Gonzales Commissioners’ Tribunal approves resolution of joint primary

By LIZ ADAMS, Gonzales Investigator

The court heard from election administrator Gwen Schaefer before commissioners considered and approved a joint resolution and statistical information for a joint primary. A joint primary electoral services contract between Gonzales County Republicans, the Democratic Party and Gonzales County has been approved.

Commissioners heard a presentation from South Central Water Coalition, Inc. regarding water planning and conservation.

Assistant District Attorney Keri Miller provided commissioners with recommendations and community members were appointed to the new Gonzales County Sexual Assault Team.

A resolution was signed and passed regarding the opioid settlement agreements, though the county has had no lawsuits to open for the reduction.

Commissioners received a full award and set of contracts for the previously approved GLO Water Supply System Improvements Generator Project No. 20-065-047-C139. The tribunal also received GLO Contract No. 22-085-052-D305 Community Development Block Grants Mitigation Program Infrastructure Projects Mitigation funding unrelated to research and development (radio tower projects. )

Commissioners discussed and approved the execution of a construction contract for the Gonzales County Road Rehabilitation Program, funded in part by the Texas Department of Transportation’s Transportation Infrastructure Fund grant program with CK Newberry, LLC for an amount of $ 2,422,511.10 based on the base bid received and additive and alternative auction items.

Contract Amendment Order # 1 for the Gonzales County Road Rehabilitation Program to reduce the overall contract amount by $ 295,672.10 was also approved resulting in a final contract amount of $ 2,126,839. Copies of the signed agreement, performance guarantee and payment have been received from the contractor for this amount.

After some discussion, the commissioners took no action on community outreach spending, tabling the topic until a plan could be developed and discussed next month.

Budget amendments and bills have been approved.

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