The San Saba County Commissioners Court met at 9 a.m. Monday November 9th in the County Judge’s Chambers. Judge Byron Theodosis called the meeting to order and welcomed everyone.
Commissioner Roger McGehee gave the invocation followed by everyone joining for the pledges to the American and Texas flags.
Janice Ranly, of the Scott & White Group Health Insurance, reviewed the two plans selected for county employees. The two plans are a $2,000 deductable and a $500 deductable that would be distributed by Ranly, and she would be available to answer questions the rest of the day.
County Sheriff Allen Brown reported on projects at the jail and community; changes in some purchases; patrol coverage; number of arrests; wanted posters; and newspaper articles will include photos of offenders.
Details will be discussed at a later date for the request from Sheriff Brown for picture identification badges for county employees.
The Commissioners approved the following:
1. Minutes from previous Commissioners Court
2. County Clerk’s report.
3. County Treasurer’s report.
4. Justice of the Peace report.
5. Jail report.
County Treasurer Gayla Hawkins reported on a one day workshop in Austin last week regarding the Texas Retirement Plan. Hawkins is in the process of getting information for the yearly audit to Kevin Shahan.
The following reports were accepted by the Commissioners: County Judge; County Extension Agents; County Indigent Health Care Program Director; County Grant Writer; County EMS Billing;County Emergency Management Coordinator; County 9-1-1 Coordinator and Trapper.
Commissioner Rickey Lusty was appointed to the Board of Directors of the San Saba County Appraisal District for a Two Year (2010 & 2011) Term.
Judge Theodosis read the requirements for Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants which the county qualifies for. Approval was given to apply for the energy efficiency and conservation block grant in the amount of $35,000 to be used to replace the A/C and heat unit at the Courthouse.
The Commissioners unanimously approved the following:
A. Proclamation, proclaiming November 2009 Home Care & Hospice Month.
B. Selected Mike Lord, certified Elevator Inspector, to inspect the elevator at the Courthouse.
C. Amendments or Line Item Transfers presented by Gayla Hawkins.
D. Appointed David Williams and Herminia Rojas to the Aging Advisory Council as requested by the Area Agency on Aging of Central Texas.
Although a Burn Ban is not in effect, it is important that all controlled fires be reported to the County Dispatcher, 372-5551. When smoke is detected it is reported and the Fire Department would not respond to a known controlled fire report.
Two items on the agenda were tabled. The following were selected to canvas the votes of the November 3rd election results on November 12th at 9 a.m.: Judge Theodosis, Kim Wells, Roger McGehee and Otis Judkins.
The next Commisssioners Court will be Monday, November 23rd at 9 a.m.
The “old” website will be shut down completely in the near future so that the “new” website can work effectively. The new website address is: www.co.san-saba.tx.us
Marsha Hardy reported on a Grant Management Workshop regarding the law enforcement grant for cameras and vests.
Judge Theodosis gave information about doing some research for the courthouse restoration and a COG meeting for County and City representatives.
Judge Theodosis adjourned the meeting. Those in attendance were: County Judge Byron Theodosis, County Clerk Kim Wells, County Treasurer Gayla Hawkins, Administrative Assistant Cathi Miles, County Coordinator Marsha Hardy, County Sheriff L.A. Brown, BrendaWillis, Jail Administrator,Janice RanlyS&W rep., Mike Lord, Texas State Elevator Inspectors, County Commissioners Roger McGehee, Kenley Kroll, Rickey Lusty, Otis Judkins; San Saba News & Star Reporter Alice Smith.