County tax assessor-collector announces retirement
A letter of resignation from Polk County Tax Assessor-Collector Leslie Jones-Burks, effective May 31 due to her retirement, will be received by the Polk County Commissioners Court during its regular meeting at 10 a.m. Tuesday.
The Court is slated to enter into an executive session for deliberation regarding the appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties of a public officer or employee and also for deliberation regarding real property. Upon return to open session, the Court is expected to discuss and consider action regarding the purchase of real property.
Action regarding the Polk County Community Development Block Grant for the Dallardsville-Segno Water Improvement Project will be considered, specifically, a resolution adopting civil rights plans and policies, a resolution authorizing signatories and a presentation on Section 3, as required by the Texas Department of Agriculture.
A request from Polk County Sheriff Byron Lyons for agreement and conditions of employment for new cadets of the Polk County Sheriff’s Office enrolled in a basic police academy, to be funded by the sheriff’s personnel budget, will be considered for approval.
The Court is slated to receive nuisance abatement hearing determinations for Cause Nos. A00540 and A00535 and consider orders to abate the nuisances.
An order authorizing the sale of fireworks during the San Jacinto Day period of April 16 through midnight April 21 will be considered for approval.
Action related to the county homestead exemption will be discussed and considered.
Fiscal year 2023 budget revisions and amendments, as presented by the county auditor’s office, 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. The Court will also consider approval of an update to the personnel management system.
Items on the consent agenda include:
Approve minutes of the March 14 meeting;
Approve schedule of bills;
Receive county auditor’s monthly report, pursuant to Local Government Code Sec. 114.025;
Approve advanced funding agreement with the State of Texas for bridge replacement or rehabilitation on Old Bering Road at Long King Creek in Precinct 3 at no cost to the county;
Approve advanced funding agreement with the State of Texas for bridge replacement or rehabilitation on Nine Bridge Road at Piney Creek Branch in Precinct 3 at no cost to the county;
Approve interlocal agreement with the City of Onalaska for the county’s provision of election equipment and services for the May 6 general election as recommended by the county clerk;
Approve work-based learning agreement renewal between Workforce Solutions and Polk County Maintenance Department;
Approve work-based learning agreement renewal between Workforce Solutions and Polk County Aging Department;
Approve contract extension between Deep East Texas Council of Governments and Polk County Aging Department for Contract Number 014-16-1000824-10 for Older American Act Program (congregate and home-delivered meals);
Approve Texas A&M Forest Service amendment to interlocal cooperation contract for prescribed burn at the gazebo nature area, extended from March 31, 2023 to March 31, 2024;
Accept sheriff’s use of force policy update;
Approve memorandums of understanding with Onalaska Water and Gas, Providence Water Supply Corporation and Tempe Water Supply Corporation for ARPA-funded projects;
Approve memorandums of understanding for local disaster preparedness (sheltering);
Ratify approval of order accepting Quiet Oak Drive in Four Corners Section 5, Precinct 2, as county roads and add to the master street address guide; and
Receive county treasurer’s monthly report for February 2023.
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