE POLLING THAT WAS GONNA TALK ABOUT THE FINAL RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE BOND AND TAKE YOU THROUGH THE NEXT STEPS. THIS IS THE MAKEUP OF THE PARKS AND OPEN SPACE COMMISSION.

A GREAT GROUP TO WORK WITH. I REALLY APPLAUD ALL THE HARD WORK BOTH WITH LEADERSHIP TEAM AND THE INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS. I HAVE ENJOYED WORKING WITH THEM.

THEY BROUGHT SOMETHING DIFFERENT TO THE TABLE TO LIMIT THE TEAM AND ALSO THANK YOU TO KAREN FORD FOR THEIR RESOURCES TO HELP US THROUGH THESE PROJECTS.

WITHOUT THEM THIS COULD NOT BE DONE. NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.UR CRITICAL NEEDS FOR HAYS COUNTY PROJECTS INCLUDING PARKS, OPEN SPACES, VISTAS, WATER QUALITY AND ENDANGERED SPECIES GOOD ACCESS TO WATER REGULATION, TRAIL SYSTEMS, LANDS AND OTHER NECESSARY LAND AND WATER CONSERVATION. NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

WE TOOK OUR CHARTER AND FORGED AHEAD. WITH 11 MEETINGS THE 1ST OF

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WHICH WAS ON ZOOM. WE CREATED BYLAWS AND AGREED ON A CONSISTENT AGREEMENT ACHING PROCESS. WE CREATED A LEADERSHIP TEAM AND HAD SITE TOURS, EDUCATIONAL MEETINGS. WE HAD PLENTY OF LEADERSHIP MEETINGS OUTSIDE OF OUR 11 FORMAL POSAC MEETINGS AND DEVELOPED CRITERIA TO FOLLOW THE PROCESS AND EVALUATE PROJECTS. IN TOTAL 600 TO 700 MAN HOURS OF STUDY ANALYSIS EVALUATION AND RECOMMENDATION. IN SPITE OF ALL OF THAT THERE IS A DESIRE TO CONTINUE TO WORK

ON OUR BEHALF AS WE MOVE FORWARD. >> WE MADE A CALL FOR PROJECTS ON MAY 19 WITH MEDIA, SOCIAL MEDIA AS WELL AS NEWSPAPERS AND THEN OF COURSE WE SHARED IT WITHIN THE ENVIRONMENTAL COMMUNITY AND TO OUR MINISTER POLITIES AND OTHER GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS. WE BROKE IT INTO THREE PROJECTS.

WE ASKED FOLKS TO LOOK FOR FUNDING AND REQUEST MATCHING PARTNERS.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE. WE ALSO SET UP A PROCESS FOR EVALUATING THE PROJECTS.

THAT WAS A GROUP EFFORT TO DETERMINE HOW WE WOULD COME UP WITH PROPER WAY TO RANK THESE PROJECTS AND SCORE THEM. IT WAS 100 POINTS TOTAL AND THE POSAC BROKE OUT INTO INDIVIDUAL SUBCOMMITTEES. A SUBCOMMITTEE ON OPEN SPACE, A SUBCOMMITTEE ON URBAN PARKS AND CONNECTIVITY TO ALLOW A MORE DIVERSE SET OF OPINIONS TO LOOK AT THE PROJECTS AND BRING THEM TO THE LEADERSHIP TEAM FOR FINAL BETTING AND THE LEADERSHIP TEAM TOOK THE RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE FULL COMMISSION IN THE FULL COMMISSION MADE A DECISION ON WHAT WE ARE PROVIDING HERE TODAY. NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

THE PROJECT RECOGNIZE THE TOP 10 PRIORITIES THE MASTER PLAN WHICH INCLUDED RIVER AND CREEK ACCESS, MULTIUSE TRAILS, YOUTH CAMPING, CAMPING IN GENERAL NATURE ENJOYMENT, NATURE CENTERS, FESTIVAL AND EVENT SPACE RECOMMENDATION, SPORTS COMPLEX AND SHOOTING SPORTS AS WELL AS COMMUNITY GARDENS AND PRIORITY LEVELS IN THE PLAN. BASED ON THE OPEN SPACE PROJECTS THEY GOT MORE POINTS BASED ON THE GOALS. IN ADDITION, NEXT SLIDE.

WE DEVELOPED CRITERIA WHERE WE EVALUATED THE PROJECTS WHETHER THEY MET THE MASTER PLAN GOALS LIKE I JUST SAID COULD WHETHER OR NOT THERE WERE HIGHER PRIORITY OR LOWER PRIORITY FACILITIES THE ABILITY OF THE PROJECT TO BE COMPLETED WITHIN FIVE YEARS.

WHAT KIND OF LEVERAGE THE APPLICANTS ARE BRINGING TO THE PROJECT.

THE ONGOING ABILITY TO MANAGE THE OPERATIONS OF THE INDIVIDUAL PROJECTS, EXCESS ABILITY OF THE PUBLIC, ACCOMMODATION FOR A VARIETY OF USERS, THE IMPACT ON PRESERVING AND PROTECTING NATURAL RESOURCES, THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE SCALE AND IMPACT OF THE PROJECT AND WHETHER OR NOT THE PROJECT BROUGHT NEW OPPORTUNITIES.

AND HOW MUCH THE PROJECT WAS SUPPORTED BY THE PUBLIC. NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

>FOLLOWED UP WITH INDIVIDUAL APPLICANTS AND REVIEWED THEM AS THE ENTIRE POSAC HAS COME FORWARD WITH THIS RECOMMENDATION TODAY. WE HAVE HAD A HISTORY WITH HIS SUCCESS IN HAYS COUNTY. THIS IS THE 3RD POTENTIAL BOND AND THERE WAS A 2007 $30 MILLION PARKS AND OPEN SPACE BOND. THE INTERESTING THING ABOUT THAT, THE PROCESS IS THAT BOND WAS PASSED IN THE COUNTY ONE ABOUT FINDING PROJECTS FOR THOSE FUNDS. THERE IS AN OVERWHELMING SUPPORT OF THE PROJECT 60 PERCENT YES AND ONE MATCHING FUND WAS A GOAL. IT WAS EXCEEDED THE $30 MILLION TOTAL OF $76 MILLION THAT WAS BROUGHT TO THE TABLE WITH PROJECTS IN HAYS COUNTY.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE. FROM THE $38 MILLION MOST OF US KNOW THESE AMAZING PROJECTS THAT WE NOW HAVE IN HAYS COUNTY, FIVE MILE DAM, BLUE HOLE, SEVERAL DIFFERENT TRAILS WE HAVE AS YOU WILL SEE THERE, SPORTS FIELDS. A TREMENDOUS TOTAL PROJECT LIST THAT I HOPE WE ARE ABLE TO ALSO COMMEND OURSELVES FOR ACHIEVING WITH THIS BOND.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE. NOW IS THE TIME FOR CONTINUED INVESTMENT.

ONE OF THE THINGS WE KNOW THAT IS CERTAIN THAT IS HAYS COUNTY KEEPS GROWING.

IT IS ONE OF THE FASTEST GROWING COUNTIES WITHIN THE ENTIRE UNITED STATES.

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WE HAVE A MEDIAN VALUE OF OWNER-OCCUPIED HOUSING AT $222,000 A HIGH MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME OF $65,000 BUT NOT ALL OF THE COMMUNITY HAS ACCESS TO THE SAME AMOUNT OF RESOURCES WITH PARKS AND OPEN SPACE. WITH THIS NEW BOND WE ARE LIKELY TO BE ABLE TO KEEP A COUNTY TAX RATE STABLE. I THINK THAT IS A GOAL WE WANT TO ENSURE SO THAT IT IS NOT A BURDEN ON FOLKS BUT WE CAN EXPAND THE OVERALL PARKS AND OPEN SPACE FOR EVERYONE WITHIN THE COMMUNITY. NEXT SLIDE PLEASE AFTER THE CALL FOR PROJECTS WE GOT 16 PROJECTS SUBMITTED. HAYS COUNTY HAS A COUPLE OF PROJECTS FROM DIFFERENT MUNICIPALITIES, NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS AND LAND TRUST.

THE TOTAL FUNDING REQUEST IS $150 MILLION WITH A TOTAL PROJECT COST OF $76 MILLION FOR THE PROJECTS AND WE HAVEN'T HEARD FROM SOME OF THE MUNICIPALITIES THAT THEY WOULD LIKE TO PRESENT IN THE FUTURE. THOUGH THERE ARE OPPORTUNITIES FOR ADDITIONAL PROJECTS FROM THOSE MUNICIPALITIES AS WELL AS OTHER NONPROFITS WITH PART OF THE RECOMMENDATION TODAY.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE. I'M NOT GOING TO GO THROUGH THE LIST BECAUSE WE WILL GO THROUGH THE INDIVIDUAL PROJECTS BUT WE BROKE DOWN THE PROJECTS INTO THREE TIERS INTO SCORING.IER 1, OUR VERY BEST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED FUND, NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

TIER 2 A STRONG RECOMMENDATION TO FUND AT SOME LEVEL AND THEN YOU LOOK AT SLIDE 19 THE OVERALL BREAKOUT OF THE PROJECTS ACROSS COUNTY A NICE DIVERSITY OF PROJECTS.

YOU WILL SEE THEM BROKEN OUT INTO CATEGORY A RED PROJECT IN URBAN PARKS.

GREEN ARE OPEN SPACE. PURPLE OUR CONDUCTIVITY PROJECTS.

THERE IS SOME OVERLAP TO WHERE YOU HAVE CONNECTIVITY AND OPEN SPACE AS WELL AS IN THE URBAN PROJECTS YOU WILL SEE THAT AS WE GO THROUGH. THE 1ST PROJECT THAT RECEIVED THE HIGHEST SCORING, NEXT SLIDE PLEASE. THIS IS COLD AND CANYON PRESERVE NORTH OF WIMBERLEY AND IT WOULD BE A PROJECT TO ADD TO THE BLUE HOLE REGIONAL EXCUSE ME JACOBS PARK IN THAT AREA. THIS IS A 117 LAND A PROJECT THAT IS ALREADY OWNED BY THE WATERSHED AND THE FUNDS WILL BE UTILIZED TO REIMBURSE THEM FOR A LOAN THAT THEY RECEIVED FROM A CONSERVATION DONOR FOR THAT PROJECT AND ALLOW THEM TO REINVEST INTO THE PROJECT AND ADDITIONAL LANDS. NEXT SLIDE PLEASE. YOU SEE ON THE LEFT-HAND SIDE ON THE LOWER LEFT THAT IS THE PROPERTY ALREADY OWNED BY THE WATERSHED AND THERE IS JACOBS WELL. THEN THE COLEMAN CANYON IS THE AREA TO THE NORTH.

WITH THIS PROPERTY WE WILL BE ABLE TO ADD SIGNIFICANT TRAILS AS WELL AS PROTECT VERY IMPORTANT HYDROLOGICAL CAVES IN THE AREA THAT FEED RIGHT INTO JACOB'S WELL.

IT INCLUDES THE WIMBERLEY BATCAVE WHICH IS A PRETTY NEAT CAVE THAT I STILL HAVE NOT GONE DOWN IN BUT HOPEFULLY WE WILL BE ABLE TO GO DOWN INTO ONE DAY.

YOU CAN GET ALL THE WAY DOWN AND SEE RIGHT WHERE THE AQUIFER IS DOWN THERE AT THE BOTTOM THAT IS RIGHT INTO JACOB'S WELL. NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

WHEN THEY REVIEWED THIS PROJECT IT WAS AN EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITY TO ADD TO A JEWEL OF HAYS COUNTY PARKS. THIS IS A NATURAL AREA AND A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY FOR A LONG TRAIL SYSTEMS FOR CAMPING AND YOU ACCESS IN THE AREA. A REALLY SIGNIFICANT IMPACT THAT PROJECT WILL HAVE IN ENSURING THAT WE ARE ABLE TO KEEP CLEAN WATER FLOWING INTO JACOB'S WELL AND ALLOW ADDITIONAL RECREATION IN THE AREA.

THE 2ND PROJECT IS THE SENTINEL PEAK PARK PRESERVE. PEOPLE KNOW THAT THIS IS A HAYS COUNTY SPONSORED PROJECT HAD 535 ACRES WITH SIMPLE ACQUISITION FROM THE COUNTY WITH THE POTENTIAL OF UP TO $6 MILLION FROM THE CLEAN WATER STATE REVOLVING FUNDS.

IF YOU GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE PLEASE DID THIS HAS SHOWN BY PRETTY MUCH ALL OF THAT PROPERTY AS SIGNIFICANT. IF YOU LOOK AT ALL THE GREEN SPACE THERE.

THE MASTER PLAN HAS BEEN CREATED BY THE COUNTY WHICH INCLUDES SOME RECREATIONAL AREAS IN THE UPPER PART OF THE PROPERTY TO THE MAIN USE WILL BE THE INCREDIBLE OPPORTUNITY TO ADD TO A SWIMMING HOLE ALONG THE RIVER. NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

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MANY OF YOU HAVE BEEN OUT TO THIS PROPERTY. I HAVE PADDLED MOST OF THE RIVER AND I THINK THIS IS THE BEST SWIMMING HOLE IN ALL OF THE BLANCO.

IT IS SIGNIFICANTLY DEEP WITH A DAM AT THE END AND THE COUNTY OWNS BOTH SIDES OF THE RIVER SHOULD. THIS IS A MUST DO PROJECT AND I WHOLEHEARTEDLY AGREE.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE. PROJECT NUMBER 3 IS ANOTHER OPEN PROJECT IN THE RECHARGE LANDS. THESE ARE THREE TRACKS THAT SURROUND SAN MARCOS THAT PROVIDE ADDITIONAL RECHARGE FOR THE EDWARDS AQUIFER IN THE SAN MARCUS RIVER.

ONE IS A 75 ACRE TRACT IN ANOTHER 200 ACRE TRACT IN A 56 ACRE TRACT.

THERE IS AN ADDITIONAL FUNDS COMING FROM SAN MARCUS RIVER FOUNDATION AND AN MARCUS SCREEN BILL ALLIANCE. WE ARE TOLD IT IS 3.4. I DIDN'T MENTION AND I SHOULD HAVE THE TOTAL AMOUNTS REQUESTED IS 115 MILLION FOR THE PROJECT AND THE BOND RECOMMENDATION IS MUCH SMALLER. WE CLEARLY HAVE A DIFFERENT LIST THAT WE'VE BEEN KEEPING WITH THE RECOMMENDED AMOUNT OF FUNDING THE PROJECT. THIS PROJECT THE REQUEST OF 3.4, 4.3 MILLION FOR THESE SEPARATE PARCELS. NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

YOU WILL SEE THE ADDITION TO THESE PARCELS AND HOW THAT CONNECTS TO THE GREATER PROJECT TO HAVE CONNECTIVITY ALL ALONG THE NORTHERN CRESCENT OF SAN MARCOS.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE. PROJECT NUMBER 4 IS A PROPOSED 1200 ACRE FEASIBLE ACQUISITION AND PARTNERSHIP WITH THE CITY OF AUSTIN. THERE IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR A PIECE OF PROPERTY IN THE DRIPPING SPRINGS AREA. THERE IS ALREADY 700 PRESERVED ACRES. THIS WOULD BE A SIGNIFICANT PROJECT OF AN OWNED PROPERTY FOR HIS PROPERTY TO ALLOW RECOMMENDATION WITH THE CITY OF AUSTIN COMING IN TO PURCHASE A CONSERVATION EASEMENT. THE INTENDED USE THE CITY OF AUSTIN WOULD BE TO PROTECT WATER QUALITY FLOWING INTO ONION SPRINGS WHICH WOULD BE A RECHARGE FOR EDWARDS AQUIFER RECHARGING CERTAIN SPRINGS AS WELL AS SAN MARCUS SPRINGS AND OTHER SPRINGS IN THE AREA NEXT SLIDE PLEASE. IF YOU PICTURES OF THE PROPERTY WOULD BE 1200 ACRES OPEN FOR RESIDENTS OF HAYS COUNTY AND A HIGHLY RANKED PROJECT. NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

PROJECT NUMBER 5 IS AN ADDITIONAL OPEN SPACE PROJECT BID THIS IS A HAYS COUNTY HABITAT AND OPEN SPACE CLEAN WATER RESERVE BID THIS IS A PARTIAL THAT IS SLATED FOR DEVELOPMENT. NEXT SLIDE PLEASE. TO THE WEST OF THE CURRENTLY DEVELOPING LESS SEMA NEIGHBORHOOD AND THE DEVELOPERS HAVE AGREED TO SELL A CONSERVATION EASEMENT OVER 1068 ACRES PARTIAL WITH THE POSSIBILITY OF PURCHASING MORE.

THE EXISTING CREEK GREENBELT WE HAVE OVER ON THE RIGHT WOULD ADD TO THAT AND WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND THAT ANY PROJECT THAT IS A CONSERVATION EASEMENT PROJECT SUCH AS THIS ALLOWS FOR SOME PUBLIC ACCESS TRAILS OR OTHERWISE. THAT IS THE RECOMMENDATION HERE TO THE EXTENT THE THERE IS FUNDING. NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

>> THERE IS SIGNIFICANT HABITAT AS WELL AS CLEAN WATER FUNDS BY THE USABLE PROJECT AND FOR DELAY BECAUSE OF THE SIZE OF THE PARCEL AND OVER 500 ACRES, 1068 ACRES BRINGS US THE OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO HAVE CREDIT SOLD AND THAT MONEY IS CYCLED BACK INTO THE COUNTY.

THE THOUGHT MEETING AT THIS POINT IN TIME YOU CAN ASK ANY QUESTIONS ON THIS PROJECT.

HOLD ON COMMISSIONER SMITH GOOD WHEN WE ARE DONE I MAY WANT TO GO BACK TO A FEW OF THE

PROJECTS. QUICK SURE. >> NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

>> THIS IS IN THE DRIPPING SPRINGS AREA, 300 ACRES. IT IS PART OF THE CURRENTLY DEVELOPING HEADWATERS NEIGHBORHOOD IF YOU LOOK ON THE RIGHT HEADWATERS NEIGHBORHOOD THAT IS BEING BUILT OUT. IT ALREADY HAS SIGNIFICANT PARKLAND IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD AND THIS IS A PARCEL OF BUT THE DEVELOPERS OF THE PROJECT HAVE AGREED TO DRIPPING SPRINGS AT

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NO COST TO THE CITY FOR THE CITY IS LOOKING FOR FUNDS TO HELP DEVELOP THE PARK TO ALLOW FOR USAGE OF THE CITIZENS OF DRIPPING SPRINGS AND THAT IS ON THE UPPER LEFT-HAND SIDE OF THE PARCELS THAT ARE IN DARKER GREEN UP THERE. IF YOU LOOK TO THE VERY TOP RIGHT HAND SIDE YOU SEE WHERE LITTLE BARTON AND BARTON CREEK COME TOGETHER AND THIS PARCEL HAS A BEAUTIFUL PIECE OF PROPERTY. IT WOULD BE AN AMAZING OPPORTUNITY TO ALLOW FOR CITIZENS OF HAYS COUNTY AND DRIPPING SPRINGS TO ALLOW THAT ACCESS TO THE PROPERTY. NEXT SLIDE PLEASE. IT'S A NEARLY PRISTINE PIECE OF TEXAS HILL COUNTRY WITH MARTIN CREEK AND LITTLE BARTON CREEK FLOWING THROUGH IT.

IT WOULD BE AN AMAZING PROJECT FOR THE COUNTY AND FOR THE CITY OF DRIPPING SPRINGS.

THE NEXT PROJECT IS VIOLET CROWN TRAIL IN HAYS COUNTY. NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

THIS IS A PROJECT OF THE HILL COUNTRY CONSERVANCY NEXT ONE WOULD BE GREAT SO WE CAN SEE THE WHOLE MAP. YOU CAN SEE THERE THERE IS A MAP OF THE VIOLET CROWN TRAIL AND THE LOWER LEFT-HAND SIDE YOU CAN SEE THE PORTION THAT IS IN HAYS COUNTY.

THE CITY OF AUSTIN HAS WATER QUALITY LANDS AND OTHER PARCELS THAT THEY HAVE PURCHASED OVER TIME. THIS TRAIL WOULD EXTEND DOWN THROUGH THOSE ALL THE WAY DOWN TO THE NORTHERN SIDE OF ONION CREEK. POTENTIALLY WE COULD SEE EXTENDING THAT OVER ONION CREEK WITH THE CITY OF AUSTIN ALLOWING AND CONNECTING TO PARKS IN KYLE. AN INCREDIBLE PROJECT. THEY HAVE MADE IT ALL THE WAY FROM THE GREENBELT TO THE LADY BIRD JOHNSON WILDLIFE CENTER. THIS STILL WORK TO BE DONE TO GET THE TRAIL ALL THE WAY DOWN TO HAYS COUNTY BUT THIS WOULD DECELERATE THE PROJECT AND ALLOW FOR 14 MILES OF TRAILS WITHIN HAYS COUNTY. I BELIEVE IN SOME OF THE MOST PRISTINE PROPERTY. I LIKE TO THINK THAT THIS IS ONE OF THE NEW WAYS TO BE ABLE TO LEAVE AUSTIN TO GET TO HAYS COUNTY NOT TO GET TO AUSTIN. NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

THIS IS A PICTURE OF SOME OF THE PROPERTY THAT HAS ALREADY HAD THE TRAIL ON IT.

ONE OF THE SEMITIC TO BE IN SIGNIFICANT THINGS IS THAT IT IS BUILT TO HIGH QUALITY STANDARDS.

NEXT SLIDE? THIS IS ANOTHER HAYS COUNTY PROJECT.

THIS IS THE DEVELOPMENT OF A PARTIAL THAT THEY HAVE ALREADY PURCHASED.

YOU CAN SEE THIS IN THE LOWER LEFT-HAND OF THE PICTURE. IF YOU ARE ABLE TO GET OUT THERE AND TOUR THE PROPERTY AS WELL AS THE NEIGHBORING PARCELS THAT ARE RAN BY THE CITY OF SAN MARCUS AND THE SAN MARCUS RIVER FOUNDATION THAT WOULD ADD TO CONNECTIVITY OF THE NEIGHBORHOODS THAT ARE ON EITHER SIDE OF THE AREA AS WELL AS AN AMAZING OPPORTUNITY FOR THE TEXAS PARKS AND WILDLIFE AND WHAT THEY CALL A NEIGHBORHOOD FISHING PROJECT AND WE MIGHT BE ABLE TO GET ADDITIONAL FUNDS FROM TEXAS PARK AND WILDLIFE TO OUR NEIGHBORHOOD FISHING. THAT POND IN THE PICTURE IN THE AERIAL PICKED SURE DOESN'T LOOK LIKE MUCH WHEN YOU'RE ACTUALLY THERE IN PERSON IT IS A REALLY NEAT POND AND ALWAYS SHOWS AT A CONSTANT LEVEL. THERE IS SIGNIFICANT FISHING THERE.

I LOOK FORWARD TO TAKING MY KIDS THERE. THE NEXT PROJECT, PROJECT NUMBER 9 TO THE REGIONAL SKATE PARK THIS PROJECT IS AN URBAN PROJECT AND THE FUNDING REQUEST IS ONLY $555,000 BECAUSE THEY HAVE ALREADY MADE A SIGNIFICANT PROGRESS IN BOTH ACQUIRING LAND AND GRANTS FROM THE COMMUNITY. IT IS A HIGHLY IMPORTANT PROJECT.

THERE IS SIGNIFICANT SUPPORT FROM POSAC FOR THIS. IT WILL PROVIDE A SAFE PLACE FOR KIDS OF ALL AGES TO GET EXERCISE IN THE SCALE AND ENJOY THE OUTDOORS.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE. >> THIS IS A WELL-DESIGNED PROCESS AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO BE ABLE TO GO OUT THERE ONE DAY. THE NEXT SLIDE IS THE DRIPPING SPRINGS TOWNCENTER. THIS IS A DESIRED PROJECT THAT IS UNDERWAY WITHIN DRIPPING SPRINGS IN A REFINANCING ZONE TO CREATE A NEW TOWNCENTER FORD BEING SPRINGS.

BEING SPRINGS 290 GOING THROUGH IT HAS NOT HAD A TOWNCENTER THAT YOU MIGHT SEE AS WE HAVE

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HERE IN SAN MARCUS. THIS IS A WELL CONCEIVED PROJECT TO CREATE A PARK RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF THIS TOWNCENTER THAT WILL BE SURROUNDED BY MUNICIPAL FACILITIES. NEXT SLIDE PLEASE. YOU CAN SEE DOWN RIGHT THAT IS THE PARK THAT IS PROPOSED THAT WOULD HAVE AN AREA THAT WOULD MOVE THE FARMERS MARKET INTO THE AREA AND ALLOW FOR BOTH THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR SMALL BUSINESS AS WELL AS RECREATIONAL PROJECTS THAT RECEIVED A HIGH SCORE.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE. YOU CAN SEE A RENDERING OF THAT.

NEXT SLIDE. LOGIC NUMBER 11 THIS IS PATRIOTS HALL NEAR PATRIOT SPRINGS TO THE APPLICANTS THAT COME TO US HAVE ACQUIRED A PARTIAL 10 ACRE PARCEL WITH RESOURCES FOR ALL VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES TO CONNECT AND FIND SUPPORT.

DRIPPING SPRINGS DOES NOT HAVE AN ACTIVE VF HALL AND THIS WOULD HELP PROVIDE THAT HALL FOR VETERANS IN THE AREA AND THEY WOULD LIKE TO ENSURE THAT THIS IS A PROJECT FOR HAYS COUNTY RESIDENTS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTY. IT WILL BE 67 PERCENT OF USING A GREEN SPACE. THE POSAC BELIEVES THE RIGHT APPROACH FOR HAYS COUNTY AND THIS PROPERTY IS TO FUND AND PURCHASE A PROPERTY THAT IS ALREADY PURCHASED.

HAYS COUNTY WOULD COME IN AND PAY OFF THE REMAINING LOAN AMOUNTS AND PURCHASE THE UNDERLYING REAL ESTATE N ORDER TO HAVE THAT FOR THE COMMUNITY FOR THE FUTURE AND ALLOW FOR THE NONPROFIT TO FUND RAISE A BUILDOUT FOR THE ENTIRE PROJECT.

NEXT? THERE IS A PICTURE OF WHAT THEY CALL PATRIOTS HALL.

IT IS A GREAT PROJECT AND WILL SERVE THE VETERAN COMMUNITY WITH PRIDE.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO GETTING THAT PROCESS UNDERWAY. NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

THIS IS NATURES WHOLE AND THIS IS A TOP PRIORITY IN THE MASTER PLAN.

LOOPHOLE IS A REGIONAL PARK THAT I'M SURE MANY OF YOU HAVE BEEN THERE.

IT IS AN INCREDIBLE PROPERTY THAT PROVIDES HIKING AND MIGRATING AS WELL AS RECREATIONAL SWIMMING AND SOCCER. THIS IS TO REPLACE WHERE ORIGINALLY IN THE BLUE WHOLE MASTER PLAN, IT WOULD BE A SET OF TENNIS COURTS.

THE TENNIS COURTS ARE NO LONGER NEEDED BECAUSE OF THE EXPANSION OF TENNIS COURTS AT THE LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL. I BELIEVE IT IS A HIGH SCHOOL AND THE SUGGESTION HERE IS TO BUILD A NATURE CENTER. NEXT SLIDE PLEASE. YOU SEE THE BEAUTIFUL DESIGN OF THE NATURE CENTER. THE BLUE WHOLE NATURE CAMPS HAVE BEEN VERY SUCCESSFUL AND HAVE BEEN MOVED TO THE FACILITY. THEY DO NOT HAVE A CURRENT INDOOR SPACE SO THIS WOULD LIKELY BE SIGNIFICANTLY USED BY THE WIMBERLEY RESIDENCE AS WELL AS HAYS COUNTY RESIDENTS AND THEIR USE. AT THIS TIME THE USE NATURE CAMPS ARE REVENUE POSITIVE FOR THE CITY. NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

>> PROJECT NUMBER 13 IS ANOTHER OPEN SPACE PROJECTS. THIS IS JOHN KNOX RANCH WHICH IS A PIECE OF PROPERTY OVER 300 ACRES JUST UPSTREAM FROM THE SENTINEL PEAK ARRANGEMENT OF PROPERTIES AND THE SIGNIFICANT OF THIS PARCEL IS PROPOSED FOR PROTECTION IS THAT IT IS A TRIBUTARY CREEK THAT RUNS INTO THE BLANCO RIVER. NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

YOU SEE THERE AND READ THAT IS THE PROPOSED AREA FOR PROPOSED JOHN KNOX CONSERVATION EASEMENT PAID THE ORANGE IS THE RANCHO SEMA PROPERTY AND YOU SEE IN GREEN OTHER PROPERTIES THAT PROTECT THE AREA. NEXT SLIDE PLEASE. THIS IS HARPERS CREEK AS IT RUNS THROUGH A PORTION OF THE PROPERTY AND ENTERS INTO THE LINGO RIVER DOWNSTREAM FROM THIS BEAUTIFUL STREAM THAT THEY HAVE ON THE PROPERTY. PROJECT 14 IS PRESS THE GRANDE DAY IN THE SINK CREEK PROJECT. IT IS NORTHEAST OF SAN MARCUS AND RUNS INTO THE SAN MARCUS RIVER. THIS IS A PROPOSED CONSERVATION EASEMENT FOR A FEE SIMPLE ACQUISITION. THE SINK CREEK RESERVE ALREADY IS IN THE AREA AND THIS COULD ADD TO THAT. IF IT IS AN OUTRIGHT PURCHASE AND HIKING TRAILS AND THE EXTENT THAT WE WOULD RECEIVE CONNECTIVITY TO THIS PARCEL AND THE PARCELS THAT ALREADY EXIST IN THE CITY OF SAN MARCUS PRESERVE. NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

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YOU SEE THERE IS A MAP OF THE PARCEL AND THEN RIGHT DOWN THE MIDDLE DOWN BELOW IS WHERE THE EXISTING SINK CREEK PRESERVE IS OWNED BY SAN MARCUS. THIS PROJECT IS BEING PROPOSED BY HILL COUNTRY CONSERVANCY IN THE GREAT SPRINGS PROJECT. IT WOULD HAVE WATER QUALITY HABITAT AND IN A NATURAL AREA. NEXT SLIDE PLEASE. THIS IS A MULTIUSE TRAIL PART OF THE SAME TAX IMPROVEMENT REDEVELOPMENT ZONE OR REINVESTMENT ZONE IN DRIPPING SPRINGS. NEXT SLIDE PLEASE. THIS IS TO REALIGN THE OLD ROAD TO THE EAST AND TO ADD A WALKING PEDESTRIAN TRAIL ON THE LEFT-HAND SIDE.

IT WOULD IMPROVE PEDESTRIAN ACCESS ALONG THE OLD ROAD INTO RANCHO 12.

IT WILL BE MORE PEDESTRIAN FRIENDLY TO GET DOWN TO THE TOWNCENTER AS WELL AS THERE IS A DEVELOPMENT TO THE NORTH OF THIS THAT WOULD ULTIMATELY BE CONNECTED AS WELL.

PROJECT 16 IS THE FESTIVAL GROUNDS WITHIN KYLE. THIS IS A SIGNIFICANT PROJECT OF 39 ACRES OF OPEN SPACE AND PRACTICE FIELDS. 21 ACRES OF COMPETITIVE SOCCER FIELDS, FOR ACRES OF GREENWAY AND 1 MILE AT LANIER TRAIL ON 64 ACRES OF UNDEVELOPED PARKLAND. NEXT SLIDE PLEASE. YOU SEE THERE DEPICTED THE CONNECTIVITY AS WELL AS THE 39 ACRES OF PRACTICE FIELDS AND ON THE LEFT-HAND SIDE THE COMPETITIVE SOCCER FIELD. THE CITY OF KYLE IS LIKELY TO COME IN WITH THE MATCH AND WE BELIEVE THERE IS AN ABILITY TO BRING IN ADDITIONAL DOLLARS TO THE TABLE.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE. THERE IS A DEFINITE NEED IN THE AREA FOR SOCCER AND RECREATION GIVEN THE GROWING COMMUNITY OF KYLE. WE BELIEVE THIS WOULD ENHANCE EQUITY AND ACCESS TO ALL. SO, IF YOU GO TO SLIDE 61 THIS WOULD DEMONSTRATE PUBLIC SUPPORT THERE WAS A PRIVATE POLL DONE AND I WANT TO TALK ABOUT ONE OF THE QUESTIONS IN THE POLL WHICH IS AN IMPORTANT PULLOUT. SO, THE BIGGEST QUESTION WE ALL HAVE IN THESE UNCERTAIN TIMES IS THE ECONOMY AND HOW THAT IS IMPACTING THE VOTERS DECISION ON HOW THEY WANT THEIR PUBLIC DOLLARS SPENT. WHAT THIS DEMONSTRATED IS THAT IN SPITE OF THE CURRENT ECONOMIC CONDITIONS THERE IS A SIGNIFICANT SUPPORT FOR PARKS AND OPEN SPACE BONDS. BECAUSE THE POLLING STARTED OFF ASKING HAS ANYONE IN YOUR HOUSEHOLD BEEN LAID OFF FROM WORK SEEN A REDUCTION OF HOURS OR A SIGNIFICANT DECLINE IN YOUR FINANCIAL SITUATION DUE TO THE PANDEMIC. IT ALSO ASKED IN THE REST OF THE YEAR DO YOU FIND IT TO BE OPTIMISTIC OR PESSIMISTIC OF YOUR WELL-BEING? THIS IS LATE JUNE WHEN THE SURVEY WAS DONE. WE WILL PUT THIS RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE 408 PEOPLE WHO WERE PULLED. DESPITE OF THE CURRENT CONDITIONS, 70 PERCENT SUPPORT FOR A $75 MILLION BOND FOR OPEN SPACE.

I NOTE THAT THIS WAS STATED THAT THE TAX RATE WOULD NOT BE AFFECTED.

ALSO THE VOTERS WERE ASKED WHETHER OR NOT THEY WOULD SUPPORT THE SENTINEL CREEK PURCHASE AS PART OF THAT. I THINK THIS POLL SHOWS THAT THERE IS SIGNIFICANT SUPPORT.

ONE OF THE TOP QUESTIONS THAT WAS ASKED IS, WE OWE IT TO THE FUTURE GENERATIONS OF TEXANS TO PROVIDE CERTAIN PLACES TO ENJOY THEM AS WE HAVE PAID 94 PERCENT AGREED TO THAT STATEMENT.

SO THAT LEADS US TO THE RECOMMENDATION TO YOU ALL. YOU HAVE SEEN ALL OF THE PROJECTS THAT WE HAVE VETTED AND THERE WERE A FEW THAT DIDN'T MAKE THE LIST.

WHEN YOU LOOK AT ALL OF THE PROJECT OR BROUGHT FORWARD IN SUCH A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME, 16 MILLION. IF YOU LOOK AT THOSE PROJECTS ON THE RECOMMENDATION OF FUNDING THAT WE HAVE PUT FORTH AND HAVE PROVIDED TO THE COUNTY ATTORNEY FOR NEGOTIATIONS IN THE FUTURE WITH THOSE APPLICANTS WE SEE 65 MILLION OF FUNDS THAT CAN BE UTILIZED FOR THE NAMED PROJECTS AND WE WOULD RECOMMEND ALSO A $15-$20 MILLION SET ASIDE FOR FUTURE PROJECTS FOR CONTINGENCIES AND PROJECTS. WE RECOMMEND TIER 1 HIGHEST PRIORITY PROJECTS WOULD OBVIOUSLY BE THERE FOR FUNDING AND TIER 2 AND FUNDING AND

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AGAIN WE NOT FUND THE PROJECT TO FULL LEVEL EXPECTED EXCEPT IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.

THE NEXT STEPS FOR US IS PUBLIC OUTREACH AND ENGAGEMENT AND TO THE WEEK OF AUGUST 3 WE WOULD HAVE TWO PUBLIC WEBINARS NEXT WEEK WITH LIVE STREAMING. WE WOULD PROPOSE TO BE BOND INVESTORS FOR YOU UNTIL THE NOVEMBER 3 ELECTION. AS YOU KNOW THE CALL FOR ELECTION OF THE BOND IS AUGUST 17 AND YOUR NEXT MEETING AUGUST 11 WILL BE THE NEXT DATE TO MAKE A DECISION. WE WANT TO HELP SUPPORT STAFF. IN THE MEANTIME WE HAVE QUESTIONS THAT THEY MAY HAVE OR THAT YOU MAY HAVE FOR THEM. AND IN SPITE OF ALL THE HARD WORK DONE THIS GROUP WANTS MORE PUNISHMENT.

THEY WANT TO REMAIN AT YOUR SERVICE AND WORK WITH THE PROJECT PROPOSALS AND COUNTY STAFF TO HELP FIGURE OUT ADDITIONAL FUNDING SOURCES TO THAT NEW PROJECTS THAT COME FORWARD OR ANY CHANGES TO THE PROJECTS THAT HAVE BEEN PROVIDED.

WITH THAT AND IN CLOSING, I WANTED TO TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT WHY WE ARE HERE TODAY AND ASKING YOU FOR A DECISION AND I THINK IT'S BECAUSE A LONG TIME AGO WE AS PEOPLE DECIDED THAT WE WANTED TO GET TOGETHER AND PULL OUR COLLECTIVE RESOURCES. TO REINVEST IN SAFETY AND MOBILITY AND INFRASTRUCTURE AMONG OTHER THINGS. ALL OF THOSE INVESTMENTS HAVE A FINITE LIFE. THEY WERE RECOMMENDING TO YOU TO INVEST IN PARKS AND OPEN SPACES BECAUSE WE WILL HAVE THOSE IN PERPETUITY. I THINK THE POLLING SHOWS THE SUPPORT FOR THE COMMUNITY IN CREATING THOSE SPACES BECAUSE OF HOW SPECIAL THEY ARE.

AND AS MY SIX-YEAR-OLD SAID TO ME WHEN I TOLD HER I WAS GOING TO BE GONE FOR MOST OF THE DAY TO CONVINCE YOU ALL TO ADD PARKS TO HAYS COUNTY SHE SAID TO ME, WHO DOESN'T WANT MORE PARKS? WITH THAT I WILL TAKE YOUR QUESTIONS.

THANK YOU. >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH. BEFORE WE GO INTO THE QUESTIONS I HAVE ONE PERSON SIGNED UP TO SPEAK AND I WANT TO GIVE HER AN OPPORTUNITY.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO GO FAR FROM THE PODIUM BUT I WANT TO LET THIS PART IN REALLY QUICK THIS

IS MISS DIANE WOZNIAK. >> THANK YOU. I AM RETIRED NOW SO I AM SPEAKING FOR MYSELF. NOT FOR ANY ORGANIZATION AND I AM STILL FOLLOWING THINGS LIKE THE POSAC BECAUSE I FOLLOW WHAT HAPPENED A LITTLE OVER A DECADE AGO WHEN THERE WERE DIFFERENT MEMBERS, SOME OF YOU. IT ALLOWED A BOND TO BE PASSED BY A HUGE MARGIN AND IT WAS SO SUCCESSFUL AND BROUGHT SO MUCH MONEY INTO THE COUNTY. IT WAS TREATED AS SEED MONEY, THE MONEY FROM THE BONDS AND IT WAS MATCHED WITH GRANT. IT ACCOMPLISHED INCREDIBLE THINGS THAT WE ARE ALL ENJOYING NOW. THROUGH THIS PANDEMIC ALL OF US HAVE BEEN LED TO REALIZE HOW EXTREMELY IMPORTANT THE PARKS ARE AND HOW MUCH THE RIVER PARKS IN TOWN HAVE BEEN MISSED BECAUSE THEY DIDN'T HAVE THE STAFF OR THE FENCING TO LIMIT THE NUMBERS OF PEOPLE WHO COME IN SO THEY HAD TO SHUT THEM DOWN.

I HAVE BEEN ADMIRING THE COUNTIES RESERVATION SYSTEMS THAT ALLOWS PEOPLE TO ENJOY THE LAND IN THE PARKLANDS WITHOUT DESTROYING IT. IT'S MORE MANAGEABLE AND HAS BEEN A GREAT EXAMPLE FOR US TO FOLLOW. YOUR COMMITTEE DID AN INCREDIBLE JOB IN A SHORT TIME WITH THE HUGE AMOUNT F MATERIAL THAT THEY HAD TO GET THROUGH. THEY WERE EXTREMELY SERIOUS ABOUT THEIR WORK AND THEY WERE LED BY SOMEONE WHO KNEW HOW TO DO THIS. HOW TO GET IT DONE EVEN THOUGH THERE WAS A PANDEMIC GOING ON. IN CLOSING I JUST WANT TO SAY THAT I AM IN FULL SUPPORT OF THAT KEEPS POND PROJECT AND I CANNOT THANK YOU ENOUGH FOR BUYING THAT LAND AND TYING THAT UP. IT DID NOT NEED TO BE BUILT ON THOSE NEIGHBORHOODS HAVE SUFFERED ENOUGH WITH FLOODING. THEY NEEDED A PARK THERE THAT I AM HOPING WILL GET DEVELOPED THROUGH THE PARK BOND AND I AM IN FULL SUPPORT OF THAT AND SO GRATEFUL TO YOU ALL FOR DOING THAT AND AS I UNDERSTAND IT WAS SOME BOND MONEY, LEFT OVER PARKS BOND MONEY THAT SAVED THE

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DAY. OUR PARKS ARE SO IMPORTANT FOR OUR HEALTH AND I REALLY APPRECIATE YOU APPOINTING SUCH GREAT APPOINTEES TO THE POSAC AND NOW CONSIDERING THE BOND WHICH I WILL HELP IN ANY WAY I CAN. THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU MA'AM. NOW WE CAN OPEN UP TO QUESTIONS FROM THE COURT COMMISSIONER?

LADIES FIRST? COMMISSIONER INGLESPEAK. >> COMMENTS FIRST.

I WANT TO THANK Y'ALL FOR SERVING IN THIS CAPACITY. WE TRULY APPRECIATE AND WE KNOW HOW MUCH WORK HAS BEEN IN SUCH A SHORT AMOUNT OF TIME. WE KNOW HOW IMPORTANT THIS HAS BEEN THROUGHOUT THE TIME THAT I HAVE BEEN HERE AND WE REALLY APPRECIATE THE WORK.

SO AS YOU ARE GOING THROUGH THE PRESENTATION I KNOW THAT THERE'S TWO TIERS OF PROJECTS AND WE ALL UNDERSTAND THAT WE CAN'T FUND EVERYTHING AND YOU MENTIONED 60 TO 65 MILLION POSSIBLY IN FUNDING OF THESE PARKS. THAT IS ANOTHER AMOUNT, 10 TO 15 MILLION AS YOU SAID RESERVED AND SET APART. I GUESS Y'ALL ARE PROPOSING TO GO AHEAD AND FUND THE TIER 1 PROJECT WHICH IS THE UNDERSTANDING?

>> THAT IS CORRECT. >> THEN, WITH THE $10-$15 MILLION THAT WE POSSIBLY SET ASIDE IF WE WERE TO MOVE FORWARD, WOULD WE THEN OR IS THE RECOMMENDATION FROM THE COMMISSION THEN TO MOVE DOWN TO THE 2ND TIER OR WERE YOU ALL ENVISIONING SOMETHING ELSE? I ASK THAT BECAUSE WE HAVE BEEN SPEAKING, WE SPOKE TO THE REPRESENTATIVES THAT I APPOINTED AND I REALLY APPRECIATE THEM REACHING OUT TO ME.

WHEN THE OTHER MEMBERS WITH THEIR APPOINTEES REACHED OUT TO THEM AND SPOKE TO THEM AND WENT OVER RECOMMENDATION THAT YOU PRESENTED TODAY. AY.

AND I AM REALLY THANKFUL FOR THE KATE POND PROPERTY AND THAT WE HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO PROVIDE SOMETHING THAT I BELIEVE HAS BEEN NEEDED ON THE EAST SIDE OF SAN MARCUS FOR A VERY LONG TIME. AND, THE CONNECTIVITY IT WILL PROVIDE ONCE THE I-35 IMPROVEMENTS ARE MADE I AM REALLY GRATEFUL FOR THAT PROJECT.

BUT, IT IS PROVIDING CONNECTIVITY TO THE WEST SIDE OF I-35 THAT HAS ESTABLISHED TRAIL SYSTEMS AND A PERSON CAN WALK ON THOSE TRAILS THERE ON THE PROPERTY FOR HALF A DAY OR LONGER OR SHORTER AND THEN VENTURE INTO THE STATE ROAD 535 AND MAKE A DAY TRIP OF IT.

BUT, AS I WAS THINKING ABOUT WHAT WE HAVE DONE ON THE WEST SIDE OF I-35.

I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN SUPPORTIVE AND I FEEL THAT THE PROTECTION OF THE WATER AND ENVIRONMENT RESOURCES ARE IMPORTANT. I KNOW THAT THE EAST SIDE OF I-35 IS DEVELOPING RAPIDLY AND WE WILL BE SOON LOSING ALL OF OUR UNDEVELOPED PROPERTY ON THE EAST SIDE OF I-35. ALSO, IF WE DON'T PRESERVE THAT PROPERTY. I HAVE SPOKEN TO OUR GENERAL COUNSEL ASKING HIM TO TAKE SOME TIME TO LOOK AT A PIECE OF PROPERTY THAT I HAVE ENCOUNTERED OVER 100 ACRES AND I'M NOT SURE IF SOME OF THAT MONEY IS MEANT FOR OTHER PROPERTIES SUCH AS THAT THAT MAY BECOME A POT OF MONEY THAT WE HAVE HAD IN PREVIOUS BOND ELECTIONS.

BECAUSE I BELIEVE THAT WE CAN PRESERVE PROPERTY ALL OVER OUR COUNTY TO THE BETTERMENT OF THE COUNTY AND OUR FUTURE AND FOR GENERATIONS TO COME. I'M NOT SURE IF YOU HAVE THOUGHT ABOUT OTHER PRESERVATION ON THE EAST SIDE OF I-35.

THIS IS SOMETHING THAT CAME UP BECAUSE THERE IS A PIECE OF PROPERTY THAT I AM AWARE OF NEAR THE OUTLET MALLS AND I THOUGHT GOSH, YOU KNOW, EVERYTHING IS DEVELOPING SO QUICKLY OUT HERE. WOULDN'T IT BE NICE TO HAVE SOME INK THAT OUR RESIDENTS COULD ENJOY THAT IS A PRESERVATION PIECE OF PROPERTY THAT THEY CAN THEN ENJOY AS WE

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GO ON THE WEST SIDE OF I-35 AND EXCUSE ME FOR SAYING EAST AND WEST SO OFTEN AND I DON'T MEAN

TO DIVIDE THE COUNTY. IT IS JUST THAT. >> THE HIGHWAY DOES IT ITSELF

THERE. >> THE WATER RESOURCES ARE ON THAT SIDE OF THE COUNTY AND TOTALLY SUPPORT PROTECTION OF THAT. I GUESS, SPECIFICALLY THE

$10-$15 MILLION, WHAT WERE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THAT? >> LET ME CLARIFY A LITTLE BIT.

THE RECOMMENDATION AND BY THE WAY WE RECOMMEND TO YOU AND YOU DECIDE WHAT PROJECTS GET FUNDED FOR THE RECOMMENDATION IS 75 TO 80 MILLION FOR THE BOND BID 60 TO 65 MILLION IN THE TIER 1 AND TIER 2 PROJECT. WE HAVE A SEPARATE SPREADSHEET BECAUSE THIS IS A COMPETITIVE PROCESS AND THERE NEEDS TO BE IN NEGOTIATION WITH THIRD PARTIES.

WE CREATED A SET OF FUNDING AMOUNTS FOR EACH PROJECT. FOR TIER 1 AND TIER 2 PROJECTS THAT CAME OUT BETWEEN 60 AND 65 MILLION FOR THOSE PROJECTS ALONE.

THE 15 TO 20 MILLION AMOUNT THAT WAS LEFT OVER FOR ADDITIONAL PROJECTS THAT MIGHT COME TOWARD IN THE PROPERTY YOU ARE DESCRIBING GOOD I KNOW THERE ARE OTHER OPPORTUNITIES GOING EAST TO THE FISHING POND OR ADDITIONAL TRAILS THAT CAN BE DONE.

I KNOW THERE WAS ONE PROJECTS THE CONNECTIVITY EAST, ATRIAL PROJECT THAT DID NOT GET PROPOSED TO US BUT MAY BE A PROJECT THAT WOULD COME FORWARD IN THE FUTURE COULD GET FUNDING. THE IDEA IS A MASTER PLAN OF A TRAIL ALONG THE EAST SIDE FROM KYLE DOWN INTO THE AREA WE ARE TALKING ABOUT, THE FISHING POND AND THEN IT WOULD CONTINUE OUT

INTO THE AREA NEAR THE OUTLET MALLS. >> IF I MAY? COMMISSIONER, I CAN ALSO HELP RESPOND TO A COUPLE OF THOSE QUESTIONS.

POSAC RECOMMENDATION OF FUNDING OR ANNUAL RECOMMENDATION OF PROJECTS IS AN ONGOING POLICY MATTER FOR THE COURT AND COULD INCLUDE NEGOTIATION ON REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS, ETC..

IT WAS DETERMINED DURING THIS PROCESS THAT THEY WOULDN'T ROLL OUT A VERY SPECIFIC DETAIL ON MONEY RECOMMENDATIONS AND SCORING BUT WOULD SIMPLY HAND THAT OVER TO STAFF SO THAT WE COULD INTERACT WITH THE COURT AND CONTINUE TO LOOK AT THAT FROM A POLICY PERSPECTIVE.

AT SOME POINT THERE IS SOME SORT OF REINKING OR VERY SPECIFIC MONEY AMOUNTS ASSOCIATED WITH PROJECTS AS NECESSARY. IF WE NAME THE PROJECT IN PARTICULAR THERE HAS BEEN TALK OF A SET ASIDE OR A MULTIPLE SET ASIDE FUNDS AND I THINK PPENDING ON HOW WE DESCRIBE THA SET ASIDE IT WOULD POSSIBLY QUALIFY FOR SOME UNIDENTIFIED PROPERTY AS YOU HAVE DESCRIBED ON THE EAST SIDE, SOUTHEAST SIDE OF THE COUNTY IT WOULD DEPEND ON HOW WE WOULD DESCRIBE THAT SET-ASIDE OF FUNDS AND AT THE TIME IT WILL BE A BOND

ORDER. >> WE WERE TRYING TO COME UP WITH A TOTAL RECOMMENDATION AMOUNT. WE DID NOT GET INTO THE BOND ORDER.

WE HAD TO DO THAT AND CREATE DIFFERENT WAYS IN WHICH LEGALLY YOU WOULD DO FOR A MAXIMUM FLEXIBILITY THAT YOU WOULD NEED. WE WILL LEAVE THAT TO YOU AND

COUNSEL COMMISSIONER SMITH? >> I KNOW IT HAS BEEN A FEW WEEKS SINCE WE HAVE HEARD FROM DAN WITT MILLER. THE NUMBER HAS CHANGED SLIGHTLY.

AND SO, I AM JUST WONDERING HOW THAT MIGHT AFFECT YOU CAN GET AN UPDATE FROM HIM ON THE 11TH TO TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT WE ARE LOOKING AT POSSIBLY LOOKING AT NOW.

>> I HEARD FROM DAN MOORE AND HIS FORECASTING HAS NOT CHANGED FOR THE WORST, CERTAINLY AND IT MAKES THE SAME OR BETTER AND I BELIEVE THAT, OBVIOUSLY THERE IS ONE UNKNOWN STILL AND THAT IS PROPERTY VALUE IN THE NEXT CALENDAR YEAR AND HIS POSITION ON THAT IS THAT DID GO FORWARD WITH THE BOND PROPOSITION APPROVED AND FOR SOME REASON WE WILL HAVE A LAG IN PROPERTY VALUES IN THE COMING FISCAL YEAR OR TWO THAT WE CAN SADLY NOT ISSUE ALL OF THE BONDS THAT WERE AUTHORIZED. WE HAVE TO ABSORB THAT AND WAIT FOR THE RECOVERY TO OCCUR.

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I THINK THAT WAS THE POINT HE MADE. >> THANK YOU.

THAT IS IT FOR NOW JUDGE. >> COMMISSIONER? >> YES, WE WERE NOT ABLE TO ATTEND THAT MEETING AND I ACTUALLY HAD THE PRIVILEGE TO ATTEND AT DIFFERENT TIMES ON A ZOOM CALL. I CANNOT SAY THANK YOU ENOUGH FOR THE WORK THAT THEY WERE DOING KID THE ONE THING HONESTLY I HAD A CONCERN WITH GOING IN WAS THAT I LOOKED AT THE PREVIOUS BOND TO MY COLLEAGUESPOINT AND A POSSIBLE EQUITY ACROSS THE COUNTY AND PROJECTS. Y'ALL DID SUCH A GOOD JOB IN THE EVALUATION AND THE COMBINED COMPLEXITY FOR EVERY SINGLE PROJECT THAT CAME UP WAS VERY SIMILAR AND THERE WAS A UNIQUENESS. I DON'T THINK THERE WERE TWO PROJECTS THAT WERE THE EXACT SAME INTO DIFFERENT AREAS OF THE COUNTY OR EVEN IN THE SAME. THE OTHER THING, SORRY, OKAY.

THE OTHER THING I WOULD SAY IS THAT LOOKING AT THE PROJECT I KNOW I SAID THIS ONCE TODAY ALREADY BUT I THINK ESPECIALLY THE URBAN PROJECT, THERE ARE OPPORTUNITIES THERE AS WE LOOK AT THIS PROJECT EACH ONE OF THESE IS A POLLING LOCATION. EVERYONE OF THESE HAS SOME PLACE WHERE WE CAN HOST AND DO OTHER THINGS AT THEM. THEY ALL HAVE DIFFERENT ATTRIBUTES THAT ARE ALL POSITIVE. I CAN TELL YOU THAT AT LEAST THE PROJECT AND PRECINCT FORWARD THAT ARE ON THIS LIST THOROUGHLY LOOK AT EVERYONE AND I WAS ACTIVELY PARTICIPATING IN YELLS CALLS BECAUSE I WANTED TO KNOW WHERE YOUR POLES WERE.

I APPRECIATE YOU POINTING THOSE OUT I KNOW IT WASN'T EASY ON SOME OF THOSE AND I APPRECIATE YOU TAKING THE TIME TO DO THAT AND REALLY TAKING TIME FROM THE CITIZENS WITHIN THE COUNTY WHO IDENTIFIED A NEED AND A WAY FOR THE COUNTY TO HELP THEM HELP THE COMMITTEE REACH THEM.

THE ONLY OTHER THING I WOULD SAY IS AS WE LOOK AT THOSE RECOMMENDATIONS, I KNOW THERE ARE SPECIFIC COMMUNITIES THAT TO YOUR POINT DID NOT PRESENT THAT MAY HAVE PROJECTS IN THEM.

AS WE LOOK AT THOSE OTHER THINGS THAT WE HAVE A REAL CONCERN ABOUT IS THAT WE HAVE A NUMBER OF CONSERVATION EFFORTS GOING ON IN THE COUNTY RIGHT NOW THAT WE AS A COUNTY MIGHT NOT BE AWARE OF THAT AREN'T NECESSARILY TIED TO A MUNICIPALITY AND I USE THE EXAMPLE OF THE DRIFTWOOD HISTORIC CONSERVATION SOCIETY. I KNOW THAT THEY ARE LOOKING AT THINGS THROUGHOUT DRIFTWOOD. THEY ARE NOT A MUNICIPALITY OR A DIFFERENT ENTITY BUT THEY ARE PARTNERING WITH OTHER FOLKS OUT THERE AND AS YOU MOVE FORWARD HAVING FLEXIBILITY IN WHATEVER WE WANT TO CALL THAT OTHER PIECE OR PORTION OF THE BOND WOULD BE, IN ORDER TO ADDRESS CONCERNS OR A NEED THAT ARISES OUT OF THAT IS VERY DEEP. I DON'T KNOW HOW WE DO THAT.

HOW WE CAN MAKE THE REST OF THE COURT HAPPY BUT I DO REALIZE THERE IS A CONCERN FOR TIME.

>> THANK YOU COMMISSIONER. COMMISSIONER SHELL? >> I WANTED TO TALK ABOUT SOME STAFF MEMBERS THAT WERE LEFT OUT. DANE THOMPSON SPENT A TON OF TIME ALONG WITH OTHER STUFF THAT CAME IN OUT OF THIS PROCESS.

I UNDERSTAND THAT THIS ONE IS PROBABLY A LITTLE MORE FUN THAN PLANNING SOME OF THE OTHER THINGS THAT THE COUNTY DOES AND WE ARE EXCITED TO PARTICIPATE THE WAY THEY DID.

AND, ONE OF THE THINGS I LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING AND I KNOW THAT WE WILL TAKE THIS ON WITH DAN WITT MILLER IS TO UPDATE THE FORECASTING SO WE CAN HAVE AN ACCURATE SNAPSHOT OF WHAT WE BELIEVE IS MOST LIKELY TO HAPPEN AT THE NEXT COURT MEETING WHICH IS AUGUST 11.

WE WILL CONTINUE TO REFINE POTENTIAL LANGUAGE TO THE BOND COUNSEL TO LOOK AT SOME OPTIONS

THAT THEY CAME UP WITH SO THAT THE COURT COULD CONSIDER IT. >> ESPECIALLY MY TWO APPOINTEES, THEY DID A GREAT PRESENTATION YESTERDAY. I WANT TO THANK THE COMMITTEE.

IT IS A THANKLESS JOB AND I HOPE YOU ENJOYED IT. WE WILL TAKE YOU UP ON YOUR OFFER AS LONG AS YOU WANT. ALONG THE LINES OF A BOND ORDER I HAVE ENGAGED JULIE HOUSTON TO

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CRAFT SOMETHING. SHE DID DELIVER A FIRST DRAFT OF THE BOND ORDER TO TRY TO ANTICIPATE THAT THE COURT MIGHT VOTE ON SOMETHING CERTAINLY DID WANT TO BE READY IF THE COURT CHOOSES TO DO SO. THAT WOULD BE DONE ON 17 AUGUST FOR THE NEXT COURT DATE IS ON THE 11TH IF THE COURT FEELS EITHER DURING THAT DISCUSSION ON THE 11TH OR LEADING UP TO IT THAT WE MIGHT NEED MORE THAN ONE SESSION WE WOULD POSSIBLY HOST A SPECIAL SESSION FOR LATER THAT WEEK OR ON THE 11TH IF WE CONTINUE TO DELIDELIBERAT CARE THAT WOULD BE THE LAST DAY

THAT IT COULD BE VOTED ON AND APPROVED. >> I CAMPAIGNED ON WANTING HAYS COUNTY TO BE THE CENTRAL PART OF CENTRAL TEXAS AND I AM FEELING BLESSED AND GRATEFUL TO BE SITTING HERE FOR THIS PRESENTATION. IN ADDITION, I HAVE JUST SUBMITTED THE COUNTY JUDGES BUDGET WHICH I STILL THINK IS HILARIOUS.T COMMISSIONER SAID, THAT IS SUCH A THIN BUDGET COMPARED TO THE THINGS WE COULD PUT BECAUSE I MADE IT AS LEAN AS POSSIBLE. BECAUSE AS YOU SAID MR. WADE, NUMEROUS TIMES, UNCERTAINTY.

AND SO I AM GRATEFUL FOR THE WORK. I AM AN ACTIVE, I RAISE MY FAMILY IN THE COUNTY SEAT. I AM AN ACTIVE PARTICIPANT IN ALL THE THINGS THAT HAVE GONE ON HERE FOR THE FLOODS THAT WE LIVED, I HAVE HELPED IN DIFFERENT CAPACITIES.

I UNDERSTAND THE RECHARGE. I LIVE ABOVE SPRING LAKE AND I AM A TRUE LOVER OF ALL THINGS THAT WE ARE WORKING TOWARDS ON THIS FRONT. THERE IS.

YOU FEEL IT, THERE IS A HUGE BUT IN THERE BUT MY BUT IN THIS ISSUE WOULD BE TO TEASE OUT MY PERSONAL COMFORT AS A SITTING COUNTY JUDGE TO TEASE OUT A, I GUESS AN ADDITIONAL COMPONENT AND I BARELY GOT THIS TODAY. IT WOULD ADDRESS THE NEGATION SPECIFICALLY IN A WAY THAT IT IS ALL PERFECTLY IN THERE. JUST HAVEN'T SEEN IT. TO MAKE A MORE AGGRESSIVE SHOW SUPPORT BECAUSE I'M FOR THE EFFORT AND I SEE ALL THE NAMES AND APPOINTMENTS HERE I AM IN FULL SUPPORT OF THE IDEA TO PRACTICE. I WAS WITH THE AUDITOR UNTIL AFTER 10:30 LAST NIGHT AND I HAVE BEEN UP SINCE 5:00 A.M. PUSHING FOR THE MOST SUPPORTIVE EFFORTS FROM THE COUNTY. ANOTHER THING THAT WAS SAID THAT WAS NICE TO HEAR WAS TAX RATE NOT AFFECTED. WE UNDERSTAND WHAT PEOPLE, COMMISSIONER, YOU HAVE HEARD IT. WHAT PEOPLE UNDERSTAND AND WHAT PEOPLE GET CONFUSED BY.

THIS WAS AFTER A HUGE DEBT AND YOU HAVE POINTED OUT THAT WE ARE SECOND IN THE NATION FASTEST GROWING IN THE PAST 10 YEARS. WE HAVE A LOT OF MOVING FORWARD THAT WE HAVE TO DO AND INVEST IN. THIS IS A TRUE BLESSING BUT OH, GOSH DARN IT THAT COVID-19 IS GETTING IN THE WAY OF IT, IN MY HEAD.

BEST THING WE CAN DO IS BE HONEST WITH EVERYONE AND I THINK I HAVE TO FIND THAT PLACE IN MY HEART WHERE I CAN ACTIVELY SUPPORT THIS. AND WHAT LEVEL CAN I PROMOTE IT? I AM GOING TO BE PERSONALLY WRESTLING WITH THE LIST OF PROJECTS THAT HAVE BEEN CONVEYED. I KNOW THEY ARE ALL IMPORTANT AND I APPRECIATE MR. KENNEDY POINTING OUT THAT WE COULD DIAL IT IN DIFFERENT RATES AND WE APPRECIATE WHAT THE ECONOMY IS DOING BECAUSE WE DO HAVE MASS UNCERTAINTY.

ALL OF THESE PROJECTS LOOK AWESOME AND WITH THE COMMISSIONER, IT IS RIGHT ON POINT. THE CONNECTIVITY THAT IS UNVEILING ITSELF ON THE WESTERN SIDE OF THE COUNTY IS SOMETHING LONGED FOR ON THE EASTERN SIDE OF THE COUNTY AND I SEE THE EFFORT ON THE MAP. I KNOW YOU GUYS DID A GOOD JOB CARING FOR IT AND I THANK YOU AGAIN PUBLICLY FOR WHAT YOU DID LEADING THIS GROUP OF DEDICATED INDIVIDUALS.

I KNOW EACH COMMISSIONER TOOK A VERY CONSCIENTIOUS ATTEMPT AT GETTING THE BEST THEY COULD REACH IN THAT SPACE. I KNOW I DID. I AM VERY GREAT GOAL AND AT THE SAME TIME I FEEL MILDLY RELUCTANT LIKE BITTERSWEET BECAUSE OF WHAT IS ON US IN THE

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BUDGET JUST PRESENTED THIS MORNING. I WILL DO EVERYTHING I CAN TO MOVE THROUGH THIS AND FIND WAYS TO TRUTHFULLY FIND WAYS TO SELL IT TO THE COMMUNITY IN DIFFERENT LEVELS. I WOULD BE DISHONEST TO YOU IF I SAID OTHERWISE.

I HAVE TO FIND A WAY TO OWN IT BECAUSE IF I CAN'T OWN IT I CAN'T PROMOTE IT.

I HAVE TO DIGEST THIS MATERIAL AND GET AS DEEP INTO THE SUPPORT OF IT AS POSSIBLE BECAUSE I KNOW YOU'VE DONE A GOOD JOB. I KNOW YOU HAD YOUR MARK GREAT PROJECTS. I HAVE COME FROM THE PRIVATE SECTOR.

I DON'T APPRECIATE ANYTHING MORE THAN GOVERNMENT MOVING AT A FASTER PACE.

EVEN THE PACE, SOME FOLKS SAY THAT WAS SO FAST PIERRE THERE WASN'T ENOUGH TIME FOR PUBLIC COMMENTS BUT WE DO HAVE MORE PUBLIC COMMENTS SLATED IN OPEN HOUSES AND MORE.

THAT EKING A DECISION IN A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME DOESN'T SCARE ME.

IT'S THE IMPLICATIONS. I WANT TO BE HONEST BECAUSE I KNOW PEOPLE ARE SAYING I WON'T SUPPORT THIS.O. NOT NECESSARILY TRUE. I HAVE TO GET MY HEAD AROUND ALL THE THINGS I AM DOING AND FIND THE JUSTIFICATION ANGLES FROM MY VANTAGE POINT AND THAT IS MOST HONEST WAY I CAN BE WITH YOU. THAT IS SOMEONE, OR FOLKS WITH CONCERNS THAT COULD BE OUT BUT I DON'T SUPPORT THE EFFORT. I WOULD SAY THAT IS LIMITED IN

ACCURACY. >> I APPRECIATE THE THOUGHTS AND I THINK WE CAN CERTAINLY LOOK FOR MORE INFORMATION ON FLOOD MITIGATION IMPACTS ON THESE PROJECTS FOR YOU.

I THINK WILL HAVE A SIGNIFICANT IMPACT AND WE TALK ABOUT EAST AND WEST BUT THERE IS A DIVIDE IN THE COUNTY WITH THE IMPACT OF FLOODING AND WHAT OCCURS BECAUSE OF THE CONFLICT OF SAN MARCUS AND THE INSIDE. AND THE SIGNIFICANT NUMBER OF PROJECTS SHOULD IMPACT THAT FLOODING AND HOPEFULLY WE CAN FIND SOME INFORMATION TO SHOW EXACTLY WHAT KIND OF MEDICATION

WILL OCCUR THESE PROJECTS. >> THANK YOU AND I REALLY APPRECIATE IT.

>> THIS IS A QUESTION I HAVE. YOUR WORKING GROUP COMPARED TO THE NORMAL WORKING GROUP THAT WE PUT TOGETHER AS A COUNTY IS A LOT SMALLER. DO Y'ALL FIND THAT AS AN

ADVANTAGE? >> THIS IS THE 1ST WORKING GROUP I HAVE BEEN A PART OF.

I HAVEN'T FOLLOWED OTHERS. >> AFTER. >> IF YOU DON'T MIND, WILL YOU APPROACH THE PODIUM? STATE YOUR NAME BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE WATCHING THIS ONLINE.

>> JIM CAMP. I WORK IN PRECINCT TO. I WAS ON THE PARKS AND OPEN SPACE ADVISORY BOARD AFTER THE 2007 BOND ELECTION WE HAD 20 PEOPLE AND THE POSITIVE THING ABOUT THAT, WE HAD THE COUNTY AND WE HAD A LOT OF PEOPLE FROM DIFFERENT GROUPS, 10 SEEMS LIKE A GOOD NUMBER AND WE HAD REPRESENTATION OF EVERY PART.

WE ALSO HAD OLDER PEOPLE LIKE MYSELF AND OTHER FAMILIES. I THINK 10 WAS A VERY WORKABLE

NUMBER. >> THANK YOU, A GOOD QUESTION AND WHILE WE HAVE YOU HERE AND YOU HAVE TAKEN THE TIME, THE REST OF THE COMMISSION, ARE THERE ANY OF YOU THAT WOULD LIKE TO CONTRIBUTE COMMENTS? THIS WILL BE RECORDED FOREVERMORE IF YOU HAVE AN INTEREST IN SPEAKING UP. I SEE YOU NODDING, PLEASE APPROACH THE PODIUM, STATE YOUR

NAME AND GIVE US YOUR OPINION ABOUT ANYTHING ON THIS PROJECT. >> MY NAME IS LAURA DUPONT AND I WAS APPOINTED BY THE COMMISSIONER SHELL. REALLY ENJOYED THIS PROCESS.

I THOUGHT THIS WAS A GOOD PROCESS. WE HAD A LOT OF GOOD INFORMATION. SOCIAL DISTANCING IS GOOD. WE HAVE A LOT OF INFORMATION AND ACCESS TO A LOT OF INFORMATION COULD WE HAD EVERYBODY THAT PROPOSED PROJECTS, WE HAD ALL THE CONTACT INFORMATION AND THEY RESPONDED VERY QUICKLY TO EVERYTHING. I WANTED TO UNDERLINE SOMETHING THAT SCOTT SAID WE PASSED BOND AS A COMMUNITY, AS A DISTRICT AND EUNICE OF POLITY AND CO. ALL THE TIME BECAUSE WE NEED TO. AS A COMMUNITY THERE ARE COMMITTEE NEEDS AT STAKE.

SCOTT SAID IT EARLIER BUT REALLY TO SAY IT AGAIN, A LOT OF THESE BONDS HAVE PASSED IN AN EFFORT TO CREATE STRUCTURES THAT HAVE A SHELF LIFE. A NECESSARY STRUCTURE EMS, POLICE STATIONS, THINGS LIKE THAT PUBLIC LIBRARIES AND THEY HAVE A SHELF LIFE NONETHELESS.

WE ARE LOOKING AT 30 TO 40 YEARS, RIGHT? WHEN YOU PUT A CONSERVATION EASEMENT ON PROPERTY THAT IS IN PERPETUITY. SCOTT SAID THAT IS WHY I UNDERSTAND THAT YOU ARE REFLECTING UPON YOUR CURRENT SITUATION AND CURRENT TIMES WHICH ARE UNPRECEDENTED HERE TRULY THEY ARE. WE CAN'T SEE AROUND CORNERS AND

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WE DON'T KNOW EXACTLY HOW ALL OF THIS WILL PLAY OUT BUT WILL SAY THIS.

THIS OPPORTUNITY IS SOMETHING THAT WILL LAST FOR GENERATIONS FOREVER AND EVER KID THIS IS A LEGACY. THIS TIME THAT WE ARE IN THE PAST.

IT WILL PASS. AND, WE WILL BE, I SPEAK FOR MYSELF MAY BE SOME OF THE COLLEAGUES BACK HERE, WE WILL BE SO HAPPY THAT WE DID THIS. THAT WE HAD THE FORESIGHT TO SAY YES TO THESE PROJECTS, THESE GREAT PROJECTS WHICH PRESERVE AND CONNECT AND PROVIDE A PLACE WHERE THE COMMUNITY CAN COME TOGETHER AND BE TOGETHER AND ENGAGE WITH NATURE. THOSE THINGS WILL GO ON FOREVER.

WHILE I DO UNDERSTAND AND APPRECIATE YOUR PERSPECTIVE GIVE GIVE, I DO THINK THERE IS A A PICTURE AND A LONGER-TERM TO THINK ABOUT WHEN WE ARE LOOKING AT CONSERVATION EASEMENTS AND PARKS AND OPEN SPACES. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

I APPRECIATE EVERYTHING Y'ALL DO AND THAT'S IT. >> THANK YOU MA'AM KID I SAW NODDING OVER HERE YOU WANTED TO SPEAK? IF YOU WILL APPROACH THE PODIUM AND STATE YOUR NAME FOR THE RECORD? I THINK THERE WAS ONE MORE NOD

OVER HERE. >> THANK YOU JUDGE. I DID NOT NOD TO SPEAK BUT I WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK IT I WOULD LIKE TO THINK MARK KENNEDY. I THANK YOU ARE SO VALUABLE TO HAVE ON EVERY SINGLE MEETING. I THINK THE DETAILS ARE GOING TO BE REALLY IMPORTANT.

I THINK ALL OF YOU ON THE BIG PART OF THOSE DETAILS OF THE LANGUAGE OF THE BOND.

THERE ARE A LOT OF QUESTIONS AND THE THINGS THAT MARK MENTIONED WERE REALLY IMPORTANT AS YOU GO TO THE NEXT TWO YEARS THAT WAS ONE OF THE BIGGEST CONCERNS I THINK WAS NOW THERE WOULDN'T BE ANY IMPACT ON TAXES IN THE COUNTY OVER THE NEXT TWO YEARS WOULDN'T KNOW THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 AND THE ECONOMY AND THAT GIVES US GOOD LEVERAGE TO KNOW THAT MABE WE ONLY GIVE A CERTAIN AMOUNT IN THE BEGINNING AND THEN PULL BACK AFTER THAT HEAR THEIR'S A LOT OF DETAILS THAT THE COMMISSIONER COURT CAN WORK ON AND IN THE COMMUNITY. WE DEPEND ON ALL OF YOU TO WORK ON THE DETAILS TO HELP US LIKE THE JUDGE SAID. SELL THIS PROJECT BECAUSE WE KNOW IT IT IS GOING TO BE REALLY PURPOSEFUL IN OUR COUNTY.

THE QUALITY OF LIFE TO BRING PEOPLE HERE TO RAISE HER HOME AND FAMILIES.

WE KNOW THAT PEOPLE WILL BE WORKING VIRTUALLY OVER THE NEXT DECADE OR MORE DID I THINK COVID-19 HAS CHANGED THE WAY WE DO THINGS AND PEOPLE CAN CHOOSE WHERE THEY LIVE NOT NECESSARILY WHERE THEIR EMPLOYMENT WILL BE BUT WHERE THERE QUALITY OF LIFE IS.

THAT WILL BE A HUGE ASSET TO OUR COUNTY. I THINK THIS IS A GREAT PROJECT, FLOOD MITIGATION IS HUGE GOOD AS I SERVED ON THE CITY COUNCIL FOR 6 YEARS WE SAW THE 2016 FLOODS COME THROUGH AND HOW WE HAD TO GET THROUGH D.C. FOR FLOOD MITIGATION.

EVEN IF IT WASN'T LOCAL MONEY IT WAS TAX PAIR MONEY THAT WE WERE ALL IN CHARGE OF.

THE POLLUTION SOURCES IN THE WATERS ROOT SLEEP PRESERVING OUR WELLS, THIS WILL ALL COME INTO PLAY. THE COMMITTEE DID A GREAT JOB. THANK YOU SCOTT WAY.

WE HAD GREAT EXPERTISE IN CONSERVATION AND ORGANIZATION. I DO APPRECIATE THE COMMITTEE COMING TOWARD ASKING THE COMMISSONERS COURT TO KEEP THIS COMMITTEE TOGETHER THROUGHOUT THE PROCESS WHETHER IT MAKES IT TO THE NOVEMBER ELECTION, MAY OR NOVEMBER ELECTION, THIS WILL BE ON AN ELECTION SOON. HOPEFULLY THIS NOVEMBER.

THERE'S SO MANY MORE DETAILSTO WORK OUT AND IN EACH ONE OF THESE PROJECTS.

17 PROJECTS IS A LOT OF PROJECTS FOR Y'ALL TO TRY TO DIGEST WITH EVERYTHING ELSE YOU HAVE ON YOUR PLATE. HOPE YOU CONSIDER THAT AND THANK YOU ALL FOR GETTING THIS COMMITTEE

TOGETHER AND DOING THIS PRODUCT WORK. >> THE ONLY THING YOU DID NOT

STATE YOUR NAME. >> LISA PRUITT. >> THANKS FOR THAT.

PEOPLE WATCHING WILL KNOW WHO YOU ARE. WE HAD ONE MORE HEAD NOD.

PLEASE STATE YOUR NAME. >> I AM KATHERINE NICHOLS AND I AM AN APPOINTEE OF COMMISSIONER JONES AND IT HAS BEEN A GREAT PLEASURE TO SPEND TIME AND WORK DOING THIS SET OF RECOMMENDATIONS. TEXAS AND CENTRAL TEXAS HAS EITHER NOT ENOUGH WATER OR TOO MUCH WATER. WE HAD BOTH OF THOSE PROBLEMS. WHAT WE HAVE EMPHASIZED IN THIS SELECTION WHICH COMES OUT OF THE PLAN IS THE NEED FOR RIVER AND WATER ACCESS FOR PEOPLE WHO WANT TO GO RECREATE AND APPRECIATE HAVING WATER TO GO IN AND PLAY IN AND THEN ALSO SO

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THE WATER CAN GET DOWN INTO THE GROUND AND KEEP THE RIVERS CHARGED.

WE WON'T HAVE EVEN THE RIVERS WE HAVE RIGHT NOW. IT IS JUST HAYS COUNTY IS WELL KNOWN FOR TAKING LOTS OF PROACTIVE STAFF TO GET AMOUNT OF PARK AND OPEN SPACE THAT WE HAD BECAUSE WE HAD SUCH GREAT RESOURCES AND LAND CONSERVATION AND THEY ARE NOT MAKING ANYMORE SO WE HAVE TO DO WHAT WE CAN TO CARE OF WHAT IS AVAILABLE SOONER THAN LATER.

THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR ATTENTION. >> THANK YOU MA'AM.

COMMISSIONERS ANY COMMENTS? PRODUCTS WE THANKED THE COMMUNITY MEMBERS WHO TOOK THE TIME TO COME HERE BUT I WANT TO THANK MY COLLEAGUE WHO WROTE OF THIS WHOLE CONCEPT AND BROUGHT IT TO US EARLIER THIS YEAR AND COMMISSIONER SHALL I THANK YOU FOR HAVING THE FORESIGHT TO BRING THIS COMMISSION TOGETHER TO WORK WITH FORMER COMMISSIONER FORD AND EACH OF US AND OUR APPOINTEES TO TRY TO SHAPE THIS INTO A PROCESS THAT WE COULD ALL MAKE SOME VALID

EVALUATIONS FROM. I WANT TO SAY THANK YOU. >> IF THERE IS NOTHING ELSE I WILL ENTERTAIN A

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