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Polk County LogoThe Polk County Commissioners Court will discuss and consider adding tracking devices to certain county department vehicles during its regular meeting at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

The Court will discuss and consider appropriate action regarding the settlement terms with Walgreens, CVS, and Walmart defendants and will consider authorizing the county judge or other authorized officials to execute the settlement participation and release forms regarding the statewide settlement offers in the matter of Texas statewide opioid multi-district litigation for the county in the matter of In Re: National Prescription Opiate Litigation, MDL No. 1:17-MD-022804.

The Court will consider approval, approval upon conditions met, or rejection of Magnolia Creek Ranch located in Precinct 2.

A public hearing is on the agenda to receive comment on a request to cancel a portion of Falcone Forest Subdivision Section 1, Lot 9 (removing lot) and replat the same as Falcone Forest, Section 1, Lots 9A and 9B. Following the public hearing the Court will consider action on the request.

Inspection fees for fire marshal services will be discussed and considered for approval.

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 hirings.

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

Items on the consent agenda include:

Approve minutes of the June 27 regular meeting;

Approve schedules of bills

Approve order designating surplus property;

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

Receive constable warrant service program quarterly report for the period ending June 30;

Designate County Tax Assessor-Collector Steven Hullihen to calculate and publish the no-new-revenue tax rate and voter-approval tax rate for Polk County, pursuant to §26.04 of the Property Tax Code;

Accept total loss offer for 2019 Chevrolet Tahoe and remove from county inventory as of May 12, 2023.

Approve renewal of interlocal agreement with Lubbock County for Polk County’s participation in the regional public defender program;

Approve use of $1,754.79 from information technology capital outlay repair/replace IT equipment (budgeted funds) for the replacement of network switches;

Authorize veterans service officer to attend the Texas Veterans Commission August training conference to be held in College Station; and

Approve agreement between Debtbook and the auditor’s office.

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