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Polk County LogoThe Polk County Commissioners Court will consider approval to erect an interoperable communications tower and run fiber cabling in Precinct 3 during its regular meeting at 10 a.m. Tuesday. The project would be funded by the American Rescue Plan Act.

Commissioners are expected to discuss and consider available options for the Polk County Peace Officers Association’s continued use of county property, specifically the building and gun range, located in Moscow.

A request from the county auditor to purchase a new check printer, not to exceed $1,106, to be paid from the general fund balance and included on the fiscal year 2022 reimbursement resolution for the year-end issuance of legally authorized debt will be considered.

Additionally, Commissioners are expected to consider approval of capital outlay building expense (budgeted funds) for a sewer line repair, including the extraction and replacement of old cast iron and clay pipes at the Polk County Office Annex in the amount of $16,500 and a chiller repair at the Polk County Jail in the amount of $22,832.31.

Approval of a plat of Falcone Forest, Section 3 Subdivision, located in Precinct 4, will be considered.

Commissioners are expected to receive a nuisance abatement hearing determination for Cause No. A00494 and consider an order to abate the nuisance.

An order authorizing the sale of fireworks during the Texas Independence Day period of Feb. 25 through midnight on March 2 will be considered for approval.

Commissioners will discuss, consider bid and take action on the Texas Department of Agriculture fiscal year 2020 Dallardsville Segno Water Supply Corporation Plant improvements, Contract No. 73220361.

Commissioners will also consider approval to transfer two patrol units from the sheriff’s office to the Precinct 4 constable’s office.

Supplemental budget management software will be discussed and considered.

Offers to purchase the following tax foreclosure properties will be considered: Lot 25 of Allen Woods, Cause No. T12-004 and Lot 32 of Block 3 of Yaupon Cove, Cause No. T11-462, both in Precinct 2.

In personnel matters, Commissioners will review and consider personnel action form requests submitted since the last meeting and any authorized emergency hirings. Commissioners will also discuss and consider the sheriff’s request to pay out all jail staff FLSA compensatory and lost vacation and straight compensatory time from Oct. 1, 2021 to Feb. 13, 2022.

Commissioners will consider approval of fiscal year 2022 budget revisions and amendments, as presented by the county auditor’s office.

Items on the consent agenda include:

Approval of the minutes of the Jan. 25 meeting;

Approval of the schedule of bills;

Approval of addition to list relating to use of county inmate labor for civic purposes, pursuant to Article 43.10 of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure;

Approval of extension of lease agreements with University of Texas Medical Branch for Suites B and C located in the Polk County Regional Health Center;

Approval of bonds for assistant county auditors;

Approval of update to the master street address guide;

Receive county treasurer’s fiscal year 2022 first quarter report;

Receive amendment to fiscal year 2022 budget adopted by the Polk Central Appraisal District on April 20, 2021; and

Approval of interlocal agreement between Polk County and the City of Onalaska for the county’s provision of electric equipment and services for the May 7 election, as recommended by the county clerk.

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