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Luke (rt) and his good friend Larry Weishuhn are both in their mid seventies and still enjoying the great outdoors, maybe more now than ever! Photo by Luke ClaytonThere was a time back when I was in my twenties and thirties that I thought I would be hanging…
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Budget workshop on court agenda

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Polk County LogoThe Polk County Commissioners Court will designate a second Polk County representative to serve on the rural transportation planning organization with the Deep East Texas Council of Governments during its regular meeting at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

The Court will discuss and consider any necessary action regarding the bid for the Corrigan Sub-Courthouse renovation, including remodel and disposal of construction debris, to be paid from the restoration project funds.

Another budget workshop is on the agenda. In old business, the Court will discuss and consider any necessary action regarding fiscal year 2024 employee benefits, specifically, employee health coverage – major medical. In new business, the Court will discuss the fiscal year 2024 budget development; discuss proposed salaries, expenses and allowances of elected officials for fiscal year 2024; and discuss capital purchase projections.

In personnel matters, the Court will review and consider personnel action form requests submitted by department heads since the last meeting and review any authorized emergency hires.

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

The Court is slated to issue a proclamation declaring July 3-8 as Youth Rodeo Week in Polk County.

Items on the consent agenda include:

•Approve minutes of the June 13 meeting;

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•Approve schedules of bills;

•Approve order designating surplus property;

•Receive county auditor’s monthly report, pursuant to Local Government Code Sec. 114.025;

•Receive and record personnel action forms submitted by elected officials since last meeting;

•Receive commissioners’ annual road reports pursuant to Texas Transportation Code Section 251.005;

•Receive treasurer’s monthly report for May; and

•Approve bi-annual agreements with Deep East Texas Council of Governments for emergency 9-1-1 services – public safety answering point services and automatic location maintenance service beginning Sept. 1, 2023 to Aug. 31, 2025.

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