The San Saba County Commissioners Court met on Monday, March 16th at 2 p.m. in the County Judge’s Chambers. Judge Byron Theodosis called the meeting to order as he welcomed everyone. Commissioner Kenley Kroll gave the invocation followed by everyone joining for the pledges to the American and Texas flags.
The Commissioners discussed the TAC Health Plan presented by Kelly Kolodzey.
County Sheriff Allen Brown’s report included: the jail report regarding major improvements; the inmate population was a little over in numbers, and the jail will be able to accept females eventually; water lines at the jail are currently being replaced. Sheriff Brown reported that a deputy resigned and after interviews one has been selected. Approximately 40 officers were available for an intense situation that involved an armed young man that was resolved with no one injured.
Judge Les Dawson reported that his new computer system has some problems, but are being worked out. His Justice of the Peace report was approved.
County Treasurer Gayla Hawkins attended a seminar in Temple recently and reported on changes for Cobra Coverage for employees who leave. There will also be a Retirement Rate Increase in 2010. The Treasurer’s Report was approved as presented.
County Clerk Kim Wells' report was approved subject to Audit. Clerk Wells reported that she identified a fraud in progress and got advise and help from County Attorney Tim Inman and Sheriff Brown.
County Attorney Tim Inman explained the Indigent Health Services and the need for someone to take on this service. Judge Theodosis is qualified for this job and accepted the responsibilities. Attorney Inman also stated that the position of a Treasurer’s assistant and a Grants Writer is needed.
The Commissioners approved the Accounts Payable items and the minutes of the previous Commissioners Court Meeting.
A discussion regarding cell phone services, comparing two companies, with comments by the Sheriff’s needs was conducted. The Sheriff’s Department is working out details for a revised Interlocal Cooperatiion Agreement through CrimeCOG Technologies, Inc.
After expressions of being thankful for the rain we had recently, the Commissioners unanimously approved lifting the Burn Ban. However, precautions still need to be taken and the Sheriff's and Fire Departments should be notified when scheduling a burn.
The following reports were accepted and no vote required: County Extension Agents; County Indigent Health Care Program Director; County EMS Billing; County Emergency Management Coordinator; County 9-1-1 Coordinator; and County Trapper Report.
Judge Theodosis will be going to Austin Wednesday, for a report on legislation matters. A precaution for all departments pursuing grants to be careful and to read the qualifications was emphasized.
Attorney David Williams brought maps that showed Precinct areas from 1990 and 2009. Attorney Williams has been working on a Revision and needed the Commissioners input.
City Manager Stan Weik came to the meeting at this time and gave an appreciation for the Commissioners participating in the County Awards Banquet last Thursday. The Commissioners enjoyed the event and are looking forward to next years event. At this time the fire truck and siren were heard and the announcement of a grass fire at the Airport.
The next Commissioners Court date was set for Monday, March 30th at 9 a.m.
Attending the meeting were: County Judge Byron Theodosis; County Commissioners Roger McGehee, Kenley Kroll, Ricky Lusty, Otis Judkins; Judge Les Dawson; County Sheriff Allen Brown; County Coordinator Marsha Hardy; Administrative Assistant Cathi Miles; County Treasurer Gayla Hawkins; County Court Bailiff Dwayne Shaw; County Attorney Tim Inman; TAC Rep. Kelly Kolodzey; Skeebo of KBAL; Attorney David Williams and San Saba News & Star Reporter Alice Smith.