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An order authorizing the apportionment of public spaces and resources at the Polk County Judicial Center will be discussed and considered for approval during the regular meeting of the Polk County Commissioners Court at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Proposals received for the remodel of the judicial center breakroom, to provide additional office space for the county clerk and district attorney, and the method of payment, will be considered for approval.

The Court will consider approval to advertise a request for proposals for an independent auditing firm to complete the fiscal year 2024 and fiscal year 2025 audits.

A request from the district clerk for a new deputy clerk position, to be funded through the end of fiscal year 2024 by the district clerk records management fund, will be discussed and considered for approval.

The Court will discuss and consider a request from Sheriff Byron Lyons for specified payout of FLSA and holiday time, to be paid from the sheriff salaries line item.

Action regarding the Texas General Land Office community development block grant for local hazard mitigation planning funding will be considered, including: a resolution designating authorized signatories for contractual and financial documents; advertise request for proposals to procure a contractor to update the Polk County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Plan; and select a scoring committee to review and score the proposals.

The Court is expected to receive a nuisance abatement hearing determination for Cause Number ET0024 and consider an order to abate the nuisance.

A request for a capital purchase to be paid from the general fund balance and included on the fiscal year 2024 reimbursement resolution for the yearend issuance of legally authorized debt, specifically, aftermarket equipment for sheriff’s office vehicles, not to exceed $26,450, will be considered for approval.

Fiscal year 2024 budget amendments, as presented by the county auditor’s office, will be considered for approval.

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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. They will review and consider a personnel management system update. They will also discuss and consider action regarding pay for employees eligible for the rural law enforcement grant as follows – addition of new pay groups to pay scale and action regarding the proposed payroll changes.

In old business, the Court will discuss and consider any necessary action regarding an update to the purchasing and credit card policy and will also consider approval of the minutes of the Feb. 6 special called meeting.

Items on the consent agenda include:

Approve minutes of the Feb. 13 regular meeting;

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 the last meeting; and

Receive county treasurer’s monthly report for January 2024;

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