The San Saba County Commissioner’s Court met on Tuesday, October 26th at 10:30 a.m. in the County Judge’s chambers. County Judge Byron Theodosis called the meeting to order and welcomed everyone to the court. County Commissioner Roger McGehee gave the invocation followed by everyone joining for the pledges to the American and Texas flags.
Kevin Casey, a Unifirst representative from Kerrville gave a presentation of their uniform rental services. The estimate would be approximately $8.00 a person a week that includes laundry and repairs which could be a smaller cost than purchasing uniforms. This service is considered for certain county departments.
The Commissioners approved the renewing of the appointment of Leslie Dawson as the Municipal Judge of The City of San Saba for the term beginning October 1, 2010 until September 30, 2011.
CPA Kevin Shahan reported he has been working on the county’s audit for several weeks and plans to have it completed by Christmas.
County Sheriff Allen Brown, reported on routine duties, the jail is at full capacity; county court cases are moving along, but district court cases are not moving. He, along with Deputy Freddie, is going to all county schools this week distributing material on making the right choices. Thirteen people attended a meeting in Cherokee to organize a community drug program that will be involved in helping and working with the Sheriff’s Department and to help raise money to purchase material for schools and other projects. Richland Springs has asked for help from the department regarding stray dogs. Sheriff Brown emphasized that the Sheriff's Department door is always open. He reported that Chief Deputy Bill Price is in charge of complaintsand after a complaint form is filled out, it is then investigated.
Judge Theodosis read and signed the document "Proclaiming the Month of November 2010 as Home Care and Hospice Month" after the commissioners approved the proclamation.
The Commissioners approved the following items:
1. Renewal of the 2011 Resolution of the San Saba County Indigent Defense Grant Program that supplies $7,000 a year.
2. Applying for the Energy Efficiency & Conservation Block Grant - proposed agreement for San Saba County Courthouse Annex.
3. Warren CAT Sales Agreement for machinery in Pct. 1.
4. Warren CAT Sales Agreement for machinery in Pct. 4.
5. Amendments to the 09-10 Budget as presented by Treasurer Gayla Hawkins.
6. Line Item Transfers to the 09-10 Budget as presented by Treasurer Gayla Hawkins.
7. Payment of bills as presented by Treasurer Gayla Hawkins for 09-10.
8. Payment of bills as presented by Treasurer Gayla Hawkins for 10-11.
The Court discussed the weather conditions and there was no action to enact a Burn Ban.
The next Court date was set for Tuesday, November 9th at 9 a.m.
Tracie Huffman with the Texas Department of Public Safety Driver's License Division located in the San Saba County Courthouse explained that the computer system is down and the office is closed at this time. It is not known at this time when the office will reopen. A notice is posted on the office door that lists the different division locations citizens can go to until the San Saba office reopens.
Judge Theodosis adjourned the meeting. Those attending the meeting were: County Judge, Byron Theodosis; Administrative Assistant, Cathi Miles; County Clerk, Kim Wells; County Treasurer, Gayla Hawkins; County Commissioners, Roger McGehee, Kenley Kroll, Rickey Lusty, Otis Judkins; Judge, Les Dawson; County Sheriff, Allen Brown; Chief Deputy, Bill Price; Kevin Shahan, Kevin Casey and Alice Smith, San Saba News & Star reporter.