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Polk County LogoThe Polk County Commissioners Court will consider action regarding regulating mass gatherings and outdoor musical festivals in the unincorporated areas of the county, pursuant to Chapter 751 of the Texas Health and Safety Code and Chapter 2104 of the Texas Occupations Code, during its regular meeting at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

A revised interlocal agreement between Polk County and Burke Center, removing Jasper County from the agreement, will be discussed and considered for approval.

The Court will consider a request for a capital purchase to be paid from (stated) fund balance and included on the fiscal year 2023 reimbursement resolution for the year-end issuance of legally authorized debt, specifically, emergency management’s request for 13 automated external defibrillator (AED) units for Polk County buildings, not to exceed $18,096.

The bid to remove and replace the windows at the Dunbar Complex will be discussed and considered for action.

Conditional approval of an infrastructure development plan for Livingston Reserve RV Park located in Precinct 2 will be considered.

The Court will also consider action regarding closing Glover and Frank Road railroad crossings in Precinct 3.

In personnel matters, the Court will review and consider personnel action forms submitted by department heads since the last meeting and review any authorized emergency hiring and receive and record personnel action forms submitted by elected officials since the last meeting.

Fiscal year 2023 budget revisions and amendments as presented by the county auditor’s office will be considered for approval.

During informational reports, the Court will receive the yearly audit and will also recognize the county auditor’s office for receiving the Government Finance Officers Association’s “Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting” for the fiscal year ended Sept. 30, 2021.

Items on the consent agenda include:

Approve the minutes of the April 25 meeting;

Approve the schedules of bills;

Approve an order designating surplus property;

Approve a resolution designating May 22 as “Jury Appreciation Day” in Polk County;

Approve a memorandum of understanding with Corrigan-Camden ISD and Livingston ISD for local disaster preparedness (sheltering);

Approve district clerk’s request to approve Tyler Technologies defendant access software and products;

Approve fire marshal’s request to access Brycer Compliance engine software;

Ratify Amendment No. 2 to the General Land Office Contract Number 20-066-018-C125 for the community development block grant disaster recovery Hurricane Harvey buyout/acquisition program;

Accept a 2022 Toyota Tundra awarded to the Precinct 1 Constable’s Office and authorize maintenance and operations expenses for the vehicle to be funded from the Precinct 1 asset forfeitures;

Accept a 2005 Ford F250 pickup truck awarded to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office and add the vehicle to the county insurance policy;

Accept an automated license plate reader and speed trailer donated to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office;

Approve a request from the district attorney to exempt certain vehicles from inscription required on county motor vehicles, pursuant to Section 721.005 of the Texas Transportation Code; and

Approve purchase of new ham radio, coax and antenna for the annex building, not to exceed $15,000, to be paid from emergency management capital outlay (budgeted funds).


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