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recycling logoA memorandum of understanding with Keep Texas Beautiful for the purpose of increasing the amount of recyclable #1 plastic (polyethylene terephthalate) collected at the recycling center will be considered by the Polk County Commissioners Court during its regular meeting at 10 a.m. Tuesday. The Court will also consider a request from Republic Services to initiate an exact change policy at the Citizen Collection Stations effective May 1.åThe Court is expected to discuss and consider approval of an interlocal agreement between Polk County and the Texas Department of Public Safety for a permanent commercial driver’s license facility in Polk County.

An order authorizing the sale of fireworks during the San Jacinto Day period of April 16 through midnight April 21 will be considered.

The Court will consider action on requests for capital purchases to be paid from the general fund balance and included on the FY 2022 reimbursement resolution for the year-end issuance of legally authorized debt as follows: the purchase of a new scanner, not to exceed $1,000, for the Precinct 1 justice of the peace office and the purchase of security equipment, not to exceed $1,830.63, for the 411th Judicial District.

Action related to application for the hazard mitigation grant program to update the multi-jurisdictional hazard mitigation plan for emergency management will be discussed and considered for action.

The Court is expected to discuss and consider action to approve the procurement of appraisal services for the Polk County Community Development Block Grant Program Voluntary Buyout Program GLO Contract #20-066-018-C125, as follows: Jordan Appraisal to provide appraisal services and Scott Stephens to provide appraisal review services.

A request for a waiver from the five-foot interval requirement on the topographic map for Hunter’s Ridge Subdivision, located in Precinct 2, will be considered.

Commissioners will consider approval, upon conditions met, or rejection of: Rolling Pines, Section 2, Block 2 Subdivision, located in Precinct2; Caney Pines Subdivision, located in Precinct 3; and Royal Livingston Subdivision, located in Precinct 4.

In personnel matters, the Court is expected to review personnel action form requests submitted since the last meeting and any authorized emergency hirings.

The Court will consider requests for revisions and amendments to the budget, specifically, FY2022 budget revisions and amendments as presented by the county auditor’s office.

During informational reports, the Court will be apprised of an $18,250 grant that’s

been received by long term recovery for Winter Storm Uri repairs.

Items on the consent agenda include the following:

• Approval of the minutes of the March 8 regular meeting;

• Approve schedules of bills;

• Approve order designating surplus property;

Receipt of the county auditor’s monthly report, pursuant to Local Government Code Sec. 114.025;

Approve proclamation designating April 2022 as Fair Housing Month in Polk County;

Approve request from Precinct 1 Constable Scott Hughes for asset forfeiture expenditure of seized property not to exceed $3,000 for annual furnished transportation expenses and $1,000 for annual communications expenses;

Approve request from Precinct 1 Constable Scott Hughes for asset forfeiture expenditure of seized property not to exceed $872.11 for reimbursement to Beau Price for travel expenses;

Approve order of special election to be held on May 7;

Approve update to Master Street Address Guide;

Approve agreement with Texas Association of Counties for website services for the Office of Emergency Management; and

Approve a resolution authorizing the submission of a hazard mitigation grant program application for the purchase and installation of emergency back-up generators at eligible public water supply facilities in the unincorporated areas of Polk County.

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