The San Saba County Commissioners Court met on Monday, September 28th at 9:00 a.m. in the County Court Room. Judge Byron Theodosis called the meeting to order, welcoming the 17 guests.
Commissioner Roger McGehee gave the invocation and everyone joined for the pledges to the American and Texas flags.
County landowner, Roger Whatley, gave approximately an hour presentation regarding the proposed route that Oncor proposes to cross San Saba County with electric transmission lines. Whatley distributed a detailed report that included resolutions to Oncor from neighboring counties; quotes of Texas Public Utilities Commission; a copy of Oncor’s proposed route; suggestions for alternate routes by-passing San Saba County; information regarding the health hazard and property devalue; and loss of land because of no buildings within a certain footage; and a proposed resolution to PUC and Oncor to bury all transmission lines underground if they cross San Saba County. Arrangements were made for Whatley to meet with the Commissioners and Cathi Miles after the meeting to prepare a Resolution.
There was a discussion about the Central Texas Telephone Wireless Equipment that needed to be moved from the County Treasurer’s office. Arrangements will be made to move it to the Commissioners office and for connections to be made.
Two citizens presented signatures ordering election in the city for legal sale of all alcoholic beverages including mixed beverages be allowed in the incorporated City of San Saba. No action was taken because they did not have the required number of signatures.
The Commissioners approved the following:
1. An Emergency Amendment concerning FY 2008-2009 Crime Victims/Indigent Health Care program salary for Jennifer Fleming.
2. Conservation Contract for roadwork in Pct. 4.
3. Amendments to the ’08 - ’09 Budget.
4. Payments of bills.
The Commissioners tabled information regarding the restoration of the Courthouse because it will be discussed at a Town Hall meeting today at 7p.m. They discussed changes in credit card limits and a problem with some county dead-end roads having illegal gates and locks. County Treasurer Gayla Hawkins reported one new employee and an increase in unemployment claims.
The next Commissioners Court will be Tuesday, October 13th at 1:30 p.m. There was no adjournment for the meeting because it will continue at 7 p.m. to discuss the Restoration of the County Courthouse. Attending the meeting were: County Judge Byron Theodosis; County Commissioners Roger McGehee, Kenley Kroll, Rickey Lusty, Otis Judkins; County Clerk Kim Wells, County Treasurer Gayla Hawkins, County Coordinator Marsha Hardy, Chief Deputy Bill Price, County Sheriff Allen Brown, Administrative Assistant Cathi Miles, Judge Les Dawson, 17 citizens and San Saba News & Star Reporter Alice Smith.