The San Saba County Commissioners Court met on Monday, November 29th in the County Judge’s Chambers at 9 a.m. In the absence of County Judge Byron Theodosis, Commissioner Rickey Lusty called the meeting to order, welcomed everyone to the Court and gave the invocation followed by everyone joining for the pledges to the American and Texas flags.
Action was take on the following items:
1. The Commissioners approved a Conservation Contract in Pct. 2.
2. Resolution No. 2010-07, for LCRA to Enhance Water Supplies for the Lower Basin, that addresses water issues for the present and the future, was approved by a majority vote with Commissioner Roger McGehee voting against the resolution.
3. By an unanimous vote, Esther Cox, Precinct 3, was named to the County Child Welfare Board.
4. A 2000 F550 Diesel Flatbed Truck for Pct. 1 was approved for purchase.
5. The purchase of a 2008, 32' gooseneck flatbed trailer for Pct. 2 was rejected because the trailer was no longer available for purchase.
6. After a short discussion, San Saba County, #305, the authorization to Maintain TCDRS Plan Provisions plan for year 2011 was approved.
7. The Commissioners approved the Order to Prohibit Certain Fireworks in unincorporated areas of San Saba County.
8. The Burn Ban that was enacted on November 9th will remain.
9. The Accounts Payables presented by Gayla Hawkins was approved to be paid.
Marsha Hardy, County Coordinator, gave an important messege just released by the Texas Forest Service, TFS, announced a Red Flag Warning for the next 2 to 3 days because of the severe wind.
Sheriff L.A. Brown gave the following report:
a. The jail occupancy is down in number at the present time.
b. Safety issues and keeping the jail clean has been a priority.
c. The department is getting ready for the holiday season.
d. Community involvement is important.
e. Information is needed to be part of the Over 55 government project that will pay for part- time workers such as drivers for transports.
f. There was no major incidents over the Thanksgiving holiday and arrests were down from last year.
g. The warnings and citations for the month of November were presented and available for the Court to examine. The message is out that this is not a place to drink and drive and speed. The Department will continue to maintain law enforcement.
h. A DJ from a Lampasas radio station was reporting some misinformation about the investigation of the Sheriff’s Department.
i. The Sheriff distributed the Citizen’s Complaint Form that is the proper form to be filed with Chief Deputy Price. The completion of this form is part of the set procedure of the Sheriff’s Department.
j. The department has been receiving calls from citizens that appreciate deputy’s patrolling late at night and comments of support. Sheriff Brown is very proud of the departments staff.
k. The Cub Scout’s visit/tour of the jail was reported in The News and resulted in many good comments.
Commissioner McGehee personally thanked the Sheriff for the jail improvements that made the jail "up to state standards."
The next Commissioners Court was set for Monday, December 13th at 9 a.m. Commissioner Lusty adjourned the meeting. Those attending the meeting were: County Commissioners, Roger McGehee, Kenley Kroll, Rickey Lusty, Otis Judkins; County Coordinator, Marsha Hardy; Administrative Assistant, Cathi Miles; County Clerk, Kim Wells; County Treasurer, Gayla Hawkins; Chief Deputy, Bill Price; County Sheriff, L.A. Brown; and San Saba News & Star Reporter, Alice Smith.