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Polk County LogoPrecinct boundary lines will be discussed by the Polk County Commissioners Court during its regular meeting at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

A request from Precinct 2 Commissioner Ronnie Vincent to utilize disaster recovery/mitigation funds in the amount of $194,000 for the partial rebuild and repair of county roads and culverts impacted by the April 2020 tornado will be considered.

The Court will consider a request for a capital purchase to be paid from the general fund balance and included on the FY2022 reimbursement resolution for the year-end issuance of legally authorized debt (tax notes), specifically, the repair of floors at the sheriff’s office, pursuant to Local Government Code Sec. 252.022, less the amount to be paid by insurance, not to exceed $53,200.

A budget workshop is on the agenda at which time the Court will receive an informational report from U.S. Capital Advisors and discuss options for the issuance of debt to fund all or a portion of the courthouse restoration project. During the workshop, the Court will also discuss and consider changes to the distribution of the road and bridge portion of the tax rate in conformance with the revised precinct boundaries.

Changes to the personnel management system regarding retiree health benefits, the merit pool and longevity will be discussed and considered.

Offers to purchase the following tax foreclosure properties will be considered for approval: Lot 20 of Block 6 of Kickapoo Forest (Cause #T14-075) in Precinct 2; Lots 85 and 86 of Snow Hill (Cause #T15-170) in Precinct 3; and 9.35 acres of the AJ Wilcox Survey, Abstract 623 (Cause #T11-135).

The Court will review and consider personnel action form requests submitted since the last meeting, review any authorized emergency hirings and consider approval of FY2022 budget revisions and amendments as presented by the county auditor’s office.

In old business, the Court is expected to consider action on the Falcone Forest Section IV Subdivision application, located in Precinct 4, specifically approval, approval upon conditions met or rejection.

Items on the consent agenda include:

Approval of the minutes of the May 10 and May 17 meetings;

Approval of the schedules of bills;

Approval of an order designating surplus property;

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

Receipt of donation from Polk County Higher Education & Technology Foundation equivalent to Polk County Commerce Center property insurance renewal;

Approval of amendment and renewal of facility operation and management services agreement with Management & Training Corporation relating to the IAH Secure Adult Detention Facility;

Approval of change orders to update price sheets for road base materials from CCC Blacktopping and East Texas Asphalt;

Approval of order accepting Bridgewood, located in Bridgeview Subdivision in Precinct 2, as a county road and add to the master street address guide;

Approval of request from the district attorney for asset forfeiture expenditure of seized property not to exceed $1,462.64 for the purchase of office furnishings;

Approval of the removal of Billy Duke as a reserve deputy constable and the appointment of Toni B. Currie to reserve deputy constable in Precinct 3;

Approval of sponsorship from long term recovery for the Office of Emergency Management 2022 hurricane party, not to exceed $1,500; and

Approval of purchase of a battery backup for the judicial center, not to exceed $2,490, to be paid from the information technology department’s capital outlay repair/replace equipment (budgeted funds).

Several announcements are expected to be made during informational reports. These include: recognizing the winner of the Pine Ridge Healthcare and Rehabilitation art contest for his depiction of the Polk County Courthouse square; presentation of the Government Finance Officers Association distinguished budget award for FY2022; spotlight on Polk County/informational technology department; and an update on the coronavirus aid, relief and economic security act.

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