For courthouse restoration project
The Polk County Commissioners Court will consider any and all necessary action to select a construction manager for the two phases of the historic restoration of the Polk County Courthouse during its regular meeting at 10 a.m. Tuesday. The first phase will be selective demolition and the second phase will be the restoration and rehabilitation project. The extensive historic restoration and ensuing construction is part of the Texas Historic Courthouse Preservation Program, a grant program administered through the Texas Historical Commission.
The Court is slated to receive and record the district judges’ orders setting the FY2023 compensation for the county auditor, assistant auditors and 258th and 411th district court reporters, court coordinators, bailiffs and labor pool staff pursuant to Local Government Code.
Any changes to the FY2023 proposed budget will also be discussed.
A request from the City of Onalaska for the collection of their ad valorem taxes by the Polk County tax assessor-collector will be considered for approval, as will a prepositioned contract for disaster debris removal services with DRC Emergency Services.
Action regarding a request for proposals for rural internet connectivity to be funded by the American Rescue Plan Act funds will be considered.
A request from the Texas Department of Transportation for a special use project for the bridge replacement on Sunflower Road/County Road 1077 over Big Sandy Creek in Precinct 4 will be discussed and considered for action.
An interlocal agreement between the county and the Texas Department of Public Safety for a permanent commercial driver’s license facility in Polk County will be discussed and considered for approval.
The Court will also consider approval to advertise for the FY2023 annual bids.
In personnel matters the Court will review and consider personnel action form requests submitted since the last meeting and will review any authorized emergency hirings. Additionally, FY2022 budget revisions and amendments, as presented by the county auditor’s office, will be considered.
In old business, the Court is expected to discuss and consider award on the 2017 GLO DR 4332 (Harvey) Program, GLO Contract No. 20-065-018-C064.
During informational reports, Casey Lowrie, the county’s information technology and systems administrator, will be recognized for her reappointment to the Texas Association of Counties Information Technology Advisory Council for 2022-2023.
Additionally, Human Resources Director Amber Leloux will review the Texas County & District Retirement System plan assessment.
Items on the consent agenda include:
• Approval of the minutes of July 26 regular meeting;
• Approval of the schedules of bills;
• Approval of an update to the master street address guide;
• Approval to file a claim with the state comptroller, pursuant to Government Code Section 61.0015(B) for the reimbursement of a portion of the juror fees paid by Polk County during the period of April 1 through June 30;
• Ratification of an order authorizing a donation to Habitat for Humanity;
• Receipt of the treasurer’s FY2022 third quarter report;
• Approval of a request from the treasurer to open a new TexPool investment account for the American Rescue Plan Act funds;
• Approval of FY2023 budget for the contract with Texas Department of Family and Protective Services relating to Title IV-E Child Welfare Program;
• Ratification of a Statewide Automated Victim Notification Service (SAVN) FY2022 amendment; and
• Approval of the renewal of an agreement with Texas Document Solutions for printer/copier equipment services.