Any changes to the proposed fiscal year 2024 budget will be discussed by the Polk County Commissioners Court during its regular meeting at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Approval to advertise for the fiscal year 2024 annual bids will also be considered.
The Court will discuss and consider any necessary action relating to adoption of Fire Code-NFPA 1 Fire Code 2021 Edition.
Several requests from Sheriff Byron Lyons will be considered for approval. One is to pay all FLSA comp and holiday time accrued as of July 5, 2023 by telecommunication operators and jail staff in fiscal year 2023 using funds remaining in the jail salaries line item. The other is to pay all but 20 hours of equivalent comp time accrued as of July 5, 2023 by telecommunication operators and jail staff in fiscal year 2023 utilizing funds remaining in the jail salaries line item. An additional request is to transfer $30,000 from the jail salaries line item to the sheriff vehicle maintenance line item.
An executive session is on the agenda authorizing certain deliberations about officers and employees regarding the appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline or dismissal of a public officer or employee; or to hear a complaint or a charge against an officer or employee. Any action, however, will be taken upon return to open session.
In personnel matters, the Court will review and consider approval of personnel action form requests submitted by department heads since the last meeting and review any authorized emergency hirings.
Additionally, the Court will consider action on the fiscal year 2023 budget revisions and amendments as presented by the county auditor’s office.
Items on the consent agenda include:
•Approve minutes of the July 25 regular meeting;
•Approve schedules of bills;
•Receive and record personnel action form requests submitted by elected officials since the last meeting;
•Approve memorandum of understanding with Polk Central Appraisal District to provide support during a time of natural or manmade disaster to include mapping services;
•Approve request from District Attorney Shelly Bush Sitton for asset forfeiture expenditure of seized property not to exceed $435 for training expenses;
•Approve re-appointment of Rachel Drake to Burke Center Board of Trustees for a two-year term beginning Sept. 1, 2023;
•Terminate memorandum of understanding between Polk County and Precinct 1 Constable Scott Hughes approved on March 24, 2020 to provide constable reserve deputy patrol in Precinct 1;
Terminate memorandum of understanding between Polk County and Precinct 1 Constable Scott Hughes approved on March 8, 2022 regarding the monthly salary of Beau Price; and
Receive and record the 258th and 411th district judges’ orders setting the fiscal year compensation for the county auditor, assistant auditors, court reporters, court coordinators, bailiffs and labor pool staff pursuant to Local Government Code.
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