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Polk County LogoThe Polk County Commissioners Court will discuss and consider the appointment of committee to develop a strategic plan and long-term goals for guidance in the county budget process during its regular meeting at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

The Court will consider approval to begin procurement for the fiscal year 2023-24 Community Development Block Grant application cycle and appoint a rating committee and will also consider approval to advertise request for proposals for an independent auditing firm to complete the fiscal year 2023 and fiscal year 2024 audits.

The Court will consider approval of Amendment No. 1 to Part III, Subpart B, of the agreement with Langford Community Services to include the dollar amount for grant administration of the water infrastructure projects to be funded by the American Rescue Plan Act.

Requests for capital purchases to be paid from the fund balance and included on the fiscal year 2023 reimbursement resolution for the year-end issuance of legally authorized debt will be considered for approval, specifically, after-market equipment on a leased vehicle for environmental enforcement in the amount of $7,693 and after-market equipment on six leased vehicles for the sheriff’s office, in the amount of $89,398.

The Court will discuss and consider action regarding 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.

In personnel matters the Court will review and consider approval of personnel action form requests submitted since the last meeting and will review any authorized emergency hirings.

The Court will also consider approval of fiscal year 2023 budget revisions and amendments, as presented by the county auditor’s office.

During informational reports, the Court will receive an update from the county clerk regarding voter registration and will also receive the annual report from the Polk County AgriLife Extension Office.

Items on the consent agenda include:

•Approve minutes of Feb. 14 regular meeting;

•Approve schedules of bills;

•Receive county auditor’s monthly report, pursuant to local government code Sec. 114.025;

•Approve interlocal agreements with the City of Livingston and Goodrich ISD for the county’s provision of election equipment and services for the May 6 election, as recommended by the county clerk;

•Approve rescheduling the regular commissioners court session set for May 23 to May 30;

•Approve renewal of agreement with Polk County Community Service Restitution program of the 258th and 411th Judicial District Community Supervision and Corrections Department;

•Approve Precinct 1 Constable Scott Hughes’ request to appoint Kent Martindale to reserve deputy constable to replace Keagan Newman;

•Receive treasurer’s monthly reports for December and January; and

•Accept donation of two polimaster personal radiation detectors from the City of Houston Public Safety and Homeland Security Office for the Office of Emergency Management.

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