The San Saba County Commissioners’ Court met on Tuesday, April 28th at 9:00 a.m. in the County Judge’s chambers. Before the meeting, the recent rain was the topic of discussion, comparing the amounts falling in the county.
Judge Byron Theodosis called the meeting to order and Kenley Kroll gave the invocation followed by everyone joining for the pledges to the American and Texas flags.
There was a discussion about the Workers Compensation Coverage for County Employees. Gayla Hawkins, County Treasurer, reported that the temporary, part-time and full-time employees are covered and Experience Works and other community service individuals are not covered.
The Commissioner’s discussed improvements requested by Buddy Miller, State Agency Leasing Agent, for rental property at 423 E. Wallace Street.
A unanimous vote approved the Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc., Kaye Clancey, RN, Wesley Nurse to occupy an office in the courthouse every Monday, Thursday and Friday.
The County’s car condition was discussed and it was resolved to be looking for a good used car to replace it.
A Conservation Contract in Precinct 3 was approved by Commissioner’s.
Phillice Magallanes was in attendance to apply for the position of Manager of the County Indigent Health Care Services. After some discussion, the Commissioners voted to go into Executive Session regarding this matter after the meeting.
County Sheriff Allen Brown recommended that one item be tabled and put back on the agenda at the next meeting. He gave a short report about grants and an update on the jail improvements. The proposed revision to San Saba County Commissioner Precinct Lines was also tabled.
The Accounts Payable was approved to be paid, including a used truck for Precinct #2.
The next Commissioners Court will be held Monday, May 11th at 9 a.m.
Marsha Hardy gave a report about information she has received regarding the Swine Flu. Her advise is to take precautions like you would for a cold or “bug” by washing your hands very thoroughly - suggesting children sing happy birthday during the time of washing. However, adults could just count s-l-o-w-l-y from 1 to 15.
Attending the meeting were: County Judge Byron Theodosis; County Commissioners Roger McGehee, Kenley Kroll, Ricky Lusty, Otis Judkins; County Coordinator Marsha Hardy; Administrative Assistant Cathi Miles; County Treasurer Gayla Hawkins; County Clerk Kim Wells; County Court Baliff Dwayne Shaw; County Sheriff Allen Brown; Phillice Magallanes and San Saba News & Star Reporter Alice Smith.
During the Executive session the Commissioners rejected hiring a manager and having a separate office for the County Indigent Health Care Services. It will remain in the County Judges’ office with Cathi Miles taking care of the services.