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public hearing graphicThe Polk County Commissioners Court will conduct a public hearing at 10 a.m. Tuesday to receive public comments on the request to cancel a portion of Four Corners Subdivision Phase 4, Block 1, Lots 15-30 and Lots 65-73, Block 3 (removing lots) and re-plat the same as for Four Corners Phase 4 (The Park), also known as Lot 29A. At the close of the public hearing, Commissioners will consider action on the request.

Commissioners will discuss and consider action relating to possibly rescheduling the regular commissioners court session set for Feb. 22 due to the Court’s attendance at the V.G. YoungInstitute of County Government School for Commissioners Courts in Bryan.

A memorandum of understanding between Polk County and the Polk County Precinct 1 constable to provide constable reserve deputy patrol in Precinct 1 will be considered for ap-proval.

Commissioners are expected to discuss and consider any necessary action relating to the request to purchase a 30-foot by 40-foot storage building for the sheriff’s office to store supplies and personal protective equipment to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 at the sheriff’s office and jail.

A proposal from AT&T Services for enhanced cybersecurity measures for elections, to be funded by the Help America Vote Act grant, will be discussed and considered for action.

Commissioners will also discuss and consider action relating to a proposal from Kofile for archival digitization of historical records for the Polk County Clerk’s Office, to be paid from the county clerk records management fund.

Commissioners are expected to receive nuisance abatement hearing determinations and consider orders to abate nuisances on Cause Nos. ET0010-ET0019.

A survey of Polk County school lands will be discussed and considered for action.

Regarding personnel matters, Commissioner are expected to review and consider per-sonnel action form requests submitted since the last meeting and review any authorized emergency hirings.

Items on the consent agenda include:

Approve the minutes of the Dec. 28 meeting;

Approve the schedules of bills;

Approve an order designating surplus property;

Approve renewal of the Americare contract for primary EMS/ambulance service for Polk County;

Approve enrollment in the Texas Association of Counties annual cybersecurity training;

Receive the constable warrant service program quarterly report for the period ending Dec. 31, 2021;

Approve the appointment of Keagen Newman to reserve deputy constable for Precinct 1;

Approve the appointment of Anthony Brugnone to reserve deputy fire marshal;

Ratify approval of the request from Republic Services for Sam Houston Electric Cooper-ative overhead easement at the Polk County Landfill;

Approve use of $5,400 from the justice court building security fund balance for security improvements for the Precinct 4 justice of the peace courtroom;

Approve updating signature cards for the county treasurer on all bank accounts; and

Approve the sheriff’s request to purchase two 2022 Ford Explorers for jail transport in the amount of $62,222.50, to be funded from insurance payment on damaged vehicles.

In old business, Commissioners are expected to discuss and consider approval of a poli-cy regarding the use of county buildings, grounds and facilities, as well as minutes of the Dec. 14 regular meeting.

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