The San Saba County Commissioners Court met on Monday, June 14th at 9:00 a.m. in the County Judge’s Chambers. County Judge Byron Theodosis called the meeting to order and welcomed everyone. Commissioner Rickey Lusty gave the invocation followed by everyone joining for the pledges to the American and Texas flags.
Cindy deSa, Regional Coordinator, Texas Department of State Health Services, gave information regarding a door-to-door community survey of public health and safety needs of approximately 200 residents. There is a possibility that the survey will include free chemical & bacterial testing of water wells. The Commissioners approved the conducting of the survey that is scheduled for Saturday, July 10th and results will be presented at the July 12th Commissioners Court. Ms.deSa will be working with County Coordinator, Marsha Hardy. The survey will be important for feedback to County leaders to obtain what information is important and needed and will be used to strengthen existing programs, develop new programs and obtain grants.
Rick Baskin, of Baskin Insurance, distributed insurance figures with a slight increase that could require a budget amendment. The Commissioners approved the request for a budget amendment if required.
There was discussion regarding equipment to accomplish Video Magistration. Judge Les Dawson will get estimates and more information for the Court next month.
The Commissioners approved the following items:
1. The minutes of the previous Commissioners Court meeting.
2. The County Clerk’s report.
3. Judge Les Dawson’s County Justice of the Peace report.
4. The Sheriff’s Jail report was verified and accepted.
Departmental Reports were presented by the County Judge, County Extension Agents, County Indigent Health Care Program Director, County Grant Writer, County EMS billing, County Emergency Management Coordinator, County On-Site Sewage Facility Management Coordinator, County 9-1-1 Coordinator, and County Trapper.
Action was taken on the following items:
A. A Conservation Contract in Precinct 2 was presented and approved.
B. Central Texas Telephone Cooperative sent a document to put San Saba County Courthouse in the plans for Wi-Fi service at no cost to the County. After discussion and agreement that this is a good opportunity, the document was approved.
C. Discussed the weather conditions and the Commissioners agreed not to enact the Burn Ban at this time.
D. Judge Theodosis read the order prohibiting certain fireworks in unincorporated areas of San Saba County including a ban on "skyrockets and missiles with fins." The Commissioners approved and signed the order.
E. The accounts payables were approved to be paid.
F. The Commissioners discussed the San Saba County Scales. County Clerk Kim Wells will present a contract from a former agreement to the next Commissioners Court.
The Commissioners discussed the scope and responsibilities of the San Saba EMS Board, how it is structured, and the EMS situation at this time. Cissy Williams gave information and the need for an outline of the duties of the San Saba EMS Board. Judge Theodosis drafted a letter giving this information and requested that one member of the San Saba EMS Board should attend the Commisssioners Court monthly and report back on progress. The three-members of the San Saba EMS Board are Cissy Williams, Chris Perry and Linda Hardy.
There was a discussion of the Central Appraisal District Budget that was distributed by Commissioner Rickey Lusty.
The next Commissioners Court will be Tuesday, June 29th at 9 a.m.
Judge Theodosis adjourned the meeting. Attending the meeting were: County Judge, Byron Theodosis; County Commissioners, Roger McGehee, Kenley Kroll, Rickey Lusty, Otis Judkins; County Clerk, Kim Wells; County Sheriff, Allen Brown; Chief Deputy, Bill Price; County Coordinator, Marsha Hardy; Judge Les Dawson; Administrative Assistant, Cathi Miles; Cindy deSa, TDSHS; Rick Baskin, Baskin Insurance; Alice Smith, San Saba News & Star Reporter.