The San Saba County Commissioners Court met on Monday, April 11th at 9:00 a.m. in the County Judge’s Chambers. County Judge, Byron Theodosis called the meeting to order with all county commissioners present and welcomed everyone to the court. Commissioner Kenley Kroll gave the invocation followed by everyone joining for the pledges to the American and Texas flags.
A Conservation Contract in Pct. 1 was approved.
The following representatives from the North San Saba Water Supply Corporation were present: Board members, Buddy Oliver, Mabel Anne Blaylock, Wayne Blaylock and Engineer, Deana Sealy. There was discussion regarding a grant application needed to fund five miles of water lines. The Commissioners approved for the Commissioners Court to submit an application to the Texas Department of Rural Affairs for STEP funding on behalf of North San Saba Water Supply Corporation and authorized County Judge Byron Theodosis to act as the authorized representative for San Saba County in all matters pertaining to the application. Judge Theodosis was authorized to enter into an agreement with North San Saba Water Supply Corporation as they agree to provide the services addressed in the TxCDBG application.
Judge Theodosis read the Proclamation, Proclaiming the week of April 10-16 National Volunteer Week. Joe & Diane Dobie were in attendance representing the Hill Country Action Association and RSVP Program. The Commissioners approved the Proclamation.
County Sheriff, Allen Brown, reported on calls and arrests; good communications plan for fires and other emergencies; working with State Parks; certain prisoner’s have been working in precincts cleaning up brush and litter - some people are discarding trash where it does not belong which is against the law. Sheriff Brown and Chief Deputy Bill Price attended a school last week in Huntsville.
The Commissioner’s Court was invited to attend a Chief Deputy’s School in Kerrville with Bill Price and a Sheriff’s School in Corpus Christi with Sheriff Brown.
There was some discussion regarding the county’s policy regarding the disposition of deceased paupers. Judge Les Dawson will get more information needed on this subject,therfore the item was tabled. Also tabled to the next meeting was the item of amended EMS fees.
Bill Giller, a representative of nCourt from Atlanta, Georgia, gave the Court information regarding on-line payments for court fines that the company provides. Judge Les Dawson asked the Court to approve these services for his department with no charge to the County. The Sheriff’s Department also showed interest and it could be available for them and other departments also. The Commissioners unanimously approved that the Justice of the Peace Office apply for these services.
During the discussion concerning the Burn Ban, Sheriff Brown reported that on Saturday, April 9th he received a TLETS teletype from DPS reporting that San Saba County had Emergency Conditions because of severe winds and drought. He relayed the message to all Emergency personnel. During Emergency Conditions there is NO BURNING - No Conservation or Controlled burns. Because of the rain in the County early Monday morning the Emergency Conditions is not in effect at this time. However, Conservation and Controlled burning must be called into the Sheriff’s office and there should be no burning during windy conditions. The Burn Ban will remain in effect for San Saba County.
The Commissioners approved the following items:
1. The minutes of the previous Commissioners Court meeting.
2. The County/District Clerks report subject to audit.
3. The County Treasurer’s report subject to audit.
4. The County Justice of the Peace report subject to audit.
5. The County Sheriff’s report subject to audit.
6. The bills to be paid presented by County Treasurer.
Judge Theodosis reported that he will be attending a meeting regarding a Regional Court Appointed Defense. He also reported that the EMS is doing well and needs more volunteers. The next Commissioners Court will be Monday April 25th at 9:00 a.m.