The San Saba County Commissioners met Monday, July 13th at 9 a.m. in the County Judge’s Chambers. Judge Byron Theodosis called the meeting to order and welcomed everyone. Roger McGehee gave the invocation and everyone joined for the pledges to the American and Texas flags.
Carole Warlick, General Manager of the Hill Country Community Transit District, gave a short over-view of the Transit System. The Public Transportation business started in the 1960’s as a volunteer organization and now has 117 buses and over 100 employees. The area Warlick manages is based in San Saba and will be starting new construction in October at a new location at the corner of Highway 16 and Green Street. Warlick has been elected President of the Texas Transit Association. Judge Theodosis and the Commissioners signed a Proclamation honoring Warlick for her many years of service on the TTA Board and newly elected president.
The Commissioners approved the following Action items:
1. Minutes of the previous Commissioners Court meeting.
2. The payment of the bills.
3. County Clerk’s Report.
4. County Treasurer’s Report.
5. County Justice of the Peace Les Dawson’s Report.
6. County Sheriff’s Jail Report.
The following Reports were accepted and did not need action taken: County Extension Agents; County Indigent Health Care Program; County Grant Writer; County EMS Billing; County Emergency Management Coordinator; County 9-1-1 Coordinator; County Trapper.
County Emergency Management Coordinator, Marsha Hardy, reported that a Regional Incident Management Team is being formed and San Saba County is included in the seven county team.
County Sheriff Allen Brown reported communication problems because of old tower equipment; the jail has plumbing and electrical problems that uncovered some structural damage; the extra costs including medical bills and overtime pay. A Taser class is scheduled for Wednesday July 15th in the City Hall meeting room.
No action was taken after discussion of Resolution #2009-04, Interim Study of Under-Valuation of Oil and Gas Properties and Texas Historical Commission Planning Grant for San Saba County Courthouse Restoration. Attorney David Williams took part in the discussion and had information regarding the San Saba County Historical Society.
There was discussion regarding the San Saba County jail inmates receiving health care through the County Indigent Health Care Program.
The County Indigent Health Care Program has been managed by Cathi Miles and she has requested a replacement because there has been an increase in the work.
The Commissioner’s approved the revised Interlocal Cooperation Agreement for County Jail Functions between Brown County and San Saba County. The same type agreement between Llano County was tabled because of unfinished paperwork.
Attorney David Williams presented the final revision to San Saba County Commissioner precinct lines which will be posted for public viewing and discussion before commissioners approval sometime in August.
No action was taken after the Commissioner’s discussed enacting the Burn Ban. The Burn Ban is not in effect for San Saba County.
County Treasurer Gayla Hawkins reported that 1 part/time employee has been added to the Payroll.
The next Commissioners Court will be July 27th at 9 a.m. followed by a Budget Meeting. Marsha Hardy announced a National Flood Insurance Workshop will be at l p.m. on the same day.
Judge Theodosis reported that he is looking into Housing Grant funding which might be available for the elderlywith the tearing down of the old structure the only obligation to the county. No action was taken after a short discussion.
Judge Theodosis adjourned the meeting. Those in attendance were: Judge Byron Theodosis; Administrative Assistant Cathi Miles; County Coordinator Marsha Hardy; County Clerk Kim Wells; County Treasurer Gayla Hawkins; Judge Les Dawson; County Sheriff Allen Brown; Attorney David Williams; Carole Warlick, County Court Bailiff Joe Dominguez and San Saba News & Star Reporter Alice Smith.