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Court to eye Polk CAD budget

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Polk County LogoThe Polk County Commissioners Court will receive and take any necessary action regarding the FY2023 budget adopted April 11 by the Polk Central Appraisal District (CAD) during its regular meeting at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Changes to the distribution of the road and bridge portion of the tax rate in conformance with the revised precinct boundaries will be discussed and considered.

Commissioners will consider any necessary action regarding expenditures from maintenance capital outlay buildings (budgeted funds) for painting the Onalaska Sub-Courthouse and regional health building roof.

A request from Sheriff Byron Lyons to relocate the quarterly tax sales from the commissioners courtroom to the Dunbar Gym will be considered.

Commissioners will discuss and consider action regarding a proposal from McCord Engineering for a countywide topographic map and implementing a fee for developers that elect to use the map for subdivision applications.

Commissioner will review and consider personnel action form requests submitted sine the last meeting and review any authorized emergency hirings. Commissioners will also consider action on the FY2022 budget revisions and amendments as presented by the county auditor’s office.

Requests for capital purchases to be paid from the general fund balance and included on the FY2022 reimbursement resolution for the year-end issuance of legally authorized debt include the following: a courthouse security request to purchase four body restraints not to exceed $1,527; a permits request to purchase two Adobe licenses not to exceed $936; and am auditor’s office request to purchase one desktop scanner not to exceed $1,026.

Items on the consent agenda include:

Approve minutes of April 12 regular meeting;

Approve schedules of bills;

Approve listing of previously authorized capital purchases to be included on reimbursement resolution;

Approve order designating surplus property;

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

Approve agreement with Goodwin, Lasiter and Strong as engineer for American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) water infrastructure;

Ratify Amendment No. 2 to General Land Office Contract No. 20-065-018-C064 to revise the performance statement, budget and benchmarks for River Road and Taylor Lake Road infrastructure projects;

Approve resolution for Polk County Special Services to join the Texas Indigent Health Care Association; and

Accept Patrick Leahy Grant Award for bullet proof vests for the sheriff’s office.

During informational reports, the Court will issue a proclamation declaring April 24-30 as National Crime Victims’ Rights Week.

The Court will reconvene at 1:15 p.m. Tuesday to enter into an executive session to discuss and consider filling the position of human resources director. The position is vacant following the recent resignation of Adrena Gilbert.

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