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Polk County LogoThe purchase and installation of audio/video recording systems in the Polk County Judicial Center courtrooms and the commissioners courtroom, to be funded with American Rescue Plan Act funds, will be discussed and considered for action during the regular meeting of the Polk County Commissioners Court at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

The Court will consider approval of an agreement with True North for disaster debris monitoring and consulting.

Any necessary action to transition credit card processing in the Polk County Clerk’s Office from EZ-Net to Certified Payments by Deluxe will be discussed and considered.

A request for a capital purchase to be paid from the fund balance and included on the fiscal year 2022 reimbursement resolution for the year-end issuance of legally authorized debt will be considered, specifically, a request from the Precinct 4 justice of the peace office to purchase an auto date and time stamper, not to exceed $1,025.

Commissioners will consider a resolution in support of an amendment of criminal courts jurisdiction and will also canvass the results of the Nov. 8 general election.

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. The fiscal year 2023 budget revisions, as presented by the county auditor’s office, will also be reviewed.

During informational reports, the Court will sign a proclamation recognizing National Adoption Month, hear the annual informational report from the grants and contracts coordinator and review the spotlight on the permits office.

Items on the consent agenda include:

•Approve the minutes of the Nov. 1 emergency session and the Nov. 8 regular 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 update to master street address guide;

•Ratify renewal of agreement dated July 1, 2022 between Polk County and Motivation Education & Training Inc.;

•Ratify General Land Office Amendment No. 3 Contract 20-065-018-C064 to extend contract;

•Approve interlocal agreement renewing services with Harris County for postmortem examinations;

•Approve sheriff’s request to opt out of the Texas 1033 Program effective Dec. 31, 2022; and

•Approve use of $7,724 from maintenance capital outlay buildings (budgeted funds) for the air conditioning/heater replacement at the Polk County Gun Range.


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