Commissioners court – Gonzales For Commissioner http://gonzalesforcommissioner.com/ Sat, 02 Jul 2022 16:30:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://gonzalesforcommissioner.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-13.png Commissioners court – Gonzales For Commissioner http://gonzalesforcommissioner.com/ 32 32 Panola County Court of Commissioners Agenda: July 5, 2022 | New https://gonzalesforcommissioner.com/panola-county-court-of-commissioners-agenda-july-5-2022-new/ Sat, 02 Jul 2022 16:30:00 +0000 https://gonzalesforcommissioner.com/panola-county-court-of-commissioners-agenda-july-5-2022-new/ Panola County Commissioners Court A regular meeting of the Panola County Commissioners Court will be held Tuesday, July 5 at 1:30 p.m. at the Panola County Courthouse. 1. CITIZEN COMMENTS: This is for citizens to comment on any topic that is not on the agenda regarding county business. Members of the Court may respond to […]]]>

Panola County Commissioners Court

A regular meeting of the Panola County Commissioners Court will be held Tuesday, July 5 at 1:30 p.m. at the Panola County Courthouse.

1. CITIZEN COMMENTS: This is for citizens to comment on any topic that is not on the agenda regarding county business. Members of the Court may respond to direct questions, but any action relating to this item must be placed on a later agenda.

2. STEWARDS’ REPORT: These are for informational purposes only. Any action to be taken on the basis of these reports will be included in a future action programme.

3. COUNTY JUDGE‘S REPORT: This is for information purposes only. Any action to be taken on the basis of this report will be included in a future action programme.

a. To register the employment of Isaiah Daniels as a Detention Officer with the Panola County Sheriff’s Department effective June 25, 2022 at the rate of $15.36 per hour.

b. To register a change in employment status for Brittany Odom from temporary clerk to part-time clerk with the Panola County Justice of the Peace, Precincts 1 and 4 effective July 1, 2022 at the same rate of pay.

a. Approve and record an application by Tops Pipeline, LLC to place 16-inch lines within the right-of-way for Panola County Roads 311 and 3101.

b. To record a contract cancellation letter from SD Twomey Trucking for gravel and iron ore materials purchased by the Panola County Department of Roads and Bridges.

a. Approve the minutes of the meetings of the Court of Commissioners held during the month of June 2022.

b. Approve and register Amendment No. 14 to the 2022 budget.

vs. Authorize the county auditor to issue sealed bids for iron ore. Tenders will be opened during an ordinary session of the Court of Commissioners scheduled for August 2, 2022 at 1:30 p.m. Specifications available from the County Judge’s Office, 110 S. Sycamore, Room 216-A, Carthage, Texas and the County Warehouse, 1121 E. Sabine, Carthage, Texas.

D. Authorize the county auditor to issue sealed bids for gravel. Tenders will be opened during an ordinary session of the Court of Commissioners scheduled for August 2, 2022 at 1:30 p.m. Specifications available from the County Judge’s Office, 110 S. Sycamore, Room 216-A, Carthage, Texas and the County Warehouse, 1121 E. Sabine, Carthage, Texas.

e. To register Declaration of Officer and Oath of Office forms for Panola County Assessor-Collector of Taxes / Assistant Registrar of Auto Record Kirstyn Jacks.

F. To record the compiled financial statements of District 1 of Panola County Emergency Services for the year ending December 31, 2021.

CONFERENCE APPLICATIONS

a. To approve and register a conference application form for the following Panola County elected officials/employees: Panola County Deputy Clerk Jackie McDonald; PCSD telecom operator Kaylee Sparks; and PCSD telecommunications operator Marissa Harrison.

5. Approve payment of current Panola County bills as prepared and submitted by the County Auditor.

6. Approve payment of the current Panola County payroll as prepared and submitted by the County Treasurer.

7. Open sealed bids for crushed limestone for road maintenance. Tenders could be awarded at a future court meeting.

8. In accordance with the Property Tax Code, officially appoint Holly Gibbs as the Panola County Representative to calculate and publish the No New Income Tax Rate and Voter Approval Tax Rate Schedules for the tax year 2022. (Property Tax Code 26.04)

9. Discuss and act on the passing of Ordinance 2022-08 increasing the change fund for the Panola County Motor Vehicle License Office.

10. Discuss and act upon approval of a purchase order from Fidlar Services for the installation, configuration and training of Swift Services for the Panola County Clerk’s Office.

11. Discuss and act upon approval of a purchase order from Fidlar Services for the installation and configuration of the new AVA for the Panola County Clerk’s Office.

12. Discuss and act on the passage of Ordinance 2022-09 prohibiting outdoor burning in Panola County.

13. Discuss and act on approval of a proposal from Scott-Merriman for the preservation of the books at the Panola County Clerk’s Office.

14. Discuss and act upon approval of a proposal from Koetter Fire Protection, LLC for fire sprinkler inspection and fire pump repairs at the Panola County Detention Center.

15. Discuss and act when approving a Verizon Mi-Fi unit for the 123rd Judicial District Judge’s Office.

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Fannin County Commissioners Court Regular Meeting on July 5 https://gonzalesforcommissioner.com/fannin-county-commissioners-court-regular-meeting-on-july-5/ Thu, 30 Jun 2022 23:50:29 +0000 https://gonzalesforcommissioner.com/fannin-county-commissioners-court-regular-meeting-on-july-5/ PUBLIC NOTICE OF MEETINGTAKE NOTICE THAT A REGULAR MEETING OF THEFANNIN COUNTY COMMISSIONERS COURT TO BE HELDTuesday, July 5, 2022 09:00FANNIN COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 101 E. SAM RAYBURN DRIVE, ROOM 208, BONHAM, TX 75418(and by teleconference) SPECIFICALLY FOR THE FOLLOWING: 1. Establish quorum 2. Summon 3. Pledges 4. Presentations 5. Public forum 6. Discussion and Action […]]]>

PUBLIC NOTICE OF MEETING
TAKE NOTICE THAT A REGULAR MEETING OF THE
FANNIN COUNTY COMMISSIONERS COURT TO BE HELD
Tuesday, July 5, 2022
09:00
FANNIN COUNTY COURTHOUSE,
101 E. SAM RAYBURN DRIVE, ROOM 208, BONHAM, TX 75418
(and by teleconference)

SPECIFICALLY FOR THE FOLLOWING:

1. Establish quorum

2. Summon

3. Pledges

4. Presentations

5. Public forum

6. Discussion and Action to Consider an Order Establishing a Burn Ban for Fannin County – County Judge

7. Discussion, review and action to transfer $32,744.99 from sale of equipment 220-364-1630 to R&M Machinery Parts 220-622-4580 for Enclosure 2 – Commissioner Enclosure 2 for County Auditor

8. Discussion, Consideration, and Action to Retain Newt Cunningham as Fannin County Legal Counsel Pro bono – County Judge

9. Discussion, review and action to solicit tenders for a model year 2000 (or newer) tandem axle dump truck for Sector 4 – Commissioner’s Sector 4

10. Discussion, Consideration and Action to Approve Short Land for Cascia Estates, 3 lots on 3,749 acres, Property ID # 82039 off Trade Route 121 in Randolph – Commissioner City 2 for Director of Development Services

11. Discussion, Review, and Action to Approve Fannin County Subdivision Committee Bylaws – Commissioner 2 for Director of Developmental Services

12. Discussion, Review, and Action Regarding Partial Repeater Funding for Southwest County – Precinct 2 Commissioner for City of Leonard Administrator

13. Discussion, review and action to approve the purchase of a Land Pride Model RC5715 15′ Bat Wing Mower from Paris Farm and Ranch in Paris, TX for Enclosure 3; $25,044.73 payable from Equipment Purchase, 230-623-5710 – Commissioner 3 for Purchasing Agent

14. Discussion, Consideration, and Action to Approve Payment of Bills – County Judge for County Auditor

15. EXECUTIVE SESSION: Counsel Consultation – A closed meeting will be held pursuant to Government Code Section 551.071 to (1) seek counsel’s advice regarding: (a) pending or contemplated litigation; or (b) an offer to settle; or (2) on a matter in which the attorney’s duty to the government agency under the Texas State Bar’s Professional Conduct Disciplinary Rules of the State of Texas is clearly in conflict with this chapter – relating to contracts of Fannin County Courthouse – County Judge

16. Discussion, Consideration and Action Regarding Consultation with the Executive Session of the Attorney – County Judge

17. County Building Lawn Care Contracting Discussion, Consideration, and Action – County Judge for County Auditor

18. Discussion, consideration and action to allow the Assistant District Attorney to use Room 201 of the Fannin County Courthouse on Wednesday mornings each week – County Judge for the District Attorney

19. Comments from County Commissioners and County Judge

20. Adjourn

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Court of Commissioners reviews employee health insurance scheme, preliminary plan and air deal https://gonzalesforcommissioner.com/court-of-commissioners-reviews-employee-health-insurance-scheme-preliminary-plan-and-air-deal/ Mon, 27 Jun 2022 23:40:39 +0000 https://gonzalesforcommissioner.com/court-of-commissioners-reviews-employee-health-insurance-scheme-preliminary-plan-and-air-deal/ Auto Wrecking And Salvage Yard Ordinance establishing regulations, requiring license approvals for Hopkins County The Hopkins County Commissioners Court on Monday morning, June 27, considered a number of items, including a real estate flat claim, automobile destruction and salvage regulations, employee health insurance options and an extended agreement with Hoyt Breathing Air. Domain dish Rios […]]]>

Auto Wrecking And Salvage Yard Ordinance establishing regulations, requiring license approvals for Hopkins County

The Hopkins County Commissioners Court on Monday morning, June 27, considered a number of items, including a real estate flat claim, automobile destruction and salvage regulations, employee health insurance options and an extended agreement with Hoyt Breathing Air.

Domain dish

Rios Estates Preliminary Dish

The commissioners were asked to consider an application for approval of a preliminary plan by Rios Estates. County Clerk Tracy noted the request was for a single dish, splitting one batch into two batches.

There had initially been some confusion due to the road numbers listed on the original proposal, FM 2653 and County Road 4112 were listed, but did not intersect.

After obtaining clarification on the matter, Precinct 1 Commissioner Mickey Barker and Precinct 4 Commissioner Joe Price saw no problem with the request as proposed.

“I still want to watch this now that the road numbers have changed because I was very confused the other day. So I’m going to drive over there today and watch it. I’m sure there’s no won’t have any problems, as I understand it, as it does,” Barker noted, before moving Rios Estates’ preliminary plan approval motion. “I think we can go ahead and approve the preliminaries and, if there are any changes, we will have with Tracy [Smith, county clerk]. But I think it will be fine. »

Price supported the motion, which was later approved by the Court of Commissioners.

Hoyt Agreement

Hopkins County Fire Department Chief of Operations Doug Skinner asked the Court of Commissioners to consider approving, in lieu of an annual agreement, a three-year agreement with Hoyt Breathing Air Products to lock in the price for three years. The department’s cascade system is tested quarterly each year, as required by the Texas Fire Commission.

(An air cascade system serves as a bulk storage of high pressure breathable air to be used to fill breathing apparatus cylinders used in firefighting. Cascade systems can be used in fixed or mobiles.)

According to Skinner, the price of the tests has increased from last year to this year. The agreement would lock in the price for the service for the next three years.

Barker introduced a motion, seconded by Precinct 2 Commissioner Greg Anglin, approving a three-year deal with Hoyt for required testing of the cascade system.

Health insurance

Hopkins County officials discussed at work sessions rates and employee health insurance options for the 2022-23 contract year, and on Monday were asked to consider approving the 2022-2023 alternative plan proposal. 2023 for employees of the Texas Association of Counties (TAC) – Health and Employee Benefits Group.

“The renewal rates for the same plan that we discussed was a 3% increase and the TAC [Texas Association of Counties] gave us options to lower the rate or save money,” Hopkins County Auditor Shannah Aulsbrook said. “The option we were given was an HMO plan, which was the same deductible – all the same for employees, except it’s an HMO and it’s a savings of $96.99 per employee.”

As a Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO plan, employees in the future would be required to obtain a referral from their primary physician before they could see a specialist. Most people already receive a referral from their doctor to see a specialist.

Plan doctors have been vetted, and according to Aulsbrook, it appears that all doctors in Hopkins County are covered. A commissioner, who sees a doctor from out of town, also found his doctor on the approved list for an HMO plan.

Another option discussed Monday was participating in a pilot program through TAC, helping up to 15% with health insurance costs for dependents of county employees. The TAC would then be 15%, providing a 30% savings to employees who choose to enroll their dependents in the county’s health insurance plan, according to Aulsbrook. Currently, the county does not assist with dependent coverage, so this would be a 30% savings for employees who choose to enroll their dependents in county health insurance through the pilot program.

The amount saved on the HMO plan could be applied to cover the county’s 15% for dependent insurance through the pilot program, Aulsbrook explained.

Justice Robert Newsom noted that, in his experience, health insurance plans have gone up every year, but never gone down.

On the recommendations of the County Auditor and the Department of Human Resources, Precinct 3 Commissioner Wade Bartley offered to approve the HMO plan and offer the pilot program to employees’ dependents. Price supported the motion, which the Court of Commissioners later approved.

Demolition/recovery sites

Another topic covered by county officials in recent business sessions has been auto wrecks and salvage yards. The Hopkins County Commissioners Court on Monday morning, June 27, 2022, approved regulations mirroring those recently updated by Rains County officials establishing an ordinance regulating auto wrecking and salvage yards.

Essentially, any scrap yard or auto salvage yard must be county licensed, unless these businesses are under a municipality with their own regulations or they are a recycling business. To apply for a license, the applicant must pay a $25 issuance fee to the county clerk and submit it along with the completed county application and four 8×10 inch color photos showing the entire property, one of each direction. Each must include a plaque from a licensed surveyor indicating that the location is not within 300 feet of a road, subdivision, residence, business or waterway under authority of the Texas Natural Resource Commission; allow the health department or environmental enforcement department to enter the premises for on-site inspections, without notice, provided they are made at a reasonable time.

Applications will be posted by the County Clerk’s Office at the courthouse for 14 days prior to any approval action by the Court of Commissioners. Licensees may submit an annual renewal application if the conditions continue to be met.

Automobile wrecking and salvage yards are permitted to discharge any automotive fluids on the ground, nor fluids generated from the washing of automotive parts or assemblies, onto the ground. Storage batteries should be elevated off the ground and sheltered from the weather to prevent pollution of springs and water from runoff. All broken batteries or leaking cases should be stored in a containment container capable of holding all battery fluid and which will not corrode or decompose. Unmounted tires should also be sheltered from precipitation to prevent water retention and mosquito breeding.

All Hopkins County demolition and salvage sites must also screen using natural objects, plantings, fencing or other means so that the screen is at least 8 feet high along the part of the junkyard or salvage yard that faces the road or a family residence. . No part of the yard should be visible from a public thoroughfare, a business or a residence.

If the company violates the regulations, including failing to properly control the site, not allowing inspections, not remedying any violation identified by the inspection or falsifying the application, the license will be suspended or revoked. The renewal could also be refused for these reasons. A salvage or auto wrecking yard would be assigned alleged violations found during the inspection, along with a date and time no later than 30 days after the revocation or inspection for a hearing regarding non-renewal.

Those who violate the order can be fined $100 to $500 per day for the misdemeanor. Each day the violation continues is considered a separate violation, under the order approved by the Court of Commissioners and effective June 27, 2022. Existing businesses will have 30 days to apply for a license. New auto salvage and wrecking businesses should apply to the county for a license within 30 days of being established.

Hopkins County Commissioners Court – June 27, 2022

Other items

The court also approved the consent agenda, which included minutes of two working sessions and one meeting; an FEC application for electrical distribution facilities that will cross County Road 1127 south of FM 2653; and a request from Spectrum/Charter to construct underground conduit and fiber on county roads s3513, 3516, 3517, 3518, 3519 and 3520.

Commissioners also entered executive session to discuss personnel matters. Sections 551.074 and 551.0745 of the Texas government code were cited on the agenda.

Section 551.074 allows the court in a closed meeting to:

"(1) deliberate the appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline, or dismissal of a public officer or employee; or (2)to hear a complaint or charge against an officer or employee."

Section 551.0745 allows the court to:

"(1) deliberate the appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline, or dismissal of a member of an advisory body;  or(2)  to hear a complaint or charge against a member of an advisory body.(b)  Subsection (a) does not apply if the individual who is the subject of the deliberation or hearing requests a public hearing."

The county judge said he did not expect the executive session to last long. The court entered a closed session at 9:28 a.m. and had not yet resumed in an open forum 30 minutes later. Newsom did not return KSST’s phone call about it late Monday afternoon.

Following the conclusion of the regular meeting, the Court of Commissioners was to begin the first of what should be a week of working sessions with the Sheriff and Fire Marshal to discuss operations, revenues and expenses, improvements and proposed repairs; Tom Glosup to discuss building maintenance; general manager of the Civic Center regarding events, repairs and improvements, revenues and expenses; discuss culverts throughout the county; and budget work sessions for the 2022-2023 fiscal year.

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Tribunal of Commissioners Approves Expert Witness Fund | New https://gonzalesforcommissioner.com/tribunal-of-commissioners-approves-expert-witness-fund-new/ Fri, 24 Jun 2022 19:00:00 +0000 https://gonzalesforcommissioner.com/tribunal-of-commissioners-approves-expert-witness-fund-new/ The Walker County Commissioners Court approved an additional award of up to $25,000 for the district attorney’s office on Tuesday. Walker County District Attorney Will Durham requested additional funds at a regular meeting on Tuesday. Walker County offices were closed Monday for Juneteenth. Durham said “these experts are needed to prove the cases of citizens […]]]>

The Walker County Commissioners Court approved an additional award of up to $25,000 for the district attorney’s office on Tuesday.

Walker County District Attorney Will Durham requested additional funds at a regular meeting on Tuesday. Walker County offices were closed Monday for Juneteenth.

Durham said “these experts are needed to prove the cases of citizens of Walker County who have lost someone.”

He noted a few older cases that are expected to go to trial at the end of the year, as well as a few newer cases for which experts have already been hired at the start of the case.

Walker County commissioners were briefed on the procurement process for several pending and ongoing projects, which were funded by the U.S. bailout and special emergency funds at their June 21 meeting.

Purchasing Officer Charlsa Dearwester also detailed some of the training opportunities for employees and other activities in her office.

The commissioners also approved a contract for Woods Welding in the amount of $23,604 for the construction of a fence in the right-of-way on Roosevelt Rd.

The hiring of engineering firm Goodwin, Laster and Strong has been approved to provide engineering services and oversee security upgrades and replacement projects at Walker County Jail for $74,000 $.

Money for upgrades and improvements will come from US bailout funds.

The court accepted a cost of $7,587 for two indoor ceiling fans, including the cost of instillation inside the large courtroom at the Walker County Courthouse.

Commissioners approved $11,500 for sidewalk repairs after plumbing work is completed at the courthouse. The plumbing work should be done on June 25, but can stretch if necessary.

Following a response from the General Land Office, Walker County was found to comply with the previously questioned 14-day bidding process. This action allows projects in Pct. 3 and 4 which have been revised to continue.

Grant Works, now based in Austin, helps track and manage contracts and projects. The company, founded in La Porte, Texas, in 1979, currently serves 250 local government clients according to their website.

The Court also confirmed appointments to various boards, including Pct. 3 Commissioner Bill Daugette on the Airport Advisory Board for the City of Huntsville.

Commissioners approved the consent agenda, then suspended the regular meeting before holding a budget workshop. Requests from various departments and agencies were heard in preparation for the next fiscal year.

The Walker Commissioners Court meets regularly at 9 a.m. every other Monday in the Commissioners Courtroom located in Room 104 of the Walker County Courthouse. 1100 University Avenue in Huntsville.

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Fannin County Commissioners Court Regular Meeting June 28 https://gonzalesforcommissioner.com/fannin-county-commissioners-court-regular-meeting-june-28/ Fri, 24 Jun 2022 03:12:10 +0000 https://gonzalesforcommissioner.com/fannin-county-commissioners-court-regular-meeting-june-28/ AMENDEDPUBLIC NOTICE OF MEETINGTAKE NOTICE THAT A REGULAR MEETING OF THEFANNIN COUNTY COMMISSIONERS COURT TO BE HELDTuesday, June 28, 2022 09:00FANNIN COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 101 E. SAM RAYBURN DRIVE, ROOM 208, BONHAM, TX 75418(and by teleconference) SPECIFICALLY FOR THE FOLLOWING: 1. Establish quorum 2. Summon 3. Pledges 4. Presentations 5. Public forum 6. Discussion, consideration and […]]]>

AMENDED
PUBLIC NOTICE OF MEETING
TAKE NOTICE THAT A REGULAR MEETING OF THE
FANNIN COUNTY COMMISSIONERS COURT TO BE HELD
Tuesday, June 28, 2022
09:00
FANNIN COUNTY COURTHOUSE,
101 E. SAM RAYBURN DRIVE, ROOM 208, BONHAM, TX 75418
(and by teleconference)

SPECIFICALLY FOR THE FOLLOWING:

1. Establish quorum

2. Summon

3. Pledges

4. Presentations

5. Public forum

6. Discussion, consideration and action to approve the order authorizing the issuance of “Fannin County, Texas Combination Tax And Limited Pledge Revenue Certificates Of Obligation, Series 2022”; providing for the payment of said certificates by levying an ad valorem tax on all taxable property in the county and further securing said certificates by a lien and pledge on pledged revenue from the county library system; authorize the execution of any necessary escrow agreements with the County’s financial advisors; and provide an effective date – County Judge

7. Discussion regarding EMS Monthly Report for May 2022 – County Judge for Scott Ridling, Fire Chief

8. Discussion, review and action to approve the Emergency Management Role and Authority Manual – County Judge for Emergency Management Director

9. Discussion, review and action to approve a 90-day free trial of the Active911/eDispatch interface through Tyler Technologies; First Responder Notification System for County Fire Departments – County Judge for IT Administrator

10. Discussion, review and action to select a company to perform annual fire safety inspections – County Judge for Facilities Manager

11. Texas Department of Agriculture Community Development Block Grant Discussion, Review, and Action – County Judge for Ruth Ann Jones of McCraw’s Chapel Water Corporation

12. Discussion, Review and Action to Approve Replat for Club Estates Lots 8 and 9, Property ID Numbers 101258, 101259 at Honey Grove – City 3 Commissioner for Director of Development Services

13. Discussion, consideration and action to approve the short land for Cascia Estates, 17 lots on 19.92 acres on CR 4045/4040 in Leonard; Property ID Numbers 84204 and 124148 – Commissioner 2 for Director of Development Services

14. Discussion, Review and Action to Approve Minutes of 6/14/2022 (R) – County Judge for County Clerk

15. Discussion, Review, and Action Regarding Fannin County Historic Courthouse Guidelines for First Floor Cafe – County Judge for County Auditor

16. Discussion regarding responsibility for the future shoreline of Lake Ralph Hall – Commissioner’s Area 3

17. Discussion, Consideration, and Action to purchase a 2023 RawMaxx Gooseneck Dump Trailer from The Trailer Guys for $13,700.00 for Enclosure 1 – Commissioner 1

18. Discussion, Review and Action to Authorize the Purchase of a Case IH F130A 4WD Cab Tractor from ASCO Equipment for $101,750.00 for Enclosure 3 to be paid from TexPool Funds – Commissioner of precinct 3 for county auditor

19. Fannin County Clerk’s Office discussion and report on monies collected for May 2022; $18,946.17 – County Judge (for District Clerk)

20. Discussion, Consideration and Action to Approve Payment of Bills – County Judge for County Auditor

21. EXECUTIVE SESSION: Personnel Matters – an in camera meeting will be held pursuant to Sec. 551.074 of the Government Code for (1) the deliberation of personnel matters relating to the appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline, or discharge of an officer or employee; or (2) to hear a complaint or charge against an officer or employee – relating to county positions and salaries – County Judge

22. Discussion, consideration and action to fix the salary of the position of Purchasing Agent – ​​County Judge

23. Discussion, Review, and Action to Select a Fannin County Employee Health Insurance Plan – County Judge

24. Comments from County Commissioners and County Judge

25. Adjourn

Fannin County invites you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Subject: Fannin County Commissioners Court Regular Meeting 06/28/2022
Time: June 28, 2022 – 09:00 Central Time (US & Canada)

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SPCA asks court of commissioners for funding to ease overcrowding https://gonzalesforcommissioner.com/spca-asks-court-of-commissioners-for-funding-to-ease-overcrowding/ Wed, 22 Jun 2022 21:34:00 +0000 https://gonzalesforcommissioner.com/spca-asks-court-of-commissioners-for-funding-to-ease-overcrowding/ The fate of stray animals in East Texas lies with the office of animal control or staying on the streets. TYLER, Texas— **EDITOR’S NOTE — the attached video was made in February 2022 The East Texas SPCA is pleading with the Smith County Court of Commissioners to increase its budget to help reduce overcrowding of […]]]>

The fate of stray animals in East Texas lies with the office of animal control or staying on the streets.

TYLER, Texas— **EDITOR’S NOTE — the attached video was made in February 2022

The East Texas SPCA is pleading with the Smith County Court of Commissioners to increase its budget to help reduce overcrowding of stray animals in the community.

The SPCA has reached a record number of animals in its facility, reaching approximately 160 cats and dogs. After sending nearly 50 animals in a transport truck to New England, they are still overflowing with animals with no way to help other animals in desperate need of help throughout the county and community.

“The community is drowning in parasites – our clinic and administrative offices have become a virtual shelter,” Dobbs said. “We’ve never had so many animals in our care…and we can’t take any more until we take another form of transportation.”

Although the SPCA is 100% community-based and supported, in addition to grants, the large influx of animals in need led them to begin urging the commissioners court and the county to increase their budget to help support the office. county animal control.

Their shelter isn’t the only one struggling with overcrowding, as the community’s surrounding shelters are at an impasse over population size: they can no longer accommodate stray animals, leading to the only options dispose these animals to be the animal control office or stay on the streets.

“While we understand the county has many other priorities, an uncontrolled stray dog ​​population is currently occurring in Smith County and in my opinion is the highest it has ever been in the past few years. last 15 years,” Dobbs explained.

The current problem for the Smith County Animal Control office is that although they have room for 82 kennels, once the animal population exceeds 47 they must euthanize the animals. Also, the office is understaffed – they currently have a full-time position tending to the animals they pick up around the county.

Also, any stray animals found cannot be turned over to the county office; their office does not allow the public to give them strays like the SPCA or other humane societies in town.

These issues have come to a head as the county and the SPCA investigate a current case in Smith County where more than 20 pets were abandoned and neglected. The SPCA does not have the space to rescue all of the animals associated with this case, which has led them to start their way to Commissioners Court to help alleviate the county office’s lack of funding in conjunction with overcrowding. known to all shelters.

Dobbs explained: “We urge the commissioners to review their budget this year and make allocations, urgent allocations, for them to complete their installation and come up with an admission and surrender policy.”

Pending the court of commissioners‘ decision, Dobbs detailed how best to ensure Smith County and all of East Texas limit their stray dog ​​overcrowding problem.

“Neutering and neutering is the solution to everybody’s problem,” Dobbs said. “If you really boil it all down and say ‘why are we in this position we’re in’ as a county, it’s because we need to spay and neuter our pets.”

For those interested in adopting a new furry friend, they can visit the East Texas SPCA website, where donations can also be made to the facility.

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Taxes, medical insurance and appointments are the main issues at the Court of Commissioners | Local News https://gonzalesforcommissioner.com/taxes-medical-insurance-and-appointments-are-the-main-issues-at-the-court-of-commissioners-local-news/ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 21:53:00 +0000 https://gonzalesforcommissioner.com/taxes-medical-insurance-and-appointments-are-the-main-issues-at-the-court-of-commissioners-local-news/ Rising values ​​set on land and property by the Jasper County Assessment District were the focus of concern for many attendees at the Jasper County Court of Commissioners’ regular monthly meeting on Monday. A large number of people from all over the county appeared and expressed their frustrations. The first major item on the agenda […]]]>

Rising values ​​set on land and property by the Jasper County Assessment District were the focus of concern for many attendees at the Jasper County Court of Commissioners’ regular monthly meeting on Monday. A large number of people from all over the county appeared and expressed their frustrations.

The first major item on the agenda was to petition for a local election in Precinct 3 at the south end of Kirbyville. Laura Nance with Me Maw’s Convenience Store on Highway 96 had circulated a petition to place the local liquor sales option on the November ballot. The petition needed 950 signatures from registered voters to put the article on the ballot, but the number of verified signatures fell below that number on the last day allowed for submission, so it looks like the issue won’t make it past the voters in November. as expected.

Mark Mueller, formerly of Evadale and now living in Buna, has been nominated by No. 4 Precinct Commissioner Vance Moss to fill a vacancy on the No. 1 Emergency Services District Board of Directors. The commissioners approved the appointment.

Commissioners have approved an extension of grazing rights for Gary Drgac on the Jasper County School Grounds in Pecos County, Texas. Drgac grazes his cattle on the 9,000 acre land for $31,500 a year.

The item that sparked the most public discussion was when commissioners voted on renewing the county’s health plan. Jasper County pays for county employee insurance and of course the costs go up. Discussions about the cost passed on to taxpayers and the number of employees were raised. Then some said they were paying property taxes and getting rid of their insurance. Then the discussion escalated into property valuation issues. Commissioner Seth Martindale of Precinct No 1 said it was a finger-pointing exercise because the ‘blame game’, as Martindale put it, seems to be pitting local officials against each other others while many problems are transmitted from Austin. The commissioners finally approved the insurance plan while assuring those present that they are looking for savings and efficiency wherever they can.

Other items included various reports and payment of the county bill before the adjournment.

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Panola County Commissioners Court Agenda: June 21, 2022 | New https://gonzalesforcommissioner.com/panola-county-commissioners-court-agenda-june-21-2022-new/ Sun, 19 Jun 2022 16:30:00 +0000 https://gonzalesforcommissioner.com/panola-county-commissioners-court-agenda-june-21-2022-new/ Panola County Commissioners Court A regular meeting of the Panola County Commissioners Court will be held Tuesday, June 21 at 1:30 p.m. at the Panola County Courthouse. 1. CITIZEN COMMENTS: This is for citizens to comment on any topic that is not on the agenda regarding county business. Members of the Court may respond to […]]]>

Panola County Commissioners Court

A regular meeting of the Panola County Commissioners Court will be held Tuesday, June 21 at 1:30 p.m. at the Panola County Courthouse.

1. CITIZEN COMMENTS: This is for citizens to comment on any topic that is not on the agenda regarding county business. Members of the Court may respond to direct questions, but any action relating to this item must be placed on a later agenda.

2. STEWARDS’ REPORT: These are for informational purposes only. Any action to be taken on the basis of these reports will be included in a future action programme.

3. COUNTY JUDGE‘S REPORT: This is for information purposes only. Any action to be taken on the basis of this report will be included in a future action programme.

a. To record the resignation of Brandi Atkinson as Assistant Clerk of the Panola County Assessor/Receiver’s Office effective June 10, 2022.

b. To register Kirstyn Jacks’ employment as Assistant Registrar at the Panola County Assessors and Tax Collectors Registry Office effective June 27, 2022 (pending drug test and physical exam ) at the starting wage of $15.10 per hour.

vs. To record the resignation of Whitney Harrison as Detention Officer with the Panola County Sheriff’s Department effective June 17, 2022.

D. To register Reid Peace’s employment as a Detention Officer with the Panola County Sheriff’s Department effective June 18, 2022 at the rate of $15.36 per hour.

e. To register a change in employment status for Kevin McGuire from driver to operator with the Panola County Department of Highways and Bridges, District 2 effective July 4, 2022 at the rate of $18.89 per hour.

F. To record a change in employment status for John Derflinger from driver to operator with the Panola County Department of Highways and Bridges, Precinct 2 effective July 4, 2022 at the rate of $18.89 per hour .

a. To record a contract cancellation letter from East Texas Asphalt Co., Ltd. for crushed limestone materials purchased by the Panola County Department of Roads and Bridges.

b. To record a contract cancellation letter from Dodson Trucking Inc. for gravel and iron ore materials purchased by the Panola County Road & Bridge Department.

vs. To ratify and record an Equipment Lease Agreement from Howard-McAnear Equipment Company for (1) RM500 Ground Stabilizer, S/N MB900115 for use by the Panola County Department of Highways and Bridges, Area 1.

D. Approve and register an application by Rockcliff Energy to place 12″ lines within the right-of-way of Panola County Roads 327, 334 and Oilwell Rd.

e. Approve and register an application by Gemini Carthage Pipeline, LLC to place a 30″ line within the Panola County Route 327 right-of-way.

a. Accept and save GASB’s Analysis of Liability Related to Post-Retiree Health Benefits for Panola County as of December 31, 2021.

b. To register Declaration of Officer and Oath of Office forms for Panola County

Assistant Tax/Auto Registration Assessor-Collector Candace Pinke.

vs. To file May 2022 fund balance reports for the Panola County Auditor‘s Office.

D. To record the May 2022 Treasurer’s Reports for the Panola County Treasurer‘s Office.

e. Approve and save amendment #13 to the 2022 budget.

CONFERENCE APPLICATIONS

a. To approve and register a conference application form for the following Panola County elected officials/employees: Panola County Judge David Anderson; Sarah Fields, Panola County Sheriff (2); PCSD Patrol Deputy Travis Wilson; PCSD investigator Chadd Gray; PCSD Patrol Deputy Calahan Malone; PCSD Patrol Deputy Scott Jones; Deputy Quade Davis of the PCSD Patrol; Clarissa Moon, Panola County Extension Officer; Gina Goldman, Panola County Court Coordinator; PCSD Patrol Deputy Richard Mojica; PCSD Dispatch Supervisor/Civilian Deputy Shakami Manning; and Panola County Treasurer Joni W. Reed.

5. Approve payment of current Panola County bills as prepared and submitted by the County Auditor.

6. Approve payment of the current Panola County payroll as prepared and submitted by the County Treasurer.

7. To hear from Aflac Representative Mark Mazurek about the new dental and vision insurance offered to Panola County employees.

8. Discuss and act on the adoption of the new 2022 mileage reimbursement schedule effective July 1, 2022.

9. Discuss and act upon approval of a proposal from Sharps Compliance, Inc. for a service charge of $100.00 per month for medical waste collection for the Panola County Detention Center.

10. Accept and record letter from Lindsey Smith, District Clerk of Panola County, on the only way she can pay jurors in accordance with the Jury Selection Plan approved by the County Commissioners Court of Panola on May 22, 2000, that is to say still in force.

11. Discuss and act after accepting $1,500.00 from Barksdale Federal Credit Union for termination of half of Hanger 12 lease contract for Panola County Airport, Sharpe Field on behalf of Mr. Kerry Sweet.

12. Discuss and approve the recommendation letter from the County Treasurer and County Auditor regarding unused vacation carried forward from the year 2021.

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ISD Carthage Board of Trustees Panola County Commissioners Court Panola College Board of Trustees Beckville ISD Board of Trustees Panola County Emergency Services District #1 | New https://gonzalesforcommissioner.com/isd-carthage-board-of-trustees-panola-county-commissioners-court-panola-college-board-of-trustees-beckville-isd-board-of-trustees-panola-county-emergency-services-district-1-new/ Sat, 18 Jun 2022 18:15:00 +0000 https://gonzalesforcommissioner.com/isd-carthage-board-of-trustees-panola-county-commissioners-court-panola-college-board-of-trustees-beckville-isd-board-of-trustees-panola-county-emergency-services-district-1-new/ Carthage ISD Board of Directors A special meeting of the Carthage ISD Board of Directors will be held on Monday, June 20 in the Board Room of the Administrative Building, No. 1 Bulldog Drive in Carthage. b. United States Flag Pledge of Allegiance vs. Texas Flag Pledge of Allegiance 3. Recognition of students and staff […]]]>

Carthage ISD Board of Directors

A special meeting of the Carthage ISD Board of Directors will be held on Monday, June 20 in the Board Room of the Administrative Building, No. 1 Bulldog Drive in Carthage.

b. United States Flag Pledge of Allegiance

vs. Texas Flag Pledge of Allegiance

3. Recognition of students and staff

a. Minutes of May 16, 2022, ordinary meeting, May 31, 2022, extraordinary meeting

I. Registration and attendance

7. Review and review Region VII Service Agreements and Regional Buying Cooperative Resolution

8. Review and Review Panola County Cooperative Agreement and Inter-Local Cooperative

9. Review and review Carthage ISD resolutions regarding the Panola County Special Education Shared Services Arrangement

10. Examine and Consider Renaissance Learning

11. Review and review the Request for Proposals (RFP) for Grounds Maintenance

12. Review and Consider Buying a One-Ton Pickup Truck

13. Review and consider server upgrades and internal controls for the Video Dashboard

14. Review and discuss STAAR test results

15. Superintendent’s Report

16. EXECUTIVE CLOSED MEETING

A. Personnel – Texas Government Code Section 551.074

1. Discussion of personnel matters

b. Employment of staff – Employment of administrative staff

B. Real Estate – Texas Government Code Section 551.072

C. Texas Gov’t Code Section 551.071 – Consultation with an Attorney

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Route Suggestions for the Commissioners Court | Opinion https://gonzalesforcommissioner.com/letter-to-the-editor-route-suggestions-for-the-commissioners-court-opinion/ Thu, 16 Jun 2022 00:10:00 +0000 https://gonzalesforcommissioner.com/letter-to-the-editor-route-suggestions-for-the-commissioners-court-opinion/ I am updating the county map that I produced 15 years ago. One challenge I had mapping in Anderson County was finding over 150 roads that the county does not maintain. The only identification on these routes is on the mailboxes. I went to the Court of Commissioners to ask them to look out for […]]]>

I am updating the county map that I produced 15 years ago. One challenge I had mapping in Anderson County was finding over 150 roads that the county does not maintain. The only identification on these routes is on the mailboxes. I went to the Court of Commissioners to ask them to look out for the interests of all who live, serve and visit the people on these roads. I tried, without success, to be placed on the agenda, so this contribution was not taken into account.

This is what I suggest:

• Each commissioner should spend $3,000 per year until a double-sided sign is installed on every unmaintained road in the county. The single-sided sign, which the county currently uses, is difficult to see when approaching the road at normal speeds. Use the same signs as Palestine.

• Use the APR prefix on unmaintained roads to cover both private and public roads. Even though commissioners don’t need to add the A to the prefix, it helps delivery, EMS, firefighters and field adjusters who work across county lines.

• Now use precinct numbers on new private and public roads, as is the practice in Freestone County. In other words, unmaintained roads in sector 3 should also start with 3 and not 7, as is currently the case.

• Stop changing route numbers. The Court should vote to let the roads keep their number when the county pays for their maintenance.

• Allow road names and keep this name. Developers are obliged to use the numbers assigned by the commissioners.

• Adopt a dual address system for county roads, as is the case in Smith County. Roads, some over 100 years old, have lost their names. Give the roads their names, otherwise the story will be lost. Tony Rohne

Palestine, Texas

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