Agreement for construction manager on agenda for historic courthouse restoration
An agreement with JC Stoddard as construction manager for phase one, selective demolition, and phase two, restoration and rehabilitation, of the historic restoration of the Polk County Courthouse will be considered for approval by the Polk County Commissioners Court during its regular meeting at 10 a.m. Tuesday.
The Court will consider approval of agreements with Eastex Telephone Cooperative and Livcom for the construction of a fiber internet network, with the county’s portion to be paid with American Rescue Plan Act Funds.
Any necessary action regarding the water infrastructure projects to be funded by the American Rescue Plan Act and Hurricane Harvey regional mitigation grant will be discussed and considered.
The Court will consider offers to purchase tax foreclosed properties as follows: the R.W. Russell Survey, Abstract 68, T12-137, 1.50 acres and the A.J. Bradley Survey, Abstract 936, T13-185, .625 acres, both in Precinct 3.
The Court will also either consider approval, approval upon conditions met, or rejection of Stonebrook Estates subdivision in Precinct 2.
A resolution in support of Operation Green Light for Veterans will be considered for approval.
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. Fiscal year 2022 budget revisions and amendments, as presented by the county auditor’s office will be considered for approval.
During informational reports, the Court will recognize the Polk County Historical Commission which recently received a distinguished service award. In related activity, the Court will present a proclamation recognizing J.D. Coogler for his contributions to the Polk County Historical Commission.
Items on the consent agenda include:
Approve minutes of the Sept. 13 meeting;
Approve schedules of bills;
Approve order designating surplus property;
Receive county auditor’s monthly report, pursuant to Local Government Code Sec. 114.025;
Approve order setting juror reimbursement for fiscal year 2023;
Approve order designating regular terms of commissioners;
Approve order setting terms of the constitutional county court;
Adopt resolution expressing intent to reimburse certain fiscal year 2023 expenditures (capital purchases) to be incurred by Polk County, Texas (reimbursement resolution);
Approve amendment to agreement with City Of Livingston for (LVFD) firefighting services;
Approve submission of grant budget adjustment requests to the office of the attorney general for sheriff and district attorney offices’ victim coordinator and liaison grants;
Approve resolution in support of fiscal year 2023 indigent defense formula grant application;
Accept grant funds awarded to the sheriff’s office from the Texas School Safety Center For Tobacco Enforcement Program;
Receive and record fiscal year 2021 Polk County Jail commissary and inmate trust fund financial review; and
Receive treasurer’s monthly report for August 2022.
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