Several items related to some of the local volunteer fire departments’ utilization of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds are on the agenda for the next meeting of the Polk County Commissioners Court at 10 a.m. Tuesday.
This includes the following: payment to Metro Fire for firefighting equipment for the South Polk County Volunteer Fire Department in the amount of $8,362; payment to Nalcom Wireless Communications for radio equipment for the South Polk County Volunteer Fire Department in the amount of $1,638; payment to Nalcom Wireless Communications for radio equipment for the Onalaska Volunteer Fire Department in the amount of $10,000; and payment to Kimco Services Inc. for self-contained breathing apparatuses for the Scenic Loop Volunteer Fire Department in the amount of $10,000.
The Court is expected to enter into an executive session to consult with an attorney regarding the prepositioned contract for disaster debris removal services with DRC Emergency Services. Any action, however, will be taken upon return to open session.
A request for capital purchases to be paid from the general fund balance and included on the fiscal year 2023 reimbursement resolution for the year-end issuance of legally authorized debt, specifically, roof replacement at the museum, not to exceed $65,000.
The constable warrant service program quarterly report for the period ending Dec. 31, 2022 will be received.
The Court will consider approval, approval upon conditions, or rejection of the infrastructure development plan for The Pines at Lake Livingston RV Park located in Precinct 2.
In personnel matters, the Court is expected to review and consider approval of personnel action forms submitted since the last meeting and review any authorized emergency hires.
Additionally, the Court will consider approval of the fiscal year 2023 budget revisions and amendments as presented by the county auditor’s office.
In old business, the Court is expected to approve the minutes of the Dec. 13 meeting.
Items on the consent agenda include:
Approve minutes of the Dec. 27 regular meeting;
Approve schedules of bills;
Approve order designating surplus property;
Approve enrollment in Texas Association of Counties cybersecurity training;
Ratify re-appointment of John Allen Slocomb to the Workforce Development Board for a three-year term beginning Jan. 1, 2023;
Ratify ebonds agreement with Deep East Texas Council of Governments for solid waste project;
Approve filing claim with state comptroller pursuant to Government Code Sec. 61.0015(B) for reimbursement of a portion of the juror fees paid by Polk County during the period of Oct. 1, 2022 through Dec. 31, 2022;
Receive the county treasurer’s first quarter investment report (October through December of 2022;
Receive the county treasurer’s monthly reports for September and October 2022;
Receive and record the district clerk’s plan to utilize $140,000 of ARPA funds for records preservation;
Receive and record the county clerk’s plan to utilize $60,000 of A areRPA funds for records preservation;
Accept donation from the sheriff’s office for the purchase of law enforcement equipment; and
Accept donation from Sheriff Byron Lyons for asset forfeiture expenditure in the amount of $22,792.70 for the purchase of law enforcement equipment.