The Polk County Commissioners Court will consider approval of a resolution in opposition to unfunded mandates during its regular meeting at 10 a.m. Tuesday.
The Court is expected to receive a nuisance abatement hearing determination for Cause No. A00522 and consider action on an order to abate the nuisance.
Two requests for exemption from the county subdivision regulations will be considered – one is the development of Abst. 77 of the A. Viesca Survey (154.381 acres) located in Precinct 1 and consisting of one tract with access to existing public road with no other common areas and/or streets and the other is the development of Abst. 77 of the A. Viesca Survey (two acres) located in Precinct 1 and consisting of one tract with access to existing public roads with no other common areas and/or streets.
The Court will consider requests 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, after market equipment on a leased vehicle for the fire marshal, in the amount of $7,055 and an upgrade to the jail camera system, not to exceed $211,552.18.
The appointment of Rachel Slocomb Drake to the Burke Center Board of Trustees to fill the unexpired portion of Col. Howard Daniel’s two-year term that began Sept. 1, 2021 will be considered for approval.
A resolution for the restructuring of the adult sexual assault response team will also be considered for approval.
Several items related to some of the local volunteer fire departments’ utilization of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds are also on the agenda, including the following:
•Payment to Wanco for generator/light tower equipment for the Alabama-Coushatta Indian Nation VFD, in the amount of $10,000;
•Payment to Lone Star Emergency Group to replace fire pump and pump motor for the brush truck for the Corrigan VFD, in the amount of $10,000;
Payment to South Polk County VFD Inc. for a brush truck for the Holiday Lake Estates VFD, in the amount of $10,000;
Payment to Dalmatian Fire Equipment LLC for 10 self-contained breathing apparatus packs for the Livingston VFD, in the amount of $10,000;
Payment to Nalcom Wireless Communications for radio equipment for the Segno VFD, in the amount of $7,557.50;
Payment to Red Barn for materials to replace the roof and rafters for the Segno VFD, in the amount of $2,442.50;
Payment to W.S. Darley & Co. for firefighting equipment for the Goodrich VFD, in the amount of $10,000; and
Payments to Thomas Supply, Lowes Home Centers, Tejas Paint & Flooring and General Wire & Electric Supply for materials to renovate the Indian Springs VFD station, not to exceed $10,000 in total.
In personnel matters, the Court will review and consider action on personnel action form requests submitted since the last meeting and review any authorized emergency hirings and will also consider approval of an update to the personnel management system.
The Court will consider fiscal year 2023 budget revisions and amendments as presented by the county auditor’s office.
During informational reports, Precinct 1 Constable Scott Hughes will present a report to the Court.
Items on the consent agenda include:
Approve minutes of the Jan. 10 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;
Receive county treasurer’s fiscal year 2022 fourth quarter report;
Receive sheriff’s department 2022 racial profiling report;
Approve sheriff’s request to submit application to the office of the governor for the fiscal year 2023 criminal justice grant program for a special victims officer;
Approve sheriff’s request to submit application to the U.S. Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Assistance for an evidence/procurement manager position;
Approval to construct wall at Precinct 2 Road & Bridge in the amount of $1,000 to be funded out of the Precinct 2 Road & Bridge operating expenses fund; and
Approve purchase of a 2019 truck with trade-in for Precinct 1 Road & Bridge in the amount of $41,700.