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From tax assessor-collector to county clerk
An order transferring voter registration duties from the tax assessor-collector to the county clerk will be discussed and considered for action during the regular meeting of the Polk County Commissioners Court at 10 a.m. Tuesday.
The Court will discuss and consider necessary action regarding fiscal year 2023 employee benefits, specifically, the annually determined contribution rate for the Texas County & District Retirement System and employee health coverage for major medical.
The status of the drought index in Polk County will be discussed and any necessary action will be taken regarding the regulation of the use of certain fireworks for the July 4th firework season.
A request for a capital purchase to be paid from the Precinct 1 Road & Bridge fund balance and included on the fiscal year 2022 reimbursement resolution for the year-end issuance of legally authorized debt, specifically, the purchase of a used excavator not to exceed $100,000.
Additionally, the Court will consider approval for capital improvements to be paid from the general fund balance and included on the fiscal year 2022 reimbursement resolution for the year-end issuance of legally authorized debt for the courthouse restoration, not to exceed $5,730,000.
The Court will consider approval to close the fiscal year 2022 reimbursement resolution, finalizing all expenditures to be included for issue of authorized debt in 2022 Series Tax Notes (including the auditor’s verification of those expenditures previously approved) and including those authorized and pending payment prior to Sept. 30, 2022 (open invoicing/bids), stating the total to be authorized.
The appointment of two Polk County elected officials to serve on the Deep East Texas Council of Governments Board of Directors for the 2022-2023 term will be considered.
The Court is expected to authorize Goodwin Lassiter & Strong to advertise for construction bids on 2017 GLO DR 4332 (Harvey) Program, GLO Contract No. 20-065-018-C064.
The following requests for variance from Polk County subdivision regulation design standards will be discussed and considered for approval:
Rocking R RV Park in Precinct 1 has provided an equitable alternative to the requirement that their streets be built to the standard required by Section 10.3(5)(d)(i) and Lagoon RV Park in Precinct 2 has provided an equitable alternative to the minimum required street width of 24 feet for all roads per Section 10.4(A)(8).
The Court will consider approval, approval upon conditions met, or rejection of infrastructure development plans for Rocking R RV Park in Precinct 1 and Lagoon RV Park in Precinct 2.
In personnel matters, the Court will review and consider personnel action form requests submitted since the last meeting and review any authorized emergency hirings; review and consider adding a temporary part-time position in the district clerk’s office to assist the temporary district court; and review and consider adding a fulltime maintenance worker to the Precinct 2 road and bridge department.
Fiscal Year 2022 budget revisions and amendments, as presented by the County Auditor’s Office, will be considered.
During informational reports, the Court will present the Polk County Commissioners Court Bobby Smith Memorial Scholarship which is sponsored by Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson and will also present the Law Enforcement Scholarship which is sponsored by Management & Training Corporation, the operators of the IAH Secure Adult Detention Facility.
A proclamation for elder abuse awareness will be presented to Adult Protective Services. This month’s “Spotlight on Polk County” will be on the AgriLife Extension Office. Additionally, a report will be presented regarding the construction of a fence around the community garden at the county annex.
In old business, the Court will discuss and consider changes to the distribution of the road and bridge portion of the tax rate in conformance with the revised precinct boundaries.
Items on the consent agenda include:
• Approval of the minutes of the May 24 regular meeting and the June 3 special called meeting;
• Approval of the schedule of bills;
• Approval of an order designating surplus property;
• Approval of the submittal of a request to the state comptroller for unclaimed rural electric cooperative capital credits;
• Approval of the Lake Livingston Water Supply Corporation’s request for sanitary control easement on Rodgers Street located in Wiggins Village No. 1 Subdivision in Precinct 2;
• Approval of the renewal of an interlocal agreement with Texas Association of Counties Risk Management Pool and an application for the provision of insurance coverages to include workers compensation, auto (physical damage and liability) and general, public officials, law enforcement liabilities;
• Approval of a memorandum of understanding between Polk County Fire Marshal Department and the City of Livingston for dual use of fire prevention equipment;
• Approval of updates to the master street address guide;
• Approval of a change order to update the price sheets for road materials from East Texas Asphalt;
• Ratifying the appointment of a court coordinator and bailiff for the temporary district judge appointee;
• Approval of a request from the county treasurer to terminate the contract with Openedge;
• Approval of a request from the county treasurer to access online banking at Citizens State Bank in Corrigan;
• Approval of a lease agreement renewing the supplemental county parking at 321 N. Beatty Ave.;
• Approval of the removal of Deryl Oates as reserve deputy constable for Precinct 3;
• Approval of the removal of Anthony Brugnone as reserve deputy fire marshal;
• Approval of the addition of Robert “Bob” Wright and Jose Cruz as reserve deputy constables for Precinct 2; and
• Approval of an amended resolution expressing the intent to reimburse expenditures to be incurred by Polk County, Texas (reimbursement resolution).