The San Saba County Commissioners Court was held on Monday, January 17th at 9 a.m. in the County Judge’s Chambers. County Judge Byron Theodosis called the meeting to order and welcomed everyone. Commissioner Kenley Kroll gave the invocation followed by everyone joining for the pledges to the American and Texas flags.
County Sheriff, Allen Brown, gave comments regarding the security for the courthouse. A committee is needed to make plans for the right response to emergency situations. State officials have been contacted to notify the Sheriff’s Department when they visit our area so that security can be in place. A new employee with excellent credentials and experience has been hired as a deputy. The purchase of a portable Breathalyzer which was on the Court’s agenda in December was discussed and information was given by Sheriff Brown, Judge Les Dawson and Chief Deputy Bill Price.
After questions and more discussion about the Breathalyzer, the Commissioners voted unani-mously to purchase one at the price of $419.00.
The following items were approved by the Court:
1. The minutes of the previous Commissioners Court meeting.
2. The report presented by County/District Clerk, Kim Wells.
3. The Treasurer’s report, presented by County Treasurer, Gayla Hawkins.
4. The County Justice of the Peace report by Judge Les Dawson.
5. The County Sheriff and jail report was accepted.
6. Payment of accounts payable.
Commissioner Kenley Kroll verified the Sheriff’s jail report at an average of 9.06.
The following non-action Departmental reports were accepted: 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; County Trapper.
Attorney David Williams attended the meeting at the request of Judge Theodosis to give the court some advise and discuss the Courthouse renovation, a lawsuit regarding the closing of a county road, and the appointment of Biennium members to the County Historical Commission. Necessary changes for the Courthouse renovation will be discussed at a meeting next week and given to the engineers of the project by the last day of January.
The Commissioner’s approved the appointment of the list of Biennium members to the County Historical Commission.
The Commissioners changed the County Conservation Contract rates to be $100 per hour for equipment plus cost of material.
One new employee was added to the County's payroll. The new employee is John Wilkerson, hired by the Sheriff’s Department.
The conditions of the County has changed since some rain came last week and more expected. After some discussion, the
Commissioner’s lifted the Burn Ban that was enacted on November 9, 2010.
The Commissioners plan to attend a Continuing Education meeting in Austin, February 15-17.
The next Commissioners Court will be Monday, January 31st at 9 a.m.
Judge Theodosis adjourned the meeting. The meeting was attended by the following: County Judge, Byron Theodosis; County Clerk, Kim Wells; County Treasurer, Gayla Hawkins; County Commissioners, Pat Pool, Kenley Kroll, Rickey Lusty, Otis Judkins; Justice of the Peace, Judge Les Dawson;Administrative Assistant, Cathi Miles; Chief Deputy, Bill Price; County Sheriff, Allen Brown; Attorney David Williams, County Coordinator, Marsha Hardy; San Saba News & Star Reporter, Alice Smith.