The San Saba County Commissioners Court met on Monday January 25th at 9 a.m. in the County Judge’s chambers. Judge Byron Theodosis called the meeting to order. Commissioner Kenley Kroll gave the invocation followed by everyone joining for the pledges to the American and Texas flags.
A detailed explanation of the 911 System was presented by Lisa Dillon and Steve Smith from the Central Texas Council of Government. The 911 calls go to San Angelo and they are dispatched to the Emergency Service Number/EMS that can respond the quickest to the 911 address. The information dispatched shows the address, name and how to get there. The following important questions were discussed: DO YOU HAVE YOUR 911 ADDRESS AND DO YOU KNOW YOUR 911 ADDRESS? DO YOU HAVE IT POSTED AT YOUR RESIDENCE? Dillon and Smith plan to furnish information for the public hearing regarding the EMS/ESD program in San Saba County on February 16th at 6 p.m. in the county courtroom.
Sheriff Allen Brown outlined some items that will be on the Commissioners Court’s next meeting regarding equipment needed for the Sheriff/Police Departments. The Sheriff’s Dept. has one deputy on leave with injuries not related to work. Sheriff Brown invited the Commissioners to come to the jail and see the improvements.
Action was taken on the following items:
1. Approved the mileage rate change from 55 cents per mile to 50 cents per mile to be the same as the Federal and state rates. Employees are to use Google or Map Quest to get the mileage for reimbursement for out of town trips.
2. Approved the payment of bills after questioning one invoice. The invoice was explained by County Treasurer Gayla Hawkins.
3. The next Commissioners Court was set for 9 a.m. Monday, February 8th.
Two items were tabled for more information and papers. There has not been a Burn Ban in the County since September 14, 2009; however, the weather and dry conditions are discussed at each Commissioners Court.
A list of names for an EMS Committee for the public hearing on February 16th was distributed. The EMS Committee will be selected from the list at the next Commissioners Court on February 8th.
Marsha Hardy, County Coordinator, announced that the Free H1N1 vaccine will be given tomorrow. The H1N1 vaccine will be included in the regular flu vaccine next year.
Judge Theodosis adjourned the meeting. Those in attendance were: County Judge Byron Theodosis, County Commissioners Roger McGehee, Kenley Kroll, Rickey Lusty, Otis Judkins; County Clerk Kim Wells, County Treasurer Gayla Hawkins, Administrative Assistant Cathi Miles, County Coordinator Marsha Hardy, Jail Administrator Brenda Willis, Chief Deputy Bill Price, Judge Les Dawson, County Sheriff Allen Brown, COG representatives Lisa Dillon and Steve Smith and San Saba News and Star Reporter Alice Smith.